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    Question Would it be wise to upgrade my Intel E8400 for Q9650

    I do a lot of pc gaming, but that's not what the upgrade would be intended for. Lately I have been working with 1080p HD video. I love the Core 2 Duo, but I think the quad core would really boost the rendering speed.

    What do you think?
    Last edited by Wynner2; August 2nd, 2010 at 05:39 AM.
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    Generally, should be a good idea.

    Software in question?
    Does it provide effective multi-core processor support?
    "I know nothing."
    Cheers.

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    Went from an Intel Dual Core to a AMD Quad and the difference was night and day for rendering 1080p. Of course the video card has some responsibility but on this particular system I'm running an older Nvidia 7600GT and it works great. My older proc was definitely bottle-necking my system for 1080s.

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    I used to love AMD, but their chips run a little hotter. I went with the E8400 because of the 45nm core. My motherboard is also ready at any time to have the Core 2 Quad Q9650 put in.
    Main Computer Specs:
    Intel E8400 Core 2 Duo 3.0Ghz 45nm
    Asus P5E
    4gb OCZ Reaper HPC PC6400
    Seagate SATA2 250Gb
    eVGA 512Mb 8800GT
    SupremeFX II Mobo Audio (for time being)
    Wynndows7 Home Premium 64Bit
    Currently playing; Crysis, Just Cause 2, Alien Swarn, Borderlands, and Starcraft 2.

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