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Best Cpu For Gaming?


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#1 cornzey

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 02:58 AM

Hi there,

I would like to know which of the CPUs below are better for gaming.

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E8400 Dual Core Processor(3.0GHz,6MB Cache,1333MHz)

Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Q6600 Quad Core Processor(2.4GHz,8MB Cache,1066MHz)


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Posted 11 July 2008 - 03:19 AM

Generally speaking, dual core's are better for gaming. This is not always true, but usually. I would go with the E8400 and overclock it. My reasoning behind this is it has a high clock and a higher FSB. :thumbsup:
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Posted 11 July 2008 - 05:23 AM

If I went for the Quad core and overclocked it, would I need to improve the CPU cooling?

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 06:58 AM

It depends how much you overclock it. If you're just adjusting the fsb and not doing any voltage changing, you'll probably be alright. It's a good idea to buy some Arctic Silver 5 thermal paste and use it instead of the crummy thermal paste that already comes on the processor.
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