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In Need Of Help ASAP On Upgrading My PC

by waweng911 / November 19, 2010 7:07 PM PST

I have an Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 and my mobo is Intel DQ965GF. I wan to upgrade for a Core 2 Quad Q6600 or Q6700 processor. But I bump into EBay and found a a Core 2 Extreme X6800 for $215 and Core 2 Quad Extreme QX6700 for $288! I think the prices are very reasonable. I just want to ask what is best for my mobo? Is Core 2 Extreme X6800 better than Core 2 Quad Q6600 or Q6700? Or Core 2 Quad Extreme QX6700 worth to buy? Please help me on this ASAP!

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by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 20, 2010 12:33 AM PST

What goes wrong if it takes a week?

Can you post a link to specification page of your motherboard at That gives info about compatibility of your motherboard with different processors. You wouldn't want to buy a processor that's incompatible.

There's no "best for a mobo". If it's compatible, it works. There's at most a "best for you". But you didn't tell anything about your needs.

So, assuming all these processors are compatible with your mobo, see what they say about them at


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asap because....
by waweng911 / November 20, 2010 3:22 AM PST
In reply to: Why ASAP?

asap because the seller on ebay is from US and i have friend there coming home this december, so to save money. yes, all the processors i mentioned are compatible and they are the best cpu's for my motherboard. So since all of them are compatible, which do you prefer most? i love fps games and i render videos everyday. i have Windows 7 Utimate 32bit and 4G DDR2 800 memory. so what you think?

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Personally I would go for the QX6700 ...
by Edward ODaniel / November 20, 2010 5:21 AM PST

but then I know how I use my computers and what I need from them.

These are the processors compatible with your board and shows you the minimum BIOS you need on the board to support the processor as well as the board revision needed -

Core 2 Duo E4600 2.4 GHz with a 2 MB cache and 800 MHz bus
Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHz with a 8 MB cache and 1066 MHz bus
Core 2 Quad Q6700 2.66 GHz with a 8 MB cache and 1066 MHz bus
Core 2 Extreme X6800 2.93 GHz with a 4 MB cache and 1066 MHz bus
Core 2 Quad Extreme QX6700 2.93 GHz with a 8 MB cache and 1066 MHz bus

There you can see the various specs BUT be aware that if the rest of your components (such as OS, Memory, Hard Drive, and graphics card) are not a good match even the best processor will not perform as well as it could.

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