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For everyday use, there is very little point in changing from an Athlon X2 to an Intel Core 2. The processor speeds are so fast now that even a decent 1Ghz change is hardly noticeable; unless you are encoding, and running the stupid benchmarks that I used to use when the Ti4200 was king and 3DMark 01' was the hit.

If you're not satisified with the performance, return it for a higher 6000+ or 6400+ but I will tell you now: I didn't see a performance increase from a 3600+ to a 6400+ in every day use. I maybe gainged 20 fps in Source and can make DVD's much faster (half the time).

It depends on what you're going to use the system for. Make DVD's, buy a faster CPU. Write a lot of papers or spreadsheets, it doesn't really matter. Play games? Get a good video card and PSU.

The best oddball is memory--I still can't seem to notice performance increase with better timings
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Originally Posted by CrackClocker View Post
Boonie2 you have no idea what your talking about and your starting to piss me off. You think AMD is king well I have to tell you, "its not" and by the way, a lot of people use Intel so, watch what you say around here.

For crying out loud if this guy does not see a performance increase from going from a Athlon x2 3600 to an e8400 then somebody slap him with a bag of bricks. Talking about how that's not worth his money and this is not worth his money but you go out and buy a 750gb harddrive when you could of kept the nice system? Wow no words. Why don't you just go back to a pentium 2 300mhz, that served me well until about 3 years ago when I started gaming, you can type really fast in Microsoft Word and you certainly don't have to run any "benches".
WHO do you think your talking to slick? , if your getting pissed off , put your rain coat on ... you need to go back afew pages and read where i wrote that INTEL IS superior to AMD..if you disagree with what i wrote , thats fine , but read all of my posts from the begining and show me where im wrong .... EVERYONE knows that INTEL is better than AMD now unless you live in a freakin cave somewhere...that WASNT the point , the point WAS , and IS , can he justify spending an extra $500 for his INTEL system if he doesnt notice a diffenence ? for that youll have to ask him .. so back off
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To everyone that said I should have done some research.

I did, I read up on the e8400, I asked around, and the consensus was its an awesome processor.

I tried it and didnt notice enough increase to warrant 500$

To the people that said they noticed a huge increase or essentially Im stupid for not noticing an increase

I never said I didnt notice an increase, just wasnt what I was expecting. And like I have said numerous times before I dont need my epeen to get big from benchmark scores, and video encoding. I could care less about either one of those.

Intel guys

Calm down, you guys get wayyy to upset when I personally didnt notice a giant increase in the things that I do with MY computer. Sorry it pisses you off so badly.

AMD guys

Thanks for keeping your cool, and not bashing me or really even the intel guys. Which is something I have noticed on other forums as well, seems like the AMD guys are always helpful and nice, while the intel guys... well I wont even go there.

Note: Not EVERY intel person likes to start stuff.

In the end, like someone posted earlier, YES it was worth it, NO I didnt keep the processor, and it was worth it to get the experience of testing for MYSELF if the e8400 was a viable choice for me. In the end an extra few FPS and being able to encode video was not worth it. My 50$ Athlon, runs everything that I have put to it just fine.

Also one last note, notice how I put, MY, I, MYSELF, etc... in there alot. Thats for you intel guys that have a heart attack because my athlon does everything I need it to just fine, and I dont need YOU to throw a hissy fit like a little schoolgirl because I chose to go back to AMD with MY computer and because I was disappointed in a 500$ bundle of processor and mobo
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Just wondering, did you play any games?

As the E8400 won't seem faster when doing simple tasks like word processing, browsing, e-mail, etc...
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Originally Posted by Marin View Post
Just wondering, did you play any games?

As the E8400 won't seem faster when doing simple tasks like word processing, browsing, e-mail, etc...
Yup sure did, my games ran a tad bit faster, but not much. Not enough for the price
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