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q6600 with a gtx560ti

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i was just thinking if i buy a corsair h50 cpu cooler,and overclock my q6600 from 3ghz to 3,6ghz,will it improve my frame rate in games,because in gta4 i get plenty of stuttering,
same with black ops,and crysis2 maxed,
as my gtx560ti is new tech i think the q6600 is bottlenecking my card at 3ghz,
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Is your cpu able to overclock higher? or are you limited by temps?

The extra overclock will help for sure but i doubt your quad core will be bottlenecking that gpu by much so i think the extra overclock will be the best solution rather than possible upgrading
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Get it up to 3.6Ghz and you'll see a significant improvement.
Edited by Doogiehouser - 5/13/11 at 5:08am
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GTA4 is a heavily CPU dependent game, you're not bottlenecking a 560ti - if you look at most games you will probably see a GPU usage of close to 100% which means no bottleneck. I've run SLI 470's with not bottleneck on a Q6600.

Overclocking will help with GTA4 as again it is heavily CPU dependent
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Q6600 is faster than Phenom II X4 920 as I remember. Of course clock for clock. I didn;t have good fps in GTA4 when using Phenom II X4 920 OCd to 3.9GHz. I have noticed difference when I jumped in to i7 Sad truth....
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Is your cpu able to overclock higher? or are you limited by temps?

The extra overclock will help for sure but i doubt your quad core will be bottlenecking that gpu by much so i think the extra overclock will be the best solution rather than possible upgrading
yea im limited by temps .temp shoots up to high 80s when i have it at 3,6ghz, with my zalman cnps9300 cooler but ive been looking at the corsair h50 cooler,which seems a lot better for getting temps down.
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yea im limited by temps .temp shoots up to high 80s when i have it at 3,6ghz, with my zalman cnps9300 cooler but ive been looking at the corsair h50 cooler,which seems a lot better for getting temps down.
This cooler will help but it will not cool as good as a high end air cooler, if you choose to go with the corsair unit i would say get the h70 as it matches most good air coolers
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post #8 of 8
do 400x8x1600FSB with 1.4v which will set you @ 3.2GHz........that should be enough to keep up with the 560 while keeping temps "normal".......unfortunately you're not going to see much improvement in GTA4 by going to 3.6 and the temps are not worth it either.......i went from q6600 @ 3.6 to a q9550 @ 4.0, and fps improvement in that game was "tiiiiiny"......went from a q9550 @ 4.0 to a PII 965 @ 4.0 and saw a very noticeable fps boost, well DDR3 helped probably too, that and 3000FSB........also according to a gamer friend of mine, and i do believe him, an E8400 @ 3.6 and a single GTX460 768MB is enough to max out Crysis 2 @ 1680x1050
    
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