Core 2 Duo E6600

Hi,

I m running a Core 2 Duo E6600 on a Asus Motherboard,

Here is my config:

MB ASUS P5LD2 (no SLI)
Intel core 2 duo e6600 2.4ghz (775 LGA socket) O/C 20%
RAM = 2 x 2 gigs corsair xms
5-5-5-18
800 Mhz
2048Mb
XMS2-6400
Power Supply = Corsair 750W - 60A
Running Vista 64
Using a 22'' Samsung screen
GPU MSI Radeon 4890 O/C at core clock = 930 Mhz and memory clock at 1132 Mhz,

Should I consider changing the processor to help the graphic card performance?
I would like to stick to my current motherboard, just change the CPU, thinking about:

Intel Core2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHZ LGA775

or

Intel Core2 Quad Q8400 2.66GHZ LGA775
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  1. If you are going to change the CPU to help feed your graphics system, you are probably better off going with a fast Core2 such as the E8400.

    The other thing you can do is get a better cooler so you can OC more.
  2. So for gaming purpose, having a dual is better? it about the same price for a quad Q8400 2.66 and a Duo E8400 3.00,

    I would O/C both unit in any case.
  3. mehhh... i say stick with it... i ran my computer against people with quads or higher clocked duals... wasn't much difference really(gaming wise of course and excluding GTA4)
  4. I suspect (but haven't yet tested) that any 2, 3, or 4 core CPU that you can push up to around 3.2 - 3.3 GHz. will be fast enough that the graphics card will be the limiting factor.

    But a fast C2D is simply easier to overclock.
  5. Just O/C it to 3.5GHz, wow, it doubled my performance on Arma 2! I ll stick to my E6600 for a while :)
  6. OC what you got.
  7. Just did that, very impressive
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