Core 2 Duo E4400 to Core 2 Quad Q6600 worth it for gaming? Tags: CPUs Core Last response: October 18, 2012 12:39 AM in CPUs Share mhCordova October 17, 2012 11:35:33 PM I have a DQ965GF (LGA775) motherboard and have been wondering if I should bother upgrading to a Q6600 CPU from an E4400. How much of a performance difference should I expect from this upgrade? Would it be worth the 90 dollars, or should I just stick with the E4400? I'm primarily using this computer for gaming(Fallout 3, Fallout: NV, Skyrim, Team Fortress 2), and other miscellaneous tasks such as web browsing and listening to music. This link contains a comparison of the two CPU's specifications: http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/700/Intel_Core_2_Duo_E... In case you're wondering, here are my computer specifications: Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 Intel DQ965GF motherboard Seagate 250gb 5400 HDD DDR2 667mhz (4gbs) GeForce GTX 550 ti (1gb GDDR5) 300 Watt PSU Windows XP Professional, 32bit It's an aged computer. Thank you! More about : core duo e4400 core quad q6600 worth gaming mocchan a c 109 à CPUs October 18, 2012 12:39:43 AM I would say it depends on how much you can purchase the Q6600 for If you can get it for very cheap, then I would say go for it. You will receive a decent performance boost. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/65?vs=53 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedIs it worth it to swap a core2duo e8400 for a core2quad q6600 Forum E6400 C2Duo or Q6600 Core 2 Quad and Cooling Forum Solvedcan I run ati hd 6670 1gb ddr3 on my asus p5g41c-m lx mother board? I have intel core2 duo e4400 2GHz processor, 2GB ddr2 RAM Forum Solvedmotherboard for core 2 duo E4400 Forum Solvedmotherboard for core 2 duo E4400 Forum Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 - I want to upgrade Forum SolvedIntel E4400 Core 2 Duo vs Intel 6700 Core 2 Forum SolvedCore 2 duo e4400 too hot at idle? Heatsink cold Forum Quad core Q6600 2.4Ghz or Core 2 duo e8400 3.00Ghz Forum Core 2 Duo E8400 or Core 2 Quad Q6600? Forum Core 2 Duo E8600 OR Quad Q6600???? Forum Intel Quad Q6600 Vs. Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 - Electricity Bill Forum Core 2 Quad Q6600 or Core 2 Duo E8500 Forum ASUS P5ND2-SLI good with Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 or Quad Q6600? Forum Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (45nm) OR Intel core 2 quad q6600 Forum Core 2 Duo Quad Q6600 regular vs. SLACR version Forum Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 or Quad Q6600? Forum Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 OR Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 ? Forum Best motherboard for Core 2 Duo/Quad for gaming Forum Is the Core 2 Quad Q6600 worth getting? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !