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I don't know... Would there be any improvements from an E8400 OC'd to 4.0 Ghz.? For instance with the Q8300 at 3.4-3.6 Ghz. OC?
Q8300 has 7.5 multiplier and for 3.5GHz you need motherboard that hits at least 466MHz FSB and RAM @ 932MHz..

Only few mobos would easily hit that FSB with a C2Q and be Prime LARGE FFT stable (at least 6h)..

Those mobos are:

Gigabyte EP45-UD3P (UD3R but has no CF)..

P5Q Premium/Deluxe/E models..

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Originally Posted by Cryptedvick View Post
Go with a Q6600.
9x multi can help if his motherboard is mid range 775.
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Q8300 has 7.5 multiplier and for 3.5GHz you need motherboard that hits at least 466MHz FSB and RAM @ 932MHz..

Only few mobos would easily hit that FSB with a C2Q and be Prime LARGE FFT stable (at least 6h)..

Those mobos are:

Gigabyte EP45-UD3P (UD3R but has no CF)..

P5Q Premium/Deluxe/E models..

CHEERS..

His is a ASRock with nVidia nForce 740i SLI chipset.

He can get to 466MHz FSB and RAM @ 932MHz - his RAM is 1066 Mhz. stock speed.
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His is a ASRock with nVidia nForce 740i SLI chipset.

He can get to 466MHz FSB and RAM @ 932MHz - his RAM is 1066 Mhz. stock speed.
With a Quad I highly doubt it (466MHz FSB)..

And still if he does he needs advanced CPU GTL voltage option in BIOS and a lot of skill to make his Quad error free in P95 LARGE FFT..

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What does he mainly use his computer for? If he games a lot I'd let him be with the E8400. If he does a lot of encoding or other things where 4 cores would be advantagious then I'd go with the Q6600.

Other ideas:
Nice keyboard/Mouse?
New or second monitor?
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a quad core at 3.4-3.6 will destroy a dual core at 4.0 in any game or app that uses more than two cores. Windows is one such app. You would have a hrd time finding a game that would run better on a 4.0 dual core than it would on a 3.6 quad core, unless it was a single core game in which case it would not matter.
    
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What does he mainly use his computer for? If he games a lot I'd let him be with the E8400. If he does a lot of encoding or other things where 4 cores would be advantagious then I'd go with the Q6600.

Other ideas:
Nice keyboard/Mouse?
New or second monitor?
Mouse/keyboard is fine

He doesn't need a monitor


He games...


Maybe a new cooler that is 1155 capable?
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You would have a hrd time finding a game that would run better on a 4.0 dual core than it would on a 3.6 quad core.
Crysis and Warhead would both run better on E8xxx @ 4GHz than on C2Q @ 3.6GHz.. (especially extra cache per core would benefit to E8xxx)..

And there are a few other games but I would say that Kirby1 is right as games are now being more and more multithreaded so Quad is a way to go..

Q6600 G0 stepping would be a better choice as it has 9x multi and would OC more easily..

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Crysis and Warhead would both run better on E8xxx @ 4GHz than on C2Q @ 3.6GHz.. (especially extra cache per core would benefit to E8xxx)..

And there are a few other games but I would say that Kirby1 is right as games are now being more and more multithreaded so Quad is a way to go..

Q6600 G0 stepping would be a better choice as it has 9x multi and would OC more easily..

CHEERS..
Yeah, but I think he'll save up some money and upgrade to a newer Intel platform Maybe Sandy Bridge if nothing better is out

I think, I'll buy him an H50... If I can afford it, I'll throw in two fans
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Q6600 would be faster than a Q8400 as it has more Cache but would run hotter aswell...

Q8400 arnt good overclockers either many are at best 3-3.2ghz and have a 8X Multi...
I beg to differ, I can run my Q8400 at 3.6Ghz stable. 3.2Ghz is just bumpin up to 400Mhz, most mid / high end LGA 775 boards support that as a default setting, not really much of an overclock at all. I don't start to get any real issues untill 3.8Ghz (On my P5Q Pro)
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