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Old 01-24-2008, 12:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey people I was planning on going with this mobo and processor combo

MSI P35 Platinum LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg.com - MSI P35 Platinum LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - Retail

But now i've heard good things about this proc

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail

so should i go with the quad core or dual core and both will work with that motherboard right?
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q6600.
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Default Re: Which processor to go with?

You can't go wrong with either. They both will do whatever you want it to. Though the Q6600 will last you a bit longer.

If you really like overclocking though, the E8400 will be blast to work with.
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