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Intel E8400 or Q6600 for music production?

Q: Intel E8400 or Q6600 for music production?

hi.. i'm a music producer... and my main tool is Reason 4 software from PropellerHeads... and i want to buy a new PC... and my dilema is the CPU..
which one do you think i should buy.. the new 45nm E8400 or the old Q6600??
the problem with Reason is that it's not biult for multi core CPUs so i guess the E8400 should do the job better... but recently i saw some tests with Reason running on a Q6600 and i was amazed...
really dunno what to do here. and my mainboard of choice is the Gigabyte G33-DS3R... hope someone could help me on this one!

thanks in advanced!!

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A: Intel E8400 or Q6600 for music production?

To Err Is Human....To Forgive Is Not in the Nature of Computers...

Either the 8400 or the 6600 should give more than adequate performance with music files. (By "more than adequate", I mean spectacular). I don't want to overstep my knowledge here, but I'm guessing that music files don't present the same degree of difficulty as 1920 X 1200 High Def Video encoding. Which I'm sure software engineers are currently rushing to adapt applications for quad (or more), core use. Point being you couldn't go wrong with either CPU.
BIOS updating can be a tricky and risky affair. That being said, I would check which BIOS version is present in the Motherboard before making a decision on which CPU to buy. The E8400 would absolutely require a BIOS update, whereas the Q6600 might not. IMHO, the plug and play part always wins.
Then there's always plan "C": wait for a 45nm quad CPU.

I found this to be quite interesting, I have Nero 6 which is not at least 3 years old. When I use the"advanced analysis" function in "Recode" (essentially "DVDshrink") on my machine with a Pentium Dual Core E2200, task manager is telling me that BOTH cores are operating at 100%. I didn't think that this version of Nero was even written for dual core CPUs, but there you have it, clipping along at up to 1000 FPS, firing on both barrels!
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for you to decide, i just want to know techspot's opinions to these two processors

as for i am buying one soon since my b day and CHRiSTMAS =] is coming up

so yeah ... THANK YOU =]

A:E8400 or q6600


The E8400 is on sale at Microcenter for $149.95 until the 28th, (Dec 2008).

I still think the dual cores are a better idea for gaming, with the quads being better for video encoding and the like. The Q6600's price is way down, but it's "old tech" (well sort of) @ 65nm. The E8400 is at the absolute sweet spot of price vs. performance. (IMHO, of course).

My son's birthday is the 14th of Dec. so we sort of gloss over it a tad, monetarily speaking. Too close to Christmas and all that.
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Hey guys,

I'm wondering, which CPU do you find performs better?

The 2.4GHZ Q6600 12MB Cache FSB 1066MHZ (Quad-Core) 249.99$ Newegg
The 3.00GHZ E8400 6MB Cache FSB 1333MHZ (Dual-Core) 209.99$ Newegg
The 2.66GHz 12MB Cache FSB 1333MHZ (Quad-Core) 379.99$ Newegg

Wich one delivers the best bang for the buck and best performance?

You decide!

A:Q6600 vs E8400 vs Q9450

For games the E8400 will perform better but for heavy multi-tasking the quad core parts are more interesting.
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HI All,
I am new to this forum.
I want to buy a new cpu/mobo set.
Please guide me to do so.
My preferences are

Intel Q6600
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Intel E8400

MSI P6N SLI Platinum
MSI P35 Platinum
MSI P35 Neo2 FR

ANTEC 430 Earth
Cooler master 450W

One good case, one aftermarket cooler for overclocking, one 2gb DDR2 800Mhz RAM Kingston, One Seagate sata 320gb hdd(7200.11)

My Budget INR 25000/-
Plaese suggest me to get maximum priceerformance ratio
If any other cpu/mobo set give better performace other than i mentioned, please suggest

I have one evga 8600gt 1gb ddr2 in my existing pc.
So what should be the max power requirement

A:Best motherboard for Q6600/Q8200/E8400

There is no "BEST" in computerdom... And there is no accurate price to performance ratio. All that you list are fine, though I would choose the E8400 and the
Intel Q6600
Intel Q8200
Intel E8400 with MSI P6N SLI Platinum or P43 NEO. Other opinions will differ.

There is a power requirement on the manufacturers web site... but nothing that defines quality, which is the critical component in power supplies and motherboards. The Antec is better than the Cooler Master, but I would choose neither... there are better ones for the same price, such as Seasonic, Sparkle, FSP Group, Corsair, OCZ, and other Antecs.

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hope u all doing good. Guys i've intel e8400 3.0ghz but it is running only 2ghz. is that normal???

