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JaxMacFL
08-02-08, 05:41 PM
Got mine ordered:D

Links:

http://www.valleyseek.com/product.action?itemID=102948

http://www.lagoom.com/INTEL_CPU_CORE_2_DUO_E8600_3.33GHZ/BX80570E8600/partinfo-id-583460.html

http://www.priceguidenetwork.com/intel-corporation-core-2-duo-e8600-processor-bx80570e8600-bx80570e8600.html

SH64
08-02-08, 07:39 PM
I think am gonna replace my q6600 with this one although my mobo is not 1333Mhz capable.

Technoholic
08-03-08, 01:22 PM
$295? Sounds better than Q9450. :bleh:

Quick420
08-03-08, 06:44 PM
I think am gonna replace my q6600 with this one although my mobo is not 1333Mhz capable.

Does it support 45nm? or only 65nm?

Stoneyguy
08-03-08, 07:50 PM
Wouldn't the 8500 be a far better deal? It seems to be basically the same CPU just underclocked a little (3.16) and is 100 bucks cheaper.

CaptNKILL
08-03-08, 07:52 PM
Wouldn't the 8500 be a far better deal? It seems to be basically the same CPU just underclocked a little (3.16) and is 100 bucks cheaper.

I agree. The performance difference between the two would be minimal and they probably overclock the same.

Xion X2
08-03-08, 08:07 PM
Just go with the E8400 or its Xeon equivalent. I have one clocked to 4.2GHz on air.

http://img369.imageshack.us/img369/2825/superpigq6.jpg

crainger
08-03-08, 09:39 PM
Insane Xeon X2. Insane. Period.

Bearclaw
08-03-08, 10:36 PM
USA all the way!

BCKator
08-04-08, 03:41 AM
I agree. The performance difference between the two would be minimal and they probably overclock the same.

Well, they have designated an new part number for some reason. Perhaps they've made some tweeks somewhere (design, layout, library, fab process, etc) that gives them a little higher speed. If so, these should on average OC higher. Or perhaps nothing has changed and they just realized they were being too conservative.

nekrosoft13
08-04-08, 07:46 AM
all C2D are too conservative, every single one could be clocked higher then they are sold.

Bearclaw
08-04-08, 08:15 AM
Moar Gigahertzzzz!

CaptNKILL
08-04-08, 08:49 AM
Well, they have designated an new part number for some reason. Perhaps they've made some tweeks somewhere (design, layout, library, fab process, etc) that gives them a little higher speed. If so, these should on average OC higher. Or perhaps nothing has changed and they just realized they were being too conservative.

They better OC 500Mhz+ higher if they're going to be worth $100+ over the 8500 and 8400.

JaxMacFL
08-04-08, 01:33 PM
Here's a recent review on it. Looks to be a pretty descent oc'er.

Link:

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/core2duo-e8600.html


Oh, if you have a P5E3 Deluxe there is a new bios at Asus '1303' for the new cpus'.

BCKator
08-05-08, 12:39 AM
They better OC 500Mhz+ higher if they're going to be worth $100+ over the 8500 and 8400.

My rational side agrees, ... but that is not my only side...

JaxMacFL
08-05-08, 09:20 AM
One way I rationalize;

All these opinions, reviews and advice that is availible and offered is mostly speculation. Some of it is based on hard data and experience. You consider the reasonable info, throw out the absurd and add in what you are willing to pay that makes you happy and then go for it. I'm going from a E6850 that cost me $278 at the time. I look at it as $14 more for the upgrade since I'm paying $292 for this E8600 (which will be here tomorrow). When I got my E6850 people were saying that a E6750 or a Q6600 should have been the way to go. Maybe so, but it wouldn't have made me happy and I've been very happy with the E6850. It can be argued that anything anyone chooses is a waste of money. I'm sure someone would think so and I'm sure there is a whole bunch of people out there that considers any gaming rig a total waste of money period. Do some research, make an informed decision and enjoy what you choose. It's all mostly speculative anyway.:)

XDanger
08-05-08, 09:48 AM
It is very pleasing to know that Core 2 Duo E8600 will be not the only CPU on E0 processor stepping in the market. Very soon Intel will start shipping the already existing Core 2 Duo E8500 and E8400 processors with the new E0 stepping. We can certainly expect these new processors to be able to reach much higher frequencies during overclocking than they used to before.

E0 8400 sounds good.

Destroy
08-05-08, 11:44 AM
Hitting 4.5GHz is great but how long can it take 1.43V to be stable? That's gonna be warm for sure.

JaxMacFL
08-05-08, 12:34 PM
Hitting 4.5GHz is great but how long can it take 1.43V to be stable? That's gonna be warm for sure.

Thats the range I hope to run at. I imagine it will depend on the case and cpu cooling one has. I have (8) 120mm case fans and a CNPS9700LED for the cpu. Hopefully thats all I will need. If not I'll try something else.

I see one e-tailer has the E8600 in stock for $290 if anyone is interested:

http://www.shopblt.com/cgi-bin/shop/shop.cgi?action=thispage&thispage=0110030005018_BU10640P.shtml&order_id=745948342

JaxMacFL
08-06-08, 05:32 PM
Got my E8600 today. Booted right up. After verifying everything with cpu-z, I rebooted into cmos and just ran the fsb up to 400. Didn't touch nothing else. Ram stayed at 7-7-7-20-1N (Used to be 1T). CPU voltage 'AUTO'. Running 4GHz no problem. Speedfan has idle at 40c, but coretemp has it at 45c. Ran occt and never got over 57c. Stayed at 56c most of the time. CPU 51/52c, System 39c during run. CoreV at 1.288 normally but dropped to 1.26 during occt run. Surprising. A lot I want to try but going to take it slow and do my homework on oc'ing it higher. Man I love this thing.:D

CaptNKILL
08-06-08, 07:37 PM
Hitting 4.5GHz is great but how long can it take 1.43V to be stable? That's gonna be warm for sure.

My core 2 has been running at 1.5 for about a year now. :o

This cooler keeps my temps really low though.

Bearclaw
08-06-08, 07:46 PM
Got my E8600 today. Booted right up. After verifying everything with cpu-z, I rebooted into cmos and just ran the fsb up to 400. Didn't touch nothing else. Ram stayed at 7-7-7-20-1N (Used to be 1T). CPU voltage 'AUTO'. Running 4GHz no problem. Speedfan has idle at 40c, but coretemp has it at 45c. Ran occt and never got over 57c. Stayed at 56c most of the time. CPU 51/52c, System 39c during run. CoreV at 1.288 normally but dropped to 1.26 during occt run. Surprising. A lot I want to try but going to take it slow and do my homework on oc'ing it higher. Man I love this thing.:D

Nice. :thumbsup:

Destroy
08-06-08, 08:01 PM
Let us know what that baby goes up to for 24/7 use. My E8500 I have set at 4.1GHz @1.36v 24/7. You should at least get 4.3GHz I hope. :cool: