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I have got my q6600 up to 3.7ghz before and hell you dont need that.. To run my 8800gt`s in sli full out I need about 3.2-3.3ghz
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Originally Posted by kpo6969 View Post
Nice. Welp, I think I have my answer as to what to get to hold me off until Nehalem is here. I'm glad I learned about that duo before actually buying the Q6600 (which I was about to do because of the newegg price drop on the OEM).

lol, I don't care about bragging rights. I care about pure performance in what I'm doing.
post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by auditt241 View Post
Some games already use 4 cores (supreme commander). Crysis was supposed to, but apparently it doesn't. Are there any benchmarks that show a duo is better in real world performance (Ex. I don't care about 150 v. 160 fps in HL2, but when your system is straining to get 30fps, will a faster duo actually give you more frames than a quad?)
If you're straining to get 30fps in a game and you're on either a quad or Wolfdale CPU, a new graphics card is probably in order...
     
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Haha well i meant on a system intesnsive game like crysis or world in conflict or something. And while that link someone gave was useful, does it really matter if you're getting 150 or 160 fps in an old game? does a faster cpu really help on new games at high resolutions?
    
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post #25 of 26
I would go for the Quadcore, I got my Q9450 yesterday in combination with Asus P5E and 4GB OCZ Reaper DDR2-1066. Also i threw away stock fan and replaced it with a Thermaltake BigTyp 120. I have stable clock of 3.6GHz (19°C on idle and about 43°C on full load). At first i was in doubt also, i couldn't choose between E8500 and Q9450 but after all i'm happy i went for the Q9450.

http://www.kikkeuh.be/stableoc.JPG
Validation: http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=378672

I don't know why CPU-Z thinks i only have 3GB ram but i have 4GB OCZ Reaper.

I hope i could help you to make your choice easier, if I was you i'd go for Quadcore.
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With me and my buddy having pretty much the same rig, He with a Q6600@3.2 and I with a E6750@3.6, I load much faster into the games we play than he does. But as far as game play goes I cannot tell a difference.
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