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Originally Posted by 5CheeseLasagna View Post
When you say "tricky", what do you mean? What kinds of things must be done that are "tricky"? I just ordered an E8400, so I want to know what to expect here.
The rated max vcore is 1.45v, you won't get very far after 4ghz with those volts.

After applying 1.45v, the CPU seems to demand more volts as it starts showing signs of instability. In order to stabilize 4.5ghz for me, I had to apply 1.66v on truck air, and I still can't do prime or orthos.

Keep the chip at around 4.2-4.3ghz.

Here are some links to read:

1.45v: Max, or Myth? http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=183244


Degration Myth:
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...ight=degration

EDIT: I just got a Q6600, so soon i'll let you know what the true differences are gaming wise.
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Yeah if no OC the 8400al the way. Its at 3Gh which is so muc grater then 2.4Ghz of th quad.
.... the e8400 is a dual core.
THey are pretty near in performance at stock
    
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Get a Quad, it's a chip that will be useful for years to come.
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Would a 580 PSU be enough for a Q6600 Quad at lets say 3.6 or 4.0?
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Would a 580 PSU be enough for a Q6600 Quad at lets say 3.6 or 4.0?
with that gpu?
    
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If only the 45nm chips were a bit more tolerant of vCore, I'd have one already. For my usages, the E8400 looks like a winner. FSX is all that challenges my machine of the stuff I run, and it doesn't really use the additional cores at all, what it needs is a high clocking chip. 4.1 GHz sounds nice, but not if anything more than 1.36 volts will kill it.
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with that gpu?
Stock cpu settings and stock gpu, it should, but if you start oc'ing, nope!
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The Q if you're a multi-user person who does alot of things at once.

The E if you're more a gamer who like performance (from higher core clock speeds).
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