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Woo-hoo! Just picked up my E8400 processor!

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January 19, 2008 5:45:04 PM

I wasn't going to do it, but I couldn't resist being one of the firsts. Plus I'd just sold off the rest of my upgraded parts, so what the heck...

Went from an E6300 (oc'd to 2.33GHz), 2GB of DDR2-5300 memory, and a Sapphire X1800GTO to an E8400, 4GB of DDR2-6400 with an EVGA 8800GTS 512MB card. Seems to be a little faster...

Clint
January 19, 2008 6:48:29 PM

can you tell us if it OCs well?
January 19, 2008 7:02:38 PM

yes i'm thinking of doing the same. overclocking results would be real helpful.
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January 19, 2008 7:17:34 PM

Hopefully some screens ;) , can't wait to see.
January 19, 2008 9:10:25 PM

My current board isn't really set to overclock this puppy, I don't think. It's an older Asus P5W DH, so it's overclocked at about 25% just to get up to the 333MHz base speed! :)  Right now, I'm also running with the stock cooler. At idle, CoreTemp is showing 45 C, with a room temp of about 20C.

On the plus side, I went from about 5000 with my overclocked E6300 and stock X1800GTO to 9800 with the E6300 and stock 8800GTS to 12000 with the stock E8400 and 8800GTS. Not too shabby! :) 

TAT 2.05 is telling me I have an invalid processor... I'll see what else I can find.

Clint
January 19, 2008 9:45:28 PM

Just ran 2 copies of Prime95 on the two cores for 15 minutes. At stock speed with the stock cooler, temps maxed at 43C. Pretty nice, especially considering the size of the little sucker!

My Asus P182 case should be here next week, and I'll be reassembling things with my Scythe Ninja cooler then. But using the smaller cooler sure was easier in my Sonata II case! Damn Intel and their funky HS attachments!

Ah, well, now to go try some games! I picked up NFS:Carbon last week, and got Crysis with the 8800GTS... Should keep me busy for a day or so.

Clint
January 19, 2008 10:22:43 PM

Its a shame about the board. The biggest interest is its clockability, lets wait to see 4ghz on air.
January 19, 2008 10:23:30 PM

shuyin said:
Its a shame about the board. The biggest interest is its clockability, lets wait to see 4ghz on air.


That should be a joke on decent air cooling.

450x9 is pretty simple on most boards.
January 19, 2008 10:27:15 PM

Personally I don't think it's worth upgrading if you had an older C2D. The difference between clock to clock tests aren't worth the upgrade imo.
January 19, 2008 10:29:35 PM

Evilonigiri said:
Personally I don't think it's worth upgrading if you had an older C2D. The difference between clock to clock tests aren't worth the upgrade imo.


I considered an E8400 and drop it in over my Q6600.

Then I thought about how low my scores on 3D Mark would drop and said hell no.
January 19, 2008 10:32:08 PM

cnumartyr said:
I considered an E8400 and drop it in over my Q6600.

Then I thought about how low my scores on 3D Mark would drop and said hell no.

You and your 3Dmark scores... :fou: 
January 19, 2008 10:34:24 PM

Evilonigiri said:
You and your 3Dmark scores... :fou: 


Don't worry... this rig is about all I will be doing til the summer.

Here's the plan:

Wait for the Next Gen Comparisons: RV770 vs G100 (I hate the 9800GX2 it's a joke).

Get a board (X48 or 790i) that will support Crossfire or SLI for the best Video Card.

Get DDR3 Memory for it.

Buy a new G0 Q6600 or a used QX9650 off Ebay. Watercool the entire rig.

Get a Nehalem and Motherboard for it in November/December (if it's out).
January 19, 2008 10:36:14 PM

cnumartyr said:
Don't worry... this rig is about all I will be doing til the summer.

Here's the plan:

Wait for the Next Gen Comparisons: RV770 vs G100 (I hate the 9800GX2 it's a joke).

Get a board (X48 or 790i) that will support Crossfire or SLI for the best Video Card.

Get DDR3 Memory for it.

