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Any point to upgrade from E6600?

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I have a E6600, clocked at 3.2ghz(8x400). I was thinking about possibly picking up a new mobo so I could run crossfire ati 4850's, which if I did that, I would want to upgrade my cpu if theres a reason to. Newegg has the E8400 for $190, so I guess what i'm asking is, would it be worth going from a E6600 to E8400?
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post #2 of 15
I don't see what the problem is with running crossfire 4850's with the e6600 really. You've got a nice OC on it as well so surely you'd be able to run the cards fine.
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post #3 of 15
you dont need to upgrade. if your like me then yeah, go for the e8400 lol
   
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post #4 of 15
Probably not, no. But I don't overhaul my PC until there is something about twice as fast for an acceptable price.

But if you have the money, it would be a fun upgrade.
    
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post #5 of 15
in my opinion it would be a waste of money. but if you want that little extra performance you should go for it
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post #6 of 15
Do you have the cash to spend?


is 3.8 - 4.0+ better than 3.2 ?
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post #7 of 15
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heh ok, thanks for the advice. I pretty much figured it'd be pointless but thought i'd ask incase i was missing something
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post #8 of 15
doesn't the E6600 have a 9x mult?
post #9 of 15
I would go for the Quad version (Q6600) of the E6600. It will out perform any duel core. plus you can have apps running in the backround and game performance willnot be effected I would go for a Q6600 or Q9450 as your next upgrade.

I notices the perfomance increase i'm never go back to Duel only for testing.
post #10 of 15
E6600 is still a solid CPU, although E8400 chips are overclocking monsters. 4Ghz+ 24/7 usually.
 
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