Reviews and Problems with Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850
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Its a cost efficient way to extend the life of your Socket 775 system!
10 October 2014
Summary: She is a beast. While it is no Intel I5 it still holds up extremely well for it's age. I personally will not be overclocking this processor as it is for my son to play some games, do homework and other things. I have it paired with a Radeon HD 5770 and 8 gigs of DDR2 memory. It will serve him well for the next year or so, then I was thinking about converting the system into an emulator box.
Summary: Wanted to breath some new life into my aging computer, so I found the best processor that my board would accept, this is the one. The dual core that I was using before would regularly run at 100% and eventually overheat, this one stays cool and I've yet to use more than 70% of its power. If you're looking at this CPU, you're probably in the same boat that I was, well, the claims are accurate, these are awesome. Arrived in pristine condition and fired up right away.
Summary: Great upgrade from Dual core processor. I was worried it might not work with my motherboard but it did. Installed in ASUS CM5671-05 stock motherboard. Asus does not have much info on the motherboard on their website because it was a OEM built PC.
Summary: If I were to do it all again, I'd probably just bite the bullet and get a new mobo and memory and get a modern i5 processor instead. I wanted to save the expense of the mobo purchase, but this processor should not still cost what you can get an i5-2310 for, which will crush this older processor. That said, this thing still runs most games acceptably well and handles other tasks on a performance level most people will be satisfied with.
Summary: I Upgraded from a Pentium 4 Extreme Edition 3.733 chip (Single Core) to this awesome Quad Core Extreme, the performance is unbelievable. Day and night difference, this chip runs cooler and way faster than the old one. Very happy with this CPU.
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Summary: It's a very good processor (socket 775) but almost as high performance of today Core2 Quad @ 3.0GHz, this processor can play all the games that are today in the market, I've tried Shift 2 Unleashed, F1 2011 , BlackOps, Battlefield 3 and MW3. can also be overclocked easily, in my opinion can be compared with the current i7's in the market.
Make sure you are running Win 7 to get full advantage of this chip.
18 September 2011
Summary: I had most of the same issues as reviewed here. Bought this to breath a little life into my 4 year old Velocity Micro computer while I await the release of the new 2012 bus chips. I went from an E8600 to this and my Windows CPU score went from 6.9 to 7.3. Not too shabby. Easy to install on my Evga 680i (make sure you have the latest BIOS update) using my existing Artic 7 heatsync. Overclocked from 3.0ghz to 3.3ghz but 3.6 was running hot (80C).
Fantastic processor, worth the upgrade cost, but runs very hot.
7 September 2011
Summary: This is a former $1000 processor, so to put it into perspective, this is the 775 socket's i7 990x. It runs like a warhorse, very efficient and never afraid to show its true strength. Pros: If you're trying to squeeze life out of your old 775 socket system, this is definitely a great way to do it.