your thoughts and or suggestions. (in Off-topic)

alaskanpsyko December 11 2009 7:52 PM EST

I'm in the process of thinking of upgrading from my c2d e8400 cpu to a quad core. any ideas of which quad is good? oh yah i'm not looking into going hardcore since i'm still in thinking process.

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] December 11 2009 7:54 PM EST

E8400 is the best dual-core CPU out there... what are you doing that requires a quad-core?

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] December 11 2009 8:29 PM EST

There isn't much that will actually utilize a quad core system, unless you are using a lot of CPU intensive programs all at once you may as well just get dual core.

kevlar December 11 2009 9:34 PM EST

I agree, the E8400 is not to shabby. Unless the quad would allow you to do something you currently can't, why not save the money for the next big Intel jump? They say for gaming the 8400 is the way to go, multitasking favors the quad. Plus if you can wait, the quads will continue to go down in price in case that is the only option you have with your MB to upgrade to.

Pwned December 11 2009 9:38 PM EST

get a tri core then re enable the last one.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] December 11 2009 9:42 PM EST

/me pets his dual quad core xeon work desktop

Yeah no use for it at all...
Except running the fastest XP desktop I've ever used under a rather Zippy Win 7 setup with a PC-BSD and other virtual machines running along side it. I think I could run every OS install I've ever run on that beast simultaneously and it wouldn't even be breathing hard. Hooray for 12 gigs of ram!

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] December 11 2009 9:44 PM EST

oh yeah nov, rub in the nw of your computer as well! ; )

kevlar December 11 2009 10:24 PM EST

12 gigs of ram! *faints*
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