View Full Version : Selling Cpu , which one should i keep?
12-27-09, 11:50 AM
I use games and general computing, Includin some Virtual Machine, I would like some advice on which cpu i should sell.
Both are Brand new,
Q8200 and a E8400 both are 45nm cores.
I have an Asus PQ5 motherboard bus speed 1300 and 1066 RAM.
12-27-09, 12:23 PM
I'd keep the quad core, and sell the dual core. That quad will probably last you longer before you'll *need* to upgrade it.
Heck, I'd wager for most folks an original Phenom 9600, or Q6600, is far more processing power than they need from a CPU. Just load the system up with lots of high-speed RAM (DDR2 1066 or faster) and a good GPU- you'll be set for a good while. ;)
I've owned both the Phenom 9600 BE and Q6600 (G0 but never overclocked) and honestly couldn't notice that big of a difference between the two. That Q8200 should have a bit more umph than my old Q6600 so I'd imagine it'll last you a good couple years or more.
Keep that Q8200, make sure you got some good RAM and a good cooler, and just rock that for a good while. If it ever holds you back, oc it to what ya' need. If I recall those have a ton of OC head room. :)
12-27-09, 12:36 PM
Great answer 'deemed, I thought this would be the case, but was not sure. I don't think overclockinh is an option with asus P5Q 1300 board.
12-27-09, 06:07 PM
Yeah keep the Q8200 and sell E8400!
12-27-09, 06:11 PM
Keep teh quad
12-27-09, 06:26 PM
Keep the one with less cores :bleh:
12-27-09, 06:30 PM
Bob your confused.............Again! :D
12-27-09, 06:41 PM
I am not sure of anything anymore :(
12-27-09, 08:15 PM
12-27-09, 08:27 PM
Bob you're confused.............Again! :D
12-29-09, 10:45 AM
No, he's already had some confused and is being brought his 2nd helping/
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