core i5 vs core 2 quad(Q8400)

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2012/04/24 21:05:20 (permalink)
I have a core 2 quad Q8400. I'm going to swap it with a core i5 processor for free. Can anyone tell me which is better , and whether this is a good idea?
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    Re:core i5 vs core 2 quad(Q8400) 2012/04/24 21:07:55 (permalink)
    What i5 are you getting?
     
    Yes, it was a great idea... i5's are much quicker than the older C2Q's.

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    Re:core i5 vs core 2 quad(Q8400) 2012/04/24 21:19:48 (permalink)
    RainStryke

    What i5 are you getting?

    Yes, it was a great idea... i5's are much quicker than the older C2Q's.

    I agree, had a Q6600 and moved to an i5-2500k and it was a huge update 

     
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    Re:core i5 vs core 2 quad(Q8400) 2012/04/24 21:31:58 (permalink)
    Whoever it is that's trading you their i5 is a tool!

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    Re:core i5 vs core 2 quad(Q8400) 2012/04/24 22:01:15 (permalink)
    i5 >>>> your Q8400. Be sure that you're also snagging a P55/H55 chipset board, because the i5 is incompatible with the LGA 775 socket that your current motherboard sports.

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    Re:core i5 vs core 2 quad(Q8400) 2012/04/24 22:30:35 (permalink)
    what i5? are we talking 1156 or 1155
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