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post #41 of 58
I would say go quad, it's more stable going quad anyways. Newer games that comes out will probably run with a quad requirement.
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CPUs don't matter as much as many people make them be unless you got 4870X2 or faster then that video card. For example i can fell the difference in games form a stock 4850 to a overclocked 4850 but form let say Q6600 @ 3.0GHz 333*9 vs Q6600 @3.8 475*8 i see little to no difference. Also Quads are faster clock per clock then dual simply because there are 4 cores no matter which way you put it. For Example a Q6600 @ 3.0ghz is faster then a E8400 @3.0ghz in almost everything.
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post #43 of 58
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
Also Quads are faster clock per clock then dual simply because there are 4 cores no matter which way you put it. For Example a Q6600 @ 3.0ghz is faster then a E8400 @3.0ghz in almost everything.
Absolutely not true at all. In 99% of the applications/games out there the E8400 will be faster.
    
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post #44 of 58
I look at L2 cache for CPU speeds too. My Q6600 (8mb L2) took anything that was thrown at it at 3.2, but my E8400 at 4ghz was much quicker (6mb L2) although it would get bogged down at multitasking. The QX9650 at 3.6ghz (12mb L2) is quicker than either AND does not get bogged down ever.
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I went from a Q9450 @ 3.4 to an 8400 E0 @ 4050, and for the games I play, It is hands down better and cooler (in my setup, which equates to quieter ).

I do miss smp folding however, but plan to get another quad when I can afford one that will hit 4ghz.

I'd say pick up an 8400 E0 used like I did for cheap, then later on down the road, pick up a Q9550 E0 or Q9650. Thats my plan anyway.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by VCheeZ View Post
I look at L2 cache for CPU speeds too. My Q6600 (8mb L2) took anything that was thrown at it at 3.2, but my E8400 at 4ghz was much quicker (6mb L2) although it would get bogged down at multitasking. The QX9650 at 3.6ghz (12mb L2) is quicker than either AND does not get bogged down ever.
You're looking at cache the wrong way dude
E8400 has more cache per core than the Q6600.....
    
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You're looking at cache the wrong way dude
E8400 has more cache per core than the Q6600.....
I'm not looking at anything wrong. Read my post again.

Q6600 4x2mb fast
E8400 2x3mb faster
QX9650 4x3mb fastest
Edited by VCheeZ - 12/16/08 at 3:15pm
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You made it sound like 12mb Yorkfields have the most cache...which isnt true as they have the same cache wolfdales do.
    
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post #49 of 58
i'd get a e7200 right now. and when i7 stuff gets cheap... buy?
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One thing to look at is the Q6600 the batch now doesn't OC well at all, and is 65nm, and will need more voltage and better cooling to stay cool.

I'm going with the E8400 soon, because it's cheaper, and the cheapest Quad is $20 more, and is nowhere near as good in my view, especially with the batch that is out now.
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