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Old July 17, 2011, 08:37 PM
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i say dont invest anything anymore in that dino. wait for dozer or 2500k if you have the funds.

the z68 ud4 giga is in special at ncix,160-40mir or something. grab it!!!
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Old July 17, 2011, 09:06 PM
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any Phenom II x4 will run circles around core 2 quads, the 940 kills the Q9550, so that really shows you how C2Qs really compare to newer generations.
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A 940 hardly kills a Q9550, in fact the Q9550 seems to beat it.

Sorry for some reason assumed xp with 32 bit.

Modern video cards don't even flinch going from dx9 to dx10, if he was running xp, so he would be limiting(bottlenecking) the ability of the card and appearance of the game, not fps, to run current effects that would have choked out his 8800, that wouldn't matter if his cpu was bottlenecking his card and show the power of the new card.

Back to OP. If you are buying a 2500k you must be planing to OC it, in which case you will want an aftermarket cooler anyways, which will work whether you go with intel or amd. If you are waiting a month or so we should hopefully atleast have a bulldozer release date. So I'd get the cooler and have a little fun playing around with your old system.
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Old July 17, 2011, 09:27 PM
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Most of those are synthetic benchmarks and don't result in real world results.
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Old July 17, 2011, 09:44 PM
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last i checked besides linfield/bloomfield and after intel's older chips didnt hold a fight to the phenom II's
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Im running windows 7. I have a Samsung syncmaster 226bw resolution is only 1680x1040 which might be my problem. Was planning on getting a 2500k in a month or so is it really worth the wait for bulldozer the sandybridge are still looking pretty awesome. I though about buying an aftermarket cooler and OC but if im getting a new cpu in a month or some i can probably just deal with it till then.
Your thinking a long the right ways. Get as much as you can out of your system and if you still aren't happy then upgrade to Sandybridge.
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I only have 4gigs of ram and am only on 32bit windows couldn't find my 64bit windows key
As long as you hace a 64bit disc you can use a 32bit key. Microsoft didn't designate specific keys for 32bit and 64bit, so one key works for both.
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