Obviously with regards to future-proofing you would assume the greater the number of cores the better. However the dual core currently performs better for more general everyday tasks as most of these are single or dual threaded right?
Now on a number of forums/sites I've read that OC-ing the Q6600 is not hard. So this leads me to think of 2 questions:
- For a first-timer, how easy/hard is it to overclock the Q6600 using air cooling only? i.e. is there straightforward instructions to follow that could get stable results?
- Assuming the Q6600 was OC'd to 3.0 Ghz (same as the E6850), would it perform equal to/better than the dual core CPU in tasks where the E6850 would otherwise normally be better?