Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz
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Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz Review
Core 2 is a brand encompassing a range of Intel's consumer 64-bit x86-64 single-, dual-, and quad-core microprocessors based on the Core microarchitecture. The single- and dual-core models are single-die, whereas the quad-core models comprise two dies, each containing two cores, packaged in a multi-chip module. The introduction of Core 2 relegated the Pentium brand to the mid-range market, and reunified laptop and desktop CPU lines, which previously had been divided into the Pentium 4, Pentium D, and Pentium M brands.
The Core microarchitecture returned to lower clock rates and improved the usage of both available clock cycles and power when compared with the preceding NetBurst microarchitecture of the Pentium 4/D-branded CPUs. The Core microarchitecture provides more efficient decoding stages, execution units, caches, and buses, reducing the power consumption of Core 2-branded CPUs while increasing their processing capacity. Intel's CPUs have varied widely in power consumption according to clock rate, architecture, and semiconductor process, shown in the CPU power dissipation tables.
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3 GHz
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mcf2411
21:41 Apr-11-2014
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hi can u recommend a gpu that fits me ive got this e8400 up on 3,6 ghz
thanks

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finster56
21:42 Feb-06-2014
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Ok, so I found a referbished pc with this cpu and 4gb ddr3 ram, and it was $230, (sadly I can't give a link 'cause i'm on my vita) do you think it's worth it?

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finster56
21:43 Feb-06-2014
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Also what would be a good gpu to go with it?

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tonibendoni
03:45 Feb-16-2014
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AMD Radeon HD 7770 1GB GDDR5 or maybe the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 if it is around the same price.

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finster56
08:38 Feb-21-2014
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Thanks!

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tonibendoni
14:26 Feb-21-2014
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if the referbished pc doesn't have an auxiliary power input the NVIDIA GTX 750 is a good alternative since it draws all that it needs from a 16-lane PCIe slot

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riba1990
17:06 Jan-11-2014
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can this procesor go with gtx260 gainward golden sample?

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PhenoO
11:15 Jan-20-2014
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this gpu can easily go with an hd 6870 or better
so yes

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wolcan93
11:22 Jan-20-2014

This cpu is too weak for a gpu like that, but yeah, you should be fine with the gtx 260.

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PhenoO
13:33 Jan-20-2014
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what crack are you on ? haha
he can easily use an gtx 460

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wolcan93
13:35 Jan-20-2014

Your rig is also heavily bottlenecked, especially in cpu demanding games. Yeah, of course he can use a gtx 460 with this cpu but the performance of the gpu will be limited.

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riba1990
11:31 Jan-21-2014
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i try to put a dual core e2160 and 260gtx and i get huge bottleneck. can't even start bf3 :D but with athlon 760 i get good preformanse in bf3 max sett and bf4 high sett

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Avijith
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Really worth it processor for mid-gaming!!!

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ipyagdj
19:16 Nov-18-2013
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that's right! i can run battlefield 4 in medium settings =)

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Avijith
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yep!! pretty good!!

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daniel19953010
00:34 Jul-22-2013
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this processor botleneck my gpu? or a e8400 quadcore for 40dlls is best?

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samblue
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wow good one

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Reecegators
02:08 May-27-2013
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Should I upgrade to this CPU and will it bottleneck my GPU?

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Izzy87
06:56 Jun-03-2013
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Molikai1988
08:22 Jun-14-2013
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Actually I went from that CPU to this one. Performance did increase noticeably. The big upgrade here that would really be needed would be the GPU which may then present the real problem of true bottlenecking. But you would need to make sure your motherboard could handle the increase in terms of FSB MHz and decide then. Aside from that you should be fine. The socket lga775 (Socket T) line-up of CPUs is finicky like that. Not to mention if you can't support DDR3 that will be hurting your loadtimes and this has significant impact on games like skyrim and GTA 3-4 where the maps are always loading from a much larger map. I could tell you more if you gave me more specifics. Like what DDR (2 or 3) and how much your have, what motherboard model (i.e. Biostar P4D43) you have, etc. FSB is where the bottlenecks actually occur aside from things like what PCI-E revision your GPU is/vs ur mobo has.

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Molikai1988
08:27 Jun-14-2013
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Basically the problem is able to be pin-pointed by saying OK the GPU is PCI-E 2.0, my Motherboard has PCI-E 1.1. There's your problem. OR ANY PART attached for that matter. It all boils down to Bandwidth. In the case of GPU bottlenecking usually this is able to be as simple as PCI-E Revision, FSB speed, L1 cache speed and the presence or absence of an L3 cache (neither have this) Which a DDR3 card probably won't need. Hope this helps.
Also with issue of what to upgrade after or instead of the CPU, the 2GB of ram thing is really gonna bottleneck windows itself. 3-4GB is really great in theory to your ailing performance. I have seen even relatively older games like borderlands pull up to 500-600MB of ram on HIGH settings Leaving windows having used most of the rest. It then starts using Virtual AKA hard drive ram Which really slows ya down.

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jin1986
14:02 Mar-30-2013
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This is the only thing that bothers me but the CPU is perfect.

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Zilincan
10:36 Apr-21-2013

Maybe your overclock is unstable and your bios set everything to default settings to start your computer
A -try smaller overclock
B -pump more voltage to your cpu

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jin1986
16:22 Apr-25-2013
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jin1986
14:30 May-11-2013
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Hi.So I raised the voltage and yeah it holds the higher clock.
So than you again for the advise.

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Calinstelistu
13:40 Mar-22-2013
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Is it still good 4 gaming?

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Volterrier
20:20 Mar-24-2013
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Depends on the game, but to answer your question straight away yes it still does get the job done with modern games. However in a few years PC games will be coded for more then 2 cores wch means that you will have to consider upgrading to a Quad Core. For now you should be ok with gaming if you have a good graphics card.

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XVcrazed
13:01 Mar-12-2013
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My minecraft is absolutely terrible, is this the reason?

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daniel19953010
20:53 Mar-24-2013
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your game is original ?

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38fanda
21:34 Apr-20-2013
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menu options/video setting/render distance/from ''far'' to ''short'', ''normal'' or ''tiny''. i have normal.

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