For my new computer I'm looking for a dual core cpu but there's one problem. I don't know which to choose. The E8400 or E8500?
The E8400 is cheaper and overclocks well . The E8500 is a bit more expensive but has the same features (except the higher multiplier) . Which one to buy? Which CPU will overclock better in general? the E8400 or the E8500?
(Motherboard will be Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3P , Mem : 4GB PC8500 corsair dominators, cooler : Scythe Mugen)
8500's only advantage is the higher multiplier which means you wont have to raise the fsb as much to get the overclock you want... if you are extreme overclocking the 8500 would be better. But as mentioned the 8400 will get close to the same anywho.
You can't really say that it will run 4.2 / 4.4 at low voltage. Every board and CPU combo is different. You can buy 2 pairs of the exact board and processor and not get the same speed at the same voltage.