How CPU affects when playing at 1600 x 1200 resolution

Hi guys,

First of all here's my pc specs,

intel p4 3.0 Cedar mill
intel DG965WH
Sapphire HD 4870 512mb
Zalman zm750hp (750w)
Kingston 2gb 667mhz ddr2 ram ( two 1 gb sticks)

I got a 19" CRT monitor ( IBM thinkvision ) which can provide 1600 x 1200 max resolution. Currently I'm playing at this resolution and I'm experiencing some performance I know that CPU is the reason for this so I'm hoping to go for a q6600 cause that's the best option I have with this mobo. I would like to know how the CPU or GPU affects the performance in games at this resolution 1600 x 1200 . Will I be able to get away with good fps with the q6600..

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  1. It will help, but your RAM could be doing with 800Mhz to get the best of a Q6600. A $40 kit will get you 4GB.

    Or just grab some LN2 and overclock your current chip to 8.2Gz :lol:

    Anyway performance is relative to the individual Some people are happy with 30fps and some consider that as a "performance issue".
  2. for me I'm happy with any game if I have good frame rate so the game wont lags.. :)

    I'll consider having 800mhz ram with q6600 ..

    hey what did you mean by LN2 ? and OC the chip to 8.2 ghz ?? :O

    could you plz explain a bit.. thanks
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