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post #51 of 89
okay i'm close to switching back to my e8400.

my q6600 is struggling to stabilize at 3.7 ghz and anything slower than that is just poop for games.

unless you can get your q6600 at 3.8ghz, the e8400 at 4ghz or higher murders the q6600 in gaming.

q6600 is like a truck, handles a lot of load and stress, but is slow as fux0ring ****!!!
post #52 of 89
I would agree. "some" games are supposed to use 4 cores, but, honestly almost everything is compatible with dual core. I have an e8400 and I love it. Granted alot of stipulation going around about high vcores etc. and chip degradation, but I have yet to see it. 1.38vcore with 4.1ghz. I wouldn't use anything else, my q6600 and e6600 are just sitting in a box now.
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okay i'm close to switching back to my e8400.

my q6600 is struggling to stabilize at 3.7 ghz and anything slower than that is just poop for games.

unless you can get your q6600 at 3.8ghz, the e8400 at 4ghz or higher murders the q6600 in gaming.

q6600 is like a truck, handles a lot of load and stress, but is slow as fux0ring ****!!!
How is a 3.6GHZ Q6600 slow for gaming? Unless you need 300+fps constasnt (Which is useless considering refresh rate) than there is no point in having anything faster. I would rather lose the 300-400 mhz and have the extra two processors. It wont be long at all before games start to fully utilize quad cores. Games like Supreme Commander, UT3 engine, and Assassins Creed already make good use of a quad core.
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post #54 of 89
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what if you don't OC the q6600 would it still be good for gaming ? what are the advantages and disadvantages? games will run smoother than the q6600 by a big or small difference?

Im hearing quad cores can run alot smoother if you were to run multiple programs in the background... from what my friend told me. He can run WoW in 4 windows and it still run smooth on the quadcore, so would this be advantage over the 8400?
Hey dude.. i went from an OC'D 3.2ghz e6750 to a stock clocked q6600..

I run wow in 3-4 windows regularly ( Hunter, priest, lock, tankadin)

it runs alot smoother than the dual core.... NOTICEABLY different...... But not like the e6750 couldnt handle it.. its just the q6600 seems to make evberything more fluid....

I also have not even OC'd my chip yet (still kinda breaking it in).... I am going to go to 3ghz i think and be happy with that...
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post #55 of 89
It's all on preference. Handle a higher load, or go faster, basically u want to have a 4x4 or a corvette. It's all on you.
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It's all on preference. Handle a higher load, or go faster, basically u want to have a 4x4 or a corvette. It's all on you.
A corvette is much faster than a 4X4 though.....
We are talking about a mere 300-400mhz difference. You will never see a difference in any games with a 300-400mhz difference once your over the 3GHz mark unless you plat at a low resolution with low settings which defeats the purpose of buying an E8400 for pc gaming and your fps will be well beyond your refresh rate by than anyways.
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post #57 of 89
wasn't a literal statement, figure of speech more or less. BUT! could be a 4x4 with NOS?
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How is a 3.6GHZ Q6600 slow for gaming? Unless you need 300+fps constasnt (Which is useless considering refresh rate) than there is no point in having anything faster...
How do you get 300+fps constant in Crysis? Oh, you're referring to the games 5 years ago.
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How do you get 300+fps constant in Crysis? Oh, you're referring to the games 5 years ago.
Thanks for proving my point even more, Crysis is nearly 100% GPU bound and so are most of the new games out there. A 400mhz increase from 3.6GHz to 4GHz wont get you any more fps in Crysis even if you were playing at all low settings.
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Thanks for proving my point even more, Crysis is nearly 100% GPU bound and so are most of the new games out there. A 400mhz increase from 3.6GHz to 4GHz wont get you any more fps in Crysis even if you were playing at all low settings.
Crysis is not "nearly 100% GPU bound". My last CPU, an e6400, when OC'd from 2.13 to 3ghz got me a dramatic FPS rise, from around 23.5 to 28.1 avg fps, so...
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