Do I need better at this stage Tags: CPUs Last response: October 18, 2009 8:08 AM in CPUs Share henco October 16, 2009 6:08:28 PM I have the following installed: Intel E7400 2.8GHZ CPU overclocked to 3.2 GHZ Nvidia 250 GTS 1GB 4GB RAM I am considering an CPU upgrade to a Quad core 2.4 GHZ. I mostly play games on my rig and occasional do some video editing. Do I really need better, or is it just manly to want more... More about : stage | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove saaiello CPUs Master October 16, 2009 7:30:43 PM i think u should go for the quad core for gameing will run games much smoother | Report abuse loneninja CPUs Master October 16, 2009 8:15:32 PM If you don't overclock, the 2.4Ghz will actually lower your fps in most games when compared to your 3.2ghz dual core. | Report abuse bige420 CPUs Expert October 16, 2009 8:58:36 PM Games wont run any smoother unless they're optimized for quad cores, which most arent. Other than that, if you overclock it to 3.2 you'll get the same performance in games and much better performance in video editing. | Report abuse henco October 18, 2009 8:08:23 AM So unless newer games come out that are opyimized for quads it is safer and better to use my trusty 3.2...? | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>Do I need better at this stage> Related ressources: ForumAdvice Needed: Budget 2 stage HTPC Build Forumbf3, bgo, swtor, GAMING BEAST STAGE 1... is this a legit use of ca$h?? ForumCost effective stage /studio vocal mic? ForumGlenn Beck: Government Preparing To Stage Terror Forum2- stage upgrade, would like advice ForumDiary of a 1st build build by 11 year old ( Stage 3 New Pics) ForumFirst Timer: STAGE ONE HELP!!! ForumINA103 differential stage ForumGottlieb Stage Coach Forum2 or 3 mics on a tight stage for drum recording? Forumstage show audio CD recording come in pieces? ForumBest (or at least very good for the bucks) stage monitor f.. ForumStage 2 SATA ForumBass issues on stage -- advice? Forum6300 fx vishera black edition Forum[Solved] Need Help With PSU ForumWhich better Core™ 2 Duo E6700 or Core™ 2 Duo E7500 Forum[Solved] ASUS Xonar Essence STX - do I really need it? ForumDo I need thermal paste? ForumGigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R and Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wont Post - Help Need More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !