Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz Processor

2.4GHz - MPN: BX80557E6600
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Based on revolutionary Intel Core microarchitecture, the breakthrough Intel Core 2 Duo processor family is designed to provide powerful energy efficient performance so you can do more at once without slowing down.With Intel Core 2 Duo desktop processor, you'll experience revolutionary performance, unbelievable system responsiveness, and energy efficiency second to none. And, you won't have to slow down for virus scan, multiple compute intensive programs, or multimedia downloads these desktop processors are up to 40 percent faster and over 40 percent more energy efficient.
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Processor Socket Intel Socket T LGA-775
Processor Class Intel Core 2 Duo
Number of Processor Cores Dual-core (2 Core)
normalized-Processor Speed 2400
Expert Reviews
Intel Core 2 Duo Family review
4.5 Star Review  Techspot - Mar 1, 2007

All four Core 2 Duo processors we are testing today operate using a 1066MHz Front Side Bus (266MHz Quad Pumped). The E6700 is the flagship model running at 2.66GHz and featuring a 4MB L2 Cache. Then there is the Core 2 Duo E6600, which operates at 2.40GHz, also with a 4MB L2 Cache, probably making the best value/performance option of the entire Core 2 Duo series.

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Intel Core 2 Duo & Core Extreme Processors, Chipsets And Performance Analysis
5 Star Review  HotHardware - Dec 31, 1969

In every benchmark we ran, both of the Core 2 processors we tested outperformed the Athlon 64 FX-62 and Athlon 64 5000+, and they handily outpaced the Pentium Extreme Edition 965 as well. The Core 2 Duo E6700 and Core 2 Extreme X6800 put up some of the fastest benchmark scores we have seen to date. Clock-for-Clock, the Core 2 Duo E6700 and Core 2 Extreme X6800 are faster than any other desktop processor currently available.

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Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz Socket 775
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 4, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 13 expert reviews for Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz Socket 775 and the average expert rating is 89 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
The King of Value Processors
5 Star Review   By Phasemaster on Mwave.com - Jun 17, 2007   

Strengths: Arguably the processor with the best price to performance ratio on the market, especially when you factor in overclocking. I'm running mine at 3.0 Ghz, but could probably get it up near 4.0 Ghz :)

Weakness: CPU fans are still a pain to install :-/ Can't manufacturers develop a hassle-free socket? (Note that I'm using an aftermarket cooler, not the one that comes with the E6600)

One of the best, most-overclockable processors ever made, at a very reasonable price :) Why buy an expensive Core 2 Extreme when you can just get an E6600 and overclock it to 3.0 Ghz and beyond? :P

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Great for Gaming
5 Star Review   By member shani_smra - May 22, 2007   

Strengths: Powerful,Great for Modern Gaming

Weakness: Non

This processor is Great for gaming. It is also great for running latest application, it runs all very very fast, LGA775 Sockt has now a Great speed because of this Champion Processor. Just Buy it, Donot see high price because great things are always available in high price.

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Best solution for Core 2 Duo... Period.
5 Star Review   By member dj_mikey - May 4, 2007   

Strengths: Incredible speed, amazing multi-tasking, makes Vista fly, great gaming processor, apparently very over-clocking friendly

Weakness: If only we could all afford Core 2 Extremes...

Out of the box this processor is, in one word, flawless. Intel is the crowned champion of processor engineering. After moving from an Athlon64 3000+ with 2GB of PC3200 DDR RAM to this processor with 2GB of PC6400 DDR2 RAM, I'm completely spoiled. Imagine with me, running 2 different programs converting WMA and M4A files into MP3s at the same time with very little performance drop, while ripping CD's to MP3s in another program and torrenting the crap outta some more MP3's. Having the RAM helps, but the Core 2 Duo has yet to have a single hiccup. I sincerely recommend the E6600 for any kind of computing you need to do, considering it is the best Speed vs. Budget solution out there.

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Core 2 Duo E6600 2.40Ghz, Socket LGA775
5 Star Review   By member kenyaku - Jan 28, 2007   

Strengths: 4MB cache and lightening-fast dual core processor

This is a very fast processor. It compliments the new ASUS P5B Wi-Fi Deluxe motherboard that I bought for it. No installation problems. I am very happy with it.

