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So this doesn't really entirely fit in the Intel forums, but here goes:
I'm trying to figure out where the bottleneck in my sig rig is, and I'm guessing it's at the cpu. I've been thinking of upgrading my mobo and cpu to something that can handle all of the GTX 460's power, but I'm not sure what would be a good match as far as performance power on par with the 460. Thanks for any tips/suggestions.
post #2 of 10
Have you run any benchmarks to see if you are getting lower scores than normal? I really don't think a GTX 460 would bottleneck that CPU.
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post #3 of 10
Q6600 is fine.
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post #4 of 10
You're really going full-time through a 42" plasma?

What res are you gaming at? Push that Q6600 to 3.5 at least, and your bottleneck will be the 460 at 1080p.
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post #5 of 10
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the plasma is because my sig rig is doubling as a htpc just until I can get a mobo/cpu for my in-the-works htpc rig. gaming at 1366x768 since this tv is picky (once my htpc is done, i'll be back on a dell 22" at 1080p). i wish i could push my q6600 past 3.1, but my p5n-t sucks hardcore and corrupts the boot sector to where i have to do a clean wipe if i push it anywhere beyond 3.1. guess i should just work on getting a p5q so i can maybe oc a bit farther.
post #6 of 10
A Q6660 is still more than fine for a GTX 460; work on upping your clock freq. if you want
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post #7 of 10
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anyone know where i can pick up a p5q since they're discontinued?
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They are no longer sold on the egg but you can find them on amazon.
 
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post #9 of 10
my q6600 runs my 5850 just fine on a 23in monitor. i actually put some new life into it when i bought a new motherboard and 8gb of ddr3 ram
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post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by jpl517 View Post
anyone know where i can pick up a p5q since they're discontinued?
Keep an eye on EBay. I just picked up a P5Q Deluxe for $95 shipped.
    
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