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In general, no, but Battlefield Bad Company 2 is known to like alot of CPU power, and extra cores as well. The game likes quad core CPUs. There's a thread here somewhere where someone went from a Core 2 Quad to a Sandy Bridge and saw very large gains in this game. A little bit of struggling with a Core 2 Duo will be normal.

Overclocking it should help. You might not double your maximum, but your minimum and average might smooth out a bit (and those two things are more important than maximum). From the percentage numbers given, the CPU is the bottleneck, but not to a large extent.
It was actually found that the motherboard he was using was poor, after getting a proper board he was able to reach 4.2Ghz and reached his goal of 120+ fps in the game, at least the last time I read it
    
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dont worry about spending time with your GF... i certainly forgive you ... as for the questions it no problem... if we didnt like to answer questions, we wouldnt answer

for your OC:
those voltages are a little high for the speed, and that is caused by something being unstable... will you also post the RAM speed, timing, and voltage? RAM and severely limit an OC
thanks! i just didnt want it to seem that im not gratful because i certainly am, since people are taking their time out of their day to aweser these issues im having

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It was actually found that the motherboard he was using was poor, after getting a proper board he was able to reach 4.2Ghz and reached his goal of 120+ fps in the game, at least the last time I read it
awe fudge.. i think i just fried the cpu or mobo .. it had another system crash and wont post. So far ive rest the cmos (batt). they removed everything but the cpu, graphics (my test 9800gt) and 1 stick of ram and still wont post. *sigh* .. bad day @__@
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mmkay, i tried a overclock at 3.6 and gpu with a 10% OC which should be acceptable. Voltages are:
Vcore 1.36v
NB ~1.35v
HT ~1.37v
SB 1.5v

bus is at 333-400 (not sure ATM)
and his FSB is at 1600
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for your OC:
those voltages are a little high for the speed, and that is caused by something being unstable... will you also post the RAM speed, timing, and voltage? RAM and severely limit an OC
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awe fudge.. i think i just fried the cpu or mobo .. it had another system crash and wont post. So far ive rest the cmos (batt). they removed everything but the cpu, graphics (my test 9800gt) and 1 stick of ram and still wont post. *sigh* .. bad day @__@
I doubt you fried the CPU at 1.36v, but those are high for that clock. That A70 should be able to handle the heat for that voltage, though. However, the NB and FSB, that's a different story...
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I doubt you fried the CPU at 1.36v, but those are high for that clock. That A70 should be able to handle the heat for that voltage, though. However, the NB and FSB, that's a different story...
yeahh i guess i should have read up more on some of the voltages

*sigh* I put the cpu into another mobo to see if it would work, didnt start (mobo light went on and immediately off) .. could that have done something last night i guess, then when i put it back into the original system it didnt work anymore.. gahh..
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ouch dude, i was actually following this thread because im learning to overlock my e8400. sorry to hear its fried!

p.s. also have the same case as you
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I was able to push my E8400 to 4.05ghz, and I don't think my memory/motherboard are anything special. Although I have the E0 stepping/revision, which I heard are easier to OC.
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