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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 Question


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#1 Buck Rogers1609

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 04:17 PM

I currently have a  Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66 installed in my pc, but I recently have the opportunity to pick up a Core 2 Quad Q9650 for $40. Would it be worth the upgrade, or would there not be much of a diffrence in performance? Thanks, any feedback would be much appreciated.

 

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Motherboard Name: Dell OptiPlex 780 SFF
Motherboard Chipset: Intel Eaglelake Q45
Motherboard Product: 03NVJ6
BIOS Version:  A15

Current CPU Installed: Quad Core Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400

CurrentVideo Adapter Installed: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti


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Posted 04 February 2015 - 04:56 PM

Up to you I guess mate. It is a better chip in terms of cache, so it will speed you up a little. Both of them are almost obsolete now though... Might be better putting that $40 in the bank to save for your next PC.



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Posted 04 February 2015 - 04:57 PM

Based on these benchmarks I'd say the differences are negligible however for 40 bux.  It is still an increase in performance.



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Posted 04 February 2015 - 05:25 PM

FWIW:  "Upgrade" isn't normally expected to mean "1 step up, with barely noticeable performance increase" and that's what your proposal sounds like to me.  I would be aiming higher/newer if I wanted to ditch my current CPU.

 

I prefer AMD processors so I'm not familiar with either of your alternatives...but I know that anything saying "Socket 775" is long ago, far away in ComputerLand in an environment where research and improvements occur constantly...making more recent CPUs much better choices for any buyer/user.  Put into automotive perspective...it's analogous for me to ditch my 2000 Chevy for a 2002 model Chevy.  That's hardly an "upgrade", more like an uncerrtain replacement, IMO..  .

 

I'm always curious...what would swapping these two processors...what benefits do YOU think that would come with such?

 

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 05:32 PM

Great post Ham.. excellent analogy and explanation.



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Posted 04 February 2015 - 07:14 PM

 Well all right then, thanks for the quick feedback you guys.






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