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I currently have a E6300 Pentium Dual core at 3.8Ghz. I recently got a GTX 560 ti, and you can obviously know it bottlenecks. I really need to get a quad core to fix this, but I'd like to stay in the LGA 775 family, because I frankly don't have enough money to get a new mobo and cpu combo.

What would be the best quad that would stop the bottleneck, but still give me
good performance in games? I'm most likely going to overclock the processor anyway, but help would be great.

(Sorry if the format is weird, I don't generally post too much on this site.)
post #2 of 14
A Q6600 would be the best bang for the $$ - they are excellent overclockers (3.6 - 4GHZ range), and can be found in the $120 - $150 price range on ebay, ~$100 on ocn market place if you can manage to snatch one up quick enough.
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That doesn't really sound like a bottleneck. I think you might be unpleasantly surprised if you pop in a quad and don't see an improvement, but if you're upgrading I would go Q9xxx, those are nice.
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Q9550

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post #5 of 14
With your mobo you can get a Q9550 and push it past 4.0ghz. The q9550 will last several years still till you either do a new build or upgrade yoru mobo/RAM/cpu all at 1 time.
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Q9550

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This.

You could get a Q9650 too, but unless it's nearly the same price or is a golden chip don't bother.
That UD3P's FSB goes on forever, I truly wish I had one when I had mine (stupid X48 lol).
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post #7 of 14
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Oh okay. I'll look into it. I just was not truely sure, I have low gpu usage in a lot of games, and from what I've read it generally a bottleneck. I'm quite sure my card isn't faulty. And I know my PSU can handle the card.
post #8 of 14
Don't settle for less than a q9300.
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Q9550
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post #10 of 14
try and pick up a q9550/q9650
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