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As said, you will not get very far over-clocking with that board and a quad core, I had that board years ago and it wasn't very good even with a dual core CPU.
Not to say it wouldn't hurt to try though.

I just honestly really don't see a 650i motherboard taking a Q9550 very far at all.
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P5N-E dont oc well for quad, just like mine
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Maybe I'm not seeing something, maybe the core clock is too low, but to blame it all on the q9550?
http://m.tomshardware.com/reviews/ba...e,3063-13.html

Fx8150 < Phenom II in gaming (AFAIK) < Q9550 (don't know core2 that well though, I'll admit)

I blame it on the memory issue. Isn't BF3 a huge memory hog?
     
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Not to say it wouldn't hurt to try though.

I just honestly really don't see a 650i motherboard taking a Q9550 very far at all.
I agree with you, his 6970 is WAY to new for his Quad. Hell, even his 4870 could get a bottleneck of that quad. Because my old 4870 ran it fine.

EDIT:
http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/115...hat-older.html

why repost?
Edited by 1337LutZ - 11/4/11 at 2:32am
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I'm doing fine on my Q6600 at stock clocks..I don't see his CPU being the issue here. It's more than capable, even at stock clocks. Seems alot of people are underestimating these older quads to me. Sure they may not be sandy bridge, but they get the job done.
    
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Looks like the motherboard and RAM are the first steps, and then I'll probably wait until I can either afford an i5 2500k sandy bridge, or wait for the ivy bridges.

A 1155 motherboard? You mean something like this?


I really don't know anything about good motherboards or RAM... any suggestions would be awesome
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Looks like the motherboard and RAM are the first steps, and then I'll probably wait until I can either afford an i5 2500k sandy bridge, or wait for the ivy bridges.

A 1155 motherboard? You mean something like this? Amazon.com: Gigabyte Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2133 LGA 1155 Motherboard GA-Z68A-D3H-B3: Electronics

I really don't know anything about good motherboards or RAM... any suggestions would be awesome
The ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 (z68) is an absolutely solid motherboard, and won't be too expensive. DDR3 is pretty cheap right now, so 8GB wouldn't be a bad way to go.

For the CPU, the i3 2100 would be "enough" to hold you over for a long time (but it won't overclock, its locked). The i5 2500k and i7 2600k and 2700k are currently the "overclocking" chips to buy. Ivy Bridge is supposedly releasing in March, which will bring the 3500k and 3700k for overclocking.
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I'm confused, are you asking for new motherboard and ram for your current CPU or ones to buy for a future upgrade?
    
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I'm confused, are you asking for new motherboard and ram for your current CPU or ones to buy for a future upgrade?
Mmm, yeah. If you're wanting to use it on your current platform, its not going to happen. I have seen a new 775 board that was any decent for some YEARS now.

So whatever you do end up getting (1155 is the thing to buy right now), it won't be useable until you have a board, RAM, and CPU for it.
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I'm confused, are you asking for new motherboard and ram for your current CPU or ones to buy for a future upgrade?
Well... sorta both. I want to get a new mobo / ram and then eventually a new CPU (without having to switch the mobo and ram again), so hopefully they'd work with my current CPU until I can upgrade in the future.
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