A:Intel E8400

is this the answer to my question?
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I was hoping that I could ask for some help on finding out exactly how to overclock my CPU. I?ve looked online for some tutorials, and either they?re not self-explanatory enough for a beginner, or they are mere reviews of what hardware they used while overclocking their computers. Anyways, I get the gist of how overclocking works, but not any real down to earth knowledge on what exactly to configure in respect to overclocking the Intel Core 2 Duo E8400.
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A:Looking To Overclock My Intel Core 2 Duo E8400

Tweak the FSB first, in 10MHz increments, and then test for stability by running Prime95's torture test for around 30 minutes or so. Then reboot, increment the FSB and test again. Increase the FSB until the point where Prime95 gives you errors. You might want to keep a paper and pencil handy to note down the stable and unstable readings.

If the PC crashes and doesn't boot, just reset the CMOS by removing the small battery from the mobo for about a minute, and putting it back in. Then just set the FSB to the last stable value, and you have a nice OC.
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Hey there
My Intel E8400 is looking very hot now a days. The cooler is stock. See the pic, is this normal or I need a better cooler?

A:Intel E8400 Temp problem

That simply cant be right. Download CPUID the post a screenshot.

Acording to Intel, 72.4c is the max on the e8400
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I find that about a 20% overclock is usually safe. If you are one of those who likes to squeeze out every mhz. possible, be careful. You would do well to look up your ram modules and how much extra voltage that they can handle. Look up your CPU @ Intel and find out the absolute highest operating temp that is safe. Study all of it. I have gotten to the point where safe temps and stable operation have become my goal. Computers have gotten so fast now that I can't even see a screen come's just there! Once your machine is this blindingly fast, you lose the urge to go faster. It doesn't make any visible difference. Safe temps are number 1.
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Rock4MUSIC said:

I have a budget of 500-550. The purpose for this computer is for music production. Ill be using cu base 5, ill be using vsti such as east west, toon track superior drummer,trillian etc. (To give you guys more of a visual) Ill be running windows 7 ultimate 64 bit.
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You should first subscribe to Newegg's Email list, so you can grab your parts as they become available on sale.

Here is Intel's list of socket LGA1156 CPUs available at Newegg; 50001157 1051749233&name=LGA 1156

And the matching integrated graphics H55/ H57 boards in the Gigabyte brand; 1070549182 107173338&name=Intel H55/H57 Be sure to pick one with 4 memory sockets. (4 out or 5 do). I have this one;

Please pay no attention to the bad reviews for this product, they were all written by imbeciles claiming, "high technical ability". I don't know squat about computers, and I had one of these systems up and running perfectly, with Windows 7 installed, in about 3 hours.

In fact, I'm hoping Newegg will offer "don't know squat" as a technical ability claim option. That way, I'll be able to check, "don't know squat", and report, "it works perfectly for me, 5 stars"!

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the Background settings on windows OS is more related to desktop Vs Server set-ups but as the statement made on the site is basically true then it may well be that running in Background Process mode may improve performance in your specialised role.

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A:Intel E8400, AOS heat sink compound?

If it can be spread very thinly, and still maintain a good contact, it is good enough. Check it in a few months to be sure it has not evaporated out to make it dry and stiff.
This will give you plenty of time to get the thermal paste you prefer.
Just keep it as thin as possible, while maintaining contact, as some old stuff becomes too thick and actually acts as if it is an insulator.
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A:Intel E8400 And AMD Phenom II X4 940 BE Gaming Performance

Either chip will do fine in gaming. The big question is what type of motherboard do you currently have? If it is one that supports the e8400, I would just go that route and save money. Otherwise you would have to buy a new motherboard to go with the phenom. The e8400 is also very overclockable, I have mine at 3.8ghz for 24/7 use, and my mb is what is holding it back. If you need to buy a new motherboard regardless, you can't go wrong either way. Most games today won't fully utilize more than 2 cores, but future games may use more cores. I would even suggest even looking at a q8400/q9400 if your motherboard supports them.
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A:Laptop recommendations for music production and hi-res video viewing.

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A:Advice For Future Purchase:Audio Card For Music Production

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A:Overclocking my Intel Core 2 Q6600

Originally Posted by robotronik

Hi, I have an Intel Core 2 Quad Core Q6600 processor and want to get more out of it...

I have looked at some videos on YouTube and they use the BIOS to change the settings but my BIOS chipset area have none of these options and not even close to the options on the videos.

Is there a program I can use to overclock this?


Hi robotronik...... welcome to the forum

there are a few apps which allow you to alter the FSB running through your chip, but i don't recommend them AT ALL!!

the problem you will have is the lac of voltage adjustment, this will result in a rig that fails to post very quickly..... you would then need to enter your tower & ''manually'' reset the CMOS to defaults via a tiny jumper on the motherboard itself, which on a pre-built unit will be a pig to say the least....
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I do not game. I rarely encode A/V. I do primarily business apps, backup utility, defrag utility, spyware utility.Click to expand...

