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Is it worth upgrading a E6420 now?

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by cobxx, 9 Apr 2008.

  1. cobxx

    Gangster

    Joined: 22 Jun 2006

    Posts: 276

    Currently got an E6420 running at 3ghz, and have the option of putting my 6420 in another machine and going for a new CPU. The Q6600 looks like the most worthwhile upgrade without spending silly money, but will I get much more out of it, considering I don't do any video encoding (I will be playing a fair amount of games though). Is the cheapest yorkfield quad much more of an upgrade from the Q6600, as I've heard they don't clock as well?Thanks
     
  2. jak731

    Soldato

    Joined: 17 Mar 2007

    Posts: 5,478

    Location: Plymouth

    at 3GHz ,your cpu will be fine personally i say unless you need the extra processing power a quad can provide in multithreaded apps or someone is buying you a new cpu, dont bother.
     
  3. C64

    Capodecina

    Joined: 16 Mar 2007

    Posts: 12,844

    Location: London

    No, still got my 6420 @3.4 ghz which is fine only upgrade it when it's holding you back which will probably be at least a year away gaming wise.Remember these will probably do 3.4-3.6 ghz under a decent cooler.