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Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe Dual-Core 2.4GHz LGA 775 65W Processor BX80557E6600

  • 1066MHz FSB
  • 65nm Conroe 65W
  • 4M shared L2 Cache
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Built on the innovative Intel Core microarchitecture, the Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 processor features two independent processor cores in one physical package operating at 2.4GHz with a full 4MB L2 cache and a 1066MHz FSB to provide truly parallel computing for enhanced multi-application performance.

PC users are running multiple, intense software applications simultaneously and demanding more on hardware resources. In office, PC usage has changed from data entry and word processing to e-Commerce, online collaboration and an ever-increasing need for continual security and virus protection. In the home, interests have shifted from low-bandwidth photos and Internet surfing to downloading and viewing high definition videos as well as advanced photo and video editing. The all-new Intel Core 2 Duo processor was developed to meet all these demands. There are reviewers who say that this is a CPU design for Intel which will really change the industry and what gamers consider as the CPU of choice.

Other features including Intel Wide Dynamic Execution, Intel Smart Memory Access, Intel Advanced Smart Cache and Intel Digital Media Boost, all help the processor do more in less time.

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  • newegg Dual-Core Processing with 4MB L2 Cache The Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 processor features two independent processor cores in one physical package running at 2.4GHz with a full 4MB L2 cache and a 1066MHz FSB to provide truly parallel computing for enhanced multi-application performance.
  • newegg Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) With Intel VT, one hardware platform functions as multiple "virtual" platforms. For business, Intel VT offers improved manageability, limiting downtime and maintaining worker productivity by isolating computing activities into separate partitions. In the home, Intel VT allows creating unique user environments for multiple family members using the same platform simultaneously.
  • newegg Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology Support Multiple performance modes enable optimum performance at the lowest power, using real-time dynamic switching of the voltage and frequency between multiple performance modes based on CPU demands.
  • newegg Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology (Intel EM64T) Intel EM64T provides an enhancement to Intel 32-bit architecture by enabling the desktop processor platform to access larger amounts of memory. With appropriate 64-bit supporting hardware and software, platforms based on an Intel processor supporting Intel EM64T can enable use of extended virtual and physical memory

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Adam L.
  • 2/12/2014 8:21:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe little processor that could

Pros: 7 years strong and still chugging along just fine at 3.2ghz.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: A 2.4ghz processor overclocked an extra 800mhz. Pretty impressive. Even more impressive that its ran for 7 years with a 800mhz overclock and still running strong with no sighns of death in its sight.

Intel just did the C2D series way to good.

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  • Jason f.
  • 7/21/2013 10:21:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill going

Pros: Still going strong oced at 3.5 daily

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: wow still going strong still keeps up 6 years later

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  • Jeffrey D.
  • 3/17/2013 2:59:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRock on Intel (again)

Pros: Reviewed this back on 11/5/07. At that point, it had been running smoothly since February of that year. I managed to get this chip up to 3.6Ghz shortly after 11/5/07 and it stayed there until 1/2009 when I put it in a rig for a friend. Due to MOBO limitations, I was only able to clock it up to 3.4Ghz, but it is still humming along in that same PC. So, the way I see it 6 years in service (and going) at 40-50% OC without so much as a hiccup should be worth more than 5 eggs. Alas, Newegg only has 5 eggs to give :)

Cons: Considering the price I paid, how well it overclocked and given that it STILL fights like a champ 6 years later, there can't possibly be any cons.

Other Thoughts: If you need an older LGA 775 chip for a system and you can't afford or don't need one of the quad-core chips, the E6600 (Conroe, not the Pentium version) should be on your short list. For the record, the only remaining original components still in service from my 2/2007 build are this CPU, the PSU and...the case. If only all computer components had this kind of longevity after years and years of abuse...

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  • James D.
  • 11/10/2012 3:13:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat CPU

Pros: Good CPU never had any problems

Cons: Couldn't over clock

Other Thoughts: Listed under Cons but not really a con. just could not get this guy to over clock, maybe just the outside of the wafer stamp. but could not get this beast to overclock past 2.6 from 2.4 even with a good motherboard (BFG 680i).

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  • Adam N.
  • 9/3/2012 1:28:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsMultiple units still going strong

Pros: Years after their introduction, I still have these chips powering my NAS and servers. They have no problems handling the moderate 24/7 workloads I give them.

Cons: Not Ivy Bridge?

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  • William M.
  • 6/22/2012 2:38:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRunning Strong

Pros: Still running strong OC'ed at 3.3 GHZ

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Great item will buy Intel again ...

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  • Andrew B.
  • 11/14/2011 7:21:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: Intel, not AMD
Fast
Reliable

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Bought it in 2007 and it still just plain rips.
No reason to go to a quad yet, my Conroe is still cruising along and does everything I need it to.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/18/2011 7:22:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsworkhorse

Pros: Bought this back in 07 and it is still running great at 3.3gHz

Cons: Stock fan/heatsink (that goes without saying though).

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  • JANE G.
  • 3/22/2011 7:33:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: nothing much to say really. this has been a great workhorse for 4+ years. I will definitely be considering Intel for my next CPU purchase after my experience with this processor, although of course I will research both AMD and Intel

Cons: stock fan/heatsink

Other Thoughts: This thing is still not obsolete in my opinion. runs Windows 7/modern web/HD videos perfectly fine, although hardcore gamers probably have left it behind some time ago.

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  • Anthony A.
  • 6/2/2008 6:36:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Mid Level Choice

Pros: Fast, easy to overclock.

Cons: Still expensive for a processor that has been on the market since 2006.

Other Thoughts: I paired this processor with an EVGA 680i MB, 2 7900 GT cards, and Corsair ram. I am writing this review because I saw so many reviews wished they purchased the Quad core version. To be honest, the Quad core is a slower processor (check out Tom's Hardware if you don't beleive me). The reason why Quad cores are so much slower is that the front side bus is too slow to support four processors. You can have two cores running at 533 MHZ each, or you can have four cores running at 333.25 MHZ each. You won't notice a difference in games that only support one or two cores, until some programs start running in the background like virus scan or firewall software, then your system slows down to speeds of the old Intel (think of Pentium 4 Prescotts). Until motherboards have 2.0 GHZ FSB dual cores will be faster than quad cores.

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