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Overclock champion
5 Star Review   By Mike_A on Mwave.com - Dec 31, 2006   

Strengths: Most overclockable and stable proc I've ever owned. 3.6ghz w/out a single prob. I could prolly go higher. Idle @ 45

Weakness: None so far. See below

Some say "socket 775 mobos are buggy". I'm using an eVGA NForce 680 SLI and have experienced nothing but ease and stability. First Intel based system and the fastest/most stable system I've ever built. Thermaltake toughpower 700 Evga Nforce 680i SLI SoundBlaster XFI Fatal1ty Evga Nvidia 8800GTS x2 (SLI) 2 SATA2 WD 80gb 7200rpm raid 1 Antec p180b Dell 21" Flat and a partridge in a pear tree = 13457 3dmark06 =)

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Core 2 Duo E6600 Dual Core Processor (2.4GHz, 4MB, 1066MHz
5 Star Review   By member ironpipe - Dec 7, 2006   

Strengths: Excellent to Overclock

This is a beast of infinite propotions. I am at present running it at 1386 FSB and getting it up to 3.117 Mhz. Look as if it would reach 3.4 easy. It is consistent and very stable at this range. I am running it on a Asus P5WS workstation, and a pair of Corsair twin 256 (1GB0) 5400UL Memory. Unbelievable.

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excellent baby for oc
5 Star Review   By member utphfan - Dec 2, 2006   

Strengths: amazing cpu, can be oc to 3+ghz on air

Weakness: pricy

very fast CPU, it runs at 3.65Ghz very stable and cool. I never trust the stock Intel heatsink, so I installed an Arctic Freezer Pro 7, and I highly recommend the MX-1 thermal paste. With this heatsink, you can easily oc this baby to 3+Ghz. My rig: cpu: E6600 @ 3.65Ghz mobo: p5w dh ram: 2g corsair pc6400pro sound:Xfi blaster

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All hail the new king
5 Star Review   By member trifactoria - Nov 14, 2006   

Strengths: 1) Solid Overclocking 2) 1066 FSB support 3) Excellent value for Price to Performance

Weakness: 1) L2 Cache is divided equally between cores

This is one excellent CPU. Intel has really pulled out of the gate with this one against AMD. The Core 2 Duo running on my P5W DH Deluxe board is a dream. It's so fast as doing everything and I mean everything. From ripping DVD's and surfing the web at the same time, or even playing a game while ripping a DVD. Solid overclocking all around. While I've heard of numbers going as high as 3.3 Ghz. I never pushed mine above 2.8 with water cooling. I'd rather not take that chance. But it runs rock solid stable with the OCZ 2048-800 ram. I have recommended this CPU for everyone. In fact, I have now built 3 of my own home computers on this CPU. You can't beat the price for what they give you in performance. Plus the 4MB L2 cache is probably what gives it the real edge. However, I have heard that the newer Intel quad cores will be able to divdie up their L2 cache based on the core's need. So if you only need to run 1 core, it should allocate all it's L2 cache to that core. That's something that Intel should have implemented right away and would show better performance for games and applications designed to only run on single core.

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E6600 2.4Ghz
5 Star Review   By member kskim91 - Nov 4, 2006   

Strengths: Fast and runs cooler than Pentium D's

Weakness: Price jump from E6400 is a little steep.

Great cpu. Upgraded from a Pentium D 940 overclocked to 3.83Ghz. Out of the box and without additional cooling got it up to 3.0Ghz. With mathematical packages I run, I definetly can feel the difference. Hate Intel's pricing structure. Would of liked the speed of the E6400, but with the L2 cache of the E6600. So basically they force me to fork out an additional $95 for the E6600. But, I happy with this cpu.

