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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumUpgrading from core 2 duo to core 2 quad for 2011 gaming ForumIntel E4400 Core 2 Duo vs Intel 6700 Core 2 ForumIntel Core 2 Duo E8400 (45nm) OR Intel core 2 quad q6600 ForumQuad core Q6600 2 .4Ghz or Core 2 duo e8400 3.00Ghz ForumQuad vs Duo Core ForumIntel Core 2 Duo E6550 or Quad Q6600 ? ForumIntel Core 2 Duo E4400 or Athlon x 2 4600 Forumsurprise!! core 2 duo e4400 no oc temperature ForumCore 2 duo or quad core ForumGT5678 Desktop PC Core 2 Quad Q6600 won't recognize Radeon HD 6870 ForumExtreme FSB 2 : The Quad-Core Advantage? ForumIntel Quad-Core Q6600 or Duo E6850 for DAW? ForumCore 2 Duo Quad Q6600 regular vs. SLACR version ForumDell XPS 700 w/ GTX 470, 2.2 GHz. Core 2 Duo want to upgrade to Quad ForumCore 2 Duo or Quad ? ForumIntel Core 2 Duo E6850 OR Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 ? ForumWill this setup run skyrim at ultra? ForumLooking to buy a Gaming PC... ForumBest gaming case under 55.89 (money on paypal) ForumChoosing Gaming Mouse More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !