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Xeon quad core 2.4 vs quad q9400 2.6 Ghz

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August 15, 2009 4:25:26 AM

I currently own a dedicated server with a company and have a older Xeon Quad-core. The company I'm with (have been for a while has reduced my server price down to $169/mo for the Xeon. however, they have other quad-core servers for much cheaper prices:
the q8200 for $99/mo
and the q9400 for 139/mo.

now I'm not running much programs on it (Teamspeak, and couple server applications)
how does the Xeon fit in with the other 2 mentioned?

am i getting a deal? or a ripoff?
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August 15, 2009 5:39:17 AM

Well, it depends on the specific model of Xeon and what kind of code you are running. The 9400 will be faster for most tasks, but it does have less cache, and will be slower in some specific cases. The 8200 will be slower almost 100% of the time, but probably faster per dollar.
August 15, 2009 5:56:48 AM

i dont think the server codes are really that resource hoggy.
would it be better for me (budget wise) to lower down to q8200?
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August 15, 2009 6:32:52 AM

You could always try it for a bit and see if it lags. It's definitely not a slow CPU.
August 15, 2009 5:09:35 PM

The q9400 is a good processor. I have a friend that have one sticked to a Max Formula II nad it fly pretty nicelly. Dont know about it for a server !