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Old November 20, 2009, 08:44 AM
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So i have this e8400 running at 4.2Ghz 24/7 with 4870x2. I use this rig mostly for gaming. I noticed that there isn't much gain in FPS when playing(1900x1200 max settings) while overclocked or at stock speeds (3.0Ghz). Is this normal? Would i see any gains from jumping to Q9550 for example?
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Old November 20, 2009, 08:58 AM
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if you see no gain between a 4,2 ghz and 3,0 ghz...it's because it's your GPU the bottle neck... upgrading to a quad will only benefit games that can use it .. the Q9550 run more slow than your dual core, and will not overclock better.
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Old November 20, 2009, 10:36 AM
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Yes, Mark is right. If you see no difference while overclocked, then it has nothing to do with the cpu, but it's the GPU. That's usually the case with gaming is the GPU. Most games don't use 4 cores anyways. What game are you playing that you need an increase in FPS from a 4870x2? Excluding crysis....
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I have a second rig with a E8400 and with 5850 and it runs every game out there max settings at 1920 x 1200 including crysis but at 4xAA if you want smooth.
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I have a second rig with a E8400 and with 5850 and it runs every game out there max settings at 1920 x 1200 including crysis but at 4xAA if you want smooth.

Sir, be proud and set that 5850 on your sig
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Old November 20, 2009, 08:38 PM
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I have an E8400 clocked @ 4.1Ghz paired with a 4870 and am very happy with the performance. Overclocking this puppy, over a year now, has finaly kept me from the perpetual upgrade cycle I was caught in, for now :-).
You should see a performance boost going from 3-4Ghz unless you are GPU limited or there is some other issue.
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I have an E8400 clocked @ 4.1Ghz paired with a 4870 and am very happy with the performance. Overclocking this puppy, over a year now, has finaly kept me from the perpetual upgrade cycle I was caught in, for now :-).
You should see a performance boost going from 3-4Ghz unless you are GPU limited or there is some other issue.
Ditto.. E8400 + 4870 = real good gaming..
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Ditto.. E8400 + 4870 = real good gaming..
Been a great combo for me for a long time now, considering how often I upgraded prior to getting the two!
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Old November 22, 2009, 09:15 AM
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Yes, Mark is right. If you see no difference while overclocked, then it has nothing to do with the cpu, but it's the GPU. That's usually the case with gaming is the GPU. Most games don't use 4 cores anyways. What game are you playing that you need an increase in FPS from a 4870x2? Excluding crysis....
Games are Stalker SOC and SC
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Did you say Stalker ? I have 2 pc with both a 4890 : a e8400 and a i5 ....I don't see any difference in stalker . I was using 2 X 4890 in crossfire..with a 24" , I remove one , because here too I see no difference. I don't play other game than Stalker. I own many other games I pay for , crysis, all the COD and many more.. I don't like them...
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