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July 28, 2012 1:35:11 AM

which cpu is better , not just for overclocking but in general---i want to get 1 or the other, but you guys know best.. i can get either 1 for$100 or less

1. - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 Kentsfield 2.66GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor

2 . Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor

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July 28, 2012 3:13:01 AM

The Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 Kentsfield 2.66GHz is marginally better. They are same chip. Kentsfields. The 6700 just has a higher base clock.
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July 28, 2012 4:32:33 AM

Both are also quite obsolete at this point. I would not spend $100 on one myself. Save the money for a complete system upgrade. Those are both first generation Core2 parts released in 2006.
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July 28, 2012 12:36:59 PM

BTW what motherboard are you planning on putting those chips in? As the previous post stated they are rather old CPUs.
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July 28, 2012 1:09:13 PM

gherr74 said:
which cpu is better , not just for overclocking but in general---i want to get 1 or the other, but you guys know best.. i can get either 1 for$100 or less

1. - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 Kentsfield 2.66GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor

2 . Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor



As others said, Q6700 has a higher clock speed, and given that it's the same family, you're better off getting that one.

However, upgrading to a five year old CPU may not be the best move.
If I were you, I'd get a brand new Pentium G620 for $65, a cheap LGA1155 motherboard for $50, and 4gig of ddr3 for $20
That way you'll have a new, upgradeable machine that has warranty, that uses a lot less power than Q6700 and beats it in most benchmarks (also has integrated graphics if it means something to you).

Of course, that's $135, not $100, so that may not be an option for you. Also, assuming you're in the US.
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