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Would it be worth it to upgrade form a intel q8300 2.50ghz to a FX-6300 Vishera 139 dollers. I use this computer mainly for gaming. i want to spend under 250 dollers. Just what to upgrade my cpu and motherboard. i have ddr 3 ram and a 560 gtx.
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No, you won't see much difference in gaming I'm afraid.
 
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No, you won't see much difference in gaming I'm afraid.

Agreed. It's time to overclock that sucker sir.
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I have overclocked it to 3ghz for while but now for some reason it freezes when i try to overclock it to 3ghz again.
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AMD is quite inferior to Intel for gaming with current-gen hardware. Depending on the games you play (SC2, Total War series, for instance), you might see a significant benefit going to a latest-gen Intel processor. But then, for a lot of games it won't matter.
    
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The answer is an undebatable yes. You will get a significant benefit with an upgrade to the 6300.

 

^^^ That's actually a Q9650 which should be more powerful than a Q8XXX at the same speed due to more cache. Whereas you've probably neared the max reasonable OC for your Q8300, the FX-6300 is already defeating it and has room to spare with overclocking potential up to 5Ghz from 3.5.  You will get a more consistent all-around experience (more cores and better multitasking) and gains in most titles.

 

To boot you are already getting an 18% or more single-threaded performance gain up from your overclocked Q8300 to the stock FX-6300.

 

Pair your 6300 with an M5A97 R2.0 for $90 shipped and you should be all set for $229.


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