Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66GHz
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Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66GHz Performance Specification
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2.66 GHz
4 cores
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95W
45nm
LGA 775/ Socket T
64 Bit
71°C
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Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66GHz Game Requirement Analysis

Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66GHz is a high-end Processor based on the 45nm Core micro-architecture.


It offers 4 Physical Cores (4 Logical), clocked at 2.66GHz and 4MB of L2 Cache.
Among its many features, Virtualization is activated.


The processor DOES NOT integrate any graphics. and has a rated board TDP of 95W.


It offers average performance. It will therefore become a bottleneck in today's demanding games.


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It wanted overcloking to 3ghz motherboard: g41mt-s2p does Someone know?

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does it bottleneck with GTX 660 ?

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A little

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thankx

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What about a GTX 650 TI?

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No ! :D

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I have a crappy mobo, what ever HP stuck in their desktop. My question is, is this CPU worth spending some money on to get a better mobo that would allow OCing it? I did a very light search on amazon and top 5 results were around $70-80.

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It would also help with my RAM….as the mobo is limiting my DDR3 to 1066….

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Well ram speeds do not actually affect gaming performance, but with ram at that speed OCing the c2q 8000 series is easy by raising the FSB and adding abit of voltage.

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Yes, I'm aware that in games RAM speeds only increase it by 1 or 2 FPS if that. But I'm not talking about just gaming. Because it can't be all just the CPU difference from my previous desktop to this that is causing such a difference.

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this processor can support 64bit OS ? :D i mean windows 8.1 or later ? :D


will this be quite an upgrade to my current CPU ? :D

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Of course.

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does it bottleneck with HD 7750 ?

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no its perfect

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It wanted overcloking to 3ghz motherboard: dp45sg does Someone know?

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divide 3000 on the multiplier of your cpu and put the resulting number in the front side bus
that's how I overclock
don't forget to check for the temperature after a stress test

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I was able to put mine at 3.5ghz 38c¤ stable as rock

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this is good processor

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i need new GTX series graphics card i think

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You can buy GTX 650 .. It has good price and value..

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