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Cool Nice system you're forming there BTW what Gflops do you get on that CPU?
I dunno, I can test that when I get home from work.

Also...how do I test that?
    
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I dunno, I can test that when I get home from work.

Also...how do I test that?
LinX or IntelBurnTest, set on 2Gb memory give the most correct result. Or you can test on 1Gb (done faster) and add 0.05 Gflops per core Will be somewhat realistic, considering the results I've seen.

They're also great for stability test.
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Have you run the BC2 benchmarks? What exactly is your CPU usage when you're experiencing lower FPS?
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Have you run the BC2 benchmarks? What exactly is your CPU usage when you're experiencing lower FPS?
Is there a built in benchmarking tool for BC2? I've been using fraps to record Min/Max/Avg for 3 2 minute stretches on the same map/amount of players and averaging them to get the closest results I can. I'll check out my CPU usage when I get home tonight.
    
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Is there a built in benchmarking tool for BC2? I've been using fraps to record Min/Max/Avg for 3 2 minute stretches on the same map/amount of players and averaging them to get the closest results I can. I'll check out my CPU usage when I get home tonight.
Fraps has an integrted Benchmark option that does exactly the same thing.. only.. automatic
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Fraps has an integrted Benchmark option that does exactly the same thing.. only.. automatic
Haha, wow, I'm pretty awesome that this computer thing. I can diagnose your hardware, remove any virus you may have, reload your OS, or whatever else, but when it comes to high end gaming I get flustered.

Thanks for all your help everyone! I'll let you all know how it works out when I get my new MB and RAM installed tomorrow (gotta love working at a computer repair shop).
    
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(gotta love working at a computer repair shop).
*envy*
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*envy*
agreed.
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As long as the ram you're going to get isn't 1333Mhz CL9 It's fine.
1600CL8 Would be a good choice, but you won't notice that much diffrence in games and stuff between 1600 CL8 or CL9.

Just don't forget to overclock the CPUNB to atleast 2600Mhz, overclocking that gives you alot more performance ! But sadly some people seem to forget that 3.6Ghz cpu with 2.8Ghz nb > 4Ghz cpu with 2.0Ghz NB
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1066 RAM on such machine is like putting tank chains on a Ferrari
Get something like 1600 CL8, you'll notice the difference.
The only place you're going to see a difference between 1066 and 1600 is in benchmarks.

He can spend money on RAM if he wants too, but his gaming FPS aren't going to improve. There are reviews all over the web, just look for yourself.

OP: I'd overclock the northbridge, like the guy below me said. And no, a B55 quad at 3.8ghz is not bottlenecking a 4870 x2.
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