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I have a duo core e6300 and I wanna upgrade to something that is noticeably better. I have no need for quad core because all of the games I play are either single core or duo core at most and by the time more quad core games are out, I would have upgraded by then.

What is the best bang for the buck for ~100 or under? (c2d only)
Edited by woodyfly - 2/27/11 at 1:08am
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Your sig rig would be a nice upgrade...........

You could probably get something like an E8600 but it probably wouldn't be worth the cost.
Also you could just overclock the one you have..
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Your sig rig would be a nice upgrade...........

You could probably get something like an E8600 but it probably wouldn't be worth the cost.
Also you could just overclock the one you have..
I don't really like AMD's so I think I'm gonna be giving it to my brother. Just for the record, I have the "old" e6300 (1.8ghz) not the new 45nm @ 2.8ghz
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If you insist on a c2d, pick up a used E8400 for around $80.
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I have a E7500 its a real good processer. I havent overclocked it at all, it performes real well! Plays most games with the help of a decent gpu!

e6300-2.80ghz 2mb L2 cache ------e7500-2.93ghz 3mb L2 cache

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/94?vs=87
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I don't really like AMD's so I think I'm gonna be giving it to my brother. Just for the record, I have the "old" e6300 (1.8ghz) not the new 45nm @ 2.8ghz
Have you tried overclocking it. My old E6300 ran 2.8Ghz at just 1.2v, so you can actually lower the CPU voltage with an 1Ghz overclock.

I would not suggest anything else then the E8400, or else you aren't even going to notice the upgrade.
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Have you tried overclocking it. My old E6300 ran 2.8Ghz at just 1.2v, so you can actually lower the CPU voltage with an 1Ghz overclock.

I would not suggest anything else then the E8400, or else you aren't even going to notice the upgrade.
My temps are terrible with my stock intel cooler so I'd rather not overclock at this moment (nearing 65c on load)
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My temps are terrible with my stock intel cooler so I'd rather not overclock at this moment (nearing 65c on load)
Why not invest in an aftermarket cooler rather then getting a new CPU then?
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