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At work, we're upgrading computers, and i have been asked to choose between a Q9400 and an i3-530. As they will be both branded PC's OCing is out of the question (might undervolt them tho to reduce heat, the cases are pretty small-ish, so the best i can get is OEM Stock coolers, if not more gimped ones).

OS will be winXP with 2 gigs of RAM. I plan to run that PC as a 24/7 machine for SMP.

When i'm sitting in front of it (10 hours a day, 5 days a week, rest will be pure folding time) the most stressing things i do is 10 tabs of Chrome/IExplorer, a couple work softwares, WMP for music, and when i get bored, i play the original DOOM series, so i do not expect it to decrease performance by much.

Been checking the CPU PPD Database, and the only references are OC'd CPU's, excepting a 2.5k PPD for a 1760 pts WU for a stock Q9400.

Which CPU is better for 24/7 SMP, the Q9400 or the i3-530?
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I found this, its a little out of date but im pretty sure that the performance is the same. It looks like the Q9400 edges out the win here.

http://techreport.com/articles.x/18448/15
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I'd probably go with the Q9400, but it wouldn't be a huge difference either way to be honest.
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I'd go with the i3 - the PPD numbers will be similar, but the i3 will use less power to do it (more 'green', less noisy), and will be quicker for single threaded tasks when your using the machine.
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A bit off-topic but if a Q9400 with 2 GB RAM and Windows XP is an upgrade I shudder to think of what hardware you're using now... (mostly the 2 GB RAM/WinXP part, a Q9400 would be a huge upgrade for my work PC too)

On-topic I'd say get the i3. Then you might be able to upgrade it to an i7 at some point in the future.
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What job do you do that involves casual music and original Doom?

zodac is a fool who couldn't overclock a Q6600 so ignore her, get i3. Power usage and heat output will both be lower, ppd will be roughly the same.

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It was on a Dell; not possible to OC that Q6600.
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A bit off-topic but if a Q9400 with 2 GB RAM and Windows XP is an upgrade I shudder to think of what hardware you're using now... (mostly the 2 GB RAM/WinXP part, a Q9400 would be a huge upgrade for my work PC too)

On-topic I'd say get the i3. Then you might be able to upgrade it to an i7 at some point in the future.
E6850 + 1 GB RAM + win XP > i3-530/Q9400 + 2 GB RAM + win XP
It is an upgrade, but i think my HTPC is better and my laptop is on par

I wouldn't personally use this PC, i'm just an employee (for now ), i'd actually pair that with a EP45-UD3P and OC the crap out of that quad, or a mobo similar to my sig rig for the i3, but yea, it is a huge jump to be actually asked what i want. Other people are still riding AM2/s939 Athlons, P4's and C2D's, so i'm one of the lucky ones.

I really wish i could take my sig rig, or even my HTPC. At least they let me use my U9W there

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What job do you do that involves casual music and original Doom?

zodac is a fool who couldn't overclock a Q6600 so ignore her, get i3. Power usage and heat output will both be lower, ppd will be roughly the same.

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Also, it is not like i am "allowed" to play Doom, but yea, answering lotsa (stupid) questions tends to get me on edge and gotta discharge stress somewhere, and in machines with intel fail graphics, game selection is limited

How're ya liking that tablet? I agree there are better options for the money, but it's still one of the best tablets i've used. I'm actually waiting to see the P (foldable) model and game on it (problem, Nintendo DS? trollface.jpg)


Thanks for all the inputs, repped
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