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I have the matrix reloaded..never seen it cuz I fall asleep halfway through every time headscratch.gif
 
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Yep... Socket 775 boards look so funny.

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Thanks SO MUCH for the help guys. Core 2 Quads are hard to find so I believe I should just go for an O/C. How many GHz's do you reckon I could get with just upgrading to a FORTRON HEXA 500? I dont think I'll change the mobo, as I've seen tonnes of people o/c with G31 chipset. maybe get a Hyper 212 Evo though.


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I don't know whether or not that's a good PSU.  Even if it is, I will be surprised to see anything more than 3.6 to 3.7 GHz with the G31 chipset - even with good air cooling.  I'm actually expecting an absolute maximum of about 3.4 to maybe 3.5 GHz

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Ok, so I got Battlefield 3, and I get like 30 fps on high, 16x AF and 8 x AA. if I were to get Q6600, what performance boost would I get? smile.gif

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post #46 of 48

I don't know if you would see or feel any difference at all.  You might, but the Q6600 is a 65nm 2.4 GHz quad core with 4 MB of cache per core (8 MB) while the E8400 is a 45nm (faster than 65nm) 3.0 GHz dual core with 3 MB per core (6 MB).  So, I predict that the E8400 may still feel slightly faster.

 

However, I will also assume that the bigger determining factor may be the video card.

 

Although, I will wait for others to provide perhaps a more definitive answer.  I'm just making my best guesses. redface.gif

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post #47 of 48
Many people here still play on C2D's but what makes a huge difference is the graphics card. Just as TwoCables said, the main factor in being able to increase your FPS is to upgrade your GPU. I mean, I don't see a single difference between my 930 or my 3570k, or even when I play on my C2D. If I use the same graphics card of course.
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post #48 of 48
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okay guys, thank you so much for helping me smile.gif So yesterday I decided to take a leap of faith and raise my (clock speed?) to 400: multiplier=9 so 400x9= 3.6ghz.

Everything worked fine biggrin.gif I started playing battlefield 3 it was noticeably smoother. But I had no sound coming out of my speakers frown.gif so I rebooted my computer, sound worked but the highest Res i could go was only 1024x768! So I decided to change graphics card, (I replaced the GTS 450 with my old 5750) but now windows wont boot! it says something like 'Please insert boot media device' I dont think it is detecting my hard drive but i dont know why... any help would be greatly appreciated. smile.gif


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