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Hi mates! im going to buy an ASUS P5QL motherboard soon and i need to know wich of this CPUs is better for this mobo

Now i have Intel E5300 2.6Ghz O.C 3.2Ghz, i want to go up this Cpu to 3.8-4.0Ghz whit this mobo
http://ark.intel.com/products/35300/...800-MHz-FSB%29

And i have the choise to pick up this Intel Core Quad Q8200 by nearly 50€
http://ark.intel.com/products/36547/...333-MHz-FSB%29

is a good deal?

option a...continue whit my E5300 and go for 4.0Ghz

OR

option b...buy this quad core (is good to OC, who much i can get?)

thanks in advice, and sorry for my english

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Int...ket_775/P5QLE/
post #2 of 14
you could probably overclock the Q8 to 3.3ghz? never had any luck with them :\\
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Get a Q8200 and OC it to 2.8GHz (400MHz FSB x 7 multiplier)..

You would get a massive performance increase with a Quad Core processor..


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If it is for gaming, get the quad. If it is for general computer usage, get the dual. The E5300 will clock way higher than the Q8200. And for general use you are better off with two fast cores than you are with 4 average cores.
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computer is used for everything, i play on this and have no problems

i goint to pick up this mobo, put 8gbs ram, win7 x64, 4hdd, 9800GT

this compunter is rated by windows by 5.9 and 5.7 is CPu

Quad core will go better whit this hardware¿
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ok, i think im going to buy this new cpu

a 4.0Ghz dual core is not better than a 2.33 quad core?

dual core runs at 8.0Ghz if is on OC

and 2.33 quad core runs 2.33x4=11.2 Ghz at stock...and if i OC it will be more faster

my idea is up-to-date my computer (i not needed i7 or this things, my pc at now runs perfect to me, but im going to get it more better lol)


sorry for asking, im a noob on this D
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Get the quad, and overclock it. You should have no trouble taking it to 3GHz, I wouldn't be surprised if you can get it to 3.0 on auto (VID) voltage.
 
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Ok, thanks mates!! i will buy Intel Core Quad Q8200 by 48€
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Originally Posted by e5300 View Post
ok, i think im going to buy this new cpu

a 4.0Ghz dual core is not better than a 2.33 quad core?

dual core runs at 8.0Ghz if is on OC

and 2.33 quad core runs 2.33x4=11.2 Ghz at stock...and if i OC it will be more faster

my idea is up-to-date my computer (i not needed i7 or this things, my pc at now runs perfect to me, but im going to get it more better lol)


sorry for asking, im a noob on this D
Sorry CPUs dont work like that.
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ok, i think im going to buy this new cpu

a 4.0Ghz dual core is not better than a 2.33 quad core?

dual core runs at 8.0Ghz if is on OC

and 2.33 quad core runs 2.33x4=11.2 Ghz at stock...and if i OC it will be more faster

my idea is up-to-date my computer (i not needed i7 or this things, my pc at now runs perfect to me, but im going to get it more better lol)


sorry for asking, im a noob on this D

yeah, you're not supposed to add up the clocks, it doesn't work like that, the dual at 4.0ghz would just be a dual core at 4.0ghz. The quad would be a quad core @ 2.33ghz, not 4 X 2.33 or 2 X 4.0
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