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A positively average processor that is good for general use

AdvantagesGood for general use, fairly cheap, doesn't get too hot, apparent good overclocker

DisadvantagesNot so great for gaming and enthusiastic use, only two threads

"...prefer the brand name of Intel over AMD, simply because they will have heard more of it. The processor has a four megabyte L2 cache, which by today's term is hardly top of the line, with the majority of processors, even those cheaper than this once having a four to eight megabyte L3 cache. The L3 cache would deliver far better performance, but price is king, and the expense you have to pay to invest in Intel processors will L3 cache is a large amount ..." Read review
15.11.2011

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A Return to the Intel Fold

AdvantagesBlistering performance. Good overclocker. 64-bit processing.

DisadvantagesPricey. Heat sink and fan is a little strange.

"...say that I bought an Intel 975X chipset motherboard, 2GB of RAM, and a middle-of-the-road graphics card. When the system arrived, I built everything else, and arrived at the installation of the CPU. The processor has no pins on it's underside - that was the first thing that I found strange. Instead, it has a matrix of copper pads, which touch the pins sticking up from the 'socket' on the motherboard. It was easy to determine which way the processor ..." Read review
15.03.2007

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Community Level 1ichkeria

ichkeria

Intel's E6600 processor from HEAVEN!

AdvantagesRelatively economical, Extreme performance, Extreme Overclockability, Low temperatures/Power usage

DisadvantagesNot any!!

"...previous generation desktop processors the Intel Core 2 Duo desktop processor provides unrivaled performance for all your desktop computing needs. With the latest arsenal of performance-rich technologies, including up to 4MB of shared L2 cache, and up to 1066 MHz Front Side Bus, you've got the future of computing now. The Intel Core 2 Duo processor-based desktop PC was designed from the ground up for energy efficiency, letting you enjoy higher ..." Read review
20.07.2007

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Community Level 2frozenace

frozenace

Overclockable Beast, Large Cache, Dual Core

AdvantagesHigh overclocking margin, runs cool, good value

DisadvantagesIf you give it too much VCore, performance degrades

"The Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Boxed processor is my first try at the world of dual-core (and eventually multi-core) processing. After building my computer consisting of the Intel processor, EVGA nForce 680i SLI motherboard and EVGA 8800 GTX graphics card, topped up with 2 GB of Corsair XMS2 8500 RAM, I was ready to make another attempt at overclocking. Immediately after purchasing the CPU, I bought a cheap heatpipe fan solution, which didn't keep ..." Read review
11.07.2007

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Community Level 1dalenorth

dalenorth

Well Recommended

AdvantagesLow power consumption, no heating issues, great speed, one of the best out there

DisadvantagesNone! It's so good! :)

"...with my purchase :) My old Intel processor had trouble coping with the heat and I couldn't play games when the weather was hot so I went and looked for a new processor and I came across this one. As soon as I has installed it I was very happy and had no heating issues whatsoever since then. This is one of the finest processors on the market today, only the higher end/way more expensive Core 2 Duo's actually beat this, and they are all worth over ..." Read review
25.04.2007

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Community Level 1Galoforce

Quick review of Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 / 2.4 GHz processor

"though intel's products cost a little more than amd, there compatability is better than amd so the chance is you wont have to change your motherboard and potentially other stuff in order to upgrade in the future, being intel has also brought out a quad core processor if you wanted to get that when it comes a little down in price then that will be able to put that onto the motherboard you alwready have with this intel chip.
23.07.2007

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Community Level 2midas1

midas1

speed freak

Advantagesspeed quiet operation

Disadvantagesnone so far

"Having been an Intel user since i started building pc's in 1991 I have watched them go from the pentium range to the now undoubted king of chips the core 2 duo. I built a new pc around this chip in november last year and was amazed at the differnce in speed when recoding video it just blows the competition out the water. Installation this is a bit differnt from the usual build as it is a pinless chip but you are left in no doubt as to how it fits, ..." Read review
13.04.2007

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Community Level 1tamss

tamss

Good Fast CPU

AdvantagesFast and can Cope with anything I've thrown at it easily Overclockable.

DisadvantagesNew range of Intel CPUs are cheaper and faster

"The Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 is a great processor for any PC gamer. It works amazingly in my set up consisting of Asus P5B Motherboard, Corsair HX 520w Modular Power Supply, BFG 8800 GTS 320MB, Geil 2GB Ultra PC2-6400 RAM, 320GB Samsung Spinpoint and the Arctic Freezer 7 Pro. The E6600 comes with a Stock Intel heatsink fan, the CPU manual, a Core 2 Duo sticker which is attached to the back of the manual and of course the processor ..." Read review
22.07.2007

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Community Level 1Jakeysmith

Quick review of Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 / 2.4 GHz processor

"Not the best out there but worth it if your thinking of building a computer for soft media or for multi-tasking this could be the answer. A little over priced but ease of installation makes up for the extra . Works well in conjuntion with most graphics cards and at least 1Gb RAM , overclocked and you wont need anouther processor for a long time . Stable at high usage , Could have been 3.0 GHz at the same price all in all a good Chipset to use as a first .
03.07.2007

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Community Level 1mart19902004

mart19902004

e6600 review loadz of power big cache

Advantagesgreat speed and multitasking , big cache

Disadvantagesprice (worth the money )

"...way back for AMD if Intel carries on the way they have with the Core 2. ..." Read review
23.05.2007

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Community Level 1TE-O

TE-O

Too Fast Too Furious

Advantages40% faster 40% smaller

DisadvantagesNone

"This chip is the dawn of a new age in CPU power. Thinking of an upgrade, this chip is yours. No need to even buy or upgrade RAM, 256mb or even 512mb is enough. I tested this chip it is a benchmarking monster. I've given the Core 2 Duo a benchmark it will never forget. It anhilates AMD in game performance, the FPS this chip reaches is astonishing. I was amazed, I had a celeron 2.4GHz before this monster, after this that old celeron is in the recycling ..." Read review
01.12.2006

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Community Level 1sam103329

sam103329

superb i reccomend it to anyone who wants to game

Advantagessuperb clocking ability

Disadvantageswhat disadvantages?

"...helpful because anything with the intel badge to me is brilliant ..." Read review
04.08.2007

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Community Level 1Digital_Fr...

Digital_Friend

Its not the size its how you use it

AdvantagesFast, energy efficiant, cheap

Disadvantagesintel have announced 6 core cpus on the way

"Excellent Processor, the usual simple to install and the stock fan does its job well. Very overclockable and can easily reach speeds of 3.0ghz without having to change the cooler. In my oppinion certainly worth picking up as great value for money also with the release and rapid take up of quad core cpus the price of these dual core processors is only going to carry on going lower, meaning if you dont have a need for 4 cores pumping out your office ..." Read review
27.02.2008

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Community Level 1pontyjon

pontyjon

Fast as .......

Advantages2 Cores, 1 Chip

DisadvantagesNone

"I bought this CPU to run in my system not so long ago, and it is fantastic, as soon as i switch it on i was smiling ear to ear. this cpu is truly a blitsing machine, its spites fire for breakfast, and does so with room for more. when i tried to see how many things i could have running at any one time, i ran out out of things to run, Burning dvd+watching divx+playing mp3+running V/Scan+adware scan+regscan+video encoding, all this at the same ..." Read review
08.01.2007

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Community Level 1toonboy61

toonboy61

Cool monster.

Advantages Dual core,low power use, cooler running.

Disadvantagesmay need compatible motherboard or ram.

"...all a super return for intel which for now leaves AMD trailing in it`s wake, for now anyway. ..." Read review
15.02.2007

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