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Upgrading to quad core. Ordering tonight help!

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Jimbo, 9 Apr 2010.

  1. Jimbo

    Soldato

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    Ok so my motherboard is an Asus P5W Dh deluxe and it supports Quad core.

    So im going from E6600 but dont know to get Q8400 or Q9400 and will my board defo support these cpus? I know it does support quad core. I wasnt sure if its the older s775 ones? What to get? I wont be overclocking by way.
     
  2. Guest2

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    Why? You can save £££
     
  3. Jimbo

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    Ok i might a little bit haha. My e6600 does 3ghz stock. I would like a Q6600 but im not goin the bay. Unless anyone here can sell me one?
     
  4. Guest2

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    got 2 off here. First was £80 and did 3.2ghz. Sold it on for £80 and then bought a bargain lapped one for £65. This is sitting nicely at 3.6ghz :)
     
  5. Jimbo

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    Lovely stuff. Id happilly pay 80 notes for one. Anyone?
     
  6. Philtor

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    I would look in the Members market. Loads of people upgrading to i3/i5 chips and are selling their old chip's. I'll stick with my chip but as most game's are not designed to take advantage of all 4 cores. A decent dual core will perform just as well as a lower end quad core.
     
  7. SkodaMart

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  8. Guest2

    Capodecina

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    ...Unless you try running something optimized for quad core
     
  9. Jimbo

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    Will windows 7 and all its aps be much quicker with quad core?
     
  10. thingemajib

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    it supports the q9400 from bios version 2103.
    the 8400 isnt mentioned, but it supports the 8200 and 8300 from the same bios as the 9400, so i think you could safely assume it would run the 8400
     
  11. Cenuij

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    yes ;)
     
  12. Jimbo

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    Thats excellent much thanks mate. Im hoping to get a Q6600 of the MM, if the guy gets back to me hopefully tonight.
     
  13. Jimbo

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    Im confused cos it says the fsb is capped at 1066/ 800 MHz.. and reading an old thread a guy couldnt get the Q9400 working, but it was prolly before this bios? So if i flash it will support Q9400 and fsb of 1333?
     
  14. jorzeh

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    I find quad gaming you don't get as much low end FPS as well it's just allaround smoother..