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The CPU that whopped AMD's behind!!!
5 Star Review   By member proxy635 - Oct 16, 2006   

Strengths: Faster than anything AMD, dual-core, 64-bit, SSSE3 capabilities, runs at 800mhz DDR2, awesome benchmarks

Weakness: A bit pricey (but it's worth it)

I had this E6600 for about 2 months now, and all I can say is this thing is great! Farcry runs at max settings as smooth as butter. The dual-core capabilities are also very nice - especially with multi-threaded applications. Sadly there isn't too many games right now using multi-threading, but that's going to increase in the future for sure. This kicks AMDs FX-60 better than anything else and at a better price too. Way to go Intel - the Empire Strikes Back!

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Description
Based on revolutionary Intel Core microarchitecture, the breakthrough Intel Core 2 Duo processor family is designed to provide powerful energy efficient performance so you can do more at once without slowing down.With Intel Core 2 Duo desktop processor, you'll experience revolutionary performance, unbelievable system responsiveness, and energy efficiency second to none. And, you won't have to slow down for virus scan, multiple compute intensive programs, or multimedia downloads these desktop processors are up to 40 percent faster and over 40 percent more energy efficient.
Quick Glance
Processor Socket Intel Socket T LGA-775
Processor Class Intel Core 2 Duo
Number of Processor Cores Dual-core (2 Core)
normalized-Processor Speed 2400
Summary
Product Title Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz Processor
Manufacturer Intel
Lowest Price $95.25 from Amazon Marketplace
Power Score 4.7 | 29 Reviews
Processor Speed + Class
Bus Speed: 1066 MHz
Processor Speed: 2.40 GHz
Physical + Memory Specifications
L2 Cache Size: 4 MB
Warranty
Warranty Information: 3 Year
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Additional Specifications
Thermal Specification: 140.2F (60.1C)
Product Line: Core 2 Duo
SKU: DBX80557E6600US
Description: Core 2 Duo E6600 Dual Core Processor (2.4Ghz, 2x2MB, 1066 FSB, LGA775)
Included Fan Type: ATX
Processor Technology: Extended Memory 64 Technology
Product Model: E6600
Brand Name: Intel
Frequency Band: Dual CoreCore: ConroeCore Stepping: B2Execute Disable BitBus/Core Ratio: 9.0Enhanced Halt StateIntel Thermal Monitor 2L2 Cache Speed: 2.4GHz
Process Technology: 65 nm
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Expert Reviews
Intel Core 2 Duo Family review
4.5 Star Review  Techspot - Mar 1, 2007

All four Core 2 Duo processors we are testing today operate using a 1066MHz Front Side Bus (266MHz Quad Pumped). The E6700 is the flagship model running at 2.66GHz and featuring a 4MB L2 Cache. Then there is the Core 2 Duo E6600, which operates at 2.40GHz, also with a 4MB L2 Cache, probably making the best value/performance option of the entire Core 2 Duo series.

Read the full review »

Intel Core 2 Duo & Core Extreme Processors, Chipsets And Performance Analysis
5 Star Review  HotHardware - Dec 31, 1969

In every benchmark we ran, both of the Core 2 processors we tested outperformed the Athlon 64 FX-62 and Athlon 64 5000+, and they handily outpaced the Pentium Extreme Edition 965 as well. The Core 2 Duo E6700 and Core 2 Extreme X6800 put up some of the fastest benchmark scores we have seen to date. Clock-for-Clock, the Core 2 Duo E6700 and Core 2 Extreme X6800 are faster than any other desktop processor currently available.

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Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz Socket 775
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 4, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 13 expert reviews for Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz Socket 775 and the average expert rating is 89 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
The King of Value Processors
5 Star Review   By Phasemaster on Mwave.com - Jun 17, 2007   

Strengths: Arguably the processor with the best price to performance ratio on the market, especially when you factor in overclocking. I'm running mine at 3.0 Ghz, but could probably get it up near 4.0 Ghz :)

Weakness: CPU fans are still a pain to install :-/ Can't manufacturers develop a hassle-free socket? (Note that I'm using an aftermarket cooler, not the one that comes with the E6600)

One of the best, most-overclockable processors ever made, at a very reasonable price :) Why buy an expensive Core 2 Extreme when you can just get an E6600 and overclock it to 3.0 Ghz and beyond? :P

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Great for Gaming
5 Star Review   By member shani_smra - May 22, 2007   

Strengths: Powerful,Great for Modern Gaming

Weakness: Non

This processor is Great for gaming. It is also great for running latest application, it runs all very very fast, LGA775 Sockt has now a Great speed because of this Champion Processor. Just Buy it, Donot see high price because great things are always available in high price.

