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Core 2 duo e8400 50$ used overclock it to 3.6 like me biggrin.gif


but the quad is the best ways to go
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oh i see. well if i can find a G0 stepping Q6600 think ill go that... gonna see if i can win any Q9xxx chips for cheap on auction first tho smile.gif
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ok so what would be best for value wise. im on a tightish budget. Q6600 for $75. Q8200 for $60 or Q9400 for $100+
id say a G0 Q6600 what bout you guys? thanks smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Jimbags View Post

hey thanks for the advice guys, well to answer the htpc is setup as an htpc so installing new windows etc and other programs would be alot of work...
anyways ive decided to look for a C2Q cpu had a q6600 before and it was great G0 stepping so oc'd sweet.
is a q8200 better tho? as ive seen them for similar price, tey are lightly newer right?
im willing to spend $70-$80 AUD what would be the best quad i could get?
Q9xxx out of reach?

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Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

Q6600=Q8400=Q9300 in stock performance, but Q6600 oced performs better than Q8400 oced bcuz cache L2 size is bigger

Q6600 actually will beat the Q8400, the Q8xxx series was a low-end quad series for people that just wanted a quad core on the cheap.
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ok so what would be best for value wise. im on a tightish budget. Q6600 for $75. Q8200 for $60 or Q9400 for $100+
id say a G0 Q6600 what bout you guys? thanks smile.gif

Q6600 is the best value for money but for $30 more the Q9400 is better (and uses less power? - Power supply issues?)
I had a Q9400, it wasn't the best. Probably grab a Q6600 honestly, to save $25. Overclocking will gain more performance but there is the heat too. If Simcity 5 isn't threaded much or more then a dual core get an E8400 or something as the single threaded performance is amazing, a Q9400 is the same as two E6600's (I believe?) and a Core 2 Quad Q6600 is the same as two E5400/4400's. (Again from what I remember.)
 
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i'd suggest looking at the Q6600, it has a bit lower FSB @1066 as opposed to the 1333 that the Q8xxx and Q9xxx series so it may have more headroom for overclocking. though as stated before @ 125 watts instead of 95 watts it will need better cooling.
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whenever you start overclocking it, Q6600 will make much heat, maybe you`ll need something better than a 212+ for 3.3ghz+
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Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

whenever you start overclocking it, Q6600 will make much heat, maybe you`ll need something better than a 212+ for 3.3ghz+

This thread, a 212+ should be fine and even if it's not 3.4GHz or so will still be a massive improvement thumb.gif

EDIT: To add.. What motherboard do you have for it? I Know that some of the OEM ones won't like going from an E2200 to a Q6600..
 
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just an update on what ive done... ive decided it would be bout the same cost and more benificial to just change my htpc rig to wifes gaming rig and the e2200 rig to htpc for now. all i have to do is buy a copy of win7 home premium for the new htpc and alot of hardware taking apart and reconfiguring lol wifi ccards, gpus, spdif headers etc... i am very thankful for your time and advice tho as i prob upgrade that cpu soon anyways... REP+
just so youknow
wife rig=
CPU i3 2100
GPU 8800GT 512mb soon to be gtx 460 2Gb
RAM 4Gb ddr3 1600mhz gskill ripjaws
Mobo asus P8H61m USB 3.0
HDD segate barracuda 250Gb 7200rpm
(beats her laptop by a mile!)

htpc downgrade=
CPU core2duo pentium e2200@2.7Ghz
GPU GT220 1Gb
RAM 4Gb giel 800Mhz ddr2
Mobo gigabyte GA-G33M-S2
i guess its fine as a htpc for now smile.gif will eventually get the 8800gt and a better cpu most likely a Q6600

again thanks alot guys thumb.gif
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You know the core 2 quad eat the i3 smile.gif
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for real? a sandy bridge i3 2100 dual core with Hyperthreading so four threads? not that i dont believe you. but Benchmarks? proof? btw got my i3 2100 running at 3.2 stable lol
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