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November 21, 2008 10:46:29 PM

oke guys i hope you can help me, i am from sweden and have a dell xps 630 with a q6600 processor 4870x2 graphic card with 2 gig ram and 4 gig memmory@ 950. Still i get bad framerates in flight simulator x , my terrain loads slow, low fps and lag. I have latest drivers everything i need. My question is my monitor is a dell 20 inch 5 ms respons with 60hz, should i upgrade my monitor to a samsung syncmaster 22 inch full hd screen to improve my gaming performance in flight simulator x, or should i upgrade my processor to a q9550. I get only around 20 framerates and bad results in 3dmark06 and 3dmark vantage been testing both vista and xp, terrian lags and slow loads, i get 20 fps in flight simulator max and lot of lag with other costum plane, this is not only about flight simulator x but allover gaming.

thx,

Mickael

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November 21, 2008 10:47:17 PM

650 i motherboard with socket 775
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November 21, 2008 10:58:07 PM

First, I'm not sure whether that board even supports the 45nm quads, so I'd investigate that before jumping right in. Second, changing your monitor definitely won't change game performance, so I'd only do that if you are unhappy with the way your current monitor looks.

What scores are you getting in 3dmark?
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November 21, 2008 10:59:47 PM

like 10,000
November 21, 2008 11:06:25 PM

yes i have read dell forums this processor works on the xps 630, can you answer my question above wich alternative is best.. many thx.
November 22, 2008 4:07:22 PM

Well, as cjl said, the processor is the only thing that will make a difference in your FPS. A new monitor doesn't change a single thing, except of course the look :) 
November 22, 2008 4:29:21 PM

why not just overclock your cpu. i have a dell xps 630i like you and i run 9800GTX+ SLI and i get at least 13,500 in 3dmark with a Q9300. but unfortunately for me the cpu i chose cannot be overclocked with the 650i SLI mobo we get in it. the Q6600 can be overclocked by our mobo so i would do that before buying a new one. the clock speed of the Q6600 is 2.4GHz i believe and ive seen people get it up to around 3.6GHz so go read the toms guide to overclocking quads/duals and overclock that thing. your lucky you have that cpu. i chose the Q9300 because it was 45nm size and would run cooler if i overclocked but i get screwed by dell because the mobo cant do it. dell forums should have a list of the cpu's that will overclock in this system. check that out and save yourself some money.
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November 23, 2008 5:58:19 PM

I second the overclocking what you have option. Just checking but when you go from 20" to 22" you do know that if you are not carefull you could end up with the same resolution but with bigger pixels ?

20" 1400 x 1050 87.5 ppi 0.2903 mm 4:3 1.4 MP
20" 1680 x 1050 99.1 ppi 0.2564 mm 16:10 1.68 MP ----- This one
20.1" 1600 x 1200 99.5 ppi 0.2553 mm 4:3 1.83 MP
21" 1680 x 1050 94.3 ppi 0.2692 mm 16:10 1.68 MP and
21.3" 1600 x 1200 93.9 ppi 0.2705 mm 4:3 1.83 MP
22" 1600 x 1024 86.3 ppi 0.2942 mm 25:16 1.56 MP
22" 1680 x 1050 90.1 ppi 0.2821 mm 16:10 1.68 MP --------This one

Mactronix
November 23, 2008 7:06:50 PM

oke well thx i am giving my computer for repairs to change motherboard instead
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November 23, 2008 7:13:55 PM

Why would you do that??
Your mobo has pretty much nothing to do with this performance problem. just see if you can overclock the cpu. FSX responds very well to cpu oc.
November 23, 2008 7:44:42 PM

i did overclcok no result as i am trying to say tis at 3.5 ghz
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