Re: Considering a Quad Core
I had similar thoughts ~6 months ago of upgrading to a Core 2 Quad from my E8400, but found that either new or second-hand (ebay), many of the decent Core 2 Quad CPUs (the Q9*** series) are daftly expensive, usually still over £100 (~$150).
If you can find one for a good price, and are able to OC it a bit, I would say that it's probably worth upgrading to one. It depends on if you're going to use those extra cores, or would more clock speed help you?
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