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Want to buy a new CPU for pcsx2
#11
(12-05-2010, 11:55 AM)PimpPanse Wrote: Sorry, I dont want to replace my mobo and also OC the CPU. Wink

I think I'm gonna buy a Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 CPU. Is it possible to use it with my Motherboard ? (I'm using the Q8200, so I think it should be fine, am I right ?)

It should work. Can't help but feel that's way too expensive, though.

Estimated framerates with a CPU replacement compared to your existing Q8200:
E8400 3.00 GHz, $168: 129%
E8500 3.16 GHz, $195: 136%
E8600 3.33 GHz, $290: 143%

Normalized to E8400 performance:
E8400: 100%
E8500: 105%
E8600: 110%

Personally, I'd go with a Pentium E6800 3.33 GHz, $100. With the lower cache, it will probably perform like an E8400 or E8500 but with a much lower price tag.
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#12
its totally stupid just for pcsx2 to go from a quad core to a 2 core cpu.... the quad is faster ON EVERYTHING else except pcsx2.... if you want to upgrade your pc the best thing you can do is a buy a combo of mobo+cpu+ram, the benefits will be more than running pcsx2....
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#13
(12-07-2010, 07:04 PM)iakoboss7 Wrote: its totally stupid just for pcsx2 to go from a quad core to a 2 core cpu.... the quad is faster ON EVERYTHING else except pcsx2....

Uhm no, the Q8200 is very lowly clocked and a 3GHz dual core will be faster for a lot of stuff.
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#14
he should just overclock his quadcore and save the money, theres nothing to be afraid of when it comes to overclocking if its done wright, i oc my cpu from 2.66ghz to 3.5ghz and i run lower temps than with stock clock, which will only increase cpu life and not hurt it. at stock i ran about 28-32c at idle 59c gaming and 72c was max for prime95, than i overclocked to 3.5ghz and kept stock vcore volts, so temps went up by 5c-8c, then i started lowering vcore voltage and testing stability, so far i droped to 1.175v with vdroop on which gives me vcore of 1.15v which puts my temps at 25c-30c idle 51c max gaming and 62c is max for prime95, its completely stable, and i might be able to drop vcore even more, but im happy with this setup so i think ill leave it like that for now. My point is that overclocking is completely safe and very beneficial if done wright, no point spending money on dual core which will be useless in near future.
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#15
@vdgamer:
I did the same mistake of not reading completelly before so I'll just quote this Tongue

(12-04-2010, 02:15 PM)PimpPanse Wrote: Also I have to say that my current Motherboard let me not allow to OC my CPU.
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#16
thanks shadow lady, i have a stupid habit, reading only the last few posts in the thread, than he should buy a good mobo and cooler and overclock thats the best way to go, when you deal with pc hardware you have to build for the future, hardware advances really fast, dual core will be outdated before too long, with that being said if i was building budged pc now i would go with AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz only $89 or intel Pentium Dual-Core E6500 Wolfdale 2.93GHz only $79, very good cpus that can achieve high clock, with a good air cooler.But since he has quad he should just improve its performace by getting good overclocking mobo and cooler, no reason to look back to dual core
Mobo: EVGA X58 SLI LE
CPU: Intel i7 920 C0 @ 4.2 Ghz 1.36v Cogage Arrow
Ram: 3x2GB OCZ Gold 1690 9-9-8-24 1.65v
GPU: MSI GTX580 Lightning @ 970/2200 1.09v+MSI GTX460 Hawk PhysX
HDD: Corsair Force GT 120, 2x F4 320GB Raid 0,F4 2TB, WD-G 1TB
PSU: Corsair HX850 80 PLUS SILVER Modular
Case: Antec 1200 EVGA Mod
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#17
(12-08-2010, 04:41 AM)vdgamer Wrote: than he should buy a good mobo and cooler and overclock thats the best way to go, when you deal with pc hardware you have to build for the future, hardware advances really fast, dual core will be outdated before too long, with that being said if i was building budged pc now i would go with AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz only $89 or intel Pentium Dual-Core E6500 Wolfdale 2.93GHz only $79, very good cpus that can achieve high clock, with a good air cooler.But since he has quad he should just improve its performace by getting good overclocking mobo and cooler, no reason to look back to dual core

you are talking about future but you tell him to buy a soooo old technology motherboad and cpu... its better for him to keep his money and buy an 1155 motherboard (yes the new ones that will arrive in some months) along with the new i3/i5/7 cpu's (depending on his budget). what is the point og buying something so old when he can buy something really new (and really better if you see it performance/money wise).
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#18
im just suggesting what he should do to get most out of his quadcore
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PSU: Corsair HX850 80 PLUS SILVER Modular
Case: Antec 1200 EVGA Mod
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#19
Save money, buy new system. Spending hundreds on a Dual core (from a Quad) on an absolutely old socket is just stupid. Either try to OC your Q8200 for the time being or deal with the current framerates until you have enough money for a new setup.
Also, next year new Intel and AMD processors will be released, so it might be a good idea to wait for those.
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#20
(12-08-2010, 07:55 AM)vdgamer Wrote: im just suggesting what he should do to get most out of his quadcore

It would still be a gamble, buy "new" mobo and what if the chip doesn't overclock much?
Might as well save a little more and get better hardware.
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