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If you are going to play games like GTA4 or just cause 2 a Q6600 wont really cut it.

Truly a sad day when a Quad certainly won't cut it!
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Please don't write things you don't know. A good SSD will make a world of difference when compared to harddrives. As I've said, they can't be compared.

The biggest bottleneck for PC's have been the harddrives, since forever. SSD's is really what we needed.

Believe me, a Q6600@3.6GHz with a fast SSD will feel much faster then a 2500K with an old harddrive for regular use and loading games. No point investing in blazing fast CPU's for use with the old bottleneck, the harddrive.
Exactly, it will "feel" faster. Boot and loading times will be significantly decreased, but performance in games will still suffer. The harddrive isn't a bottleneck when you've already loaded up a game.

With this said, SSDs are lovely. Personally, OP, I think you should go all out and get an SSD, an i5 2500k with a cheap cooler and overclock it along with an awesome graphics card.
Edited by Goaky - 4/18/11 at 3:34am
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Exactly, it will "feel" faster. Boot and loading times will be significantly decreased, but game performance will still suffer. The harddrive isn't a bottleneck when you've already loaded up the game.
In order to have a well balanced system you must get rid of the biggest bottlenecks. Harddrives are amongst the biggest.

Pretty stupid to buy a blazing fast Sandybridge system and ignore SSD's.

A well balanced and overclocked 775 Quad system is no bottleneck in itself, and can play every game there is.
    
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Exactly, it will "feel" faster. Boot and loading times will be significantly decreased, but game performance will still suffer. The harddrive isn't a bottleneck when you've already loaded up the game.

Hey Goaky, you're not quite right because in many games you will have loading during game play action (e.g. Rift: Planes of Telara, GTAIV, WOW, etc). If the game bit that needs to be loaded delays, the screen will hang or frames will reduce until loading is complete.
Edited by helipilot - 4/18/11 at 4:52am
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In order to have a well balanced system you must get rid of the biggest bottlenecks. Harddrives are amongst the biggest.

Pretty stupid to buy a blazing fast Sandybridge system and ignore SSD's.

A well balanced and overclocked 775 Quad system is no bottleneck in itself, and can play every game there is.
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Dunno about you all but my system plays most things fine, just played a bit of crysis 2 on gamer settings at 1080. Pretty smooth...if a q6600 is insufficient...LOL! what about the people still with C2D?
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Ok where to start...

I am just trying to OC my CPU for the first time before I get my new cooler. I am aiming to 3.0Ghz as a test.

As a real OC newbie I have no clue where to start, I have read a lot of things and I have tried a couple of setups with no success (crashed on Windows loading).

Do I set the CPU at 3.0Ghz first and then work on the RAM or should I try to work on the RAM with the CPU stock speed?

This is what I am currently trying:

9x 333
PCI Express Freq 100 Mhz
Multiplier 4.00b (FSB 1333Mhz) at 1.68V
Timing on auto
Normal CPU Vcore (VID?) 1.300V
Edited by helipilot - 4/19/11 at 3:47am
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Ok where to start...

I am just trying to OC my CPU for the first time before I get my new cooler. I am aiming to 3.0Ghz as a test.

As a real OC newbie I have no clue where to start, I have read a lot of things and I have tried a couple of setups with no success (crashed on Windows loading).

Do I set the CPU at 3.0Ghz first and then work on the RAM or should I try to work on the RAM with the CPU stock speed?

This is what I am currently trying:

9x 333
PCI Express Freq 100 Mhz
Multiplier 4.00b (FSB 1333Mhz) at 1.68V
Timing on auto
Normal CPU Vcore (VID?) 1.300V
Try this:
9 x 400 (3.6Ghz)
Multiplier 3.33 (puts memory at 1333 again)
CPU vcore 1.5v
NB / MCH voltage 1.3v

If it works then you are in luck, if not then post back
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I can't do that yet as I am running with a stock cooler.

I was trying to get some experience reaching 3.0Ghz but I guess I'll wait until my H70 arrives. It seems a bit more complicated than I thought.

BTW my memory is 1600 Mhz but it runs at 1333. Not sure why...
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