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post #11 of 18
Because I wanted to know how upgrading is improving something when coming from a fast quad.

My CPU is old so I'm digging even more deeper to find answers. redface.gif
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post #12 of 18
I would upgrade your CPU next time you do a serious GPU upgrade.
post #13 of 18
You'll be ok for a while, but it comes down to how serious are you about gaming and eye candy, and cpu/gpu power!
post #14 of 18
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Because I wanted to know how upgrading is improving something when coming from a fast quad.
My CPU is old so I'm digging even more deeper to find answers. redface.gif

My 560ti gets 5-7fps less with my q9550 than my 2500k. At the cost of upgrading, its not worth it unless you get a good deal.
post #15 of 18
I think a Core2Quad of the 9xxx series (or its Xeon equivalent) is still a good gaming cpu - especially when oc'ed.
I had a Q9650 @ 4.0GHz and it was doing just fine in demading games like Witcher 2, etc. My i7-2600k does better, but in a huge number of games your Xeon should be fine. I would OC'it though. Absolute best way to extend it useful life.
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post #16 of 18
Id probably say a C2Q with the speed of 3.2GHz+ isn't going to be bottlenecked. Ive only just went from My old Q8400 which was running at a solid 4GHz and that was smashing through any game with a single 460.

All in all, yes C2Q's are still rocking.
post #17 of 18
Shutting down some un-needed process would help too.

hmm

Game Booster is a free one, shuts down process, fast.

Most quads have no problem with any single card set-up.
But with these next gen cards, I think we might notice a bottle neck with low end quads.
post #18 of 18
Yeah, I'm still getting good performance out of my Q9550. thumb.gif
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