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What is the most power CPU that my GA-X38T-DQ6 LGA 775 will run?

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September 2, 2009 4:04:30 AM

Just as the title states please. I have a Over clocked Core 2 Quad core processor running at 3.2 GHZ, some nice DDR3, an 8800 GT yadda yadda, I've had this for about a year and a half now somewhere therebouts.

The computer is fine, but I'm looking to eliminate the hiccups in my higher end games so I can run them at 60fps. I don't play anything higher than 1280x1024, so I'm not sure if I have a video card issue, or more so the cpu?

I'd like to continue running my XP Pro so I'd prefer to forget about 64bit.
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September 3, 2009 7:03:10 PM

Are you asking how high you can overclock a chip? Or how much power to give it? Or what is the fastest chip you can put in the board?

8800gt is kinda old. A 4850 is around $100...I would look into that.
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September 4, 2009 10:13:40 AM

Yes, the 880GT is a bit old. At 3.2GHz, maybe a GTX285 (16,462) or HD4890 (17,255)?

The HD4850 is a little bit better, but certainly a more modern replacement for the 8800GT. Tom's 3DMark06 benchmarks show the following:

8800GT 11,109
HD4850 11,749

My own benchmarks PII X4 940 @ 3.5GHz indicate 13,208 for a single HD4850 and 18,494 for Crossfire.

If your 8800GT went belly-up today (ie died) then the HD4850 would be a good replacement.

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September 11, 2009 12:37:30 AM

Actually, I was really trying to figure out where my graphic bottleneck lies.
I wanted to know what the fastest CPU that would work my my MOBO. If you happen to know what the best video card for me is, I would be happy to entertain it as well. Overclocking is good, but I usually don't like to go more than 25%, so I just wanted to know what the best CPU out there is for an LGA775, thank you in advance.
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September 11, 2009 12:13:05 PM

that cpu is a beast, get an hd4890
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September 11, 2009 5:37:36 PM

your current cpu is fine. there should be no cpu bottleneck.. you need to get at least 2 good video cards to have a cpu bottleneck for 90% of games.

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October 29, 2009 6:03:13 PM

Fastest CPU for LGA775 is Intel's Core 2 Extreme QX9770 running at 3.20Ghz. With some overclocking it will reach a speed of 4.3Ghz
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