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Windows 7: How's this quad core you think?

18 Apr 2009   #1
Bryce

Vista Ultimate x64, Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 
How's this quad core you think?

So, I saw this quad core for super cheap so what you all think about it? Would it OC good? My mobo can handle up to 1600 FSB so I'm thinking about getting it and going strong with it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115055


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18 Apr 2009   #2
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

Which quad core are you speaking of?
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18 Apr 2009   #3
Bryce

Vista Ultimate x64, Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

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18 Apr 2009   #4
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't think you would be happy with that CPU, check out the review here.

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 | Processors | Reviews | Custom PC

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The Core 2 Quad Q8200 runs at 2.33GHz at stock frequency, which it achieves with a 333MHz front side bus (1,333MHz effective) and a multiplier of seven. Not only is this the slowest quad-core that Intel has released to date, the Q8200 also has the least Level 2 cache - just 4MB. The older Kentsfield architecture Q6600 CPU has a stock speed of 2.4GHz (the result of a 266MHz FSB and a 9x multiplier) and 8MB of Level 2 cache. At 146, the Q8200 costs notably more than the 120 Q6600.
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Conclusion

There's almost no stopping the Q6600, especially as its price continues to drop. It's supremely overclockable - more so than cheap quad-core CPUs built on the 45nm Penryn architecture. At stock speeds, the Q8200 just about justifies its price, making it a good choice for a powerful media PC or everyday workhorse. However, if you're looking for raw overclocking potential, the Q6600 is still king of the cheap quad-core kingdom.
Best value is still the Q6600
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18 Apr 2009   #5
Bryce

Vista Ultimate x64, Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

Hmm, didn't know that lol. If it's as cheap as they say I might just go buy that right now and not overclock this C2D.
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18 Apr 2009   #6
Discography

Windows 7 7600
 
 

I have the q6600 and it is awsome
overclock it all the time
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18 Apr 2009   #7
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

Yeah, I have the Q6600 as well, and it's a great overclocker, and an awesome all around chip. I would definitely recommend it over the chip you mentioned.
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18 Apr 2009   #8
johngalt

 

It is a great OCer for most people - I have one that absolutely refuses to OC above 3.21 GHz unless I bump the voltage into the red areas (>1.5V). Even then stability it a major problem.....

However, a 3.21 OC (33%) is nothing to sneeze at, especially since the RAM is running at 1000 MHz....

And I run this 24/7/365, and even all of my Win7 installs were with this OC enabled (most notable exception is 7057, which refused to install regardless of OC or not, so I never got that one installed).
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19 Apr 2009   #9
DefCon420

all of them
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
It is a great OCer for most people - I have one that absolutely refuses to OC above 3.21 GHz unless I bump the voltage into the red areas (>1.5V). Even then stability it a major problem.....

However, a 3.21 OC (33%) is nothing to sneeze at, especially since the RAM is running at 1000 MHz....

And I run this 24/7/365, and even all of my Win7 installs were with this OC enabled (most notable exception is 7057, which refused to install regardless of OC or not, so I never got that one installed).

That is a bummer, non G0 stepping

Get the G0 stepping chip from Newegg. It can OC to 3.8GHz at 1.5v on air cooling, just make sure you got a kick butt air cooler.


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17 Jun 2009   #10
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I hate to "bump" or whatever they call this but as Homer Simpson would say.....

DOOOHHH !!!!

I just finished a system build with the Q8200. I hope I will like it because it's going to be with me for a long time. Not a big OC'er but hope to get into it. I read a lot of good about it before I purchased it. I also got a promo deal for $140 so I hope it's not too bad. Wish I had gone with a 9000 series now. I guess you always wish you had a better CPU, card, case, HD, etc.

If anyone has anything to say about the Q8200.....please post it. I would love to hear it.
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