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I plan to upgrade late July is that ok with you?

If you are interested PM me about more details, shipping etc as I have no idea how this works. The 8800GT I have is a beauty. Idles on my comp @ 48C and under load goes to about 57C (20C ambient) at 650/950 and the fan runs at 33%.

I have the box and everything so I guess I will just pack everything and send it over if all goes well.

EDIT: Are there any prerequisites to buying/selling on this site?
ya i guess.... although ill be coming in to that kinda cash during 1st week of august... how about i pm you about the contact info....

and yeah i think you need to have 35+ reps to get into the trading section but since we ran into each other on a different thread, i hope it'll be okay with the administrators...fingers crossed...
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ya i guess.... although ill be coming in to that kinda cash during 1st week of august... how about i pm you about the contact info....

and yeah i think you need to have 35+ reps to get into the trading section but since we ran into each other on a different thread, i hope it'll be okay with the administrators...fingers crossed...
I don't mind the first week of August, that seems to be the timeframe I will be upgrading.
    
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My friends Q6600 is at 3.2 and my E6750 is at 3.6. We have the same HDD, Vid. card( and OC on Vid.) I have 4gb ram(showing 3.25gb) He has 2gb and I smoke him loading any game we play, COH, Grid, GRAW2, BF2, WIC. Whats up with that! I have an ASUS P5K Deluxe and He has a DFI DK P35.
There are several possible factors or combinations of factors that could be in play:

1. 2GiB is not enough to load and manipulate the game maps without havign to page out other stuff.

2. Your CPU is quite likely faster at decompressing game files,a s most games are not heavily multi-threaded.

3. His harddrive is significantly more fragmented than yours.

4. He is running more crap in the background. This takes ram, CPU and HDD resources. Hard drives, even very fast ones, multi-task poorly, especially if NCQ is not enabled.

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Any oter Q owners wana step in and say how your quad was a waste?
I'm certainly not saying my Quad was a waste. I do a good bit of encoding/transcoding, and I'm making use of VMware more an more often. In these situations and many others, my X3350 is a vast improvement over my E8400.

However, for what many people here use their systems for (even some who have quads), a dual core would as good or even better, for less money.
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w00t Quads!
    
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when are we getting 8 cores?
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There are several possible factors or combinations of factors that could be in play:

1. 2GiB is not enough to load and manipulate the game maps without havign to page out other stuff.

2. Your CPU is quite likely faster at decompressing game files,a s most games are not heavily multi-threaded.

3. His harddrive is significantly more fragmented than yours.

4. He is running more crap in the background. This takes ram, CPU and HDD resources. Hard drives, even very fast ones, multi-task poorly, especially if NCQ is not enabled.

I'm certainly not saying my Quad was a waste. I do a good bit of encoding/transcoding, and I'm making use of VMware more an more often. In these situations and many others, my X3350 is a vast improvement over my E8400.

However, for what many people here use their systems for (even some who have quads), a dual core would as good or even better, for less money.
Ok only game I can see loading faster is GRID because it uses all four cores unlike the others. Your mates PC will become alot quicker in game when they start to use all four cores. You'll find you mate will get a better FPS in GRID than you.
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There are several possible factors or combinations of factors that could be in play:

1. 2GiB is not enough to load and manipulate the game maps without havign to page out other stuff.

2. Your CPU is quite likely faster at decompressing game files,a s most games are not heavily multi-threaded.

3. His harddrive is significantly more fragmented than yours.

4. He is running more crap in the background. This takes ram, CPU and HDD resources. Hard drives, even very fast ones, multi-task poorly, especially if NCQ is not enabled.



I'm certainly not saying my Quad was a waste. I do a good bit of encoding/transcoding, and I'm making use of VMware more an more often. In these situations and many others, my X3350 is a vast improvement over my E8400.

However, for what many people here use their systems for (even some who have quads), a dual core would as good or even better, for less money.
i render stuff on max as an animation hobbyist and i get a lotta performance outta the quad....
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lol heres a good reason. if you're using a quad, ur killing half as many people as dual core owners do. folding on quads ftw!
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If you had a stock E6600 and stock Q6600. Both would do things at the same speed until you come across an app which uses the other two cores.
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Now for the real question... Which Quad do I buy...?
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