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Worth upgrading from E4300 to E7200?

post #1 of 9
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I thought upgrading my system (see below) to E7200 + 9600GT.
Does it worth, or should I keep this CPU, buy a 8800GT and drink the rest of money?
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post #2 of 9
8800gt. The e7200 is basically the same chip (little better) with 45nm technology at a tad more cache. There wont be a noticeable difference besides the heat it puts out.
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The E7200 can clock to 4.0Ghz, but in your case a videocard upgrade would be better. I had an X1950Pro as well, and upgraded to HD3850. 50% faster for just 100 euro.
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I'll do the videocard upgrade anyway, but if I'll buy the E7200 it'll be the 9600GT (tested it already and runs great). I heard you can overclock E7200 to 3.8 on air, so this sounded interesting to me.
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post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by Acoma_Andy View Post
The E7200 can clock to 4.0Ghz, but in your case a videocard upgrade would be better. I had an X1950Pro as well, and upgraded to HD3850. 50% faster for just 100 euro.
Never seen that ati brand before. Do they have it in the states?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Acoma_Andy View Post
The E7200 can clock to 4.0Ghz, but in your case a videocard upgrade would be better. I had an X1950Pro as well, and upgraded to HD3850. 50% faster for just 100 euro.
I would consider yourself extremely lucky to clock to 4ghz within posted voltage limits.

I would say 3.5 a more obtainable goal for MOST e7200s.
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post #7 of 9
Keep the cpu and get the 8800GT.
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Originally Posted by DeRock131 View Post
I would consider yourself extremely lucky to clock to 4ghz within posted voltage limits.

I would say 3.5 a more obtainable goal for MOST e7200s.
Funny how mine will do 3.5Ghz on stock voltage....
post #9 of 9
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Oh, I forgot to mention smth. There are 2 reasons for the upgrade:
1. CPU - I need this for compiling soft and since E7200 has higher clock speed and more cache it might be usefull. But I'd like to know the real difference between the 2 processors. If there is more than 25% (stock vs stock) then I'll certainly get one.
2. Video - this one is for my girlfriend. She really pisses me off that she can't see all the neighbourhood in Sims 2 and this kind of stuff. If 9600GT is enough for this, I'm lucky.
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