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E6750 to e8400 ugrade or keep?

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August 8, 2009 11:41:42 PM

I have this configuration -
MB: ASUS P5QL PRO
CPU : Intel E6750
GPU : Sapphire ATI Radeon 4890 1GB Vapor-X
PSU : Chieftec 600W FULL
and 4GB of Kingston HyperX ram on 800mhz

Should I buy e8400 or keep e6750? How much would e8400 affect on performance? BTW - Every component has its default clocks and I play on 22inch monitor(1680x1050). Thx in advance.

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August 8, 2009 11:53:25 PM

Meh.. marginal. Not more than 10% if you are going to run at stock values. Overclocking might make it interesting. Since you are limited to a single card setup.. I'd spend money on a SSD.
August 9, 2009 12:03:11 AM

Ditto.
You likely won't notice the cpu change.
You would notice an SSD though.
You may also notice windows tweaks to speed up your system as well.
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August 9, 2009 12:48:31 AM

I've seen E6750s clock to 3.7GHz+.

Overclocking would get you better performance in games and such. In my opinion, no. Don't go for the E8400. You have a nice motherboard anyways, might aswell use it and OC that E6750.

Don't forget a good aftermarket heatsink if you plan going over 3GHz
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August 9, 2009 1:16:54 AM

I reckon you would be better off getting a 22" 1920 x 1080 monitor, or a Q9550 for more cores but only if cheap enough, then again with the arrival of i5 imminent ...
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