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Should I upgrade my CPU?

Hello everyone,

I currently have a Intel pentium E6500, and I was wondering if it would be worth it to upgrade to an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400. I was wondering if it would be worth upgrading to that processor. I plan to mostly use my computer for gaming. I know the LGA 775 socket is dead and pretty out of date for gaming, but I have a really limited budget so I can't upgrade my mobo. I have a budget of around $80 if anyone has another CPU for the 775 socket to suggest.

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    You'll be a lot happier with the 8400 even at stock, make sure your mobo supports it (check the mobo web site) and most 8400s are great OCers, might well be a great investment for the budget
  2. Tradesman1 said:
    You'll be a lot happier with the 8400 even at stock, make sure your mobo supports it (check the mobo web site) and most 8400s are great OCers, might well be a great investment for the budget


    So I should notice a difference when if I upgrade my CPU from my current one to the E8400?
  3. Yep
  4. Tradesman1 said:
    Yep


    Alright thanks. Also would a stock fan be good for OCing or should I get different fan for it?
  5. Can go with the stock initially, monitor your temps, but will prob want a better one before long
  6. Tradesman1 said:
    Can go with the stock initially, monitor your temps, but will prob want a better one before long


    Alright, what temp can it get to before i start to worry?
  7. Think I'd want idle to stick to around 43 or under
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