New CPU choice

By andy06shake ยท 7 replies
Sep 5, 2009
  1. I currently have an ASUS P5N32-E SLI motherboard with an Intel E8500 3.17Ghz installed can anyone tell me what is the fastest duel core and quad core CPU that this board supports?
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Look here for the CPU Support list for your mobo.
  3. mica3speedy

    mica3speedy TS Rookie Posts: 89

    The fasted dual core is the e8600, and the fastest quad core is the q6700. The board doesn't support the 45nm quads. I have the same board with an e8400 oc'ed to 3.8ghz :cool:
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    your not thinking of getting the E8600 are you andy? i mean your not going to pay someone else to OC the thing for you are you?
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    There is no point upgrading an E8500 to an E8600...
    Oh and as a note, quad core doesn't always run games faster!

    Haha that sucks, 45nm dual but not quad?
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Don't bother upgrading the CPU if you are doing it for better game performance. A faster GPU will net you much more benefits in that case.
  7. andy06shake

    andy06shake TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 450   +126

    Im happy with my E8500 at 3.16Ghz. have an XFX GTX275 so im pritty much covered in the GPU dept. Think ile be keeping this system till Quadcore makes more of an impact with the gaming industry.
  8. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Ah I see. Your profile isn't updated, which is why I asked.
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