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I want to stick with using LGA 775 and wanted to upgrade from the Celeron e3300 and was curious how much of a performance increase would i get?

I only game at 1280x1024 or 1280x720 and I am using x86 win7 and a XFX 5750 which seem to have given my Celeron e3300 a 50% boost in games, or maybe 35% compared to what i was getting when i was using my 9800gt( which perform terrible in win7 )
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post #2 of 26
Because your at low resolution, the CPU takes priority over the GPU so you will need all the CPU you can get! The Q8400 overclocked, you will see a big increase!
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post #3 of 26
Would be a pretty big boost over that E3300... Also, If your motherboard can manage 400FSB you should get that Q8400 to 3.2GHz easy...

Here is a comparison of a Core2 E4500 VS Q8400. I guess that E4500 should perform very similar to your Celeron E3300. It is 3000MHz lower clocked but has twice the L2 Cache.
    
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Well, it won't win any beauty competitions

I also doubt It is capable of much overclocking...
    
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I run my 8400 @ 3.6-3.8, it does everything I need it to (which isn't anything too serious...) I'm happy with it for now, I don't really have an upgrade path at this point, but I'll be sticking with 775 for awhile I think. I don't know that I would buy 775 at this point though, you're probably better off biting the bullet and going for a new mobo/cpu if you can.
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SWC: LOL which is it, 3.6 or 3.8? I never understand the people who list multiple speeds. If you can make it stable, run 3.8 24/7. If not, you don't really have it.

OP: You'll be lucky if you can get any OC out of that mobo with a Q8400.
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why dont you overclock the hell out of the e3300? i would'nt put money in that setup just max it out as long as you got a good cpu cooler. i got a e3200 i think i have it at 3.8ghz. with a stock cooler but its a intel copper quad cooler.
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SWC: LOL which is it, 3.6 or 3.8? I never understand the people who list multiple speeds. If you can make it stable, run 3.8 24/7. If not, you don't really have it.

OP: You'll be lucky if you can get any OC out of that mobo with a Q8400.
3.6- it's 24/7 stable at 3.8 but I dropped it down a few notches because of the voltage and since I'm caseless right now I don't have the cooling setup to run it where I'm comfortable. It's perfectly acceptable to run it at different frequencies for anything from power savings to not needing the horsepower...
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3.6- it's 24/7 stable at 3.8 but i dropped it down a few notches because of the voltage and since i'm caseless right now i don't have the cooling setup to run it where i'm comfortable. It's perfectly acceptable to run it at different frequencies for anything from power savings to not needing the horsepower...
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