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Running E5400 - Upgrade to Q8200 for 20$?

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Hello guys, I got a pretty bad batch on my E5400 ( Has a wall of 3.9Ghz w/ 1.496Vcore) and my friend is about to dump his old PC, which has a Q8200, I know they are bad but my E5400 bottlenecks my HD 6970 like a *****, and if I would overclock the Q8200 to probs 3.2Ghz I would gain 2 -> 4Mb cache, 2 -> 4 Cores but lose 700 - 900Mhz speed, I'm quessing the bottleneck wouldn't be that bad, correct? The upgrade would cost me only 20$, so guys? Is the upgrade worth it?

Oh and my parents split up couple years ago so my sigrig is at my mom's and my father PC has the following = 4GB 800Mhz CL5 DDR2, E5400 @ 3.9Ghz w/ Asus P5QL PRO and a HD 6970 I pull from my rig at mothers when I go to my dads.
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Yes, go for it.

A Quad @ 3.2ghz is better than a Dual core @ 3.9ghz to feed a high end GPU.

You can't beat cores with clock speed, so going with the Quad is a no brianer

That Q8200 is not a bad CPU at all, especially @ 3ghz +
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Yeah, because I did a little research and Q6600's w/ G0 steppings sell for 100€ used, so the extra cache and couple hundred Mhz plus would cost me 100€ more, so I guess I'll get the Q8200 + Hyper 212+ and take it to its max!

Edit: Qxxx series have low multipliers, do you think my P5QL Pro can handle the FSB?
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