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Is it worth upgrading my cpu from e5800 to e8400 or q8400?

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October 2, 2011 1:28:23 PM

I have a low end desktop (lenovo k300-5316). The mobo has no option for oc. I am considering getting a new cpu. However, I am tempted to just wait until I have enough money to build my own rig (which would be in a few years). In the meantime, I was wondering if it would be worth the money to upgrade my cpu. If I do upgrade should I do a dual or quad core?

Thank you for your help.
a c 899 à CPUs
October 2, 2011 1:33:10 PM

First question is does the computer support a upgrade? Second question is what do you use the computer for?
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October 2, 2011 1:41:42 PM

These are my computers parts:

http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/configuration/C...

I am not sure where to look up to see if it is upgrading it ( I am trying to google it now).

I use my computer for gaming, labview, solidworks, and other engineering software.

I wish I would have just built my own rig in the first place, but the computer I was using ended up needing to get repaired in the middle of a project and I needed a quick cheap replacement.
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a c 899 à CPUs
October 2, 2011 1:50:48 PM

Ok so it is a pentium E5800 dual core std @3.2GHz. You will not benefit from another dual and the available quads for your system are few and expensive. I say leave it as is.
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October 2, 2011 2:08:27 PM

There are some available on ebay for under 100 bucks.
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a c 899 à CPUs
October 2, 2011 2:17:39 PM

It all depends on what quad you are looking at needs to be a Q8400 at minimum to get noticeable benefit from the upgrade. 2.4GHz or slower quads will perform some tasks a lot slower than a 3.2 GHz Dual core.
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October 2, 2011 2:38:33 PM

thank you for your help
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October 2, 2011 3:58:43 PM

Best answer selected by mobius29er.
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