Anyone here still running their Q6600? Using it for a gaming rig still?????? Q6600 appreciation thread.
Q8200 good enough?
I know its un OC-able as fuck but its still surprisingly good anno 2016
1 more thing I just read an archive and some anon said;
>Cool thing about Core2Quad and Core2Extreme chips was that they were basically two CPUs working in tandem.
What do they mean by this?
Is the C2Q not a true Quad core is that what they meant?
pic related but instead of P4s they're C2Ds
Im Q8200 guy >>52461710
Ofc you shouldnt buy the core2Quad (unless you get em for VERY cheap)
What This thread is about is that the C2Q 6600 and others are still performing Very well nowadays,It seems the CPU's after the C2D and C2Q dont "age" as fast as other pc components (read GPUs,Hard drives,Mobo's etc)
I assume the "line method" when applying TIM is usefull only for the Core 2 quad series?
My shitbox-of-the-month DD is a Q6600 with a Quadro FX 1700
Great performer, don't really notice a difference between it and my SB/Nehalem systems for my average workload. After I get 4 GB of ECC DDR2 in it it's going to my Grandma to replace her Pentium D while I bring in a dual E5450 box to replace it.
i was until the other day.
turned it into a server.
you should overclock your Q6600. it is pretty easy. even if you have a pre-build like i do. you just have to cover/tape one of the connectors.
you dont have to tape the top. i didnt and get 3GHz now.
Not a Q6600, but a Q8300. Rocking this baby with 8gb of DDR2, it's still perfectly fine for even modern stuff. It's amazing to think this was launched in 2008 but performance wise it's still above average. HD7870 for graphics, BF4 runs well enough to play it until my main computer's mobo gets replaced. RMA taking fucking ages, but it turns out I could do with this computer almost as well.
People buy i3 based rigs for 400-600, but I just don't see the point. Scouring these parts online, used, totals to somewhere under 200. I overpaid a bit for my parts, because I just wanted them quick, but I could've been patient and pay 10-15% less total at least.
$30 for the processor, $50 for the ddr2 (got lucky, not easy to find matching pairs of 2gb DDR2 units with relatively high clock speeds), motherboard I already had but these can be found for 30 and upwards. 7870 nowadays sells for 50 and upwards, so that's 180 combined for the core parts. 430-500w PSU for maybe 30, tips just over 200. And that's parts purchased individually, people sell outdated rigs for next to nothing. A guy I know got a similar set, with the mobo using DDR3, for 150. It already had a GPU, I think 480, but he got a 7850 for it, total under 200. I used an SSD I had laying around, but a 120gb is 50 new, 30 maybe used.
This shit here still rocks. I know I can't break any framerate limits with this rig but fact that it's almost 10 years old in a few years and it works above well warms my heart.
I hate to break it to you man, but you can get a refurbished workstation built around a Haswell (i5-4590 is a popular workstation chip) for $150.
Granted, it's a prebuilt so you're not going to upgrading it ever... but neither are you so...
CAn anyone point me in the direction of a not retardedly expensive lga 1366 board? theres some dude selling an i7 960 near me for 30$ and it seems like a sick deal but all the boards i find are like 150+
that's the rub, it's like that with all first gen i series, I can get an i7 first gen for about 40dollarydoos, but the cheapest non-OEM motherboard costs at least 70+ most of the time.
>i'd even take an oem board
I did just that, Inspiron 580. It's a shitty board, ended up setting it up for my dad since he just uses it to watch movies and check his bank account.
Libreboot explains it all in their faq, with external links. It's the management engine which is the problem. It's present but can be disabled on core 2 cpus, but this changed to no longer be possible in the second half of 2009, which was when the i7 line was released.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-DP55WB-LGA-1156-BOXDP55WB-Motherboard-with-i-o-shield-/291655894198?hash=item43e80bc4b6:g:guAAAOSwJkJWjBZ6 it aint much, but this looks like a good deal
I got it in a dell years ago with a pair of 9800 in sli.
The cards took a shit a few years ago, but the q6600 is still running fine.
I upgraded from a Q6600 to an i5 4670 and after 6 months I upgraded my GTX 460 to a 770 only to discover my PCI-E 16x slot was fucked. Returned my mobo to get fixed (which took them 2 fucking months, the arseholes) so I had to go back to my Q6600 setup again. It was unbearably slow but I just never noticed it before my upgrade.
I still have the gear sitting in my wardrobe but I've used some of the parts (like the PSU) to fix other people's computers so I haven't bothered turning it into a low-powered torrenting machine, even though I really should.
relevant info for everyone still running a lga 775 motherboard that supports yorkfield quad cores but doesn't have a top tier core2quad yet.
greatest upgrade price to performance ever.
It literally has ended well for thousands of people, you retarded piece of shit. Not everybody's a useless mongoloid who can't perform simple tasks without fucking something up.
Huh. Forgot about those. There's a bunch that were released in March 2009, so they fall into the same category as the i7-920 etc. *May* be okay, but I don't know whether disabling the management engine has been tested on them.
this is my backup/lan gaymen pc
shame I can't be fucked to get a better motherboard
nice. i would have liked to do the same but the power draw is just too much for my preference. i'd fear for my aging motherboard if i dropped a 120w cpu in there and then juiced it.
Athlon II X4 640 here, I can't unlock to 1405T
I guess I'll just drop in a FX-6300/8320E down the line.
Don't have any Core 2 Quads on hand but have E3300 E3400 E5200 E6300 E7400 on hand...
Recently got sold the E2220 system.
Also have a X2 250
How the hell is that single chip blowing out my dual setup even at 4.1 GHz?
The E5450 is identical to the X5450, but with a much cooler 80W TDP.
Dell listed them as X5450s on the service tag inventory though, which is weird.
Probably it right there. I just keep the 32-bit version on my flash drive since I only use it for CPU identification. Disregard all the cocks I suck.
But that's freaking dumb because you can do the same thing with nehalem processors and get an X58 motherboard instead. You can buy i7-920's and 930's all day long for $30 and get true quad cores with hyperthreading that are better clock for clock AND they hit 4ghz pretty easily.
Or, if you're more ambitious, you could buy a 6 core xeon 5650 or 5670 for $60-70.
Fuck, are you me?
And yeah everything runs pretty good. Specially if you OC to 3.4 but I'm definitely upgrading this year.
why would someone just go on the internet and tell lies like this?
I recently *upgraded* my i5 750 to a xeon 3470 a while back, so look for xeons on 1156 for a good deal as well.