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hey guys ive been looking at upgrading, and i picked out an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400:

my specs are in my profile ( i think ), i have an older dell xps 400

thanks in advance for any advice/recommendation you can give me

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I purchased an C2D E8400 3.0 Ghz 3 months ago, and I've done some research on it. By far the most 8400's CAN reach 4.0 Ghz, but I'm not too experienced with overclocking, so here comes my question:

If I change these values, CPU FSB to 400 Mhz, the PCI Express bus to 100 Mhz and the Memory multiplier to 2x, will I have a successful overclock to 3.6 Ghz?

Thanks in advance.

A:Overclocking an E8400

How long is a rope???

Seriously no one can give you a yes or no answer. It is the same thing as asking "If I put a bigger cam in my car will it go faster" May be yes and may be no.

Now to attempt to answer your question. Yes, if you were able to run those settings, you would have 3.6gig.

The very first thing to understand is this "Do not overclock with parts you cannot afford to replace" If you understand that and are comfortable, you can attempt to OC your cpu. Now read your manual and become familiar with the bios settings, etc.

Restart the system and enter the bios. Find the memory speed and set it for the next lower speed; ie 800>667 or whatever. Find the pci lock and set/engage it. Note some boards have a pci-e AND a pci bus lock; again read your manual. Save settings and restart. Again enter the bios and set the fsb up from 333 to something like 350 or so. Save and restart. Now run an app to test stability. I use prime95 for dual cores. You need to run p95 for at least 15min with no errors. If it passes, again restart and enter the bios. Up the fsb to 360~370 and repeat the stability test. Keep doing this until you find an error.

When you do, you now have a choice.
1 Backoff to a known stable OC or
2 If you are really brave, up the chipset and vcore [cpu voltage] and again attempt the stability test.

Remember if it is not prime95 stable, it is NOT stable.
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A:Question About E8400 Settings

That may be a bios issue. Have you tried a different bios version? My brother has that cpu and he was able to tinker with those options, its not a 45nm issue.
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Here are the settings i managed to get my E8400 to run stable at 4.00Ghz with ram at 890Ghz.

Sytem Clocks:
PCIEX16_2: 100 MHz
PCIEX16_1: 100 Mhz
SPP<->MCP: 250.0 Mhz

FSB & Memory Config
Clock Mode: Linked
Ratio: Sync Mode
FSB (QDR): 1780 (445)
Mem Mhz: 890.0

CPU Multiplier: 9.0
LDT Frequency: 5x
Intel SpeedStep: Disabled
Virt Technology: Disabled
Limited CPUID MaxVal: Disabled
CPU Thermal control: Disabled
Voltages set @
Vcore: 1.36250
CPU VTT: 1.40
Memory: 2.11
bro4: 1.20
1.2 HT: Auto
NB: 1.66
SB: 1.55
gtluref: 0.68x VTT

Nvidia GPU Ex Disabled

Could someone please let me know if my voltages are safe? specifically my NB and SB.

Running Prime95 for stability as of right now. Successfully shut down pc and booted up with these settings.

So, how'd I do on my first OC??

A:Successful OC e8400 @ 4.00Ghz

The vcore looks alright, but the N.B looks high. Do you have any active cooling on it? ie a fan on the NB heasink?
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A:help OC'ing E8400 with ASUS Mobo

First off you should google Overclocking and find as much about it as possible.

Right were ready to begin The e8400 has a 9X multiplier and a base FSB clock of 333. So 9 X 333 = 3GHZ with 4 X 333 = 1333MHZ FSB.

You want to acheive a 1:1 ratio between your cpu and ram. In your case your ram is 800mhz so a setting of 400 for the fsb is what you want.

RAM = FSB x 2

So 400 x 2 will give you 800mhz

If the E8400's FSB base clock is increased to 400 you get an OC of 3.6GHZ (400 X 9) with a FSB of 1600MHZ (4 X 400).
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A:Overclocking E8400 Suggestions

The E8400 is a fairly easy CPU to overclock; you should get better results if you drop the multiplier and raise the FSB. Setting the FSB speed a mere 5mhz faster isn't going to produce anything noticeable performance wise. The most important aspect of overclocking is the voltage and finding the correct settings for such as well as RAM timings and DRAM ratios. Now that probably sounds confusing but with a little digging you will be able to familiarize yourself more with the process. Having said that, there are plenty of overclocking resources on the net; a lot for the E8400 alone. Since every processor, mobo, and RAM stick will perform differently, this is the best way to start.
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A:E8400 clock stuck at 2GHz in CPU-Z

There is no need to turn off speedstep.
Put your CPU under load, there is probably nothing wrong.
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A:OCing e8400 with asus mobo

setting AI to manual should allow you to acess the values for your fsb , ram timings multiplyer and voltages

if your unsure of what your doing do more research first
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It's available now: Ooops not quite available yet.
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A:which memory to select for E8400 Q33 Express system?

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