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  1. keakar

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    Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Conroe 2.33GHz 4M shared L2 Cache $175

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache $230


    now there is a $55 difference in price but why???????

    i know its a 2.4 vs a 2.33 but is that .07 really noticable enough to pay another $55


    maybe im missing something but i see no real difference between these two cpus.

    can anyone explain is there any reason not to pick the 6550 over the 6600?

    EDIT: i will NOT be overclocking
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    first off the FSB's are different! one is 1066(6600) and the other is 1333 (6550)
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    I would spend $50 more for a Q6600

    But for your ?

    They need less volts for higher OC and OC better I think :)
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    but shouldnt the 1333fsb of the 2.33 be better than the 1066fsb of the higher priced e6600?
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    lower multi with a higher bus...if that explains it....less OC potential I would think...not sure tho,as I still run 939
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    wel i was thinking about getting the e6550 which is $100 cheaper than the Q6600

    and i will NOT be overclocking so it will run stock default settings
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    well i was thinking about that one but the point of this thread was to learn what makes those two i listed, what makes them be priced like that?

    i dont understand why a higher fsb cpu is cheaper than a lower fsb one when except for .07 ghz difference they are virtually the same.
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    Well look at this review at xbitlabs well for those 2 the E6600 is better but since your not OCing the E6750 is better and cheaper then the E6600 ;) the 1333MHz FSB is for just lil Performance gain
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    so then i was right in thinking those two are virtually the same since fsb vs extra ghz makes them about equal
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    well there almost the same but where you going to get a E6600 or just wanted to see how it was ?

    But I would get the E6750 cuz your keeping it at stock and its only $25 more over the E6550 and its faster then a E6700 which is $320 :wtf::laugh:
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    actually im back tracking from getting a Q6600

    im having second thoughts about ever really using the quad core before the computer would need upgrading.

    i was thinking a good 2 core while prices are dropping would get me a few years down the line before i need a quad.

    i naturally looked at the e6600 but then saw the e6550 and said WTF i need to figure those prices out.
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    now you've got me back on the merry-go-round lol.
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    The prices are strange...Over here you pay less for the 1333Mhz FSB chips than the 1066Mhz FSB chips, even if they are both clocked the same.

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