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E6850 cpu with GTX 285

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August 25, 2009 9:44:55 AM

My system: E6850 at 3Ghz, Asus P43 mobo, 4 GB Kingston 1066, Gigabyte GTX 285 1GB DDR3, Zalman 600W psu and windows vista 32.

My question is if the cpu is bottleneck my system. I play all games like Crysis, Fear 2, Far Cry 2, Company of heroes, Gothic 3, Assasins Creed, etc... My monitor is 22' and i play at the resolution of 1650X1080 with full details. Except Crysis (41 fps) all the other games i have over 50 fps. I have seen i a lot of reviews that my GTX 285 can go faster with another rig. Is the cpu the problem??

My second question is if the new games that will come like Diablo3, Starcraft 2, Aion etc...will play over 40 fps in my computer.

Is it worth to change my current cpu with E8600 or maybe with a quad core? Or even should overclock my current at 3.4Ghz (i am afraid alittle :??:  )

Thank you

P.S. sorry for my poor english...

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August 25, 2009 10:03:41 AM

Your CPU is fine, the best you might see by changing it for an E8600 is about 10-15% overall but pretty much bugger all in gaming. I had an E6850 for a while but had to give it up as it was a loaner until my E8400 arrived, this proved to be a 'little' bit faster and a 'little' bit cooler but otherwise no difference at standard clockspeeds as I was under strict instruction to not OC the 6850 I cannot make a comparison about that aspect.
August 25, 2009 10:25:53 AM

I OC my e6850 to 3.4GHz or 15% with no problems it use to be on my game machine but is now on my main machine. As long as you play in the resolution you play in, 1650X1080 you should be ok.
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August 25, 2009 1:10:21 PM

I owned a 6850 and now it's in my wife's rig. Even by today's standards, it's still a very capable CPU.
August 25, 2009 2:37:25 PM

Thank you all guys. Maybe i will keep my E6850 and overcloack him at 3.4 GHZ.
August 25, 2009 3:24:56 PM

My cousin is still using my old E6750 @ 3.6 GHz and the thing still tears through games. Your E6850 should be able to manage 3.4 GHz easy, maybe even 3.6 GHz.
August 26, 2009 7:03:32 AM

Maybe you are right but i am afraid to go over 3.4 GHZ...
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August 26, 2009 7:15:13 AM

Don't worry about OC'ing too much, the gain will be marginal.

In this case, piece of mind should prevail, unless you have cash on hand to replace the CPU, just in case...
August 26, 2009 1:43:03 PM

Aristhewargod13 said:
Maybe you are right but i am afraid to go over 3.4 GHZ...


I'll tell you right now, that CPU doesn't like anything over 70c and keep the voltage below v1.45, if you can do both of those you will be fine.
August 27, 2009 7:26:02 AM

Finally i overcloack the cpu at 3.4 Ghz and i have 5fps more in Crysis!

Thank you all gyus.

P.S. Diablo 3 and Starcraft 2 (when they come) will run over 40 fps at 1680X1050 full details in my rig?
August 27, 2009 10:32:22 AM

We can not see the future, but they should run great on your rig since they are supposed to be very optimized.
August 27, 2009 2:46:53 PM

40 C cpu (i have the THERMALTAKE CL-P0467 MAXORB EX) and 34 C mobo.

I am very pleased...thanks to you gyus!
August 28, 2009 7:17:24 AM

no really. The monitoring program is Asus Probe and my bedroom has aircondiitioning at 24c. If i play over 3 hours it goes 42-43c.
October 2, 2009 3:23:50 AM

I agree zipzoo....:p 

Mine shows 40-52c in the BIOS (Not stressed) at idol. Not tested at full load yet.

Stock (default settings) with Gigabyte GTX260+ (sp216). 3DMark06: 14,318
OC'd to 3.8Ghz with stock cooler & no votage mod's. 3DMark06: 15,275

sweeeeeet :) 

I did see a BIOS temp of about 70c thou ;)  hehehehehee
Will do more testing tonight. Prime95 and CoreTemp is the way to go :) 
You can also try Everest.... Good luck........
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