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#267935 18-Feb-2020 17:29
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Basically that, my daughter is using an core 2 duo e6400, my wifes old E8400 (needs haddrive and OS) has now become available is it worth handing the E8400 off to my daughter, is there any real performance boost between the e6400 and e8400, it will be used for minecraft and Roblox and some other irritating games they have the same amount of ram 

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  #2423419 18-Feb-2020 18:27
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The are both old, obsolete processors.


The biggest gain will be upgrading the hard drive to a SSD.


TBH you are probably better to sped a couple of hundred on an ex lease machine and put in a SSD.



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  #2423432 18-Feb-2020 19:14
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No real different will be noticeable between the 2 IMO. 


You'd be better spending $8 on aliexpress and getting a Q6600 / Q8400 as that's a quad core chip which minecraft will utilize. 


That said LGA 775 is very old so $8 and a tube of thermal paste is about all I'd recommend spending on an upgrade


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  #2423434 18-Feb-2020 19:16
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Not worth the hassle of moving stuff over. Realisitcally you get so much more from any of the recent gen i3's or a new ryzen budget build that putting any time into a 10+ year old platform is just wasted time.



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  #2423465 18-Feb-2020 20:06
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Even an old school G3258 would be heck of an upgrade over the Core 2 Duo. And they were only $100 brand new.


The 8400's were good for their time but its been and gone.



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  #2423832 19-Feb-2020 11:16
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If either are laptops, dont bother


If it costs you nothing, its just the time involved ......
Real world difference : not really worth the effort .


You could try putting the E8400 in the kids PC , that wont take long (assuming compatible & both PC's)

Moving HD from one to the other PC, often not that simple . Will be driver issues , will need to reactivate Win , Win may not load up (worst case) .





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  #2424181 19-Feb-2020 18:49
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Cheers guys
I am well aware they are ancient, it's just a case of using what I have
I think I am in two minds now the E8400 can take more ram so I may see if I can bang it all in there with an ssd which I have floating around, so increasing the ram to 6gb and the ssd would be worthwhile?

Sorry if this is incoherent stupid autocorrect keeps changing ssd to ssdealer, seriously how big is the trade in old Nazionale

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  #2424189 19-Feb-2020 18:55
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Nazis not Nazionale.

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