Buy a new G0 Q6600 or a used QX9650 off Ebay. Watercool the entire rig.

Get a Nehalem and Motherboard for it in November/December (if it's out).

That will certainly keep you up all night...and day.

Lucky bastard.

I'll be waiting for the results.
January 19, 2008 10:39:35 PM





Just picked up a c2d 8400 and a evga 780i mobo from microcenter. Sick deal ($179 for 8400, $279 for the 780i and $79 for 4 gb (2x2gb) ocz ddr2 800 ram.


Anyone still interested in OC results--or is that old news?

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January 19, 2008 11:06:19 PM

^Still interested in the benches! More benches = better reliability :D 
January 20, 2008 3:19:15 AM

cnumartyr said:
Don't worry... this rig is about all I will be doing til the summer.

Here's the plan:

Wait for the Next Gen Comparisons: RV770 vs G100 (I hate the 9800GX2 it's a joke).

Get a board (X48 or 790i) that will support Crossfire or SLI for the best Video Card.

Get DDR3 Memory for it.

Buy a new G0 Q6600 or a used QX9650 off Ebay. Watercool the entire rig.

Get a Nehalem and Motherboard for it in November/December (if it's out).


Where the hell do you get all the money to do this........

I was lucky to get the rig I have for $900, but you talk about upgrades and new builds in almost every thread.
January 20, 2008 3:23:38 AM

Silverion77 said:
Where the hell do you get all the money to do this........

I was lucky to get the rig I have for $900, but you talk about upgrades and new builds in almost every thread.

Sometimes, life just isn't fair.

He worked for it, he earns it.
January 20, 2008 3:25:37 AM

Evilonigiri said:
Sometimes, life just isn't fair.

He worked for it, he earns it.


Yeah i kno....but I want to kno what he does so I can do something similar.

I want a super duber uber (hate the word uber) rig and keep upgrading it like him. :bounce: 
January 20, 2008 3:26:40 AM

Silverion77 said:
Where the hell do you get all the money to do this........

I was lucky to get the rig I have for $900, but you talk about upgrades and new builds in almost every thread.


I'm single, 22, and have my own career that I've been successful with.

I spend my money on my car (it has about $12k worth of parts in it) and my computers.

Edit: I also do side jobs in my career field and build custom computers for people I know that have gotten to know me through friends.
January 20, 2008 3:30:23 AM

Whats your career in......engineering

I assume so because you kno a lot about heat, coltage, etc.

I'm 14, single, dont have a job (but I got parents :)  )
January 20, 2008 3:32:11 AM

cnumartyr said:
I'm single, 22, and have my own career that I've been successful with.

I spend my money on my car (it has about $12k worth of parts in it) and my computers.

Edit: I also do side jobs in my career field and build custom computers for people I know that have gotten to know me through friends.

Oh so you like to fix/upgrade cars and computers too!

Interesting......
January 20, 2008 3:32:15 AM

Silverion77 said:
Whats your career in......engineering

I assume so because you kno a lot about heat, coltage, etc.

I'm 14, single, dont have a job (but I got parents :)  )


My career is actually in HVAC and Electrical. I'm responsible for an entire building and I get paid well for it.

Any knowledge i have of heat and voltage is from reading and doing my own research because I'm interested in it and it does help me in my job. To be honest I just read a ton from anything I can get my hands on.
January 20, 2008 3:33:02 AM

Evilonigiri said:
Oh so you like to fix/upgrade cars and computers too!

Interesting......


Yea the car is a 13 second 94 Mustang GT..

I have the two most expensive hobbies you can ask for!
January 20, 2008 3:34:38 AM

cnumartyr said:
Yea the car is a 13 second 94 Mustang GT..

I have the two most expensive hobbies you can ask for!

Haven't gotten around upgrading my '99 Lincoln Navigator (my first car btw) yet, but yeah, I hear you. It's sure expensive.

I like to do things myself :) 
January 20, 2008 3:35:31 AM

cool....im taking an extra class at school soon, requires a mentor and you study a topic.

