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Im thinking about upgrating my CPU, the once I've been viewing are

Intel Core2 Duo E8600 and Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 - Cost exacly the same where I live..

E8400 3.0GHz 1333MHz 6MB LGA775 CPU, SSE4, 45nm

Q9550 2.83GHz 1333MHz 12MB LGA775 CPU, 45nm

But one though.. E8400 is almost as good as E8600, just 0.33Ghz less and only half the price. It can hardly be worth paying double for .33Ghz can it? Or does E8600 have any other advantages?

The CPU will of course be used for high overclocking..
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Originally Posted by daanielin View Post
Im thinking about upgrating my CPU, the once I've been viewing are

Intel Core2 Duo E8600 and Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 - Cost exacly the same where I live..

E8400 3.0GHz 1333MHz 6MB LGA775 CPU, SSE4, 45nm

Q9550 2.83GHz 1333MHz 12MB LGA775 CPU, 45nm

But one though.. E8400 is almost as good as E8600, just 0.33Ghz less and only half the price. It can hardly be worth paying double for .33Ghz can it? Or does E8600 have any other advantages?

The CPU will of course be used for high overclocking..
The E8600 has a 10x multi which is NICE for overclocking. then 8400 has 9x and the quad is 8.5x, so if you just game i would get the 8600, if oyu do some video stuff, i would go quad.
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Q9550 2.83GHz 1333MHz 12MB LGA775 CPU, 45nm

This would be good if u need to go for high OC (12MB)

for the price Q9550 2.83GHz 1333MHz 12MB LGA775 CPU, 45nm
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Q9550 2.83GHz 1333MHz 12MB LGA775 CPU, 45nm

for the price Q9550 2.83GHz 1333MHz 12MB LGA775 CPU, 45nm
qft, quad core ftw!!!!!!!!!
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Q9550 2.83GHz 1333MHz 12MB LGA775 CPU, 45nm

This would be good if u need to go for high OC (12MB)

for the price Q9550 2.83GHz 1333MHz 12MB LGA775 CPU, 45nm
what did you say lol. none of that made any sense.
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the better long term investment is the quad-core.

It's not quite as fast in certain operations, but just about anything that you *really* need the potential processing power for, it's better.
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Originally Posted by G|F.E.A.D|Killa View Post
what did you say lol. none of that made any sense.
No kidding.

I've gotta agree with GFK, there is no reason to go with a quad if you aren't doing any crazy video editing or something. A dual core is more than fine for gaming and in the case of the E8400/E8600, a helluva lot more fun to overclock IMO.
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