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#1 Sep 27 2010 at 4:45 PM Rating: Excellent
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Hi,

I need a new processor atm the i got a Q8200, its dirt and runs very poor, sadly im limited to a 775 socket so this means only QXXXX model of Quads only, plus i only have £100ish to spend so its a Ebay job.

ive basically got a choice of Q6600 (8mb @2.4 But very easy to OC to 3.2+) or a Q9400 ( 6mb @2.6 but harder to OC) nothing really much between them apart from the Q6600 has a lower FSB.

i dont think cooling will be a issue as i have 5 fans in case ( 2x 120mm 1 and top and one on GPU, 3x80mm 2 at front and one at back all set to high) the heat sink is OCZ Vendetta CPU Cooler.

So what matters? cache or speed for FFXIV?

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#2 Sep 27 2010 at 4:50 PM Rating: Excellent
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I wouldn't put money into a socket 775, but if you must, I'd put GHz over FSB. So if you know you can OC the Q6600 higher than the other, I'd go for that.
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#3 Sep 27 2010 at 4:55 PM Rating: Excellent
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AngusX wrote:
I wouldn't put money into a socket 775, but if you must, I'd put GHz over FSB. So if you know you can OC the Q6600 higher than the other, I'd go for that.



i basically cant afford a new motherboard and processor at this time, so a i7 is out of the question.
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#4 Sep 27 2010 at 4:58 PM Rating: Excellent
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I would reccomend you hold out and go for a full upgrade.

However, I am still using a Q6600, like... 3 years after purchase?

A baby with a decent fan can OC it to 3Ghz. Stays really cool (I'm maxing at 50~ on any single core) on FFXIV. Getting a 460 GPU tomorrow because while I can live with my CPU and RAM - that 9600GT gotta go.

-- Edit: Might be 9600 up for sale soon >.>




Edited, Sep 27th 2010 7:01pm by OneFromSilverLight
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#5 Sep 27 2010 at 5:00 PM Rating: Good
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For the price of an i7, you could get an AMD CPU + motherboard. An AMD phenom II X4 965 + an Asus M4A87TD EVO board cost lower than an i7-930 CPU.
#6 Sep 27 2010 at 5:02 PM Rating: Excellent
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OneFromSilverLight wrote:
I would reccomend you hold out and go for a full upgrade.

However, I am still using a Q6600, like... 3 years after purchase?

A baby with a decent fan can OC it to 3Ghz. Stays really cool (I'm maxing at 50~ on any single core) on FFXIV. Getting a 460 GPU tomorrow because while I can live with my CPU and RAM - that 9600GT gotta go.



i know i want to hold out, just i got SLI 2x GTX 460 1GB OC @800/900 and the **** Q8200 is bottlenecking me like mad, and its a POS to overclock due to low multi and 4MB cache.

if some thing can hold me off for a while so i can upgrade at a later date what should i pick.
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#7 Sep 27 2010 at 5:06 PM Rating: Excellent
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GrumpymonkeyUK wrote:


i know i want to hold out, just i got SLI 2x GTX 460 1GB OC @800/900 and the **** Q8200 is bottlenecking me like mad, and its a POS to overclock due to low multi and 4MB cache.

if some thing can hold me off for a while so i can upgrade at a later date what should i pick.


I can't give anything but praise for that Q6600 chip. The little things just been the best value CPU I've ever owned.

Then again, I have never ran AMD.
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#8 Sep 27 2010 at 5:12 PM Rating: Excellent
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I just built a system with Phenom II X4 965 with Asus M4A87TD EVO, 8GB ram and a HD 5770 for a friend over the weekend, ran the game at 1776 x 1000 Windowed mode on a 46" TV. The graphic looks great and the game was running smoothly.

As for my own rig, I have an Athlon II X4 620, not sure what kind of motherboard, it's an HP prebuild system. 8GB ram and a HD 5770. I didn't experience much lag out on the field, but pretty laggy when running in town and crowded area.

