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Which quad core do you recommend?

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Anonymous
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February 19, 2010 3:06:00 PM

I was wonder which of these would you recommend getting?

Q6600 or any of the Q8***?'s

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a b à CPUs
February 19, 2010 4:38:16 PM

What do you use the PC for?
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Anonymous
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February 19, 2010 4:59:54 PM

light gaming, photoshop, video editing, and file compression.
a b à CPUs
February 19, 2010 5:37:37 PM

get a new rig, unless you buyin the cpu used for a good deal, 775 iz dead, but if you must choose, id recommend q9xxx, but if the above are ur only choices, go q8, since it is made with 45nm, whereas q6 is 65nm, but id ore suggest u try to get ur hands on a used q6, shudb pretty cheap, why does that board not have a support list?
Anonymous
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February 19, 2010 6:11:05 PM

Parents are paying for it so my options are limited. I wasnt sure since Q6600 has more cache but the Q8 has more bus speed
Anonymous
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February 19, 2010 6:48:37 PM

Thanks guys, you're a big help. Incase I do upgrade, which socket type would be ideal to switch to?
a b à CPUs
February 19, 2010 6:53:42 PM

First, you would want to decide on a budget. There's a price difference when considering AMD(AM3) or Intel(1156 or 1366).
Anonymous
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February 19, 2010 7:04:38 PM

I understand, I've never had an AMD processor before though. If I do build a whole new desktop I'll probably wait till I had about 500$ saved up.
a b à CPUs
February 19, 2010 7:32:40 PM

That's probably not a bad idea.

The newer AMD phenom II's are pretty nice, and cost efficient. The Intel CPUs, generally, are more powerful, but also cost more. If you went with the 1366 socket, you'll also have to consider extra $$ for the RAM, because it uses triple channel, instead of dual channel.
a b à CPUs
February 19, 2010 9:26:25 PM

Make sure you don't live by a microcenter. :)  q9550 from there would be your best bet.

If not look up a q9xx0 series on newegg or tigerdirect for under $200.
a b à CPUs
February 20, 2010 1:03:10 AM

By the looks of it your motherboard support most quad cores, so it then comes down to availability and price which you choose.

Here is a link for you to compare some core 2 quads, simply choose the CPUs to compare in the top.
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