Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 

Released January, 2007
  • 2.4 GHz
  • Quad core

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Quad Q6600

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Quad Q6600

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Quad Q6600
102,800 MB/s
Core2 Quad Q9400
114,000 MB/s
Core2 Quad Q8200
100,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Quad Q6600

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Quad Q6600


Core2 Quad Q6600

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core2 Quad Q6600

PassMark (Single Core)

Core2 Quad Q6600

Reviews Word on the street for the Intel Core2 Quad Q6600




8.9 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Clock speed 2.4 GHz
Cores Quad core
Socket type LGA 775


Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing No
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. Supplemental SSE3
  2. SSE2
  3. SSE
  4. MMX
  5. SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

integrated graphics

GPU None


Architecture x86-64
Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 8 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm
Transistor count 582,000,000
Max CPUs 1
Clock multiplier 9
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.5V
Operating temperature Unknown - 62.2°C


Overclock popularity 278
Overclock review score 5
Overclocked clock speed 3.52 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz

power consumption

TDP 105W
Annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year
Performance per watt 1.19 pt/W
Typical power consumption 85.31W


Architecture FSB
Clock speed 1,066 MHz
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Use them 2nd Hand, they are really good for NAS and Multimedia!
This has been what I've been using for the past 8 years... Q6600 2.4 @ 3.0 on air for the past 8 years, P5K Asus board, 8GB, 4.5TB, now 750 TI SC from 9800 gt sc; I can run Fallout 4 on max settings 1920 x 1080 around 40-60 fps with 2 extra screens not causing issues with performance.. Most other games can be ran at top settings, smoothly... However, for those that don't, the obvious settings to adjust first ( which are the most performance draining ) are shadows, first, then those that render the scene more than once per frame such as AA.... Then most games can run at top settings except shadows or AA lowered slightly, then they run near top, smoothly and without hiccups... The only thing I'd want to change on this computer is to get a SSD and the possibility of 16GB memory ( I may change the board for that option, also it'd give me the option to upgrade from DDR2 to DDR3 ). I may also increase the clock, as some have mentioned stable speeds above 3.4 on air ( originally I had water cooling but the pump died in the first month, thermaltake bigwater 760 i [ they wouldn't replace it despite there always being optimal coolant levels present, a waste of $200+ that I'll never spend with Thermaltake again, although the Thermaltake 900 case is quite nice, it'll be sad to never do business with them again over this ] but, luckily the large copper heatsink and coolant that was in the tubes kept the cpu cool until I bought another stock Intel heatsink and fan )... The only things that have been replaced: I'm on my 3rd power supply ( I keep all of my electronics on UPSs ) so 2 have gone bad, and they're like lightbulbs anyway so not a big issue, especially at $32 each.. My original Lightscribe optical died, and now a unit a friend gave me, second-hand, doesn't power up, so third optical will be installed soon; from one of the other computers in my graveyard... I keep it free of dust and refresh the thermal paste every other year or so. My PC has been smoke-free for the entirety of its life ( I don't smoke ). I have found no reason to upgrade this system to anything else as of yet.. It has been running 24/7 for the entirety of the 8 years excluding updates once a month or so which require restarts, video driver updates that require reboots plus random software that requires reboots due to poor integration skills of the developer in most cases, in others it can be understandable..
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