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E5200/e8400/q6600 for 4850 512mb

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May 4, 2010 8:02:22 AM

hello just wondering which is the best out of these for gaming with a 4850 i dont want to max every game out i just want great fps my resolution will be 1280x1024 also does any one know a better res than this i hear that this will take my cpu more my monitor goes up to 1920x1200

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May 4, 2010 8:52:32 AM

Well, it's the exact opposite - the higher the resolution, the more pixels the graphic card has to render, and thus the GPU works harder and CPU less so in comparison. I'd go for the E8400 because of its higher clock speed, and if you do plan to overclock later on, it will work even faster. Only bad thing is that the E8400 will probably start to hurt for games which use more than two cores.
May 4, 2010 9:11:31 AM

thanks mate i am 100% guna overclock as high as possible how much of a hit do ya think i will take with the e8400 against the q6600 in games like gta 4 and what other games use more than two core anyway! and do ya think the e5200 is compleatly out cause its alot cheaper
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May 4, 2010 10:03:06 AM

IMO you want best all around gaming get the q6600 it overclock quite well and will be able to pick one up for around $100 on eBay I used to have an E8400 for my rig and got a Q8400 which isn't the best quad core out but performs just slightly faster than the Q6600. On good air and matched with good RAM the Q6600 will reach low to mid 3 ghz which will be plenty of clock to drive a HD4850 to its max. Dual cores are out with more and more games using at least 3 cores now.
May 4, 2010 10:10:31 AM

saaiello said:
IMO you want best all around gaming get the q6600 it overclock quite well and will be able to pick one up for around $100 on eBay I used to have an E8400 for my rig and got a Q8400 which isn't the best quad core out but performs just slightly faster than the Q6600. On good air and matched with good RAM the Q6600 will reach low to mid 3 ghz which will be plenty of clock to drive a HD4850 to its max. Dual cores are out with more and more games using at least 3 cores now.



thanks do ya think i would be able to get 4ghz with corsiar h50/4gb corsiar xms2 800mhz/asus p5ql-e
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May 4, 2010 10:26:15 AM

No 4 ghz is out for the Q6600 it tops out at the most 3.6 ghz but anything over 3 ghz will be able to max out the 4850 for the most part with newer games using more than 2 cores 4 slower cores will give you better FPS than 2 fast cores especially games like BFBC2 and GTA IV dual cores tend to struggle a little with those games. Your best bet would be to upgrade to an AM3 mobo and get something like an Athlon II x4 620 you can find boards that will use DDR2 RAM and for about $150 you will have a much better system and will leave a good upgrade path open all the way up to the new Phenom II x6 processors out. Thats what I would do I would let go of the socket 775 and get with a newer better socket.
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