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post #11 of 15
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doesn't the E6600 have a 9x mult?
yeah, it has a 9x multi but i decided to run it at 8x400 so my ram would be at 800mhz also. my system doesnt seem to like running any higher than 3.2ghz without raising the vcore, so i'd rather just stick with that speed. I figured it'd be better to run 8x400 than 9x356
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post #12 of 15
You won't get a bottleneck with your current overclock. But if you're gonna upgrade, and you're interested, there's nothing wrong with getting the 8400 as it's a newer chip. it's really a personal choice for you at this point.
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I upgraded from the e6600 to the e8400 last week. Not sure if synthetic benchmarks mean anything to you, but my 3DMark06 went from about 12K to about 17K with just the cpu change (e6600 was OC'd to 3.0, e8400 is OC'd to 3.8).
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post #14 of 15
You could get as much for your e6600 to pay for the e8400.I would go for it nothing wrong with upgrading,if you get a decent mb,imo
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I went from an E6600 to a Q9450. I saw more performance increase from getting 1066mhz RAM over 800mhz RAM.
    
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