Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad-Core Processor, 2.40 GHz, 8M L2 Cache, LGA 775

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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad-Core Processor, 2.40 GHz, 8M L2 Cache, LGA 775

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  • Amazon is only shipping the Q6600 with confirmed BX80562Q6600 SLACR, with G0 stepping
  • Intel wide dynamic and quad-core processor
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  • Intel advanced smart cache
  • Intel advanced digital media boost

The Intel Core 2 Quad processor is the latest in cutting edge processor technology for the desktop PC. Based on the Intel Core micro-architecture, the Intel Core 2 Quad processor delivers four complete execution cores within a single processor, delivering unprecedented performance and responsiveness. More instructions can be carried out per clock cycle, shorter and wider pipelines execute commands more quickly, and improved bus lanes move data throughout the system faster. Four dedicated, physical threads help operating systems and applications deliver additional performance, so you can experience better multi-tasking and multi-threaded performance across many types of applications and workload. A 4-pin connector is included for fan speed control to help minimize the acoustic noise levels generated from running the fan at higher speeds for thermal performance. Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology (Intel EM64T) Execute Disable Bit Digital Therma
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad-Core Processor, 2.40 GHz, 8M L2 Cache, LGA 775

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad-Core Processor, 2.40 GHz, 8M L2 Cache, LGA 775

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  1. 174 of 178 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    For the money, this is the ONLY option!, January 4, 2008
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    Brendan Getchel (Waterbury, CT United States) –
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    This review is from: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad-Core Processor, 2.40 GHz, 8M L2 Cache, LGA 775 (Electronics)

    I did not purchase my G0 Q6600 from Amazon. Back in late October, 2007 the G0’s were scarce, so I went with a vendor who guaranteed that I would get one (versus the distinct possibility of getting the older “B3” version of the processor with most other vendors, including Amazon).

    For the uninitiated, the usefulness of a quad-core CPU versus the more ubiquitous (and less expensive) dual-core version is dubious for most desktop users. Most applications are not multi-threaded and therefore are not able to make use of the extra CPU cores packed onto the Q6600. Your operating system (Windows, Apple OSX, Linux, etc) can, to some extent, “balance” (sometimes) different tasks between cores, in which case a multi-core CPU can yield noticeable advantages.

    However, many software developers are adding “multi-thread” capability to future versions of their applications to take advantage of the new processors. Therefore, at this moment, a quad-core CPU is the best bet for “future-proofing” your computer (if there is such a thing), and Intel is the leader of the pack — by a wide margin (substantiated by every review on the planet).

    Why the Q6600?

    For starters, the price/performance ratio of the Q6600 is nothing short of remarkable. This processor has single-handedly given the average desktop user high-end, workstation-caliber performance for a price that is simply unimaginable. The Q6600’s dual-core sibling, the E6600, is only a few dollars less expensive. The Q6600 is essentially TWO Intel E6600 processors, for only a few dollars more. It’s a no-brainer, especially since the Q6600 will run on most of the same motherboards that support the E6600.

    Second, the Q6600 (especially the newer G0 model) can be easily overclocked to a speed that rivals or exceeds Intel’s latest flagship $1000+ quad-core “Extreme” processors (as-of this writing). With just 60 seconds in the motherboard BIOS, my Q6600 is running at 3.2GHz, air-cooled (ie: heatsink and fan), at all stock voltages and RAM FSB (800MHz). Only the CPU is actually overclocked (using a GA-P35-DSR3 motherboard) again, at stock Vcore (1.3v). It is rock-solid stable (Prime95 “Torture Test” for 24 hours) and the four cores never exceed 50C (SpeedFan, corrected) under load and run at 20-30C idle. I have run it at a fully-stable 3.6GHz, but prefer the cooler temps that 3.2GHz operates at. I am reasonably certain that I could get to 4GHz if I wanted to move to water cooling, though I haven’t experienced any lust for more power with the current setup (a first in my computing life).

    I run 8GB (4x2GB) of Patriot Extreme Performance DDR2-800 RAM (at stock Bus and VLU) and an EVGA 8800GTX-OC GPU and this is the fastest desktop computer I have ever used (Windows Vista Ultimate x64).

    I am NOT a gamer. I’ve never played a game on this computer. I do use Photoshop CS3, Lightroom, InDesign CS3, Illustrator CS3, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro CS3, AfterEffects CS3, and a number of other CPU-intensive (and multi-threaded) applications. I can process PARs, rip RARs, convert x264 HD video, download NNTP, and write this review all at the same time, all without ANY noticeable slow-down or system “sluggishness.” This processor has single-handedly ushered in a new era of personal computing productivity I never would have believed possible.

    Behold, the power of four cores!

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  2. 21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Nice, but wait, June 27, 2007
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    This review is from: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad-Core Processor, 2.40 GHz, 8M L2 Cache, LGA 775 (Electronics)

    On July 22, this product will take a significant price drop, but if you can’t wait, it is an awesome Processor.

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  3. 31 of 37 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent processor, but don’t buy it here!, October 30, 2007
    By 
    Carlos Estrella (Brazil) –
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    This review is from: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad-Core Processor, 2.40 GHz, 8M L2 Cache, LGA 775 (Electronics)

    The processor is very good and you can learn more about that over the internet.

    The problem is Amazon. The processor has a new revision (G0) for some 4 months now but Amazon is still selling the old and much worse one (B3). I feel cheated for having bought this processor here paying the same price as other people do when buying the much better G0 from other retailers.
    BEWARE!

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