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Upgrading From Intel Core 2 duo e8400 to Intel Core 2 quad q6600

I would like to know if my 240w psu can run the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600.

I currently have an Nvidia Gt 610 1Gb Ddr3,8gigs of ddr2 RAM,WD Blue 1TB HDD and a stock hp internal DVD drive installed on my HP DC5800 SFF.

Also, Is this upgrade even worth it?

I am planning on playing games like CS:GO, Rising Storm, Men Of War Assault Squad 2/Call To Arms, Verdun
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  1. That's not an upgrade in most situations. The single core performance from the 8400 is a good bit better than the 6600 as it's a newer CPU. Does have more cores but that's not always better
  2. Hello majicaldrei,

    there is not worth upgrading to c2q 6600 as your core 2 duo 8400 and gt 610 1gb d3 are enough for CS:GO, Rising Storm, Men Of War Assault Squad 2............
    BUT not for verdun.......may be you have to turn down the graphics settings/resolution to low-medium.......
    HOWEVER not necessarily because gt 610 perform good if you couple it with good Cpu and Ram. differs on case to case basis.

    http://www.game-debate.com/games/index.php?g_id=7908&game=Verdun&p_make=Intel&p_deriv=Core+2+Duo+E8400+3.0GHz&gc_make=Nvidia&gc_deriv=GeForce+GT+610+v2&ram=8&checkSubmit=#systemrequirements

    also q6600 has tdp of 105 watts, that means 40watts more than the core2duo (tdp 65 watts). more power requirement and can be risky with your current psu.
  3. Supahos said:
    That's not an upgrade in most situations. The single core performance from the 8400 is a good bit better than the 6600 as it's a newer CPU. Does have more cores but that's not always better

    Am I gonna get better frames when playing games
  4. The quad core would help in situations like playing games like gtaV or far cry 4 that pretty much need a quad core, and would make the pc last a bit longer for gaming.
    You would get a marginal performance boost from the upgrade.
    The dual core can play the games you want to play fine though.
  5. Best answer
    You may get a very small boost if the games in question can utilize more than 2 cores. However, the IPC is lower on the Q6600, as it's technically older technology and so games that use 2 cores max would be slower. Couple this with the fact you're going from 3.00Ghz to 2.4Ghz and from a 1333FSB to slower 1066. Unless you're getting the CPU near free(if it's even compatible with your board), I don't see it being worth the effort most likely I think you would end up overall with lower performance than where you're at now.
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