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Aaargh! Dilemma & Questions!

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Noobius Maximus, here, with a couple questions for you.

Current comp specs in sig, btw.

A) When it's released, should I go with an E8600 or with a Q9650 (with the price drop)? Difference of two cores and 333mhz between the two, really.

B) With my 750i, Asus P5N-D mobo, is upgrading processors just a question of removing one CPU and swapping the other one in - Dual- or Quadcore? I belive my mobo supports most Quadcore CPUs at the moment.

And, lastly, C) would this upgrade even be worth it, or should I just wait for Nehalem?

Thoughts much appreciated! (Unless you just spam your love of waffles, though waffles do rock!)
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well i would wait for nehlahem seeing as your E8400 is still a hell of a good OC'er, why are you stopping at 3.0? Ive seen this chips hit 4.4 on air.
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post #3 of 8
3.0ghz is the stock speed for your chip, you can get well over 4ghz if you have the right chip. buying the e8600 is an outright waste of money, depending on what you do with your computer a quad may not be necessary or required. The Nahalem when its released will be the newest Intel format. It will exclusively support ddr3 and will have a completely different CPU socket and chipset. I would just wait and save your money up for that, which honestly may or may not perform better than an overclocked quad nowadays, we will have to wait and see.
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Just push your CPU to 4Ghz+ and save your money.
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Originally Posted by Penicilyn View Post
Just push your CPU to 4Ghz+ and save your money.
Agreed!
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Just push your CPU to 4Ghz+ and save your money.
Ditto.

You already have good cooling, so go put it to good use.
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I just have issues OCing my chip. I need to reapply the thermal paste, but I have zero confidence in my HSF to actually stop sucking once it's applied. Ultra Chilltec = pewp. I was debating moving to the Thermaltake V1, but I'm not sure. New to all this stuff.

Asked Cyberpower if they can OC the comp for me, but those bastards never get back to me.
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post #8 of 8
The HSF you have seems pretty bad ass, you should have no problems overclocking. You can get it pretty high on the stock hsf, your hsf is awesome compared to stock to go for it, if you have questions just ask.
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