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Sweet. I'm really not sure if I have any applications that would use 4 cores. I don't extreme game and don't video edit, so maybe it's just overkill for speed haha
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look at it this way, your rather have a core and not need it, than need a core and not have it. Quad Core FTW.
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Haha. I like that. I love the idea of a quad core, but would the dual be faster? Faster stock (3.0 vs 2.66) the FSB is faster (1333 vs 1066) and can overclock more... is it really that much of an advantage to have a quadcore?
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look at it this way, your rather have a core and not need it, than need a core and not have it. Quad Core FTW.
Sort of like a condom.



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Sort of like a condom.



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hahaha
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post #26 of 34
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Haha. I like that. I love the idea of a quad core, but would the dual be faster? Faster stock (3.0 vs 2.66) the FSB is faster (1333 vs 1066) and can overclock more... is it really that much of an advantage to have a quadcore?
I just ordered a E8400. I debated for a while and weighed the pros and cons. I game some but not extreme and I don't run any apps that require 4 cores. I, like you want raw speed! The E8400 is your way to go. Check reviews online. In most apps the E8400 beats the Intel Quads. Plus you can OC it to 4.4GHz! Thats insane!!!

Also keep in mind the Q6700 that people are recommending is a 65nm Kentsfield core. For a new CPU don't go with anything but the new 45nm cores.
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post #27 of 34
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I just ordered a E8400. I debated for a while and weighed the pros and cons. I game some but not extreme and I don't run any apps that require 4 cores. I, like you want raw speed! The E8400 is your way to go. Check reviews online. In most apps the E8400 beats the Intel Quads. Plus you can OC it to 4.4GHz! Thats insane!!!

Also keep in mind the Q6700 that people are recommending is a 65nm Kentsfield core. For a new CPU don't go with anything but the new 45nm cores.
I see E8400 users (and even worse non-E8400 users) online are still leading people to set unreal goals for themselves. Don't be too excited about 4.4GHz or 4.0GHz even because not every chip does it before the voltage limit. Don't set yourself up for disappointment. 3.8GHz is guaranteed. Everything after that you can consider a bonus. I've seen many threads on this board and others of people confused about 4.0GHz not being stable with 1.3625v. And 45nm only offer a 2-5% bonus over 65nm when running the same FSB & clock.
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post #28 of 34
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I see E8400 users (and even worse non-E8400 users) online are still leading people to set unreal goals for themselves. Don't be too excited about 4.4GHz or 4.0GHz even because not every chip does it before the voltage limit. Don't set yourself up for disappointment. 3.8GHz is guaranteed. Everything after that you can consider a bonus. I've seen many threads on this board and others of people confused about 4.0GHz not being stable with 1.3625v. And 45nm only offer a 2-5% bonus over 65nm when running the same FSB & clock.
Point is, he would be better off with the E8400 IMO. And yeah I know I'm an AMD guy until my chip comes, but I have done my homework.
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Point is, he would be better off with the E8400 IMO. And yeah I know I'm an AMD guy until my chip comes, but I have done my homework.
Sorry if "non-E8400 users" came off like it was directed at you because it wasn't. I've seen probably 50+ people who didn't even own a E8400 give future owners unreal goals that they couldn't meet. I hate to see people be disappointed. It's usually new builders that catch it the hardest because experienced builders know that every chip is not going to OC the same. Just looking out for the new guy.
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Sorry if "non-E8400 users" came off like it was directed at you because it wasn't. I've seen probably 50+ people who didn't even own a E8400 give future owners unreal goals that they couldn't meet. I hate to see people be disappointed. It's usually new builders that catch it the hardest because experienced builders know that every chip is not going to OC the same. Just looking out for the new guy.
No worries. And you're right every chip is different. The same with GPUs. I have found online that hardware reviewers have gotten the chips up that high. I did jump the gun though when I told him he could hit 4.4. You're right there is no guarantee. But its possible
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