I believe I have to said that I have had some problems overclocking my CPU. It did go up to 2.8GhZ but it worked for only about a week. After that it wouldn't want to overclock at all. Now, after several months and a GPU+PSU upgrade I tried again and I oc'd it to 2GhZ, but it also worked only a while, before failing at post and resetting. Maybe I have been doing something wrong?
I play a lot of games, but I favour all-over system performance over gaming FPS. So a quad might be in place. On the other hand I've read that e8400>>>q8400 in system perf, and gaming perf.
Which CPU is the way for me?
Does my mobo even support any of these processors, or will it bottleneck?
haha. Not a chance in the world I'm shelling out another 200€ plus on this platform.
Wanna a list of my retarded expenses?
Stock HP dx2300 -500€
New RAM -2gb - 50€ (ddr2)
new 8800gt 150€ (worth every cent)
new PSU crap chinese 500w 40€
New mobo g31 - 90€
New ram 4gb DDR2 - 40€
New GPU (awesome 8800 died because of crap psu) - 4850 - 100€
New PSU corsair - 50€
FINALLY I have got some system fans. (stock wire was too short) -15€
Sum some over 1000€.
Now imagine I'd buy a custom PC 2.5 years ago (when I have bought the stock). I wasted so much money, and the new cpu is going to be the last thing. So no exagerations.