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 Upgrading from core 2 duo to core 2 quad for 2011 gaming Forum Intel E4400 Core 2 Duo vs Intel 6700 Core 2 Forum Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (45nm) OR Intel core 2 quad q6600 Forum Quad core Q6600 2 .4Ghz or Core 2 duo e8400 3.00Ghz Forum Quad vs Duo Core Forum Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 or Quad Q6600 ? Forum Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 or Athlon x 2 4600 Forum surprise!! core 2 duo e4400 no oc temperature Forum Core 2 duo or quad core Forum GT5678 Desktop PC Core 2 Quad Q6600 won't recognize Radeon HD 6870 Forum Extreme FSB 2 : The Quad-Core Advantage? Forum Intel Quad-Core Q6600 or Duo E6850 for DAW? Forum Core 2 Duo Quad Q6600 regular vs. SLACR version Forum Dell XPS 700 w/ GTX 470, 2.2 GHz. Core 2 Duo want to upgrade to Quad Forum Core 2 Duo or Quad ? Forum Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 OR Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 ? Forum Will this setup run skyrim at ultra? Forum Looking to buy a Gaming PC... Forum Best gaming case under 55.89 (money on paypal) Forum Choosing Gaming Mouse Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !