Can anyone answer this please?
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there is an e6600 which has two cores and there is anIntel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q6600 which has 4 cores.
There has not been a q6600 with 2 cores. There has never been a q6600 with 2 cores disabled, unless you have bought it form someone dodgy.
"And on a side note, if there never was a q6600 dual core, what would make him believe so?" erm not being funny..well maybe but shouldn't you be asking him that?it's not like we can mind read.....
hehe i wasnt asking you to read minds =P. i thought maybe there was some sort of hardware issue that would make it seem like 2 cores instead of 4 etc.
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if the CPU was faulty then yes but otherwise no.
Maybe something in the manufaturing as in they make a q6600 but one of the cores is a bit unstable so they disable two and sell it as an e6600....
But if they had done it officially, the cpu would be marked e6600 and not q6600 right ?
Assuming you had purchased the system at a fair-price, you likely have this Q6600: http://processorfinder.intel.com/Details.aspx?sSpec=SLACR
According to the AMD folks, the Q6600 was a dual-dual-core CPU - IE, 2 duo-die-silicon CPU's on 1 chip, oppose to the Core2Quad 8xxx and 9xxx series which are supposed to be 4 logic cores on 1 piece of silicon.
Take this with a grain of salt as it is from AMD... it doesn't change the fact that the Q6600 is still a quad-core CPU.
A friend of mine has had this same chip since it was hot out of the oven, and it's still doing fine.
Thas interesting =P, but yea regardless of how it was made it would still be a quad core. Are there any officials reading this thread?
I would love to have a definitive answer.
It is DEFINATELY 4 cores not two i can confirm tthat 100%, it's just that i don't have a signature saying that i work for AMD??!!!
4 chips 1 die
I believe you mate, and what you are saying is exactly what i have been saying in my discussion. However to be able to "prove" to my friend that there has never
been a dual core q6600, i think i would need someone with that actually signature (intel not AMD prefered =) )
Q6600 = 4 cores (hence the Q)
There has never been a q6600 with 2 cores
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The only problem is...how do oyu know i am not lying?
Btw you most prob won't get any one elseposting on this thread as it has been solved and answered.
Furtehrmore you could got to http://processorfinder.intel.com/ or http://ark.intel.com/ and look for the Q6600, or if you really want the q6600 and see the specs there... i mean if that ain't official!!!
hehe you think almost like me =P. I have already linked this page to him. He claims it's a special edition or something of that drawer, and thus wont be on the general lists.
Im sorry if you felt that i was saying your word isnt good, or that the answers you gave were bad. I agree with you 100%, i was just looking for definitive proof in the matter.
Don't worry i do actually work for intel and the tech support.
and also ALL the CPUs are in ark, all of them except engineering samples.
And they don't make special CPUs, specially why would they make a q6600 down to a dual core?what would be the point? and if what he was talkng about was an ES, then it would have been a faulty one.
no probs, i haven't had such fun in a thread for a while.