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E8400 vs Q8400 for flash games

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January 3, 2011 8:07:22 PM

Hello,
My old P4 3.0 Ghz can't handle the "heavy" flash games on the internet.
I'd like to buy a new computer. E8400 and Q8400 cost the same.
Which one will be better for flash games?
Thanks.
a c 79 à CPUs
January 3, 2011 8:23:57 PM

is flash gpu enabled now?
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January 3, 2011 10:54:39 PM

E8400 is a great cpu and best for overclocking. But with games now more hungry for quadcores I think it would be best to go for that Q8400 then have it overclock to3.2ghz easily.
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a c 471 à CPUs
January 4, 2011 3:39:40 AM

I really, really doubt flash games need or use 4 cores.
a c 103 à CPUs
January 4, 2011 4:55:19 AM

Maybe a ram increase and general tidy up of the system is more in order? :p 
defrag,get rid of old useless tat off the hdd, registry sweep etc
Moto
January 4, 2011 4:44:47 PM

Both E8400 and Q8400 will be more than enough for flash games, but both are pretty outdated processors. Since you are buying a new computer why not get something newer? I suggest waiting few weeks until the newly released sandy bridge processors start getting into PCs (your PC needs to be upgraded anyway).
a c 141 à CPUs
January 4, 2011 10:46:33 PM

Get the quad. You know you want it.

Flash games are not multi-threaded so they only run on 1 core. The problem is the rest of your system is also running on the 1 core you have so the quad will allow XP sp3 (assuming you have XP) all the power it needs plus extra cores for Anti-virus, Anti-malware, other apps, and etc....

Flash video is multi-threaded btw.
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