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Windows 7: What is the Intel Q8400 like?

13 Apr 2010   #1
pcgamer

Windows 7 Pro 32Bit
 
 
What is the Intel Q8400 like?

I wanted to know what this chip is like to use sure its not to powerfull with only a 4MB cache but i will be overclocking this if i get it and just wanted to know what Temps you get and what its like to use and if you have overclocked it.


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13 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Here are some reviews and opinions on the Q8400...

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 CPU Review - HotHardware
HOWTO: Overclock C2Q (Quads) and C2D (Duals) - A Guide v1.7 - AnandTech Forums

What you might be looking at spec wise:
intel Q8400 maximum overclock - Overclockers Forums

Apparently most techies recommend the Q6600 over the Q8400. It has a larger cache which will help with overclocking. Since the Q6600 isn't available at decent prices anymore, your best bet if you want something Intel in nearly the same price range is the Q9400 (2.66 w/ 6MB). Although personally I'd recommend the i5-750 (2.66-8MB L3) or the X4 965 (3.4 - 6MB L3) if you don't mind going AMD.
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13 Apr 2010   #3
pcgamer

Windows 7 Pro 32Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
Here are some reviews and opinions on the Q8400...

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 CPU Review - HotHardware
HOWTO: Overclock C2Q (Quads) and C2D (Duals) - A Guide v1.7 - AnandTech Forums

What you might be looking at spec wise:
intel Q8400 maximum overclock - Overclockers Forums

Apparently most techies recommend the Q6600 over the Q8400. It has a larger cache which will help with overclocking. Since the Q6600 isn't available at decent prices anymore, your best bet if you want something Intel in nearly the same price range is the Q9400 (2.66 w/ 6MB). Although personally I'd recommend the i5-750 (2.66-8MB L3) or the X4 965 (3.4 - 6MB L3) if you don't mind going AMD.
I had the 965 and it was pretty much rubbish as it has alot of heating issues so im gona go Intel as the rest of my builds are intel and work fine.
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13 Apr 2010   #4
burtie

Vista/Windows 7
 
 

I just recently purchased a q8400 for my new build. So far iam really happy with it but I did upgrade from a P4 so its been a big jump for me. I cant comment on overclocking as I don't really need to for my usage. Temp wise I have noticed it ranges from 30-70 but it could be due to the fact that I bought a mini case and there could not be a good enough air flow. I will have to increase the speed of my fans to see if i can get it to drop lower.
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