Q9650 is a great choice of processor, suitably quick at stock and overclocks well. As someone said, there may not be an immediate improvement in games, but more and more I find myself leaving other programs open which I would never have dreamt of in the past. It's like gaming with less preparation!
lol i think you are kind of mixing RAM with CPU aren't you? kind of like a lot of quad fanboys here *cough * silverion *cough*