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post #21 of 32
my last rig was a Q6600 and a 9800 gx2 and I was getting 19581 in 3dm06

and with my sig rig i have a current score of 25639.

to give you an idea of how much the CPU plays a part in the score my stock score was
16070 and cpu overclock brought that to 25400 and after I pushed the card up a bit I got 25639 (239 point increase) so the CPU in 3dm06 is for sure a bottleneck for your score.
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A Q6600 will get you much better score. BTW Intel chipsets do crossfire p45,x38,x48, etc.
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what intel motherboard would you guys suggest. It has to be standard atx have 2 pcie 2.0 x 16 slots and be crossfire compatible
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lol so i was messing around with crysis warhead. On enthusiast settings and 1280x1024 i got 8-15fps and changing settings to minimum i only get 19-30 lol
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Phenom 9600 are kind of crappy
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post #26 of 32
My choice would be a Biostar TPower P45 motherboard. That has PCIe 2.0 capable of x8/x8 configuration which is all you need for crossfire, and it is awesome for overclocking.

If you have some extra money and really want a x16/x16 configuration the Asus Rampage Formula (DDR2) and the Foxconn BlackOps (DDR3) are great X48 boards for overclocking and crossfire. Also the Asus P5E Deluxe (DDR2).

I've worked with all of those boards in the past, and all of them are worthy for overclocking. Whichever best matches your current hardware and budget.
    
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I don't know why everyone is recommending the 6000+ when it comes to 3dmark06 scores. Dual cores score lower, and I wouldn't recommend going from a quad to a dual anyway, just for some higher core-for-core speed.

I have a 6000+, and at stock, I only get about 11,000 (11,240 with my new RAM, as opposed to DDR2-667) in 3dmark06. With some overclocking, it'll hit close to 12,000, but that's it. It's an obvious bottleneck for the 4870, also. A 6000+ goes well with a card like 9600GT, not something as powerful as the 4870.

-- By "goes well," I mean they appear to be on the same level without bottlenecking. The CPU might be in lockstep with up to a 9800GT or 4830, but I doubt much higher.
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post #28 of 32
I too agree that it is your CPU, but I am surprised that with the board you have the enabling ACC does not help you get past 2.6GHz.

Just for reference my 9850 at 3.4GHz gets 16,327 in '06 so obviously you need higher clocks. I bet your board is going to support the new Phenom II so if you are thinking about upgrading wait for them, then you won't see a bottleneck in the CPU.
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post #29 of 32
My rig is bottlenecked by the CPU, and I am running it almost at it's limit (Now 3.8Ghz. Maximum bench clock 4.15ghz).

With that clock (3.8), I score "only" 22.900. If I leave it default, my score is under 16000, thats for sure.

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post #30 of 32
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Ok i put my hd4870 and my 4gb of crucial ballistix ram and a 550watt bfg into my old gateway that has a q6600 and holy shiet what a difference the q6600 does lol. I think at 2.4ghz its faster on crysis than the phenom9600 at 2.6 ghz. I will check 3dmark06 in a few but i did some research and my board is pretty crappy when it comes to OC'ing. I am returning the board and the phenom back to newegg and im gonna go with intel and probably a Gigabyte EP45 UD3P board
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