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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield Quad-Core 2.4 GHz LGA 775 BX80562Q6600 Processor
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Strong Performer, Long Life 12/02/2013

This review is from: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield Quad-Core 2.4 GHz LGA 775 BX80562Q6600 Processor

Pros: This thing just keeps running strong, after almost 8 years. I used it for a long time as part of my gaming computer, and now my wife uses it for digital art and it's still running strong. It's still using the original mobo I bought with it, an Intel P35DP. There have literally been no problems with it and, if my wife hadn't needed a computer, there's a large chance I'd still be using it. No need to replace it.

Cons: Discontinued which is a shame as a budget minded system builder with a need for performance could find it with this.

Other Thoughts: Can still run games great when paired with a decent video card and 8 gigs of RAM. I've had power supplies and video cards die in this machine but the CPU has been an amazing, unfailing workhorse. Easily 5 eggs through the nearly 8 years it's been running.

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield Quad-Core 2.4 GHz LGA 775 BX80562Q6600 Processor
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This chip is phenomenal. Installed on an Intel DP35DP motherboard, 2 sticks of 2GB G.Skill DDR2 667 (4GB total RAM), and it runs like a champ. No heating issues, just keeps going and going.

Cons: None from the product itself, just what I installed it on.

Other Thoughts: I've been running this chip on stock cooling at it's native clock speed since I got it and it's great. I've never had it under a full load, nothing I do seems to get it there. I mostly game and some 2D art programs (Adobe Creative Suite) so there's no video rendering but still.

I've heard this chip is excellent for OC but unfortunately, the board I installed it on won't support overclocking, so I'm stuck at the stock clock speed. Like I said though, I've never managed to push all the cores to 100%, so it's not really necessary.

This is an excellent processor. I would (and have) recommend it to anyone.

The machine is as follows:
Intel Q6600 Core 2 Quad 2.4 GHz
Intel DP35DP Motherboard
4GB G.SKILL DDR2 667 RAM w/ heat spreaders
500w Antec Phantom PSU
Sapphire Radeon HD4850 512MB
120GB Western Digital HD 7200 RPM (I forget specifics)
250GB Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM HD

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4850 DirectX 10.1 100242L 512MB 256-Bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: This card is simply amazing. I'd been running an old Radeon 9800 Pro since that card was new so this is quite an upgrade for me. So far, I haven't been able to find a game that can get this card to run at less than 55 fps at full graphics. Neverwinter Nights 2, Mass Effect, and Medieval II Total War run flawlessly. I haven't had a chance to try out Crysis yet, but I hope to soon.

Cons: It runs a bit warm, but it's not too bad.

Other Thoughts: Quite honestly, this card is the best buy on the market now. It runs any game at highest graphics without a hiccup, it runs very quiet, and the price is unbeatable. My current setup is: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, 4gigs G-Skill DDR2 667, Intel DP35DM Mobo, Antec Phantom 500W psu, 120 and 250GB Seagate Barracuda HDD 7200RPM, HP Sata 20X DVD Burner, and a generic Thermaltake Case running Windows Vista Ultimate x86 SP1


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Display Name: Jon S.

Date Joined: 03/08/08

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  • First Review: 08/14/08
  • Last Review: 02/21/15
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