whs, let's discuss this here to avoid hijacking other threads. You have used every opportunity to blast the Intel Q6600 as an inferior processor, but have not shown any proof. You made it clear that you are disappointed with the performance of your new Q6600-based computer, but the CPU is not the only thing that can slow down a system.
Even if you are wary of benchmarks (I am too) there has to be some basis for comparison. Can you provide an example of a CPU-bound operation that is slower on your Q6600-based computer, but faster on your old AMD 4800+? For example, I do video encodes that used to take all night -- about 11 hours -- on my old P4 but my Q6600-based computer flies through these in about 2 hours! This task is completely CPU-bound and a good test of CPU performance.