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Best solution for Core 2 Duo... Period.
5 Star Review   By member dj_mikey - May 4, 2007   

Strengths: Incredible speed, amazing multi-tasking, makes Vista fly, great gaming processor, apparently very over-clocking friendly

Weakness: If only we could all afford Core 2 Extremes...

Out of the box this processor is, in one word, flawless. Intel is the crowned champion of processor engineering. After moving from an Athlon64 3000+ with 2GB of PC3200 DDR RAM to this processor with 2GB of PC6400 DDR2 RAM, I'm completely spoiled. Imagine with me, running 2 different programs converting WMA and M4A files into MP3s at the same time with very little performance drop, while ripping CD's to MP3s in another program and torrenting the crap outta some more MP3's. Having the RAM helps, but the Core 2 Duo has yet to have a single hiccup. I sincerely recommend the E6600 for any kind of computing you need to do, considering it is the best Speed vs. Budget solution out there.

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Core 2 Duo E6600 2.40Ghz, Socket LGA775
5 Star Review   By member kenyaku - Jan 28, 2007   

Strengths: 4MB cache and lightening-fast dual core processor

This is a very fast processor. It compliments the new ASUS P5B Wi-Fi Deluxe motherboard that I bought for it. No installation problems. I am very happy with it.

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Overclock champion
5 Star Review   By Mike_A on Mwave.com - Dec 31, 2006   

Strengths: Most overclockable and stable proc I've ever owned. 3.6ghz w/out a single prob. I could prolly go higher. Idle @ 45

Weakness: None so far. See below

Some say "socket 775 mobos are buggy". I'm using an eVGA NForce 680 SLI and have experienced nothing but ease and stability. First Intel based system and the fastest/most stable system I've ever built. Thermaltake toughpower 700 Evga Nforce 680i SLI SoundBlaster XFI Fatal1ty Evga Nvidia 8800GTS x2 (SLI) 2 SATA2 WD 80gb 7200rpm raid 1 Antec p180b Dell 21" Flat and a partridge in a pear tree = 13457 3dmark06 =)

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Core 2 Duo E6600 Dual Core Processor (2.4GHz, 4MB, 1066MHz
5 Star Review   By member ironpipe - Dec 7, 2006   

Strengths: Excellent to Overclock

This is a beast of infinite propotions. I am at present running it at 1386 FSB and getting it up to 3.117 Mhz. Look as if it would reach 3.4 easy. It is consistent and very stable at this range. I am running it on a Asus P5WS workstation, and a pair of Corsair twin 256 (1GB0) 5400UL Memory. Unbelievable.

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excellent baby for oc
5 Star Review   By member utphfan - Dec 2, 2006   

Strengths: amazing cpu, can be oc to 3+ghz on air

Weakness: pricy

very fast CPU, it runs at 3.65Ghz very stable and cool. I never trust the stock Intel heatsink, so I installed an Arctic Freezer Pro 7, and I highly recommend the MX-1 thermal paste. With this heatsink, you can easily oc this baby to 3+Ghz. My rig: cpu: E6600 @ 3.65Ghz mobo: p5w dh ram: 2g corsair pc6400pro sound:Xfi blaster

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All hail the new king
5 Star Review   By member trifactoria - Nov 14, 2006   

Strengths: 1) Solid Overclocking 2) 1066 FSB support 3) Excellent value for Price to Performance

Weakness: 1) L2 Cache is divided equally between cores

This is one excellent CPU. Intel has really pulled out of the gate with this one against AMD. The Core 2 Duo running on my P5W DH Deluxe board is a dream. It's so fast as doing everything and I mean everything. From ripping DVD's and surfing the web at the same time, or even playing a game while ripping a DVD. Solid overclocking all around. While I've heard of numbers going as high as 3.3 Ghz. I never pushed mine above 2.8 with water cooling. I'd rather not take that chance. But it runs rock solid stable with the OCZ 2048-800 ram. I have recommended this CPU for everyone. In fact, I have now built 3 of my own home computers on this CPU. You can't beat the price for what they give you in performance. Plus the 4MB L2 cache is probably what gives it the real edge. However, I have heard that the newer Intel quad cores will be able to divdie up their L2 cache based on the core's need. So if you only need to run 1 core, it should allocate all it's L2 cache to that core. That's something that Intel should have implemented right away and would show better performance for games and applications designed to only run on single core.

