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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield Quad-Core 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor BX80562Q6600
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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 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor BX80562Q6600

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.

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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield Quad-Core 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor BX80562Q6600
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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

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SAPPHIRE 100242L Radeon HD 4850 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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Date Joined: 03/08/08

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  • Last Review: 12/02/13
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