Edited, Sep 27th 2010 7:14pm by dunlag
#9 Sep 27 2010 at 5:26 PM Rating: Excellent
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FYI My spec is:
Q6600 (not overclocked)
HD4870 (also, not O/C) (Catalyst 10.8)
4GB 1066 DDR2
ASUS Maximus II Formula MB
Some seagate HDD with a stupidly good seek time and a big cache.
Coolermaster CM Storm Sniper case (= 3x 200mm fans, with a nice speed control on the case)
Coolermaster 750w PSU (overkill FTW)

I have shadows turned off, ambient off, depth of field on, 1080p resolution (in a window but using shiftwindow to simulate full screen)

I get just the tiniest bit of client side lag if I warp into a town, as the HDD spins like crazy spooling the new area into memory. Basically I occasionally stutter when running, as does the scenery, it goes after a few seconds of standing still and letting the HDD settle.
Other than that it is running really really well.

I can't fault the Q6600, it is bulletproof, and I have O/Ced it in the past, but, why bother, it runs fine as it is.

Of course I want a 5870 to turn some of the prettifying options on, but, maybe next year, or the one after.

Edit: Forgot to mention, the HD4870 sounds like a flymo when the rain starts in game, all other system temps stay nice and sensible, but that card does get hot

tl;dl get the Q6600



Edited, Sep 27th 2010 7:28pm by Grommet
#10 Sep 27 2010 at 8:40 PM Rating: Decent
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im using the Intel core 2 quad Q9400 and its alright. hmm think my cpu is bottlenecking my gpu? 465 gtx single
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#11 Sep 27 2010 at 8:57 PM Rating: Decent
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I curse the person who made up the word bottlenecking. FFXIV the game is what is bottlenecking the majority of people. Go play some other free MMO that has similiar graphics like Lord of the Rings Online and see if you "bottleneck".

Bah... I give up on beating the dead horse.
#12 Sep 27 2010 at 9:11 PM Rating: Good
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Any reason why you don't OC the Q8200?
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#13 Sep 28 2010 at 12:17 AM Rating: Decent
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OneFatAngel wrote:
Any reason why you don't OC the Q8200?


Yeah, I'm running on an e4400 2.0GHZ Core2Duo OC'd to 3 ghz (depending on the day :). Runs great.
#14 Sep 28 2010 at 12:42 AM Rating: Decent
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OneFatAngel wrote:
Any reason why you don't OC the Q8200?



7.5 multiplier on 8200 vs 9 on Q6600 6600 should outperform it in the end of OCing
#15 Sep 28 2010 at 1:50 AM Rating: Good
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OneFromSilverLight wrote:
I would reccomend you hold out and go for a full upgrade.

However, I am still using a Q6600, like... 3 years after purchase?

A baby with a decent fan can OC it to 3Ghz. Stays really cool (I'm maxing at 50~ on any single core) on FFXIV. Getting a 460 GPU tomorrow because while I can live with my CPU and RAM - that 9600GT gotta go.
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Same, got mine specifically to overclock. You can get it from 2.4 to 3ghz just by nudging up the FSB and nothing else. No voltage tweaks or anything. Fantastic little chip it is! I had mine stable at 3.6ghz a while back but the noise from the fan was just too much hehe.

If you can get an L7 range Q6600 I'd go with that.
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#16 Sep 28 2010 at 4:21 AM Rating: Decent
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OneFatAngel wrote:
Any reason why you don't OC the Q8200?


Also Q8200 has low memery and does not have the full features of other Quad that increase the performance., its the dead low end CPU.
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#17 Sep 28 2010 at 6:02 AM Rating: Good
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Just as a comparable, I have the Q9400 with a GeForce 460 1GB. I score a little over 4000 on the benchmark at low and around 3200 on high. I'm waiting on the standard edition release to actually play the game so unfortunately I can't tell you how the game performs with my setup.

I found the Q9400 very easy to overclock. I bumped the FSB to 400 MHz and it runs solid and cool at 3.2 GHz.

Good luck, hope this helps!
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