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E6600 2.4Ghz
5 Star Review   By member kskim91 - Nov 4, 2006   

Strengths: Fast and runs cooler than Pentium D's

Weakness: Price jump from E6400 is a little steep.

Great cpu. Upgraded from a Pentium D 940 overclocked to 3.83Ghz. Out of the box and without additional cooling got it up to 3.0Ghz. With mathematical packages I run, I definetly can feel the difference. Hate Intel's pricing structure. Would of liked the speed of the E6400, but with the L2 cache of the E6600. So basically they force me to fork out an additional $95 for the E6600. But, I happy with this cpu.

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The CPU that whopped AMD's behind!!!
5 Star Review   By member proxy635 - Oct 16, 2006   

Strengths: Faster than anything AMD, dual-core, 64-bit, SSSE3 capabilities, runs at 800mhz DDR2, awesome benchmarks

Weakness: A bit pricey (but it's worth it)

I had this E6600 for about 2 months now, and all I can say is this thing is great! Farcry runs at max settings as smooth as butter. The dual-core capabilities are also very nice - especially with multi-threaded applications. Sadly there isn't too many games right now using multi-threading, but that's going to increase in the future for sure. This kicks AMDs FX-60 better than anything else and at a better price too. Way to go Intel - the Empire Strikes Back!

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Core 2 du0
5 Star Review   By member heatdish - Oct 14, 2006   

Strengths: Fast! love it

this processor is amazing i haven't even overclocked it yet, extremely fast love it. went from a P4 2.4 Ghz to a Core 2 duo and the increase in speed and performance is unbelievable. i would recommend buying this processor very stable haven't had any problems.

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Core 2 Duo E6600 Dual Core Processor
5 Star Review   By member software_geek - Oct 8, 2006   

Strengths: Dual Core, 4MB Cache, great for overclocking.

Weakness: None So Far.

This is a great Core 2 Duo processor in the market today. Excellent for overclocking. There are lot of good reviews for this processor. Very Stable and runs cool. I was able to to overclick my 2.40 Ghz Core 2 Duo process to 3.69 without any problems and it is running stable at 48 degree Celcius without any problems. Installation was pretty simple and easy. Discard the supplied heat sink and fan and install a Zalman CPU Cooler to get best results.

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Speedy midrange Core 2 Duo
4 Star Review   By member barmaley - Oct 1, 2006   

Strengths: Very fast, running relatively cool, 4MB cache

Weakness: little bit pricey, locked multiplier

Great CPU for new upgrades, very fast, can be overclocked for even more speed with the right motherboard. Unfortunately multiplier is locked so overclocking only by increasing of bus speed. Retail version comes with Intel's cooler that a little noisy but still OK. The price is somehow steep so for tight budget it is not probably the good choice counting that E6300 can be overclocked easily to 2.4 GHz and 4 MB cache doesn't make a big difference.

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Fast & cool
4 Star Review   By member yohan - Sep 26, 2006   

Strengths: Overclockable, fast, low power consumption. Quiet HSF.

Weakness: Not as overclockable as engineering samples shown in tech websites.

I got this because it was the least expensive of the core 2 duos with twice the cache as the E6300 or E6400. I was lucky to find it in stock about a month ago (though it shouldn't be difficult to find now). The reviews I read on Anand tech lead me to believe that I would be able to overclock it to about 3.4GHz; however, the best I was able to do (with a good overclocking M/B) was 3GHz. I suppose I shouldn't complain with a 25% overclock... Overall I would recommend this product (though perhaps a better heatsink/fan would allow better overclocking).

