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Hello!
My PC is getting old so I had to buy a new one or upgrade my existing one.
I choose the later, because i do not have the opportunity to invest for brand new hardware.
http://dubstard.com/tmp/comparison/
↠I added two more DIMM modules (Super Talent with heat spreaders) along my two A-Data ones and i now have a combined amount of 8 GB RAM rated with with the same timings 5-5-5-18 running at 400 MHz (effective 800 MHz)
↠I swapped my Dual Core E7400 45 nm 65W TDP for a Quad Core Q6600 65 nm 105 W TDP (I still have the e7400 in case i burrn the quad from overclock)
Running at 9 x 400 = 3600MHz

I have a few questions :
1. Will my electricity bill rise a lot ( i do not fold protein chains, nor do i SETI@home) it stays idle most the time.

2. Is my CPU a lot better for games or is the GPU the major bottle neck?

I did some tests and on the CPU part it seems the Q6600 blows the E7400 out of the way with almost double computing speeds.,

However when it comes to graphics intensity, I only have a tad higher scores.

3. I am looking forward to buying an Sapphire 7850 OC 3 GB - Will this make my computer able to run modern DirectX 10 or even DX11 games at 1080p? - Is it worth it or shall i go for a completely new rig?

4. If i buy the 7850 OC 3 GB GPU would my current 650W PSU still be sufficient ?

5. Are my temperatures OK or shall I go for 24/7 3200 * 8 x 400) and play safe?

IDLE
Ambient Temp 23C
CPU temp 38C
Core temp 42C
LOAD:
Ambient Temp 23C
CPU temp 60C
Core temp 62C
thank you

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Edited by petkow - 3/31/13 at 2:43am
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Hello!
My PC is getting old so I had to buy a new one or upgrade my existing one.
I choose the later, because i do not have the opportunity to invest for brand new hardware.
http://dubstard.com/tmp/comparison/
↠I added two more DIMM modules (Super Talent with heat spreaders) along my two A-Data ones and i now have a combined amount of 8 GB RAM rated with with the same timings 5-5-5-18 running at 400 MHz (effective 800 MHz)
↠I swapped my Dual Core E7400 45 nm 65W TDP for a Quad Core Q6600 65 nm 105 W TDP (I still have the e7400 in case i burrn the quad from overclock)
Running at 9 x 400 = 3600MHz

I have a few questions :
1. Will my electricity bill rise a lot ( i do not fold protein chains, nor do i SETI@home) it stays idle most the time.

2. Is my CPU a lot better for games or is the GPU the major bottle neck?

I did some tests and on the CPU part it seems the Q6600 blows the E7400 out of the way with almost double computing speeds.,

However when it comes to graphics intensity, I only have a tad higher scores.

3. I am looking forward to buying an Sapphire 7850 OC 3 GB - Will this make my computer able to run modern DirectX 10 or even DX11 games at 1080p? - Is it worth it or shall i go for a completely new rig?

4. If i buy the 7850 OC 3 GB GPU would my current 650W PSU still be sufficient ?

5. Are my temperatures OK or shall I go for 24/7 3200 * 8 x 400) and play safe?

IDLE
Ambient Temp 23C
CPU temp 38C
Core temp 42C
LOAD:
Ambient Temp 23C
CPU temp 60C
Core temp 62C
thank you

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Hi there!

First of all, since your tight on money, you shouldn't even think about "burning" the Q6600. Remember only play with what you can replace!

You will have some bottleneck with the Q6600 when using the 7850 though you might not notice it till your run it side by side with a newer, more powerful processor.

Your PSU will be OK with the 7850

Load temps are OK too. I wouldn't let it go over 80
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Today I added one 92 mm fan directly on the north bridge and i added one more 120 mm exhaust fan on my case.
Thank you for the information!
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