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Old 10-09-2008, 05:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default worth getting a e8500 or just e8400

so what im wanting to do is get a e8500 or e8400

what im wanting to do is run 1:1 w/ my ram and on both processors i would be lowering the multi to 8 to get 8*533 ~4.26
so question is is it worth getting a e8500 to do this or jsut stickin with a e8400, also to get a e8400 i would got to microcenter and make sure i get a e0 and a decent batch number
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Default Re: worth getting a e8500 or just e8400

I dunno. IMO if you're just going to lower the multi to 8 and go 8*533 then why not just stick with the e8400?
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Default Re: worth getting a e8500 or just e8400

i was thinkin that too but is there anything diff w/ the e8500 besides the higher multi?
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Default Re: worth getting a e8500 or just e8400

You can find some nice E8400's that clock just as well as E8500. I'm looking at E8600's but for guaranteed E0 and 10x I don't know if its worth the extra $$$. You could search around for proven overclockers or take the chance and buy at microcenter. Just have the guy pick out an E0
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oh yea i got some batch codes over in the oc forum, and im lookin at every box they have in the case if i get it from microcenter lol, ya im pretty set on gettin a e8400 and savin the money, just gotta get my current hardware sold
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they usually pull it out of the back room so just tell the guy the s-spec on it.
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i dont reckon its worth the cash, is you get a e0 stepping, then those chips are probably almost the same except the 500 is clicked higher.
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they usually pull it out of the back room so just tell the guy the s-spec on it.
no were i go, they have a case u can look through, i did it w/ my q6600 to get a g0
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The only problem with E8400s (which makes me EXTREMELY ANGRY) is that you cant trust anything program for temperatures. Everything will give u a drifferent reading, wont go under a certain temp... its so messed up. I wish I could get a different CPU that works right witht hat stuff. I EASILY can get mine to 3.8ghz.
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hmm interesting, ill compare bios temps to the programs.
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