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Best processor on Earth
5 Star Review   By member Xijar - Sep 26, 2006   

Strengths: Powerful, fast, efficient, decent O/C abilities, great value when you compare it to the competition.

Weakness: Runs hotter than I'd like.

This thing is blazin' fast. It's fun to have the top-of-the-line new products for one time in my life. The only thing better than this is the Core 2 Extreme and the other Duo that's clocked faster but for a couple hundred extra bucks (not worth it). This processor is the absolute best price/performance ratio out there. With stock processor heatsink/fan and my several case fans, it idles around 36 C. I overclocked it to 3 GHZ and it idled around 42, getting up near 60 with a constant full load. Not terrible, but I'm hoping it will be better down the line when I replace the CPU fan. But wow, Intel is back.

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Fast, Stable, Runs cool, Great buy!
5 Star Review   By member giddyup15_1132968883 - Sep 24, 2006   

Strengths: Runs very fast, all programs seem to be executing alot faster then my old Pentium 4. System is very stable, no freezes or hang ups. Not to mention it runs cool around 35-40C idle.

Weakness: None so far, only thing is the high price because of the low supply and high demand, but the prices seems to have gone done a lot since August.

The processor was great installed quickly, and I was able to overclock from 2.4GHz to 3.0Ghz, at stock settings, without the need to increase any voltages. Just increased the FSB from 266MHz to 333Mhz and thats all. It is well capable of going faster, but I just haven't got to it yet. It is running fine for me at 3.0Ghz.

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Core 2 Duo E6600 Dual Core Processor
5 Star Review   By member peh160 - Sep 20, 2006   

Strengths: This processor does not get hot and it is very fast. Handles multi-tasking well.

Weakness: Heat sink seemed a little flimsy when trying to attach it, but once attached it was fine.

Have only been using it for a few days, but I love it so far. Have used mostly for multi-media and it handles multiple tasks well. Haven't tried any games but I am looking forward to it. Can't wait until Vista comes out to take advantage of 64 bit technology and both processors. It will be screaming!

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Disappointed : My E6600 idles at 58C in W2K Pro - lack of speedstep drivers
2 Star Review     

Strengths: Speed, 4M L2 Cache

Weakness: Heat Buildup in W2K Pro. Few motherboard manufacturers offer speedstep drivers for their boards running Windows 2000.

I dual boot Windows 2000 Pro SP4 with Windows XP Pro SP2. The system idles at 58C in BIOS and within Windows 2000 Sp4. The same piece of Hardware idles at only 40C in Windows XP. (Room Temperature 22C) Speedstep is built into XP. One needs drivers to invoke speedstep in Windows 2000. I believe this to be the reason for the difference in my idle speeds. Most business PCs as well as HTPC's spend a great majority of their time idle. Without Speedstep drivers, the new Core 2 duos can't downshift from 2.4GHz to 1.6GHz They remain overly and needlessly HOT. In my situation, 2.1C from Thermal Throttle while siting idle in Windows 2000. I'm sure all of this is just an oversight on someones part. I believe it usually has fallen on the Laptop manufacturers to supply the speedstep drivers for their systems. Who now assumes that responsibility, now that processors with "Mobile" roots have taken to our desktops? I have tried to convince my motherboards manufacturer (Intel D975XBX) to supply the necessary drivers, but to no avail. I would switch motherboards, but quite honestly I don't know of other motherboard manufactures who make these drivers available either. In all the Tech reviews I have read, praising the merits of this launch I have seen nothing regarding this. Why the oversight? I believe someones has dropped the ball... PICK IT UP!

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Awesome CPU of Intel
5 Star Review   By member batbayar - Sep 17, 2006   

Strengths: I think, everybody knows pros of Intel processor. This CPU is cheaper than extreme, but it has plently enough power and speed. If you have Intel mobo, you r not gonna see any problem between CPU & MB

Weakness: It does not have big problem. I think, It gets high temp during work time. However, If you have good fans and fan controller, you can control it and it will be great for you

In my case, I bought for Intel D975xbx and I have not seen any problem. It is very very fast (this is my best word :)) and from Intel. It is littlebit expensive, but cheaper than Extreme and price is going down. I spent a lot of time for learn it before I bought. That's why, trust me and just buy it

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Cant' wait for AMD to fire back...
5 Star Review   By member geo442 - Sep 8, 2006   

Strengths: Speed, low voltage, relatively low heat, a release MSRP that should make any consumer giddy.

