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post #1 of 10
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Should I go to a Q9550 replacing my q6700? Would I see Any real time difference in games and everyday computing? I plan to overclock as far as possible on air.
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post #2 of 10
No, you could possibly oc it to 4.0, but it won't do any significant difference.

It will consume less power, but it still not be cost effective.
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post #3 of 10
if you want to spend money, then yes upgrade.

If you are looking for price for performance, no it isn't worth that small of a jump for the amount of money you would pay for a q9550, unless of course you find an absolutely amazing deal like picking it up for 200ish bucks...
post #4 of 10
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I do not want to spend the money. Thanks for the info.
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post #5 of 10
unless someone you know if flogging one cheap its not really worth it for 300mhz.

This close to xmas shouldn't you be spending money on loved ones
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post #6 of 10
A graphics card looks like a better upgrade to me.
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post #7 of 10
No, it's not worth it. It would be better to buy aftermarket cooler for your graphics cards such as Thermaltake Duorbs and OC the GPUs. Or you could sell your 8800GTs and upgrade to a pair of GTX260 Core 216's . That would give a bigger performance increase than a new CPU.
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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by jeffries7 View Post
This close to xmas shouldn't you be spending money on loved ones
Yes, that's why I bought myself all these new toys.

OP, you should probably not upgrade. You won't see that much difference in any of your games. Considering what your rig is now, the next logical upgrade step for you would be Core i7 and Tri-SLI. Wait until you have some money, first.
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post #9 of 10
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I was thinking of a GPU upgrade instead. My PSU will not handle two GTX260's. I would rather go to one graphics card and use my other for PhysX.
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post #10 of 10
haha yea no reason wait
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