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Old 12-23-2008, 04:58 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I will wait and see if I can stretch my budget (even more) and I might upgrade it ( to 9300). But is there anything else I can change?
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that's about the best bang for your buck.
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Is the upgrade from 6600 to 9300 even REALLY necessary if Im not gaming?
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if your going to want it to last for a few years, then yes.
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The Q9400 is faster and for some reason slightly cheaper than the Q9300.

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Is the upgrade from 6600 to 9300 even REALLY necessary if Im not gaming?
It's not necessary per se, but philbar is right, the performance upgrade is really worth it. It's not just for gaming purposes, it's for everything you do. Later on down the pike if you decide to start using some programs that are heavily CPU intensive, you want to make sure you have the juice to power it, and with the 9300, it's more likely you will.
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I may be able to get some help from some sources (mom and dad) Haha. Is the 9400 really better?
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I don't know why the price is less...but it doesn't mention what core it is, maybe it's a slightly more budget core?
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yes, it is the same cpu just runs at a higher clock speed.

i dont know why newegg's prices are jacked up like that.

my dad got my q9300 for like $240 about 2 weeks ago.
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The Q9400 is the same as the Q9300, but it has a 8x multiplier compared to the Q9300's 7.5x
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