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Old 06-02-08, 10:03 AM   #1
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What is the best processor I can buy for no more than $250 for this motherbored? I'm slightly confused

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Old 06-02-08, 10:16 AM   #2
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Under $250 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115037

If you can be a little flexible - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115036

Nothing in between. Honestly, not a huge difference between the two, except the price. I'd go with option 1.

Also, I'd call ASUS and ask if the mobo supports 45nm (wolfdale), since that's what these processors are.
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Old 06-02-08, 10:26 AM   #3
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No Quad Core hey? I was kinda hoping to be able to get one. Thank you for looking
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Old 06-02-08, 10:52 AM   #4
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Another vote for the E8400.

I just upgrade from an E4600. Very fast, runs very cool, draws little power.
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Old 06-02-08, 10:59 AM   #5
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Another vote for the E8400.

I just upgrade from an E4600. Very fast, runs very cool, draws little power.

Hey grey!

I have the E6300 now, is the E4600 that much better?

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Old 06-02-08, 11:19 AM   #6
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Hey, how are ya?

I don't think you would notice much difference between the 2 really. The E8400 will give you a huge boost. You just need to be sure your motherboard has a bios update available so it will recognize the chip.

Thing is, it only runs $40 to $80 more than last generation chips, but will also give your rig much more of a kick.
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Old 06-02-08, 11:48 AM   #7
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Hey, how are ya?

I don't think you would notice much difference between the 2 really. The E8400 will give you a huge boost. You just need to be sure your motherboard has a bios update available so it will recognize the chip.

Thing is, it only runs $40 to $80 more than last generation chips, but will also give your rig much more of a kick.

I'm good, hope all is well!

I did mean to ask if the E8400 is that much better, not the E4600, sill me lol.

I guess it would be a lot better seing how I would be going from 3.72GHz to 6GHz a difference of 2.28Ghz.

My bored says it accepts Core 2 Extreme processors, why would it not accept a Quad core? I thought the Core 2 Extremes were quad? That is where I am confused.
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Old 06-02-08, 11:58 AM   #8
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So I make things a little more clear, here is the processor I was hoping to be able to use.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115017
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No Quad Core hey? I was kinda hoping to be able to get one.
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So I make things a little more clear, here is the processor I was hoping to be able to use.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115017
That's the processor I'm using, and I would have recommended it, except that your desired mobo doesn't support it. Even the ASUS website says dual-core only. But, call ASUS and ask.

Two questions you need to ask them are; 1 - quad core support and; 2 - 45nm (WolfDale) support. If the answer is no to both, you're stuck with an older CPU, should definitely consider a different mobo.
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Medion,

Your link doesn't work.
Worked for me.


@musman - I just went through this same decsion making process Lol, I guess it boils down to what you will be doing. Lots of encoding? Quad. Gaming and surfing etc only..go E8400 instead.

Also note Medion's advice above, you want to be sure you don't buy a chip you can't use, unless you will upgrade mobo also.
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Here is the list of processors this MB supports(http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/c...=P5L-VM%201394). It appears that the "Core 2 Extreme X6800" Is the fastest one this MB supports.
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