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Quad core q6600 question

By RedFox911
Sep 25, 2007
  1. OK heres the deal, around november im going to be buying the q6600 for my pc, Now i know that there are few programs/ games that are out that actually Utilize quad core processors, but i still want to be future proof.
    Anyways Say i was playing stalker, I know stalker Utilize's dual core but not quad, so when i play it with my quad will it only be able to use two cores or just one?? Overall i just want to know if games will recoginze the quad but only use 2 cores( except for crysis) Please help.
     
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    IIt should recognize 2 cores. I dont think you'll have any problems with it. As i played FEAR on my qx6700
     
  3. RedFox911

    RedFox911 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 67

    ok thanks man ;)
     
  4. RUDEBWOY

    RUDEBWOY TS Rookie Posts: 160

    hey bro if your buying your processor in nov wait a few cause in nov i believe penryn quad is coming out and it will be better than the q6600.
     
  5. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    yes it will be but its gonna cost 500+usd starting out
     
  6. RUDEBWOY

    RUDEBWOY TS Rookie Posts: 160

    X5460 3.16 GHz $1,172
    E5450 3.00 GHz $851
    E5440 2.83 GHz $690
    E5430 2.66 GHz $455
    E5420 2.50 GHz $316
    E5410 2.33 GHz $256
    E5405 2.00 GHz $209

    thats the penryn quad line up prices,
     
  7. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    so I'm guessing the x5460 is a quad, or are all these quads?
     
  8. RUDEBWOY

    RUDEBWOY TS Rookie Posts: 160

    all quad =)
     
  9. RedFox911

    RedFox911 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 67

    Ya i would get a penryn quad but the q6600 is just to good a deal to pass, new eggs sells it for 270 and i dont really have 500 for the new quad right now. Thanks though.
     
  10. RUDEBWOY

    RUDEBWOY TS Rookie Posts: 160

    E5410 2.33 GHz $256

    should get that to replace the q6600 is november,1333 fsb 12 mb l2 cache
     
  11. RedFox911

    RedFox911 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 67

    ok im geting that
     
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