Weakness: Now that retailer are able to hold this in inventory, none so far. (Maybe that the buyer needs to beware that the Socket 775 boards that support this chip are still quite buggy).

I have just started using this processor after making the difficult decision to buy it. (I have been avoiding Intel products for a while, the last P4 800-series chip I bought having been the straw that broke the camel's back). But Intel has taken a big leap forward in creating this line of chips and selling them at the prices they are. Side by side, this proc in almost every way beats the AMD X2 4800+ (S939) machine next to it (with that processor OC'd to just over 2.7GHz). Really, the only thing I can say in defense ofthe X2 is that I did get it for under $300 because of the price war started by the Conroe release. I'm really hoping that AMD answers back with an equal jump in technology, but in the mean time my mind has been changed that Intel is no longer surviving by signing exclusive contracts with the likes of Dell, but is again creating products that have strong merit on their own terms.

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Runs Hot, is pricey, but great Buy
4 Star Review   By member nancy065 - Sep 8, 2006   

Strengths: Best value of the Core 2 Duo E series, 4mb L2 cache and a 2.40 ghz operating frequency

Weakness: Runs quite hot with the stock Heatsink/fan, idles in the mid-50s (Celsius) and when playing a game, America's Army for example, it jumps to high 60s.

Overall, I can't complain about this processor, it is faster than anything that I have ever owned, and it will do whatever I want it to. It can be overclocked a little bit, however, I would recommend extra fans and a 3rd party heatsink if you want to go all out on the OCing. However, it really isnt even necessary to OC, as this thing'll be able to crush anything you throw at it (if you have the pieces in place to help it out of course, i.e. good mem and gpu)

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Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4ghz
5 Star Review   By member lexanoroc - Sep 4, 2006   

Strengths: 1066 mhz fsb, 4mb L2 cache, SPEED

Weakness: Zero

I was reading much about this processor, the Core 2 Duo, the new generation dual core, I had an original dual core, a 3ghz. This one just blows it away, completly. The 2.4ghz is obviously the price point one of the core 2 processors, which is why a lot of places are sold out. Luckily i found one for a good price at pc all star shop. But hey, if money isn't an option, why not go for the 2.9ghz extreme edition, why not?

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5 Star Review   Mwave.com   

Strengths: Great bang for the buck, especially now that the price has dropped to a reasonable level.

To the previous post that quoted a Tiger Direct price. That was a Pentium D and NOT a Core 2 Duo. Thanks MWAVE. I received the processor a day early. Can't wait to get the Asus P5W DH and build a state of the art system.

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"On top of a pile of money ... with many beautiful women!"
5 Star Review   By Reinier Wolfcastle on Mwave.com - Aug 22, 2006   

Strengths: outstanding value for the dollar.

Weakness: sadly, the E6600 has an 'awkward' FSB/core clock-ratio. The E6400 (2.16GHz) had an exact 2:1 ratio, and RAM decisively well with PC2-4200 DDR.

Remember, the 'closest' bargain Athlon X2/4000+ (AM2, 2.0GHz, 1MB/core) sells for 400 at most of the same mail-order places -- E6600 @ 425 USD is a bargain!!1!

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1 Star Review   Mwave.com   

Strengths: MWAVE - The new Western Oil Company. Jacking up prices for no reason other than to bolster bottom line profits.

Weakness: MWAVE- Charging the max for no reason. Once a customer, now just a distant memory....

Mwave USED to be a respected name in the computer community for purchasing parts. Bad move to try and take advantage of consumers and dealers as well. Someone needs to rethink this pricing structure... fast. Go to ZipZoom Fly were you can purchase the same processor for almost $70.00 less and receive free shipping

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advanced performance
4 Star Review     

Strengths: just two word best gamers

Weakness: not quite as amd dual core 4200+ processor

i already using both amd and intel. if you like the silence then choose the amd processor othervise you have to try the one the best i think for now.

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