I have a good problem, which CPU to sell................

I just picked up a 6mos old E8400 for $88.

I have this machine (specs in sig) that I use only for gaming and internet/email....

Wifes machine is an E6300 oc'd to 2.8 on a 965p DS3 gigabyte mobo...All she does is play SIMS and little Yahoo games with an x1950pro vid card.....

The "good" problem... I can sell the E8400 for a nice profit... or I can sell the e6300 for like $70 or so... give wife the quad and keep the e8400 for me...... or give her the e8400.. oh wait, he mobo cant do it....

I dont know... need an opinion from some of you smart folks...


I think i should give her the q6600 and use the e8400 for myself.. but then I could make at least $50 if I ebay it....
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  1. e6300 is not that good of a cpu, a 6420 is a good early c2d

    the e8400 is far better and can be oc to 3.8ghz with out issues - 100% of time
  2. Come on! I used to play Sims 2 on an Athlon XP with VIA Unichrome graphics!

    Give her a E2160 and OC it... =)

    Depends how much you can make from the Q6600...
  3. well, I have an offer for 70 for the e6300..... I could probably get $150 for the q6600 on ebay...
  4. well, up and running with the e8400... temps are a bit wierd.. i have a 8c diffence on the 2 cores... speed fan and real temp show 25 idle on one core and 33 idle on the other.. same difference on stress test. (core temp and HWMonitor are way wacky..)

    I am oc'd to 3.8 w/ a vcore of 1.250. VID is 1.225 per real temp and 1.125 per core temp. Bios showed it at 1.225
  5. xringx said:
    well, up and running with the e8400... temps are a bit wierd.. i have a 8c diffence on the 2 cores... speed fan and real temp show 25 idle on one core and 33 idle on the other.. same difference on stress test. (core temp and HWMonitor are way wacky..)


    The DTS information for 45 nm CPUs is not able to be accurately translated into core temps yet. Intel promised that they will release the specs for that soon, so the wacky temps are a known problem with a planned fix.
  6. Intel did release the DTS tjmax already.

    here is the link: http://intel.wingateweb.com/US08/published/sessions/TMTS001/SF08_TMTS001_100r.pdf

    45nm Desktop Dual-Core ProcessorsTJ
    •Intel®Core™2 Duo processor E8000 and E7000 series 100°C


    45 nm Desktop Quad-Core Processors
    •Intel®Core™2 Quad processor Q9000 and Q8000 series100°C
    •Intel®Core™2 Extreme processor QX9650 95°C
    •Intel®Core™2 Extreme processor QX9770 85°C
  7. Keep it. It will serve as a back up since you know it works. If something goes wrong, and you need to trouble shoot a list, that E6300 could be handy.

    But that's just me.
  8. Id be with grimmy, i wouldnt waste my time putting things on ebay for a few dollars.
  9. +1
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