I have a dual core E4500 2.2GHz OC to 2.8GHz FSB of 255x4=1020MHz and a multiplier of 11. My question is since the clock speed is 2.8GHz which is around the more modern processors but the bus speed is slower would, having a higher FSB speed it up all that much? Also would a bigger cache benefit it in an significant way? NOTE:My motherboard does support up to 1333MHz CPUs.
asked Jul 28 '10 at 08:13
if you want to, a core 2 quad q8300 would be a good upgrade and only would cost 180$. the only thing is i have never managed to over clock it. the stock of 2.5ghz is fine for me though. if not there are more powerful c2qs, search the intel site
answered Jul 28 '10 at 09:06
The answer to your question lies in your intent, as always. What do you intend to do that might require the extra power? Is the software you run written to take advantage of extra CPU cache? All in all, these are factors that contribute towards the performance of your PC in general, so it's reasonable to question yourself in regards to value in specific cases. If that were me, well I don't do much more than programming and that computer is well qualified to do what I do with mine... I wouldn't bother. However, it's all about how you feel.
Do you feel as though your PC isn't fast enough? If you believe your use of your PC would greatly benefit from an upgrade, then I'm sure you're capable of answering your question yourself. No need to ask us, we're not your mothers. Do what you want. Just do it!
However, if you're happy with the performance of your PC then wait until you believe it would be most beneficial to upgrade. After all, things will only get cheaper (up until they're no longer supported, at which point they'll get more expensive and it'll be worth just buying a new PC).
answered Jul 28 '10 at 10:04