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I'm playing gta4, cod4, black ops, BC2, Crysis, DiRT 2 and anything good that comes out this year. tongue.gif

Just with gta4 as reference (I know it's a cpu intensive game), but on medium settings i get ~25fps normally which is very low but playable. I tried OC'ing ages ago on it, but on stock cooling nothing was stable above 2.8. And that might have been in winter hmm headscratch.gif

Yes I don't mind buying new mobo and ram as well. Would 1155 or 1156 be better?
post #12 of 31
1155, once they sort out the SATA port blunder.
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I'd wait on ivy bridge. OC your q6600 and you'll be fine (i still haven't played anything that doesn't run smoothly for me honestly).
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If you hit the OCN market place you can find some really sweet deals on socket 775
air coolers, I saw a Sunbeam core contact in there for twenty bucks shipped
now that is cheap
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post #15 of 31
try and look for a cooler master hyper 212+ they will work on 775/1156/1366 boards and run pretty cheap. i got mine for $25
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post #16 of 31
1155 is pretty much tops as far as gaming is concerned atm (and very reasonably priced... once it goes back on sale).

But to echo the others, yes a stock Q6600 will hold you back quite a bit in any cpu intensive game. I used one with a 460 before upgrading my rig entirely, and prior to the switch my 460 rarely hit 65% usage. With the i7 however it shot up to 100% in the same games and my performance jumped tremendously (especially in source games).

It might be worth investing in some aftermarket cooling to try and OC that C2Q, considering it's still a contender beyond 3GHz. Barring that, an i5 2500k is a very solid upgrade.
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Originally Posted by M3rcat0n View Post
...BC2...
Not even if you clock that Q6600 til your blue(screened) in the face. Unless Nv's delivered a miracle driver, Fermi's have nasty gpu usage issues w/ C2Q's. There's a big huge massive thread on it here somewhere...

So...5870 and call it a day or Sandy Bridge if you wanna keep it .
post #18 of 31
if it's relevant my E8600 @ 4.5 can handle 3X GTX 280's just fine

However anylower and bottleneck's are evident.
    
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yeah I know i am bottlenecking the GTX460 im using cause im getting 40fps in RE5 with everything maxed with a min of 20fps. AND THAT IS OVERCLOCKED TOO!!! But yeah just buy a decent cooler if you dont want to shell out the money for a new cpu, mobo/ram.
 
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Not even if you clock that Q6600 til your blue(screened) in the face. Unless Nv's delivered a miracle driver, Fermi's have nasty gpu usage issues w/ C2Q's. There's a big huge massive thread on it here somewhere...

So...5870 and call it a day or Sandy Bridge if you wanna keep it .
I've tried looking for a link but have had no luck. Any idea which section it was in? I don't seem to have any performance problem with my current set up (still waiting on ivy bridge).
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