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Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300

$224.00 Released January, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Comes with thermal paste already applied. Includes a relatively quiet stock cooler. Good price/performance value for the aging LGA775 socket.

The Cons:Included cooler uses Intel's push-pins - difficult to install. Aging CPU architecture and socket design. Low multiplier - not the best for overclocking.

The Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 is a 45nm, ‘Yorkfield’ quad-core 2.5GHz microprocessor designed for LGA775 sockets. One of the lower processors in the Intel Core 2 Quad series, the Q300 differs only in its core speed and reduced 4MB L2 cache.

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Otherwise, it maintains its upgraded peers’ 1333MHz FSB, as well as Intel 64 architecture, Intel Trusted Executed Technology, Execute Disable Bit, and Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology. The Q300 has a smaller die—all cores on one die—and should therefore function as a great overclocker. However, its low multiplier of 7.5 drastically limits the overclocking power of the chip due to its standard FSB.


  • ‘Yorkfield’ Quad-Core
  • Intel 64
  • Intel Trusted Executed Technology
  • Execute Disable Bit
  • Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
  • Intel Wide Dynamic Execution
  • Intel Intelligent Power Capability
  • Intel Smart Memory Access
  • Intel Advanced Smart Cache
  • Intel Advanced Digital Media Boost


  • Mfr Part Number: AT80580PJ0604MN
  • Process Type: Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q8300
  • Frequency: 2.5 GHz
  • FSB: 1333 MHz
  • Cache: 4 MB
  • Process: 45 nm
  • Socket: Socket 775
  • Power Consumption: 95 W
  • Package: OEM

User Reviews (2)

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  • 1

    comes with thermal paste already applied

  • 1

    includes a relatively quiet stock cooler

  • 1

    good price/performance value for the aging LGA775 socket

  • 1

    great for multi-threaded tasks such as video encoding, graphical design, CAD etc.

  • 1

    included cooler uses Intel's push-pins - difficult to install

  • 1

    aging CPU architecture and socket design

  • 1

    low multiplier - not the best for overclocking

  • 0

    not much of an advantage over traditional dual cores when it comes to gaming

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