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It turns out my proc is degrading, not my mobo, so I'm looking for a new proc. The e7200 sounds nice to be because of the price and it has sse4. Is the e7200 a good overclocker? Will it be a decent upgrade compared to my current processor?
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Yes, it's a great overclocker. I suppose the improvement that you'll see will depend on how far your current chip goes, but more cache is always good, and 45nms run nice and cool.
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post #3 of 11
yes.


Somewhat longer version: The E7200 overclocks very well from what I've heard (3.5GHz and up should be attainable), and is a bargain in terms of price/performance. Definite upgrade compared to your current CPU.

PS: how'd you know the CPU is 'degrading'?
    
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Whoa! I just asked about the same processor at the same time as you. @_@
    
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post #5 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by markatto View Post
Yes, it's a great overclocker. I suppose the improvement that you'll see will depend on how far your current chip goes, but more cache is always good, and 45nms run nice and cool.
Actually it has 1mb less L2 than my current one...you think it should affect performance much? I'm sure I'll be able to get at least 3ghz by using a 333 fsb.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gauvenator View Post
Actually it has 1mb less L2 than my current one...you think it should affect performance much? I'm sure I'll be able to get at least 3ghz by using a 333 fsb.
I would be more concerned about clock speeds than cache...

I would get it, though it would be way more of an upgrade for me than for you...
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post #7 of 11
ah, you're right, the e6x20 chips had double cache, but they weren't particularly good overclockers. Trust me, you'll love the e7200. I've never heard anything but good things about them, and they're a hell of a deal.
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post #8 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
yes.


Somewhat longer version: The E7200 overclocks very well from what I've heard (3.5GHz and up should be attainable), and is a bargain in terms of price/performance. Definite upgrade compared to your current CPU.

PS: how'd you know the CPU is 'degrading'?
I've had to bump the vcore up to 1.4v to keep it stable at 2.8ghz. I used to be able to do that at 1.35, then had to bump it to 1.375, and now 1.4. I think it's the proc degrading, but if it could be caused by something else, please let me know.
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post #9 of 11
You cant put in more for a E8400? On water you can Stay 4.0Ghz 24/7
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post #10 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shingetsu View Post
You cant put in more for a E8400? On water you can Stay 4.0Ghz 24/7
Without exceeding 1.3625v?

Oh and I'm kindof low on cash...that's why I'm so interested in the 7200. But I might be able to get an 8400 if it oc's alot alot alot better...
Edited by Gauvenator - 6/17/08 at 1:32pm
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