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I run my e6750 at 3.4ghz right now and I think i could go higher because my voltage is only at 1.344 according to cpu-z
EDIT: for the resoultion I run at 1280 X 1024.
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post #22 of 34
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What does your E6750 run at?

TBH, if you've got good clocks out of it, you probably wouldn't notice that much of a difference with a new CPU for gaming. Get some new RAM or use that money for something else like an HD4870 which would really be a noticeable improvement over the 8800GT.
Good suggestions, I would go with this ram.Is it me or has G.SKILL ram gone up in price ?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231087
 
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post #23 of 34
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I run my e6750 at 3.4ghz right now and I think i could go higher because my voltage is only at 1.344 according to cpu-z
EDIT: for the resoultion I run at 1280 X 1024.
At those speeds you really don't need to upgrade your cpu. Since your not gaming at a high resolution you can get by on a 4850, but I'd still get a 4870.
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post #24 of 34
I went for the q6700 becasue I heard that they have better VID's than the q6600. My vid is 1.325 so that didn't go well. It's a good processor, if you have a little extra money to throw around go for the q6700 because it does have the chance to OC a little higher, and you're garunteed a G0 stepping (better than the b3 stepping)
    
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post #25 of 34
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i'm just going to keep my money, save a bit and overhaul my system. My monitor is pretty old so that is why my resoulution is like that.
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post #26 of 34
I would also go for the 4870, If your monitor supports it you could bump up that resolution a lot.
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post #27 of 34
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My monitor doesn't go higher than 1280 X 1024 Its really old.
Edited by luca662 - 7/4/08 at 11:30am
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post #28 of 34
Maybe get yourself a monitor with that money, then see about the GPU. I'd say the CPU is the least of your worries at the moment for improving gaming.

And I bet you could squeeze a bit more out of your CPU if you're only at 1.34v. With the TRUE you could probably go as high as 1.45v no problem.
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post #29 of 34
Id get a quad you can do more things like folding encoding or muti tasking alot without it slowing down and you probly will get 3400-3600mhz out of a quad most 45nm gonna max out around 3800-4200.
Edited by Bal3Wolf - 7/4/08 at 11:58am
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post #30 of 34
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I have about $400 dollars and I'm looking to buy a new processor and new ram. I have been looking at the E8400, Q6600 and the Q6700. For the ram I was looking at:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231145

What would be better for gaming, dual or quad core?
WTH? What happened to memory prices? I got that kit for $90 a few months ago (or rather two of them for $180 ).
    
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