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Got a question how do you think a Q6600 will run MW3? Here are my specs and res to help out

Q6600 at stock 2.4ghz clocks, in a dell pc cannot overclock it at all
windows 7 home premium
2gb ddr2 667mhz ram
250 gb seagate 7,200rpm hard drive
asus 512mb 8800gt video card
corsair cx430watt power supply
res is only 1360x768, its hooked up to a hdtv that's only 720p. I can force the res higher in game settings but it makes the text really little
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Your CPU won't be limiting your GPU if thats what you're asking, you should be able to run Medium settings (a 4870 that was in my brothers computer with a Q6600 ran medium settings at 1680 x 1050)
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Why not? I do have a friend who is playing MW3 at max using a I5 2400 (I know. Big diff) But a 5750. Whats yours res?
     
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Medium settings at 720p
 
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post #5 of 7
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Look like ill have to pass on it then. I've got a Pentium d right now and was going to buy a Q6600 for $60 but if it isn't gonna run real good I may aswell just skip the q6600 and put that $60 towards a new rig. Thanks guys
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post #6 of 7
The Q6600 will run MW3 fine, it's essentially the same game as COD4 resource wise.


Also, look into "BSEL mod", It's a known working way to "overclock" the dell inspiron 530 with the G33 motherboard it forces the FSB directly on the chip by taping over a pin on the CPU, it'll put it at 3ghz. You may need an aftermarket cooler, if you're interested just look it up.
    
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I'm just gonna pass on the q6600 and wait til January and build a capable Sandy bridge rig. I don't have that mobo either its a e520 and a different board. Oh well, it will be a better experience if i wait it out anyways, plus maybe it will be on a steam sale by then too, thanks for the help guys
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