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post #21 of 29
I had the same experience with bc2 and it was the cpu... my e6400 @ 3.2 was giving similar framerates so I changed cpus to q9300@ 3.5 and I now run 60+ with all settings maxed except AA and bloom off.
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post #22 of 29
I haven't read all the thread, so Sorry if someone has already said this,

But when you say it used to run good then your pc must have gotten "Tired", have you done the obvious steps yet?

Virus scan, defrag, deleting unnesesary files etc? Just a thought in case you have overlooked it.
    
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post #23 of 29
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Yeah I did check all that stuff. My HDD is nearly full though (all steam games).

I don't know if I even can OC that CPU anymore with having only 800MHz RAM. One thing is I had to set my mobo to 2.3b BIOSor something like that (cant remember the exact version) just for the OC to stick. Any other BIOS would reset the CPU to default the second I booted it. And yes its is currently stable. Not a single crash for weeks since I OC it.

Being on a single pic-e mob and socket 775 is it even worth it upgrading my cpu? Or should I save up and buy 1156 or 1366?
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post #24 of 29
I'd say yeah, it's worth an upgrade of CPU if you can find a good deal on like a q9400 or above. 775 w/a quad is still PLENTY competent, esp. with any single GPU setup. Bear in mind though like I say, there's not a ton of games that really benefit from a quad all that much, but if you're a big BC2 guy, it could def. be worth it based on the perf you're seeing now being pretty sub-par.
    
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post #25 of 29
Didn't he say he had 800mhz ram? I think his ram is not giving him headroom? Then again yes i recommend upgrade the ram and cpu.
post #26 of 29
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All the Q9xxx quads at the stores I shop at (I am in Canada, so ncix.com, newegg.ca, or memoryexpress.com) are pricing them pretty high. The Q8xxx quads are better priced, but are they any good?

Or can I find a used Q9xxx easily for cheap?
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post #27 of 29
if you want to upgrade you could get something like this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115057

or just get a new setup.
post #28 of 29
If it's just the ram limiting the OC, raising the VDIMM and loosening timings can help. Using the lowest available multi (which is 1:1 with FSB if memory serves on 775) of course is a given ...
    
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post #29 of 29
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Well I will look into getting a quad core as soon as I have the money, which might not be anytime soon.

As for adjusting the ram, I left everything on auto when OC'ING and only adjusted the fsb. Last time i tried adjusting RAM timing the pc refused to boot until I reset the mob.
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