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Upgrade from E6850 to the new E8500 ?

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November 8, 2008 3:32:12 PM

My system
: cpu: Core 2 Duo E6850 3GHZ, mobo: Asus P5KC, PSU: 600W Zalman, VGA: XFX GTX 260 xxx edition, RAM: 2GB 1066MHZ Kingston, Samsung 2232BW 22' monitor, Windows XP SP3

My question is very simple: Am i see any difference if i will change it with the new Intel core 2 duo E8500 3,16 GHZ?
I use my computer for hardcore gaming at 1680 X 1050 res.
I need your advise...


P.S. If finally i byu the E8500 (price here in Greece 185€), then i will sell my old E6850 to a friend of mine at 115€. So the only cost for me is 70€.
P.S. 2 : sorry for my poor english...

Thank you!

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November 8, 2008 3:33:29 PM

There will be no noticeable difference. Not worth the 70 euros by far.
November 8, 2008 3:57:16 PM

Agreed, no noticeble difference. You would get more performance for free by a simple overclock.
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November 8, 2008 4:56:26 PM

<sarcasm>
come on guys! lets not forget the awesomeness that is SSE4+ ;)  I was going to add the Treacherous Computing support but the 6850 has it as well.
</sarcasm>

But if he does OC with his 6850 then he should atleast see a higher OC.
I just read a review @ http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/intel_e8500/

they overclocked it to 4.322GHz with the stock cooler and it was Orthos Prime Stable

Oh and I was curious what type of cooling he used too but on the last page he mentions all tests were done with stock cooling.

November 8, 2008 5:01:50 PM

cliffro said:
come on guys! lets not forget the awesomeness that is SSE4+ ;)  I was going to add the Treacherous Computing support but the 6850 has it as well.

But if he does OC with his 6850 then he should atleast see a higher OC.
I just read a review @ http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/intel_e8500/

they overclocked it to 4.322GHz with the stock cooler and it was Orthos Prime Stable

Oh and I was curious what type of cooling he used too but on the last page he mentions all tests were done with stock cooling.


SSE4.1 is only useful for newer encoding software. It does nothing for games and everything that aren't coded to take advantage of it. He's not going to get 4.322ghz oc on that motherboard. And Intel stock cooling is not good enough for oc, no matter what they say.

70 euros for basically nothing.
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November 8, 2008 5:07:32 PM

Save the money. The extra 160Mhz is not worth it.
November 8, 2008 5:33:09 PM

I agree, save the dough.
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November 8, 2008 9:23:35 PM

Get a good CPU cooler if you want, then learn how to overclock that extra 200mhz. In my opinion, should be easy as setting your FSB to 356mhz.
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November 9, 2008 12:23:18 AM

dagger said:
SSE4.1 is only useful for newer encoding software. It does nothing for games and everything that aren't coded to take advantage of it. He's not going to get 4.322ghz oc on that motherboard. And Intel stock cooling is not good enough for oc, no matter what they say.

70 euros for basically nothing.


I was totally kidding about SSE4 hence the ";)"

And of course the OC he will get may be lower, I'm just pointing out the possibilities with it. I had a 1200mhz OC on my old E2160 using the cheaper all aluminum Intel HSF, several of my friends all run @ 3ghz with the stock cooler on their E2160s.


November 9, 2008 2:01:58 AM

Next time use the " :lol:  " J/K :lol: 
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November 9, 2008 11:17:44 AM

I added the <sarcasm> tags to my first post.
November 9, 2008 11:26:31 AM

Like everyone else is saying, save your money.
November 9, 2008 12:12:25 PM

Thanks guys...maybe i will buy the E8600 instead wich have 3.33GHZ
November 17, 2008 12:02:53 AM

no, just overclock... or don't because most games are gpu limited anyway. you wont be getting any big increase in fps unless you have like 3 gtx 280's
November 17, 2008 8:34:43 PM

Aristhewargod13 said:
Thanks guys...maybe i will buy the E8600 instead wich have 3.33GHZ


Are you obsessed with spending money?

Overclock the e6850 and take your girlfriend to dinner (if you dont have one ask someone out jeeshhh)
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