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i was thinking of changing my mobo.ram and cpu.would i get a lot more fps in games or would it be a waste of money as my current set up is ok.
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You might see an increase of 10-20 FPS (or more), depending on the game and the settings.

Which games do you play?
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i was thinking of changing my mobo.ram and cpu.would i get a lot more fps in games or would it be a waste of money as my current set up is ok.
Waste of money. Save your money for a larger upgrade down the road. Your setup isn't outdated enough to upgrade yet, IMO.
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An E6600 is a better CPU than what you have, hands down, but I really don't think that the improvement is worth the premium of buying a new CPU motherboard and RAM.
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You might see an increase of 10-20 FPS (or more), depending on the game and the settings.

Which games do you play?
mainly cod2 on line.and rainbow six vegas.my board is socket 939.so i cant find a better cpu.but i get the odd stutter now and again,by the way im running vista ulimate.thats when the stutters started,
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What type of FPS do you get currently?
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What type of FPS do you get currently?
in cod2 , 91fps highest drops to 30s when theres smoke.all settings at max 2xaa 1440x900. in vegas arround 50.
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It sounds more like a problem with your GPU's drivers since they arent great with Vista (although not as bad as they were) - and your games ran well before Vista. Check out the latest Beta drivers for the 8 series if you havnt already, they are meant to be an improvement
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