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post #1 of 10
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Hi,

Im gonna buy a new CPU tommorow but wich one should I get ?

I have an Asus P5N32E-Sli mobo and I wanna get a e8400 or an e8500. The 8500 is faster, but how does it OC compared to the 8400 ?

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post #2 of 10
I think there is no big difference tbh. You can get an E8400 that clocks better than an E8500. The main advantage of the E8500 is the 9.5 multi but i think this alone does not justify the price gap.
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Sorry to be asking this, but how is the 9,5 multiplier an advantage O_o ?
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post #4 of 10
With typical air cooling, OC will settle down around 4G but you have WC so may give E8500 a try if money isn't an issue. With higher multi, you may have higher OC potential and less pressure on fsb and ram. For instance, with 9.5x, to do 4G, you only need 421 fsb, which most boards have no problem to do this. Also, ram is at 842 1:1. But at 8x, you need a board to do 500 and ram at 1000 even at 1:1
post #5 of 10
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Sorry to be asking this, but how is the 9,5 multiplier an advantage O_o ?
Lets say your motherboard's max FSB is 400 then with a 8x multi the max OC you can get would be 3.2 ghz. If you had a 9.5x multi then you could get a max OC of 3.8 ghz
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O ye ofcourse, how retarded of me xD back to school for me.

Thanks for the reply. Ill be buying a e8500 hrhr
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post #7 of 10
Well i had an E8500 you will certainly not regret buying it (though the E8400 is considerably cheaper)...i hope you pick a good chip!
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What made you go for a quad core ?
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I already had a quad and i decided to go back to it since it is better for multitasking, video editting and stuff like this. Also the 65nm quad, although it runs hotter, can take more abuse and is not as sensitive as early (at least) 45nm C2D chips have been, when pushed on v-core. I also have more fun overclocking the quad (or so it feels to me at least) though some C2D owners could say the opposite. It is a matter of personal taste and what you really need a chip for really! One final point is that it also performs better in 3DMARK06 though a C2D will kick the quad's a$$ in all the previous versions of 3DMARK.
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One final point is that it also performs better in 3DMARK06 though a C2D will kick the quad's a$$ in all the previous versions of 3DMARK.
Isnt a quad core better with 3dmark then a C2D since is has 4 cores and stuff ?
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