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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by greenbrucelee, May 4, 2008.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    Does the following statement mean I need to flash the bios if I get a Quad core cpu with a 1333 FSB for my motherboard?

    Front Side Bus **1333/1066/800/533MHz
    (** available when CPUs are ready for 1333MHz FSB)

    Or will the cpu work straight away?
     
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    Should be ok mate.

    It *sounds* like your mobo supported 1333MHz before that type of CPU was released.
     
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    The manual says Intel quad core are supported will that mean core 2 quad?
     
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    Does the spec say it supports Core 2 Duo? If your mobo is socket 775 it should support Core 2 Duo and Quads.
     
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    Yes it does. It says, Intel quad core, core 2 duo, core 2 duo extreme,Pentium extreme, pentium d and celeron cpus in the 775 land package.
     
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    I would go with the E8400. Its the newer of the two, has a better stock clock speed and faster FSB. Its plenty good enough to use in your beast machine next year, let alone the curent one! You can overclock the Q6600 but need some fat cooling :blink
     
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    Thats what I was thinking :) do all boxed cpus come with those heat strips on these days? as I would rather use thermal paste and a good cooling fan like zalman or artic cooling.
     
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    My E6600 came with the strips on the stock cooler, the CPU was clean. I used the stock cooler for about a year, it was ok. My Zalman with Akasa silver thermal paste has knocked 10 degrees C and more off the running temps.
     
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    good which zalman do you have, i was thinking on this one http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?ZAL-8700L
     
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    cheers for that, I have a back case fan and an exhaust fan. There isn't much point in putting an intake fan on my case as its a bit crap. I wonder if I'll have to change case too.
     
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    As long as you have a good exhaust fan it will lower the pressure in the case and cause cool air to rush in from the outside. You dont really need an intake fan. The beauty of that Zalman cooler is it blows the hot air from the CPU directly in to the exhaust fan, which shoves it out the back.
     
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    The exhaust fan I have is an Akasa one http://www.dacomputers.com/store.php?targetcode=IPFANAK-SB-BL
     
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    My case has a 120mm fan on the back panel below the power supply. I have not used a PCI slot one.
     
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    I have an 80mm fan on the back panel then the pci exhaust fan so hopefully it will help with colling with a new cpu, I usually get between 40 and 47 degrees c at the moment with my E6400 with stock cooling.
     
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    There is a really useful chart of max CPU temps here. (none of the most recent CPUs unfortunately)

    Your E6400 can safely run upto 61 degrees C. With a better cooler than the stock one you should see the temps fall. My E6600 was running at about the same temps on the stock cooler.
     
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    I found the max temp of the e8400 which was 71 degrees, so I am going to get one with the zalman cooler I am also going to get one of these http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?EVG-88GT5K or http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?ASU-88GT1and maybe an extra 2GB RAM.

    It seems to me the 512MB one is faster.
     
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    I have an 8600GT graphics card. I don’t game much, not enough time. What RAM have you got at the moment? The cost has fallen sharply with RAM recently, I got 2GB of good corsair stuff for £30 not so long ago. Your second link takes me to a blank page, can’t compare the graphics cards.
     
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    See if that link works http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?ASU-88GT1 I also have an 8600GT graphics card.

    The RAM I have at the moment is crucial ballistix PC6400 (800MHz) I was thinking of just getting a 2nd matched pair.
     
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