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In general, Q6600 at 3.5GHz should match with 560Ti fairly OK for many games. On one hand, one might think the bottleneck is due to the CPU. On the other hand, I would rather say, the bottleneck comes from the relatively low resolution (ie 1680x1050).

So, instead of upgrading the CPU (and the motherboard and RAM), perhaps upgrading your monitor is a better long-term solution.

Consider upgrading from current 22'' to 25-27'' and the resolution from 1680x1050 to 1920x1080/1200, then the bottleneck (if any) shifts right back to the graphics card, so to speak. A good monitor will likely to stay with you longer than any other component of your system.
(And, perhaps this is the best time to do the upgrade. From your tone, I suspect it will be even harder to do any upgrade after the wedding... biggrin.gif)

Lastly, one way to ascertain a CPU bottleneck is to do a CPU scaling test. Get a few gaming benchmarks and run them at various CPU frequency. Plot a graph with y-axis as framerate (fps) and x-axis as CPU frequency (Ghz). If you have a slope, then there is a bottleneck. If the curve is flat, then there is none.
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Lol yeah never upset the girl..
Have you tried BF3 SP? Does it max that? It should. Maybe tweaking some of the NV CP settings may help peak some more usage out of that thing.

i honestly have no idea what settings to tweak.. i just keep the settings on let app decide
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In general, Q6600 at 3.5GHz should match with 560Ti fairly OK for many games. On one hand, one might think the bottleneck is due to the CPU. On the other hand, I would rather say, the bottleneck comes from the relatively low resolution (ie 1680x1050).
So, instead of upgrading the CPU (and the motherboard and RAM), perhaps upgrading your monitor is a better long-term solution.
Consider upgrading from current 22'' to 25-27'' and the resolution from 1680x1050 to 1920x1080/1200, then the bottleneck (if any) shifts right back to the graphics card, so to speak. A good monitor will likely to stay with you longer than any other component of your system.
(And, perhaps this is the best time to do the upgrade. From your tone, I suspect it will be even harder to do any upgrade after the wedding... biggrin.gif)
Lastly, one way to ascertain a CPU bottleneck is to do a CPU scaling test. Get a few gaming benchmarks and run them at various CPU frequency. Plot a graph with y-axis as framerate (fps) and x-axis as CPU frequency (Ghz). If you have a slope, then there is a bottleneck. If the curve is flat, then there is none.
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post #14 of 14
two words: cpu bottleneck. I would know becuase I have a Phenom II x4 955 (overlcocked) and also an overclocked gtx 470. I'm also bottlenecking on BF3 with my htpc(also in my sig)
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