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    E6300 to E8400

    Dear all

    currently i am running E6300 @ 2800 MHz very stable,

    is updating to E8400 will give me any benefits?

    also how can i overclock E8400 with my current m/b Asus P5B Deluxe?

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    Re: E6300 to E8400

    Will it even run on that board?
    Is the bios update avalable?

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    Re: E6300 to E8400

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    Will it even run on that board?
    Is the bios update avalable?
    Yes it will and yes it is, I checked because I'm thinking of doing something similar.
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    Re: E6300 to E8400

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    Will it even run on that board?
    Is the bios update avalable?
    I have checked and found that it will run using Bios version 1226 which is available at

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    Re: E6300 to E8400

    Quote Originally Posted by Salazaar View Post
    Yes it will and yes it is, I checked because I'm thinking of doing something similar.
    please keep me update through this post about any update you make regarding your system update as we both have similar motherboard,

    thanks

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    Re: E6300 to E8400

    If the motherboard supports it and with its 9x multiplier you should get 3.6 Ghz out of it quite easily. Will this be of any benefit to you, only you know. Other than video encoding very few applications need more processing power than a standard dual core.

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    Re: E6300 to E8400

    With a BIOS update it will accept the new 45nm CPU's. As is it worth it............Then yes, as speed is a essence and an addiction . (well to me anyway)

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    Re: E6300 to E8400

    Doesn't seem worth it to me. The extra speed will give minimal gains in games so unless you have another reason for the extra grunt I wouldn't bother.

    Save the money and save up for the next gen cpu/ motherboards.

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    Re: E6300 to E8400

    I'm still doing fine with my E4300. Gaming is far more GPU limited at the moment anyway.
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    Re: E6300 to E8400

    Intresting I have my E4300 at 3ghz was thinking of getting this chip but I would probably have to upgrade my motherboard as its an Abit AB9 quad GT which doesn't support the E8400, so if there's no real gains to be had I'll just keep the money in my pocket.

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    Re: E6300 to E8400

    There arnt any gains so to speak of, my e6300 is running on 3.0Ghz and goes up to 3.2Ghz, in benchmarks it beats both the Core 2 Extreme, X6800 and X6850 i think, so if you are running your e6300 at a similar clock speed, you wont see a difference, and as it is, its enough for gaming etc.
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    Re: E6300 to E8400

    Just overclock it more?, or maby get a better cpu cooler? my e6300 has been running at 3.5ghz for a year now, its only cost me 2 psu's.

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    Re: E6300 to E8400

    Thanks to all, so the conclusion is keeping my E6300 until the next generation of CPU/MB

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