Is this cpu any good for what i need it for?

Hello i know the the 775 chip is ancient lol
I just want to upgrade the cpu in my mobo and not mess with anything else.
I have a core 2 duo e6400.I want to upgrade to something a little faster then the 2.13ghz it has. I was looking at the core 2 duo e8200 and the pentium dual core.
I know the pentium dual core is a newer chip and clocked higher and the benchmark i saw of it says its much better in the test.

http://cpubenchmark.net/cpu_lookup.php?cpu=Pentium+Dual-Core+E5800+%40+3.20GHz

and this is the e8200

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core2+Duo+E8200+%40+2.66GHz

Anyways what i wanted to know is which 1 is better for my older setup?

Thanks -Jon
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  1. What motherboard do you have? Since you are running an older 65nm Conroe based Core2 your board may not work with newer chips like the Q8200 and E5800.
  2. anort3 said:
    What motherboard do you have? Since you are running an older 65nm Conroe based Core2 your board may not work with newer chips like the Q8200 and E5800.



    Ive looked it up and says i can its a

    http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5G41TM_LX_PLUS/#CPUS


    And i was asking about the e8200 not the q8200 ;)
  3. If you just have to try and upgrade obsolete tech then spend as little money as you can. Maybe even think about overclocking what you have now. A $20-$30 CPU cooler is a better investment than another obsolete CPU. You will get decent bump by changing CPUs for sure but probably not as much as you think.

    Interestingly Tom's CPU hierarchy chart has the E8200 one tier above the E5800.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-5.html


    My advice is to either get a quad or better yet save your money for a full upgrade.
  4. Those chips overclock quite well, and you can probably bring the chip you have up to 3.0 GHz or more. I'd explore that first, before you have to invest in dead platforms.
  5. With G41 mobo 3.0 Ghz is all you will get - still an improvement. Do not spend much on this platform - save for new hardware.
    -Bruce
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