Solved Quad core or Dual core @ 4.0ghz? Tags: Homebuilt Dual Core Systems Product Last response: May 5, 2010 3:22 AM in Systems Share megaswap April 25, 2010 12:50:41 PM Okay so currently I'm going to add some new stuff to my PC to make it better for gaming, and faster. My current specs: MSI P6NGM-L E5200 2.5ghz dual core 2GB ram DDR2 220gt 1gb ddr3 500GB sata hdd 7,700 RPM 23" 1920x1080 reso. Should i either; keep the dual core, get a new motherboard like a P31-P41-P43-P45 and a vandetta 2 or a hyper TX2 and overclock to 3.8ghz or 4.0ghz, get a new powersupply and 5770 HD. OR Sel my cpu and vga. Get a new Quad core either the Q6600 or the Q9550, the vandetta 2 or a hyper TX2 and keep my P6NGM-L. Buy a new power supply and the 5770 HD. I play games like mw2,cs:s,cs 1.6,l4d2 @ 1920x1080 resolution. What would be better, if i get either one of the quads i'll try and overclock them to like 3.3ghz or so with the cpu coolers. Please guys i need direct answers, no need to confuse me more than i am already lol. More about : quad core dual core 0ghz Best solution tecmo34 a b B Homebuilt system April 25, 2010 2:03:58 PM I would go with the Quad-core route; 1) Better overall performance with the Q9550 at 3.3 Ghz or so , 2) It will be a bigger challenge getting the E5200 to your purposed overclocks. Next comment... The 5770 will not provide "max" gaming performance at 1920x1080. You'll want a 5850 or higher for that resolution. Share megaswap April 25, 2010 2:06:40 PM Bahaha -.- I think if i had the cash to get the 5850 i would get it lol, my budget is freaking tight >.< im trying to get the best vga i can get. I wanted the 260gtx but here its like 2x the price of the 5770 and there almost the same. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer megaswap May 5, 2010 3:22:35 AM Best answer selected by megaswap. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedneed help is a (4.0GHz AMD FX 4300 Quad Core Processor) good for gameing Forum Can I play dayZ standalone with 4.0GHz quad core processor, 2GB HD graphics 8GB RAM and 1TB memory? Forum Intel(r)core(tm)2quad cpu q6600 @ 2 40ghz 2 40ghz Forum INTEL(R} CORE (TM)2 QUAD @2 40GHZ Forum What quad-core AMD cpu will hit 4.0ghz on air easily? Forum SolvedDo I have a dual-core CPU or a quad-core CPU? (Intel i3 4130) Forum SolvedAMD A6 6400k dual core or AMD A8 6600k quad core Forum Solveddual core or a quad core? HELP ME Forum SolvedWould Upgrading my dual core to a quad core increase my FPS? Forum SolvedHP Pavilion 15 N209TX is dual core or quad core? Forum Solvedcan dual core mainboard fits in quad processor Forum SolvedShould I get the Intel i3-4130 dual-core processor or quad-core processor with this build? Forum Solvedquad core vs dual core Forum Solved1.5 GHz Cortex-A7 Quad Core Processor vs 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Dual Core Processor Forum SolvedCan the stress test meant for a quad core i5 chip damage a DUAL core i5-560M cpu?? Forum SolvedBest 800MHZ FSB DUAL/QUAD CORE CPU Forum Solvedwould my AMD FX-4100 Quad core processor work with the Sapphire Dual-X AMD Radeon R9 280X OC 3GB GDDR5 Graphics Card? Forum Solvedwill my AMD FX-4100 quad core 3.60GHz processor work with the Sapphire Dual-X AMD Radeon R9 280X OC 3GB GDDR5 Graphics Card? Forum SolvedDell Optiplex 760 Mini Tower CPU Upgrade from Dual Core to Quad Core? Forum SolvedWhich Proccesor is Better the Quad Core do Dual Core? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !