My brother is having fps issues in 20 man raids in WoW. He is currently running the following:
E2160 OC to 2.9GHz
HD 4750 512 MB
4 gigs of ram
the game is running off a sata II HD
Xp pro 32bit
500 watt powersupply
We have tried lowering his resolution during these raids and get the same fps. We are thinking it is a CPU limitation. He is looking at a Q8400.
How much of an improvement is a E8400 over an E2160 that is overclocked by over a gigahertz. I know that there is more L2 Cache and fsb on the E8400 and it comes stock faster than what his overclocked processor is, but is it worth the $150 for the upgrade.
world of warcraft is not a multithreaded game. an E8400 overclocked will fix the issues he is having substantially. you do not need to fork over extra money for a quad if all you are going to be doing is playing games.