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Overclock or underclock your CPU... see if your frames change. Make sure you have VSYNC OFF. Your hardware isn't powerful enough to make vsynv worth it.
I always have Vsync off, and I can't OC, I'm using a dell.
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nope. thats a good cpu in my opinion. and the 7600 is good enough to play cs
His CPU is horrible.. P4s are horrible especially for CS:S. Your CPU is definitely the bottleneck.
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His CPU is horrible.. P4s are horrible especially for CS:S. Your CPU is definitely the bottleneck.
Alright thanks everyone, just wanted to know if it really was the CPU. I think I'll be ordering a C2Q soon. reps to everyone.
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I think it's safe to say that your board is the biggest flaw of your machine, not your CPU. (Not by much though.) SInce you're using ddr2 you could conceivably move over to a really cheap C2D or AM2 set up. If you're looking to buy something, my vote goes for a 3600+ brisbane and the DFI Ultra II.

AMD - ~$150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136015
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103046

or

Intel - ~$260
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115014
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136034

EDIT: Or not... you're looking upscale. FYI you'd likely get more from buying a better GFX card over a better CPU when you start making decisions between the next card and what processor you'll be getting. (But definitely ditch the P4 crap.)
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Originally Posted by Ihatethedukes View Post
I think it's safe to say that your board is the biggest flaw of your machine, not your CPU. (Not by much though.) SInce you're using ddr2 you could conceivably move over to a really cheap C2D or AM2 set up. If you're looking to buy something, my vote goes for a 3600+ brisbane and the DFI Ultra II.

AMD - ~$150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136015
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103046

or

Intel - ~$260
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115014
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136034

EDIT: Or not... you're looking upscale. FYI you'd likely get more from buying a better GFX card over a better CPU when you start making decisions between the next card and what processor you'll be getting. (But definitely ditch the P4 crap.)
This board doesn't accept C2D's, but that doesn't matter. This is what I plan on getting soon:

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813128057
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814130082
A C2D or C2Q
I don't know what PSU to get
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811119077
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how can you get 10-15FPS in C&C3???...i get ~25FPS except when theres a massive ion canon blast it drops down for a second!!...
    
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Not a bad choice for a mobo. Just a little on the low end. So far it looks pretty promising. Good GPU choice as well.

What kind of price point are you looking at?
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how can you get 10-15FPS in C&C3???...i get ~25FPS except when theres a massive ion canon blast it drops down for a second!!...
I don't know, but it's really laggy. I'm playing at 1440x900 everything on Ultra High.

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Not a bad choice for a mobo. Just a little on the low end. So far it looks pretty promising. Good GPU choice as well.

What kind of price point are you looking at?
I don't think I'm going to OC the CPU as it will be powerful enough at stock speeds for a year or two. By then I'll have the money for a better mobo. I'm looking at $200 shipped and taxed to CA for the mobo, case, and PSU from newegg. Then I might get this for $280 and a bit later the 8800 from newegg. So can you recommend me a PSU?
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imo I would get an SLI or Crossfire ready board in order to future proof.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186124
I don't know much about foxconn boards for ocing, but it looks like it has pretty much everything you would need

As far as PSUs go i would have to reccommend either
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182076

edit: just noticed the $200 shipped limit. I would say the roswill PSU would be perfect for that price range.
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imo I would get an SLI or Crossfire ready board in order to future proof.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186124
I don't know much about foxconn boards for ocing, but it looks like it has pretty much everything you would need

As far as PSUs go i would have to reccommend either
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182076

edit: just noticed the $200 shipped limit. I would say the roswill PSU would be perfect for that price range.
I don't think I'm going to be going SLI or xfire anytime soon. If I wanted an SLI board I'd get the ASUS P5N-E SLI for the same price.

As for the PSU, is this one better than the one you linked to?
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