nau4nik

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Hi gays
will i noticied any huge diference if i move from e7300 to q9400. i know that i5 750 is close to price with this cpu but i will need to buy new mobo and that is not in my price range. I will use my cpu for gaming and sometimes for photoshop
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I see. The short answer is no, you wont see a huge difference in performance right now between theE7300 and 9400 in gaming, but more of a difference in photoshop. The quad core would age better than your dual core--but i really think waiting to get an i5 is the more economical choice in the long run.

I think you would get the best value by overclocking now, and saving for a more significant upgrade to an i5 motherboard in a year or so.

Check out a comparison here: (they dont have a E7300 so i did...

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gaming you might not notice that much if anything they have the same amount of cache per core... but anything that is able to use more than 2 cores(like photoshop) the jump should be pretty nice
 


yes i agree.
 

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What kind of graphics + ram do you have? There might be other areas that would help boost your performance too.

Adobe CS4 is capable of using a graphics card to increase performance... So you might want to consider an upgrade there instead that would help gaming and photoshop.

Personally, I would stick with this one (and overclock) until you can afford a new motherboard, but if you were going to upgrade I would go all the way and spend a little more on your LGA 775 board with a better Q9550 processor.
 

nau4nik

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ty for replay gays
my 4870x2 will came this weekend so i think that this gpu is good for gaming on 1680 x 1280. Also i have 4g ddr2. I will buy this cpu for 120 $ and q9550 is about 240$ in my country and that's to exspansive for me.
 

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i know a friend that has q6600 and from what i saw i think that q6600 was an exsperimental cpu form intel it does not use all cores constantly(sorry am not good at english i can't exsplain what i want to tell you)
 

oc_4life

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right the issue is not that the quad has an issue with using all the cores its that the software being used doesnt use all the cores...

run a program called Prime95 or Intel Burn Test on your friends computer
 

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I see. The short answer is no, you wont see a huge difference in performance right now between theE7300 and 9400 in gaming, but more of a difference in photoshop. The quad core would age better than your dual core--but i really think waiting to get an i5 is the more economical choice in the long run.

I think you would get the best value by overclocking now, and saving for a more significant upgrade to an i5 motherboard in a year or so.

Check out a comparison here: (they dont have a E7300 so i did it with E7500--if you overclocked you could probably beat the 7500 score)
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/default.aspx?p=87&p2=76

You will see than in a few areas the quad core totally dominates the dual core--but in many there is little difference.
 
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