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September 30, 2009 5:28:11 PM

Hi, I'm currently running a E6750 Core 2 Duo on my XFX 680i LT mobo. I've recently feared bottlenecks from my current CPU while running a GTX 285. I've been able to clock the e6750 to 3.45GHZ on a stock heatsink but I'm really looking for a CPU that can run stable with minimal OC'ing and without bottleneck issues. Do anyone have any ideas? Thanks for any input!

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September 30, 2009 5:42:28 PM

well on the dual core front i dont think there anymore improving there. My best advice is get a c2q.

http://www.xfxforce.com/en-gb/products/motherboards/Xse...

Here is a list of compatible cpu's for your MB

The best cpu is the 3 GHz QX6850.
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September 30, 2009 5:44:42 PM

Probably the best CPU for that motherboard is the E8x00.

However, you shouldn't have any bottleneck with your current processor at that speed.
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September 30, 2009 6:11:26 PM

Thanks for the list warmon6!

So at 3.45ghz, I shouldn't worry about bottlenecks? I know I am being a bit paranoid about bottleneck issues (especially since I really don't know the main cause of it other than an inferior CPU), I just want to be safe from it. If my e6750 at 3.45ghz will avoid bottlenecking, I might just stick with that and upgrade my cooling and look for higher clocks.
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September 30, 2009 6:24:33 PM

No problem. If you have anymore questions we'll be glad to help.

As flyin15 sec said you shouldn't see a bottleneck unless you're running other stuff while playing a game then you'll see a bottleneck. If not then your fine.
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September 30, 2009 7:40:16 PM

Anyone have any thoughts of picking up a Q6600 against picking up anything higher?
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September 30, 2009 7:55:07 PM

nope. it's your choice.
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October 1, 2009 12:33:47 AM

If you're are going to upgrade your processor i'd grab the Q9550. That being said I think you'll be fine with your overclocked dual core.
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October 1, 2009 2:00:21 AM

lucuis said:
If you're are going to upgrade your processor i'd grab the Q9550. That being said I think you'll be fine with your overclocked dual core.

45nm Quads do not like the 680i chipset.
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October 1, 2009 5:56:21 AM

I'm glad a lot of you are telling me to turn away from upgrading my CPU. I seriously would've gone and bought the most expensive one if I wasn't given any input. Thanks!
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October 1, 2009 9:54:10 AM

Whoops my bad. I thought the 45nm quads we're good on that board after a BIOS update. After some double checking, apparently the 45nm Duals are ok, just not Quads. Either way i stick with me previous comment...minus the q9550 suggestion :) 
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