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Q9550 needs oc due to bottlenecking what cooler?

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January 27, 2010 4:23:08 PM

hi

i have a q9550 stock clocked to 2.8ghz and i think it is causing lag in my games and i would like to oc it but i dont know which fan to go for?

my max price is about £35

my motherboard is a ga-ep45c-ds3r
and my gpu is 4870x2
4gb ddr 1333mhz ram
raptor 75gb

any suggestions would be great thank you :bounce: 
a b K Overclocking
January 27, 2010 5:26:40 PM

I don't think a cpu heatsink would bottleneck games under normal conditions. Since you asked, here is a link to a very good web site with a lot of useful information about cpu heatsinks:

http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

You can use the Google embedded search feature at the web site to find more information about heatsinks for specific cpu sockets.
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a b K Overclocking
January 27, 2010 6:22:40 PM

Are there any temperature issues with your video card or CPU?

Try downloading HWMonitor from CPU-Z website and once you install it, bring it up and let it run whilst playing games, try as many games for 30 min each, then check the temps and post them here, post both the minimum and maximum temps for each CPU core & Video card and any other items listed as well...

Post a screen shot as well.

There is also a possibility that your PSU is not supplying enough power to the necessary components, please post your PSU specs...
a b K Overclocking
January 27, 2010 7:35:40 PM

strangestranger - I agree and said so but since the OP asked about heatsinks I provided the link.
January 27, 2010 7:42:50 PM

thanks for all replys my psu is ocz 1000w and if oc may not help what is the next step u think?
i just want to get rid of the lag in gaming
thanks
a b K Overclocking
January 27, 2010 7:47:57 PM

The obvious questions that come to mind are: 1) What game(s)? 2)What resolution?
January 27, 2010 7:54:01 PM

And of course we're all under the assumption your notion of lag is low FPS and not high ping.
a b K Overclocking
January 27, 2010 7:55:38 PM

PSU should be fine, what about the temps? there could be something creating too much heat thus throttling down...
a b K Overclocking
January 27, 2010 8:01:53 PM

scudst0rm said:
And of course we're all under the assumption your notion of lag is low FPS and not high ping.
Good point here :p 
January 27, 2010 8:20:03 PM

res - 1680 x1050 and games are crysis a lot of lag here on high mode and farcry2 a bit of lag in intense scenes
January 27, 2010 8:20:47 PM

sorry what does this mean "And of course we're all under the assumption your notion of lag is low FPS and not high ping." i dont understand? cheers
January 27, 2010 8:30:50 PM

snake786123 said:
sorry what does this mean "And of course we're all under the assumption your notion of lag is low FPS and not high ping." i dont understand? cheers

That the lag you are experiencing is not caused by a high delay in the data sent to/from the game server but by low frame rates produced by your computer
January 27, 2010 8:36:59 PM

why would my pc produce low frame rates?
a b K Overclocking
January 27, 2010 10:48:10 PM

Since you are running the game at "only" high settings, have you tried running in DX9 mode instead of DX10? There will be no visible quality difference, and you will get at least 10% more frames per seconds.
a b K Overclocking
January 28, 2010 1:33:00 PM

so i take it you're not going to monitor the temps?
January 29, 2010 3:23:36 PM

how do you monitor temps?
sorry i am new to pc's?
thanks
a b K Overclocking
January 29, 2010 3:28:08 PM

snake786123 said:
how do you monitor temps?
sorry i am new to pc's?
thanks



Try downloading the program called HWMonitor from the CPU-Z website and once you install it, bring it up and let it run whilst playing games, try as many games for 30 min each, then check the temps and post them here, post both the minimum and maximum temps for each CPU core & Video card and any other items listed as well...

Post a screen shot as well.
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