What to do with my quad core

after playing around for a few weeks, i havnt found much that pushes the envelope on my q9300 @ 3.4... even fsx is smooth as butter. (gta4 wont work on even the highest f***ing specs so dont bs with that lol) what can i do to push this cpu. i want to see what it can do. any programs/ quad core optimized games????
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  1. Well thats the truth about quad core CPUs. Most users don't really need it.

    Best scenario for you is to get 3Dmark Vantage and/or 3Dmark06. Both benches will have you trying to eek out that last little performance boost from your CPU, GPU and memory, for a few more points.

    Alternately you could Fold with 2 cores while you do daily stuff with the other 2.
  2. ryanb213 said:
    after playing around for a few weeks, i havnt found much that pushes the envelope on my q9300 @ 3.4... even fsx is smooth as butter. (gta4 wont work on even the highest f***ing specs so dont bs with that lol) what can i do to push this cpu. i want to see what it can do. any programs/ quad core optimized games????

    Use something like Nero to encode a shedload of DVD's?
  3. FSX, Crysis.
  4. ryanb213 said:
    after playing around for a few weeks, i havnt found much that pushes the envelope on my q9300 @ 3.4... even fsx is smooth as butter. (gta4 wont work on even the highest f***ing specs so dont bs with that lol) what can i do to push this cpu. i want to see what it can do. any programs/ quad core optimized games????



    :pfff:

    "The Core 2 Quad Q9300 is not a native quad-core like AMD’s Phenom processor,
    but rather is two dual-cores connected under a single heat spreader - a multi-chip module."

    http://www.neoseeker.com/resourcelink.html?rid=154367
  5. what in the hell does that have to do with anything?
  6. Hmm, lets play a little game...

    Question 1: Does it fit in one socket? Yes.

    Question 2: Does it have 4 physical cores? Yes.

    Guess what tool? ITS A QUAD CORE!
  7. ryanb213 said:
    after playing around for a few weeks, i havnt found much that pushes the envelope on my q9300 @ 3.4... even fsx is smooth as butter. (gta4 wont work on even the highest f***ing specs so dont bs with that lol) what can i do to push this cpu. i want to see what it can do. any programs/ quad core optimized games????


    Try some video enconding. Downlioad a ridicolous high quality movie (60GB for 1h 30 min) and encoded in something with lower quality. It should use 4 cores. :bounce:

    PL
  8. I just read his link; It is a good review of the 9300. lmao
  9. Rendering in 3ds max is the only thing I have that will max my Phenom, otherwise I've never hit 100% cpu usage. I also find todays processors far more powerful than what I need, I keep mine downclocked unless I'm playing a game or rendering.
  10. B-Unit said:
    Hmm, lets play a little game...

    Question 1: Does it fit in one socket? Yes.

    Question 2: Does it have 4 physical cores? Yes.

    Guess what tool? ITS A QUAD CORE!


    Isn't the upcoming AMD "Magny Cours" MCM? If so, then Enny needs to find a new nitpick - his current "doublecheeseburger" one is getting stale :D.
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