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Old October 5, 2009, 04:19 PM
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Default Core 2 duo E6400 vs Core I5 750

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I currently have an E6400. If I would upgrade to a core I5 750 (changing MB, CPU and RAM) would I see a good difference with games and other programs? (I have GTX 260)

Or maybe I would just need to OC that CPU by changing the heatsink on it (I have Intel heatsink). My MB is a GA-965P-DS3.

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Old October 5, 2009, 04:22 PM
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I'd think you'd see some very noticeable gains in overall system performance.

And if you do anything at all that's multithreaded (video encoding comes to mind), then you'll see massive gains there.
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I had a customer doing that same upgrade about 1 month ago - he couldn't believe the speed difference.
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If you dont have a SSD, you can probably get away with a $250 upgrade that will give you equal to, if not more, performance depending on what you're doing with the PC.

But yes, either way you'll be happy.
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The core i5 will crush what you have right now, it goes on par with the core i7 920 sometimes. For cheaper.
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In day to day use I noticed no difference going from a dual e8600 to a quad 9550.

You could probably just overclock your cpu a bit and perhaps be fine.
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is your E6400 overclocked? if it is at 3.6ghz or so you won't notice much.

but if jumping from stock E6400 to I5 750 you will see a big difference.
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Well it is stock right now and I have 333Mhz RAM (XMS2) so I guess I can get up to 2,6GhZ
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I would try overclocking the e6400- mine runs at 3.6GHz- buy yourself a heatsink with both 775 and 1366 adapters- then if you find you still want a boost, pick up the i5 and overclock that- you will see a difference, but there's quite a bit more you can get out of that e6400. (mine will reach 3.9)
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In day to day use I noticed no difference going from a dual e8600 to a quad 9550.

You could probably just overclock your cpu a bit and perhaps be fine.
Huge difference in the performance delta between your upgrade from E8600 to Q9550, and the upgrade he's looking at.

Your upgrade was essentially from dual core to quad within the same tech. He's going from low clockspeed first gen C2D tech with minimal cache, to the latest and greatest. In this case, I'm sure he'll see some fairly major noticable gains in performance.
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