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E84 vs. Q84 for gaming and nothing but that mostly arma 2 and bc2. I'm not 100% sure if arma2 supports Q cores and i need more then the 15 to 25 FPS in normal settings.
post #2 of 18
Q8400 all the way, it will have better futureproofing too.
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Are we talking stock speeds or overclocked? Q8xxx not good overclockers.
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post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by 2thAche View Post
Are we talking stock speeds or overclocked? Q8xxx not good overclockers.
Well this mobo don't like to overclock so it would be stock or just a bit over.
post #5 of 18
the e8000 would overclock to something like 4,2 if you have not the best cooler and it's an E0 (2 revisions for these: D0 and E0 - E0 is newer and better for ocing)
the q8400, if im not wrong, will overclock up to something like 3,5, and IM NOT SURE but I beleive it has 2 revisions, too

but between a brand new e8400 compared to your e7400.. I would say.. jsut try pushing that e7400 to 3,8
post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by EduFurtado View Post
the e8000 would overclock to something like 4,2 if you have not the best cooler and it's an E0 (2 revisions for these: D0 and E0 - E0 is newer and better for ocing)
the q8400, if im not wrong, will overclock up to something like 3,5, and IM NOT SURE but I beleive it has 2 revisions, too

but between a brand new e8400 compared to your e7400.. I would say.. jsut try pushing that e7400 to 3,8
Tryed for 3.8 and had to pull the cmos to get it back 3.3 is the absolute max i can get without mods.
post #7 of 18
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Bump still in need under 200usd.
post #8 of 18
Have you considered putting the money into a better video card? That can go with you to your next build. Sinking $200 into a CPU for a dead socket doesn't make much sense. Your current CPU is decent for gaming as it is.
    
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post #9 of 18
There is a Q9550here for $215. Much better than a Q84xx because of the extra cache and the higher overclocking potential. Just my
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post #10 of 18
Save up some money and get a 9550
or get a Q9400 for 199$
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