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Originally Posted by phz10;14567192 
I think your getting bottlenecked if you have a 2600k and a 8600gt lol smile.gif

There is no doubt.

But I've yet to put a full load on this card, with the games I'm interested in for the time being lol.
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And Windows XP.

The 2600K is being used to encode HD movies and stuff, along with hosting a 24/7 MC server. It's being used well enough but the Windows XP is really a limit on my system as it's 32-bit.

So, yeah. I'll agree with you however unless I'm wrong, wouldn't a 64bit XP perform just as good as 64bit 7? Assume I'm exclusively on DX9 games.
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Originally Posted by Drobomb;14566357 
I had an 8600 GTS that I volt modded to 800Mhz back in the day. It took aftermarket cooling of course and back then it was worth it. Now days I would say its not worth it with you having a 2600k unless you just want to do it for the lulz, otherwise just upgrade GPU.

An upgrade would be most beneficial but in the mean time overclock it anyway. smile.gif

I'd be interested in that a little, even if for the lulz, could you tell me what the overall cost of your modification was and how your temperatures were with the OC?
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Xp x64 is a total joke. Don't even bother.

Win 7 is a vast improvement, I suggest you try it.
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And Windows XP.

And a WD Caviar Green. Ugh.
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Originally Posted by Shadow11377;14567220 
The 2600K is being used to encode HD movies and stuff, along with hosting a 24/7 MC server. It's being used well enough but the Windows XP is really a limit on my system as it's 32-bit.

So, yeah. I'll agree with you however unless I'm wrong, wouldn't a 64bit XP perform just as good as 64bit 7? Assume I'm exclusively on DX9 games.

No, Windows 7 will beat XP any day. You have a brand new setup, from 2011. And you're running it on software designed for 2002. XP can't handle your CPU to its full potential, or the rest of your hardware (DX9 or not).

I'd suggest getting a cheap kit of some good DDR3, Windows 7, and a faster GPU personally. Only reason I say the RAM, is because Ripjaw X RAM is dirt cheap right now, might as well get some good stuff in there while its cheap, maybe even snag up a good 8GB kit for $50 on sale off the egg.

As far as cooling that 8600GT, the cost of a good cooler for it, will be as much or more expensive than a new GPU that will eat that 8600GT for breakfast (9800GT's are $40 new). So it won't be worth it financially to invest in a new cooler for such an old and slow GPU.
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Hey hey, Stop pulling apart his system and being mean about it.

Yes overclocking an 8600GT will make no differance, i would honestly reccemend shopping around for a gTX 460 2gb those are going really cheap on ebay even brand new, or a GTx 480 because those are also going pretty cheap, Windows xp 64bit was a horrible joke i would honestly reccemend going to 7 x64
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud;14567237 
No, Windows 7 will beat XP any day. You have a brand new setup, from 2011. And you're running it on software designed for 2002. XP can't handle your CPU to its full potential, or the rest of your hardware (DX9 or not).

I'd suggest getting a cheap kit of some good DDR3, Windows 7, and a faster GPU personally. Only reason I say the RAM, is because Ripjaw X RAM is dirt cheap right now, might as well get some good stuff in there while its cheap, maybe even snag up a good 8GB kit for $50 on sale off the egg.

As far as cooling that 8600GT, the cost of a good cooler for it, will be as much or more expensive than a new GPU that will eat that 8600GT for breakfast (9800GT's are $40 new). So it won't be worth it financially to invest in a new cooler for such an old and slow GPU.

I've run some benchmarks, and my CPU doesn't seem to be limited. Go more in depth about how XP can't handle it please? I must be oblivious smile.gif I've got every intention on getting 64bit 7, don't get me wrong, but how exactly is XP limiting me beyond the 4GB RAM and DX9?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231315 is in the mail as of 17 hours ago.

I've been wondering how much cooling would be for this card, I figured it would be around maybe $50. Am I underestimating the cost of this?

How would an overclocked 8600GT compare to a 9800GT?
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Originally Posted by Shadow11377;14567300 
I've run some benchmarks, and my CPU doesn't seem to be limited. Go more in depth about how XP can't handle it please? I must be oblivious smile.gif I've got every intention on getting 64bit 7, don't get me wrong, but how exactly is XP limiting me beyond the 4GB RAM and DX9?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231315 is in the mail as of 17 hours ago.

I've been wondering how much cooling would be for this card, I figured it would be around maybe $50. Am I underestimating the cost of this?

How would an overclocked 8600GT compare to a 9800GT?

XP was originally designed for use with single core's, and up to dual cores if I remember it correctly. Support for quads, and hyper threading was added in later via a patch, so its only half supported (kind of sort of).

Not to mention, you're missing out on Superfetch, that Vista and 7 both have. Superfetch caches your most used executables into RAM, so it opens a LOT quicker.

And I remember reading something about Nvidia drivers being a lot more limited on XP for current generation cards....that they're purposely crippling some features (don't remember what though).

And an overclocked 8600GT is still going to get its butt handed to it by a stock 9800GT, by 10 fold. 9800GT is probably a good 200% faster than the 8600GT is (well, its also an 8800GT, and the 8600GT is also a 9500GT, but whatever).
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Originally Posted by Rayleyne;14567251 
Hey hey, Stop pulling apart his system and being mean about it.

Yes overclocking an 8600GT will make no differance, i would honestly reccemend shopping around for a gTX 460 2gb those are going really cheap on ebay even brand new, or a GTx 480 because those are also going pretty cheap, Windows xp 64bit was a horrible joke i would honestly reccemend going to 7 x64

Lol, yeah that'd be nice. However I anticipated it and welcome the criticism. If only these people would read my "Other Information" section of my system sig they would realize I planned ahead to do everything that they're saying.laugher.gif

I was considering a 400 series card. By the time I make my purchase I might see the 600 series arrive though, and most likely the 500 series should drop a bit.
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