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Is Core 2 Duo E8400 6MB Cache is Good for Gaming?

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February 25, 2013 6:02:44 PM

Hi, I don't play so many games these days, but I would like to play Hitman Absolution, Assassins Creed III & New Need For Speed Most Wanted. I currently have, Pentium4 2.5 GHz (Hyper Threading Processor).

My Questions:
1). Is Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHZ 6MB CACHE a Good Choice for Gaming? (At least for a while)
2). Will my "MSI 945GC 945GCM7, LGA775 Intel Chipset Motherboard Support it? (Answer Question 2: In light of my this thread http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/332037-30-motherboard... )

Thanks.
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February 25, 2013 6:19:51 PM

bruce20 said:
Hi, I don't play so many games these days, but I would like to play Hitman Absolution, Assassins Creed III & New Need For Speed Most Wanted. I currently have, Pentium4 2.5 GHz (Hyper Threading Processor).

My Questions:
1). Is Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHZ 6MB CACHE a Good Choice for Gaming? (At least for a while)
2). Will my "MSI 945GC 945GCM7, LGA775 Intel Chipset Motherboard Support it? (Answer Question 2: In light of my this thread http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/332037-30-motherboard... )

Thanks.


Read My Post on your other thread for a full explanation.
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February 25, 2013 7:14:21 PM

its just fine man two cores can play games! ;) 
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February 25, 2013 7:32:51 PM

C2D is a overclocking beast. I still have my first build with E4300 overclocked to 3.7Ghz
with a CM liquid cooler and a G45 mobo.
it was good but electricity bills are a headache!
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February 25, 2013 7:44:59 PM

sanilmahambre said:
C2D is a overclocking beast. I still have my first build with E4300 overclocked to 3.7Ghz
with a CM liquid cooler and a G45 mobo.
it was good but electricity bills are a headache!


Here is the processor Ark Intel Link. I can't a feature that says it can be Over-Clocked. Please take a look & let me know if I missed something or Does this one even have Over-clocking Feature.
http://ark.intel.com/products/33910/Intel-Core2-Duo-Pro...

Also tell me, if I use it at its Original Speed (3.00 GHz) without Overclocking, will it still be Good?

Thanks.
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February 25, 2013 8:03:42 PM

bruce20 said:
Here is the processor Ark Intel Link. I can't a feature that says it can be Over-Clocked. Please take a look & let me know if I missed something or Does this one even have Over-clocking Feature.
http://ark.intel.com/products/33910/Intel-Core2-Duo-Pro...

Also tell me, if I use it at its Original Speed (3.00 GHz) without Overclocking, will it still be Good?

Thanks.

Off course it can be overclocked and performs much better when oc
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February 25, 2013 8:25:30 PM

It will be passable with a good video card as long as it's not BF3 multiplayer (and you didn't mention that one). I came from a C2 Duo 2.66 with first an 8800GTX then a Radeon 6770 (just trying to limp it along) and it was unplayable at 1080 on BF3. Most other games fared a lot better but don't expect miracles.
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March 2, 2013 1:30:19 PM

Best answer selected by bruce20.
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