Hello, Currently I'm running a E6320 on a Asus P5G41T-M LX Plus w/ 2x4GB Mushkin DDR3 and I'm curious if upgrading to a Q8400 would be worthwhile? Currently the server is running Windows Server 2008 R2 and is doing some specific functions; 2x Terraria servers running simultaneously, an IRC Server running inspIRCd, MicroTorrent for scheduled downloads, a TOR relay, and I have VMWare Workstation which I would be hosting 1 VM off of with XP (1x single core processor, 2GB RAM - VM Settings).
The only differences that I've seen when comparing at CPU World is the Q8400 supports SSE4, FSB 1333(Q8400) vs 1066(E6320), and the Q8400 is 45nm vs 65nm on the E6320.
Simply, am I going to see an increase in performance by tossing in the Q8400?
Cost does not come into play because I already possess both chips.