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My computer's gotten poor 3dMark scores for some time, and I haven't been able to figure out why. It's basically stock, but I don't feel like it entirely explains getting as poor a score as I've gotten. Any thoughts or suggestions? Any additional info you clever folks would need? I'm not particularly savvy, but I know my way around a system.

http://3dmark.com/3dm11/663076
    
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Looks like you need to OC that cpu more, browsing around futuremark it looks like you would need ~3.5Ghz cpu speed or more to get up to the 5000 point mark with the q6600.
    
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Is that truly the main issue (the CPU speed)?

And if so, any suggestions for an inexpensive aftermarket cooler for the CPU?

(Needless to say, I've never OC'd a CPU before and haven't the foggiest idea how to go about doing it safely. Looks like I've come to the right place though)
    
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Originally Posted by DrLev View Post
Is that truly the main issue (the CPU speed)?

And if so, any suggestions for an inexpensive aftermarket cooler for the CPU?

(Needless to say, I've never OC'd a CPU before and haven't the foggiest idea how to go about doing it safely. Looks like I've come to the right place though)
Cooler Master Hyper 212+

Indeed you have.
And you would be quite lucky to get a Q6600 to 3.5GHz.
3.2 Seems about the max for most people.
Its a benchmark though. Your gaming will still be amazing with the CPU at 3.2Ghz.
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I was looking here, people with the same processor & card. http://3dmark.com/search?resultTypeI...&chipsetId=636
I can see the 570 at similar speeds to yours, but with their cpu higher they are getting a higher overall score.
For a good air cooler I would post here http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling/
Get some suggestions from folks who have that cpu & have gotten good results with their cooler of choice.
    
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If I were to overclock, would you recommend a higher voltage power supply?
    
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