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get a quad core q6600 or q9550 most games today take advantage of quad cores, i went from an e8400 to my q6600 which i OC to 3.6 and i saw an increase of fps by about 40 now i can play pretty much everything at max settings at 1680x1050.

by the time it starts getting slow ivy or bulldozer will be out
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2 know if you are bottlenecking...

Look at your GPU usage in MSI Afterburner.....

if it is at 100%... it isn't being bottle necked....

but a CPU for you...

E8500 (used to have one with my 480)

or a Q9550 (mate had one great CPU)
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I was in your boat a month ago, (except GTX580) and i decided on switching up to a 1156 setup.

Then you have a little bit more room to play with, and you can get a MoBo/CPU that you can OC.
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Now i think ive made a mistake buyin this card ..without considering the bottleneck.

im broke atm so cant upgrade the whole rig not even the psu...

All in All.....ive made a mistake
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Originally Posted by guyladouche View Post
OP, what resolution are you gaming at? What are your other system specifications? Is this a brand pre-built, or did you build it yourself?

Also, why are you guys suggesting to buy a new CPU before overclocking that bad boy--especially now of all times (not that S775 is unusable, but it is 2 generations old...). Most of the E7xxx series CPU's did well over 3GHz, nearly 4GHz for a lot of overclocks. All you need to do is give that sucker some love and you'll see a definite boost in FPS in your games.
gamin at 1440 x 900 ... and i got the rig pre built with a 8400 gt ..jst upgraded the card and added more ram
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Now i think ive made a mistake buyin this card ..without considering the bottleneck.

im broke atm so cant upgrade the whole rig not even the psu...

All in All.....ive made a mistake
From the fps's you mentioned, your games are entirely playable--so the card wasn't a waste. Sure, you might not be pulling 100fps in games, but that doesn't mean it's a waste. Also, you could probably find a decent s775 motherboard that can OC your CPU quite a bit for $60-100 if you saved a little money.
    
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post #17 of 18
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get a quad core q6600 or q9550 most games today take advantage of quad cores, i went from an e8400 to my q6600 which i OC to 3.6 and i saw an increase of fps by about 40 now i can play pretty much everything at max settings at 1680x1050.

by the time it starts getting slow ivy or bulldozer will be out
No. Just no. Not even 10% of modern games take advantage of quad cores.

Also, I'm calling bollocks on you gaining "an increase of fps by about 40" in any game, not even GTA 4.

I went from a 3.2ghz Conroe to a stock i5 760 and gained ~20 FPS in GTA IV. Thats the biggest increase by a mile, and the only significant increase out of any game I played regularly at the time. It's the only game that will see increases like this. Next in line would be Bad Company 2, and you might get a ~10 FPS boost from having 2 more cores.

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From the fps's you mentioned, your games are entirely playable--so the card wasn't a waste. Sure, you might not be pulling 100fps in games, but that doesn't mean it's a waste. Also, you could probably find a decent s775 motherboard that can OC your CPU quite a bit for $60-100 if you saved a little money.
This. Find a P43 or better yet a P45 board. I paid something like 70 bucks for a P43 Gigabyte, running an E5200 @ 3.7ghz. Has no problems playing "quad core only" games like Bad company 2.

This is all you need (and maybe a PSU, but if that one can even put out 400 watts you're good to go by a mile). You'll thank guyladouche for mentioning it.

No way on earth would I put ~275 bucks into a Q9550. You guys are insane, and just love to spend other peoples' money.
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post #18 of 18
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well.. thnx for the buck up ..will try to upgrade
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