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I have an e6600 and i want to upgrade to an E8400.....what's the differences?.....do they run cooler?
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I have an e6600 and i want to upgrade to an E8400.....what's the differences?.....do they run cooler?
The best thing I can think of right now for sure is that I know e8400s run cooler because they are 45nm.
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is it worth it to step up from a E6600 to an E8400
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is it worth it to step up from a E6600 to an E8400
Depends.

But with a E8400 you will get to 4Ghz.
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E8400 is 45nm so it runs cooler, more cache and higher OC potentail. It is pretty easy for E8400 to reach 4GB(but no every one is able to do this). On other hand, E6600 is 65nm B2 chip so thermal limit at 61c. So, Yes, E8400 is better as long as you can justify the cost because I am assuming you sell e6600 and get e8400.
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waht do you mean...if tehy hit 60'C they die?
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Temps are basically a zero issue with the 45nm, as long as u have a decent cooler ur fine,
The problem is voltage, if u go to high it fries it, and it wont work anymore
Thats what happened to mine and im trying to sell it to someone that is willing to rma it, if i increase voltage by .1 it wont post, and it has random BSOD's.
    
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at e6600 at 3.4 probably won't see a great increase to a e8400

and not all e8400's can go 4 ghz, there are those here that are disappointed cause they can't hit 4ghz
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is it worth it to step up from a E6600 to an E8400
If you are looking to squeeze every last drop of performance and have some spare cash, then yes. Otherwise save your pennies.
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it completely depends on how well your current cpu overclocks.

I snagged an e6600 when they frist dropped and got an l628b stepping.

I recently purchased an 8400 only to find out that it overclocked only slightly better than my present e6600.

If you can pull decent frequencies at decent voltages (for example im @ 3.6 with 1.4v) then an upgrade isnt worth it in my book.
    
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