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You mean a higher resolution? higher resolutions will be more gpu dependent.

also what voltage is your ram? Sandy bridge likes 1.5v. If it's already at say 1.65 you won't really be able to OC it
yes its 1.5v non ecc ram
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It is a great improvement, it will own all those games, it only supports dual channel but will still consider all 4 dimms as dual channel, and it will still own that resolution. It pretty much owns all of gaming right now
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i'm going to play Battlefield 3 as well
will i be able to fraps without huge lags? on normal settings but higher resolution?
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i'm going to play Battlefield 3 as well
will i be able to fraps without huge lags? on normal settings but higher resolution?
I don't think it will be able to get above 30fps at higher resolutions but I'm pretty sure it can hold it steady.
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i'm going to play Battlefield 3 as well
will i be able to fraps without huge lags? on normal settings but higher resolution?
CPUs don't care about resolution, it won't have a problem. Fraps lags no matter what unless you save the videos to a different HDD than the game is running on.
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i'm going to play Battlefield 3 as well
will i be able to fraps without huge lags? on normal settings but higher resolution?
Like recording game play?? I'm actually not sure but is that more GPU or CPU dependent? I had an i5 650 that I ran at clocks ranging from 4.0 to 4.64 and never had any issues with games. The only games I couldn't max out were Metro and Crysis but that's cuz I had it paired with a 470. IMO I wouldn't upgrade to Sandy Bridge for the simple reason that you won't get that big of an improvement. I upgraded to a 760 so i can get the full quad core and the upgrade cost me about $20. I sold my 650 for $125 and bought the 760 for $140 so it worked out quite well. I would hold off on switching to a whole new platform until whatever comes out after Ivy Bridge or wait till at least Ivy Bridge comes out and stuff goes on sale used for much cheaper.
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