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Q9650 you say?
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Yes it was windows 7 64 bit which I dabbled in and promptly got rid of, granted that was a few months after release of windows 7 so it's probably much improved about now, sorry I stopped replying, it's was 2.30 am haha
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I would try more ram and an ssd with your core 2 quad. Those will give a performance boost multitasking.

You should overclock your core 2 quad for more performance. You are talking about upgrading to an overclocking brand new chip and you haven't even pushed your current chip.
I'm defiantly planning on getting an sad, crucial m4 or something, the reason it's not over clocked is to my knowledge my board docent even allow OC or if it does it's a feature you have to unlock with a key combination of sorts!

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You should get a new video card lol. Seriously don't know why so many people keep suggesting that when you stated numerous times that you aren't concerned with fps. /rant I am surprised no one has said this but you always could wait to see how bulldozer turns out, at this point you may only have to wait another month tops. Who knows if Bulldozer performs well Intel may even drop prices or BD may be the best bang for buck but since you already have a decent cpu waiting a month can't hurt.
Haha! It's probably my fault, I made the OP extremely long for no obvious reason

I've never been a fan of amd so I certainly won't be buying BD for myself but here's hoping for a price drop! The processor it self is actually quite affordable, it's just the 80+£ mobo with 1155 and DDR3 memory to go with the two latter
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Yes it was windows 7 64 bit which I dabbled in and promptly got rid of, granted that was a few months after release of windows 7 so it's probably much improved about now, sorry I stopped replying, it's was 2.30 am haha
I've been using the 64-bit version of Windows 7 since July 5th of 2009 (the Official Release Candidate), and I haven't had one single problem due to it being 64-bit.

What programs did you have problems with?
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Normally, I would say you could get by more than fine with what you have for your uses, although you will see big gains from that CPU. I'd call it a draw, but there's one thing that tips me to say upgrade.

Your CPU still has alot of value. Really. Most people want quad core CPUs now, and that's one of the best for LGA 775 users. That right there would cover about half (or as another member said, pretty much even trade up for the new CPU) of a new platform, assuming like a Core i5, modest but not too expensive P67 board, and 8GB RAM, and that's not counting the small sum the board and RAM could fetch.

You could be looking at essentially trading your current setup, and investing ~$150, and ending up with Sandy Bridge.
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But that's just one example. BFBC2 is a CPU intensive game. A better CPU will guarantee better FPS because the abundance of physics is processed faster, giving the GPU more headroom for worrying about textures and shadows. In a game like DNF, League of Legends, World of Warcraft, you may not see such a jump in performance from the CPU upgrade alone.

I say spend the money on upgrading the GPU. A 6950-70 will surely blow the OP's current GPU out of the water, more than upgrading the CPU and keeping the same GPU.
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But that's just one example. BFBC2 is a CPU intensive game. A better CPU will guarantee better FPS because the abundance of physics is processed faster, giving the GPU more headroom for worrying about textures and shadows. In a game like DNF, League of Legends, World of Warcraft, you may not see such a jump in performance from the CPU upgrade alone.

I say spend the money on upgrading the GPU. A 6950-70 will surely blow the OP's current GPU out of the water, more than upgrading the CPU and keeping the same GPU.
But isn't WoW mostly dependent on the CPU?
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Get the 2500K. Not only it will be faster stock but you will also OC it.
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But that's just one example. BFBC2 is a CPU intensive game. A better CPU will guarantee better FPS because the abundance of physics is processed faster, giving the GPU more headroom for worrying about textures and shadows. In a game like DNF, League of Legends, World of Warcraft, you may not see such a jump in performance from the CPU upgrade alone.

I say spend the money on upgrading the GPU. A 6950-70 will surely blow the OP's current GPU out of the water, more than upgrading the CPU and keeping the same GPU.
Well anyway, as i stated and a couple other members I have little to no interest in gaming at all so I'm not fussed with regards to my gpus performance currently, you were just replying to that previous comment thou I realise.
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Normally, I would say you could get by more than fine with what you have for your uses, although you will see big gains from that CPU. I'd call it a draw, but there's one thing that tips me to say upgrade.

Your CPU still has alot of value. Really. Most people want quad core CPUs now, and that's one of the best for LGA 775 users. That right there would cover about half (or as another member said, pretty much even trade up for the new CPU) of a new platform, assuming like a Core i5, modest but not too expensive P67 board, and 8GB RAM, and that's not counting the small sum the board and RAM could fetch.

You could be looking at essentially trading your current setup, and investing ~$150, and ending up with Sandy Bridge.
Haha, problem with that is I'm very nostalgic! Theres too many memorys invested in my good ol 775 :') So I don't intend on selling any of my parts, I'm more inclined to keep it running as a mess around, or a little data server, I'm not in need if the money so Im happy to just buy the new parts, I'm just always as sensible as i can be with money!

Thansks for the reply! After all these reccomendations I Definatley see myself getting the upgrade, however would it be best if I spent a bit more and went i7 for the extra threads and 'power' and it last me longer?
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