A friend of my parents is an engineer and makes electrical grids and power regulation across NY. He also has super-fast CAD computers and he offered to be my mentor and when 16 a job!!!!
January 20, 2008 3:55:13 AM

Edit Topic Title: Let's discuss cnumartyr's awesome job and hobbies!

lol, I kid... congrats on the E8400's, I'm a lil green with envy.
January 20, 2008 3:58:53 AM

^lol....

except he is dominating the forums lately.....
I want an 8400 but I'm holding back and keeping my E2180 till 1) quad cores get cheaper or 2) hold out if I can till Nehalem which will require a whole new system
January 20, 2008 3:59:59 AM

Silverion77 said:
^lol....

except he is dominating the forums lately.....
I want an 8400 but I'm holding back and keeping my E2180 till 1) quad cores get cheaper or 2) hold out if I can till Nehalem which will require a whole new system


I go through spells. I'll be gone for 3-4 days probably now. I get tired of people being retarded when I think my suggestions are the best and they don't use them.
January 20, 2008 4:00:13 AM

Talk about living in the forums...

I can't catch up to him. He's ubiquitous I'd say!
January 20, 2008 4:01:04 AM

Evilonigiri said:
Talk about living in the forums...

I can't catch up to him. He's ubiquitous I'd say!


I told you my plans for tonight got cancelled.

Was going to go see Kiki but it didn't pan out.
January 20, 2008 4:02:07 AM

cnumartyr said:
I go through spells. I'll be gone for 3-4 days probably now. I get tired of people being retarded when I think my suggestions are the best and they don't use them.

Those kinds of people you just ignore.

Suggest away, I'd always keep valuable advices in mind and pass it along to others.
January 20, 2008 4:02:51 AM

Kiki???

do tell.....lol
I love how we're chatting by posting in different threads. :) 
January 20, 2008 4:03:29 AM

Heres one get a TR120 or save the money and get a Nirvana?
January 20, 2008 4:03:43 AM

Silverion77 said:
Kiki???

do tell.....lol
I love how we're chatting by posting in different threads. :) 


This is what Evil and I end up doing.. and I won't go into detail, I already got told not to by turpit.
January 20, 2008 4:04:17 AM

That's pretty obvious. Get the Nirvana, it BEATS the TRUE for less.
January 20, 2008 4:04:44 AM

Silverion77 said:
Heres one get a TR120 or save the money and get a Nirvana?


You have an E21x0 Series. Get a Tuniq and be happy and save money.

Otherwise TR120 + 3000 RPM Ultra Kaze + Sunbeam Rheobus.
January 20, 2008 4:05:40 AM

I will eventually upgrade before Nehalem, and will overclock so I want something that will hold well
Also, its all funded by mom.....she owes me for chanukah
I will be getting more case fans and the controller

Also, sorry to OP for jacking his thread :lol:  :lol: 
We're tired and have nothing better to do
January 20, 2008 4:07:27 AM

cnumartyr said:
Otherwise TR120 + 3000 RPM Ultra Kaze + Sunbeam Rheobus.

Change that to one of Delta's high performance fan.



220cfm...not half bad I'd say.
January 20, 2008 4:08:45 AM

lol....i saw that and was considering other deltas but they arent worth $24+
January 20, 2008 4:26:21 AM

Evilonigiri said:
Problem with the fan on the TRUE, the Noctua, is that it has very low static pressure. So it can't really force the air through the slits.


That's why I use the Ultra Kaze. 38mm and it pushes a good amount of air through the fins.
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January 20, 2008 4:51:17 AM

Evilonigiri said:
That's pretty obvious. Get the Nirvana, it BEATS the TRUE for less.


It beats it by one degree only, and it gets loud under load. I still prefer the TRUE. But yeah, it's a very impressive piece of work :) 

http://anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i=3202&p=4
January 25, 2008 10:19:05 PM

After reading that link cnumartyr posted, I'm glad I went with the Q6600. I'd rather have a quad at 3.6 when compared to a dual at 4.0GHz. Those low multipliers push the board too hard IMO.
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