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I found a buyer for my e8400 he would be taking it for 160$.
So what would be better to replace it with E8500 E0 (200$) or Q9650 (350$). I will clock the hell of it. And if anyone got experience how good does gigabyte x38-ds4 handle quad overclocking. With e8400 i found my fsb cap to be 520.
 

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Getting an E8500 wouldn't really be an upgrade at all, so go for the Quad.
 

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Ya the Q9650 would be the best choice for an upgrade. The E8500 would virtually wield no performance increase.

And you should be able to easily get 4ghz on that board
 

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I agree, because I think that, if the Q9650 overclocks well on the Gigabyte X38-DS4, then you'll have the best of both worlds because after all, it's 45nm!
 

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Originally Posted by Acoma_Andy View Post
Getting an E8500 wouldn't really be an upgrade at all, so go for the Quad.
Well i thought about it because of E0 revision instead of current C0 i spent over 100hours on it trying to get 4ghz stable w/o going above 1.45 volts its just :swearing::swearing::swearing::swearing::swearing: :swearing:


Btw anyone know where to find guide on pencil vdrop mod for ex38-ds4. Cos Vdrop is insane at 1.5V bios idle in cpuz is 1.45 load 1.40
 

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Well i thought about it because of E0 revision instead of current C0 i spent over 100hours on it trying to get 4ghz stable w/o going above 1.45 volts its just :swearing::swearing::swearing::swearing::swearing: :swearing:


Btw anyone know where to find guide on pencil vdrop mod for ex38-ds4. Cos Vdrop is insane at 1.5V bios idle in cpuz is 1.45 load 1.40
Actually, vdroop is what happens when the voltage droops under load. But vdrop happens first. It's when the actual voltage is lower than what you set it in BIOS. And then, of course, vdroop occurs when there's load.


But ANYWAY, I was thinking the same thing about C0 vs. E0. In fact, this is my 2nd E8400. My first one was a C0 with a pack date of 3/20/08. I hated that thing, but hey - at least it was fast.
 
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