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Wow awesome! Thanks guys, this makes me think higher of my q9450.
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Wow awesome! Thanks guys, this makes me think higher of my q9450.
Q9450 @ 3.6 would not bottleneck a single GTX580..

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just got my q9450 to 3.7ghz stable
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just got my q9450 to 3.7ghz stable
On that mobo if you have the skill you could get 500MHz FSB..

For 500MHz FSB you need to play with CPU reference voltages and CPU & NB skews..

Fell free to ask for help in THIS THREAD..

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I think it worth to upgrade. I just upgrade my Q6700 3.6Ghz to 2600k. With Q6700 @ 3.6Ghz in Black ops I got around 70fps and now with 2600k @ 4Ghz I got 125fps most of the time maybe more, cuz I set maxfps @ 125. Never see it drops below 120 fps.
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so, would someone with 2x5850 (it wasn't me) see min and avg fps jump when switching from q9550@4ghz to 2500k?
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your just upgrading to smarter technology e.g: smarter cores, more cache etc.
Smarter cores... Do they come with an inbuilt PhD in instruction processing?
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With your clock at 3.6 ghz imo you're fine.

I replaced my q6600 since the mobo I had was flaky as hell and was hard to stabilize even at 3ghz (settled for 2.8 - oddly enough I had to + the nb voltage to stabilize it??? ***!), I get doubled framerates in poorly coded cpu-bottlenecked single-threaded games now. GPU bottlenecked games still GPU bottlenecked (as expected).

But at 3.6ghz the cost of upgrade doesn't justify the gain IMO. No game really needs that much; and all *good* games are GPU-bottlenecked anyways, even with tri-sli!

If you're dead set on upgrading, wait on 1356/2011.
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I think it worth to upgrade. I just upgrade my Q6700 3.6Ghz to 2600k. With Q6700 @ 3.6Ghz in Black ops I got around 70fps and now with 2600k @ 4Ghz I got 125fps most of the time maybe more, cuz I set maxfps @ 125. Never see it drops below 120 fps.
So you pretty much were in the same boat as I am... hmm, and see the kicker is that the microcenter near me is selling the 2500K for $175. But it would cost about $660 said and done... But i could probably get around $250 - $300 for my setup now, so I would only be down $300 or so... which isn't that bad. AHH LIFE IS SOOOO HARD...
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