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We have the following configuration:

Mobo P5KC
CPU E6550 2.33 Ghz now 3,2 Ghz cooler stok
4 GB DDR3 1333

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Now I want to buy E8400 OR E8500 OR E8600 REV E0

I like overclock.

What do you recommend?E8400 OR E8500 OR E8600?
There are big differences between them?

What cooling do you recommend?

This is good?
http://www.emag.ro/coolere_procesor/cooler-procesor-zerotherm-fz120--pFZ120

Thanks
post #2 of 16
No, there isn't a major difference between them, any of those would be fine for overclocking since they're the E0 stepping smile.gif
     
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E8600 are very expensive, but they are best overclockers. I would take an E8400 or E8500 and run them on water if that was an option.
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Even the E8400 have a x9 multi. So you should be able to 4GHz + with that motherboard. So, go for the cheapest.
    
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E8400>>>Some people say they can get to 4.5 GHZ with him,on good air cooling.
post #6 of 16
I personally would get a q9550 or q9650 at this point if you are just looking to upgrade the cpu. If you are deadset on a quad core I would get the e8500 or the e8600
post #7 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by adymaster;12557560 
E8400>>>Some people say they can get to 4.5 GHZ with him,on good air cooling.

Yes it can can hit 4.5GHz but you need 500MHz FSB for that OC..

Dunno if that mobo can hit that FSB easily..

CHEERS..
Edited by KingT - 2/28/11 at 12:09pm
     
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Originally Posted by adymaster;12557560 
E8400>>>Some people say they can get to 4.5 GHZ with him,on good air cooling.
I would highly suggest one of them. I don't suggest an E8600 because they still sell for about $185, but they do extremely well on water, dice, and ln2.
post #9 of 16
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I looked in the BIOS now,with these CPU

Ratio 7 x 464. But There say FSB Value Input Limit 200 - 800
post #10 of 16
If you get a great deal on an E8600, take it for the 10x multiplier. Otherwise look for an E0 E8400, it's hard to go wrong with them.
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