Summary: Bought this CPU used for a PC made up of leftovers from other upgrades. Quite adequate for Windows 7 with a Windows benchmark of 7.1. Not up to the performance of the latest and greatest, but for a basic home or office PC, perfectly adequate.
Summary: Come from an E5200, this is what I needed for a low cost. So far I can play BF3 when on a server with more than 32 slots, which is what I bought it for. This still runs all my older games well and even the newer ones that have been released.
Personal review of the Intel Cpu Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4Ghz Fsb1066Mhz 8M Lga775
24 November 2012
Summary: I gave 4 star rating base on how many application I was running at the same time without lost in performance and speed. The negative aspect is that I can detect a lot of activity of the cooling fan very often. It gets very hot very quickly during video conversion and processing during video editing.
Summary: There's a fairly big difference in performance for some of the fancier games I play like Grand Theft Auto IV and Mass Effect 2. I used to have a Intel Core 2 Duo and it was great too but nothing like this. This was pretty cheap too and I hear it's really overclockable but I haven't tried that yet. Can barely find anything that slows down with this!
Summary: This processor is the best available for some older boards just before the Q6700. I upgraded from a duo e6300 which I received from Intel's retail edge program in 2007. I definitely notice the faster processing and my programs run without noticeable delay. The only bad thing is perhaps that Intel stopped production of this product so early that there are very few available.