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what do you guys think? i dont need a quad right now, and probably wont until everything is quad core. i hear you can overclock the E8400 tons easier and heat and power consumption is less.
plus i found one for $100 bucks on craigslist

so what do ya'll suggest?
i just play games overclock and do dreamweaver every now and then. lemme know! thanks!
 

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Go for it, with good motherboard and an e8400 with solid batch you could easily reach 3.8-4.0 or even higher with an aftermarket cooler
 

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If you don't need a quad core, I don't see a reason why you shouldn't downgrade. Dreamweaver would be better with the quad, but if you don't do it too often then you should spring for the e8400.
 

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to be perfectly honest, no, i wouldnt down grade like that. i'd rather sink $100 into somthing else, like beter cooling or alcohol. besides, clockwise, there probably isnt going to be a great deal of difference between a Q8200 and an E8400, given sufficient cooling.
 

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okay, so what would be a good cpu instead of the Q8200 i dont necessarily need the quad ive just been reading that the e8400 oc better and runs games better. i can only get my OC on my 8200 to 2.7ghz and now i had to go down to 2.66 cause it froze, but i ran a test for 9 hours and no problems and felt stable but froze on me twice after that. so i just went down. so any more recommendations?
 

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The sheer speed of the E8400 and its enormous L2 Cache can compensate for the lack of the two cores of that Q8200.

E8400 all the way.
 

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alright sounds good im wanting that one pretty bad im just not liking the 8200 at all. thinking im going for the e8400!
 

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The E8400 is a very solid CPU, especially for gaming. The Q8200 might get a little bit of benefit in quad core enabled programs, but even then the E8400 is gonna be close. The E8400 consistently beats the Q8200 in every game benchmark I've seen... The Q8200 just doesn't make sense in a gaming computer.

OR if there is a Microcenter near you they are selling the Q9550 for $170, the same price as the E8400 most places. I would go with that if there is a Microcenter within an hours drive of you.
 

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there is a microcenter in houston where my parents live i will be back there in a week and half. but i would get the E8400 for 100 bucks. and hopefully sell my q8200 for 100 and just break even for it.
 

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haha. well the Q9550 is better than my Q8200. and from what ive read those are good cpu's so idk about that one!
 

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haha. well the Q9550 is better than my Q8200. and from what ive read those are good cpu's so idk about that one!

True, but it's C1 revision which pisses me off lol.
I could just sell it and buy an E0 though..
 

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there is a microcenter in houston where my parents live i will be back there in a week and half. but i would get the E8400 for 100 bucks. and hopefully sell my q8200 for 100 and just break even for it.

the Q9550 would be better buy in that situation. it clocks about the same as the E8400, and those cores will come in handy

nothing worse, than downgrading and then realising it was a mistake

you can put your Q8200 up on ebay and make a profit on it as well
 

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probably craigslist is where i would put it. dont like going through ebay too much.
if not the E8400 what would you recommend dual core just seems more for me right now seams very strong and can overclock better than the quads so what about a E8600 or different cpu?
 

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E8600 is not worth the premium you pay for it. The E8500 is a very strong CPU, you can generally get .2-.4GHz higher with it than you can with the E8400.
 

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is that .2-.4 worth it though? for the 8500?
i am getting it next week and can not wait

and wow and thats a nice OC!
 

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Without reading anything but the title, my answer to the title is a big enthusiastic YES!
 

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ah thanks! well i am getting rid of it. but someone suggested a E8500 over it, and i was asking if the .2-.4 higher Ghz was worth it. but it doesnt matter now, already getting the E8400 and im sure ill be plenty happy with getting it to 4.0ghz (that is if i can, which seems like it!)
 
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