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I have 470s in SLI @ 800core and my q9300 @3.2. In game @1920x1200 I get roughly 35-45fps w/ 40-60% gpu usage. Any tweaks or things I can do to get more juice out of my processor? or should I look at my overclock again and see if something is off there? Any ideas?
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why is your q9300 downclocked from what your sig says?

hows your temps? bump the fsb and moar volts
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I have 470s in SLI @ 800core and my q9300 @3.2. In game @1920x1200 I get roughly 35-45fps w/ 40-60% gpu usage. Any tweaks or things I can do to get more juice out of my processor? or should I look at my overclock again and see if something is off there? Any ideas?

I dont know much about how far you can push your CPU OC but it seems your being held back by it. I would see if 3.5-3.8 is too far for your CPU if so it might be time to upgrade.
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Q9550 time if you can find one cheap! thumb.gif


that is if you wanna stay 775
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My sig hasn't been updated in a while. 3.3+ is not really stable enough. Looks like I am going to have to start purchasing parts for the LGA1155 build smile.gif. I can get a Dell Optiplex 980/990 w/i5 2500 or i7 2600 & 8gb of RAM from my work for free, the CPUs are not the K editions though. How much more would that saturate my 470's? Good idea/bad idea?
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How much V-RAM on those 470s.
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My sig hasn't been updated in a while. 3.3+ is not really stable enough. Looks like I am going to have to start purchasing parts for the LGA1155 build smile.gif. I can get a Dell Optiplex 980/990 w/i5 2500 or i7 2600 & 8gb of RAM from my work for free, the CPUs are not the K editions though. How much more would that saturate my 470's? Good idea/bad idea?

where do you work? grab 5 of them, give to us. profit???
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where do you work? grab 5 of them, give to us. profit???

I wish I could lol. I am a network specialist/help desk tech at a health insurance company. They budget for the IT department is immense so just about every week I am imaging 5-15 Dell Optiplex 980/990s with the i5/i7s for deployement. My manager doesn't care if i take some home with me and "work" on them smile.gif
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post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by Gallien View Post

My sig hasn't been updated in a while. 3.3+ is not really stable enough. Looks like I am going to have to start purchasing parts for the LGA1155 build smile.gif. I can get a Dell Optiplex 980/990 w/i5 2500 or i7 2600 & 8gb of RAM from my work for free, the CPUs are not the K editions though. How much more would that saturate my 470's? Good idea/bad idea?

At the end of the day the 2500>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>9300.

Excellent idea, it's a nice overhaul...for free. So can't complain that it's lacking a alphabetic character.
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How much V-RAM on those 470s.

1.25gb
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