Upgrading from a Core 2 Duo E8200 Tags: CPUs Core Processors Last response: May 6, 2012 6:32 PM in CPUs Share BananaswithAppeal May 6, 2012 5:40:04 PM I would like to spend ~250 for a new processor, and i'm wondering if I should get an Ivy Bridge processor now that they're out? or just grab an i5 2500k? Also, I don't really overclock much. More about : upgrading core duo e8200 InvalidError a c 86 à CPUs May 6, 2012 6:10:23 PM You would need to define how much is "not much" for you. If that means something like 10%, IB would be just as good with likely lower power. I personally wouldn't bother paying the ~$50 premium for a K-chip (i5-3570K vs i5-3470) unless I planned to try my luck with a significant overclock, say 20% and up. eddieroolz a b à CPUs May 6, 2012 6:32:08 PM For those upgrading from pre-SB an IVB chip would be the good choice. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumBest graphic card for core2duo e8200 ? ForumHow badly will a Core 2 Duo E8200 bottleneck an unlocked HD 6950? ForumCurrent: C 2 D E8200 - upgrade or buy new? ForumIntel Core 2 Duo E8200 Overclock ForumIntel Core 2 Duo E8200 OC ForumCore 2 Duo E8200 and DDR 2 800MHz problems! ForumUpgrade P4 to E8200 ForumWhich is better e7500 vs e8200 upgrade ForumE8200 and 5870 bottleneck? ForumE8200 at $110 or E8500 at $160? ForumWolfdale E8200 , E8400, and E8500 Review ForumE8200 gaming. ForumE8200 only runs with 1066 fsb ForumE6300 vs. E8200 ForumASUS P5B deluxe and e8200 ForumCore 2 Duo E7400 possible bottleneck? ForumUpgrade My Comp. ForumHow do I tell a bad CPU cooler from a good one? ForumCore i7 2600k vs Core i7 3770k ForumNo sound from Mobo or Sound Card More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !