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March 31, 2010 9:08:57 AM

Hey Everyone. My system specs are:

Intel Core2Duo E8400 6MB Cache -
Gigabyte EP35-DS3L -
Sapphire HD 4890 Vapor-x 1GB DDR5 -
Crucial Ballistix 2*2GB Dual Channel DDR2 800
1440*900@75Hz

I wonder if I my CPU is lowering my fps or not?
If so, Does OCing the CPU can improve graphic performance?

Thx.

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March 31, 2010 9:17:45 AM

atomicprince11 said:
Hey Everyone. My system specs are:

Intel Core2Duo E8400 6MB Cache -
Gigabyte EP35-DS3L -
Sapphire HD 4890 Vapor-x 1GB DDR5 -
Crucial Ballistix 2*2GB Dual Channel DDR2 800
1440*900@75Hz

I wonder if I my CPU is lowering my fps or not?
If so, Does OCing the CPU can improve graphic performance?

Thx.


OCing the CPU can improve FPS by 5-15% depending on the resolution. For your resolution and CPU I say it is not worth it.
March 31, 2010 9:59:35 AM

Definatelly not worth it. That is the fastest dual core stock CPU you can get for gaming. I would sugest OCing to 3,6 or even 4GHz (it can do that easily) but gaming at 1440*900 isn't really THAT demanding. Maybe when you get a bigger monitor you could OC, but right now it is pointless
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March 31, 2010 10:00:24 AM

Yup, agree with dragon, for 1440x900 i think your current speed is more than enough, no need to OC... :) 
March 31, 2010 10:13:34 AM

You probably would see an increase, mainly because your res is so low for such a higher-end GPU. But you're already maxing out every game; no need to.
March 31, 2010 1:11:19 PM

blashyrkh said:
Definatelly not worth it. That is the fastest dual core stock CPU you can get for gaming. I would sugest OCing to 3,6 or even 4GHz (it can do that easily) but gaming at 1440*900 isn't really THAT demanding. Maybe when you get a bigger monitor you could OC, but right now it is pointless



Actually, the E8600 is the fastest Core 2 Duo CPU out there and the fastest stock dual core CPU out there is the core i5 670 @ 3.46GHz

@ atomicprince, i disagree with others simply because that E8400 will likely OC to 3.6 with only an FSB change, nothing more.

I do not think you're CPU is holding you back in any way, but might as well get the extra speed as it will not have any harmful effects if you can get it to 3.6 without a voltage change.

Go into the BIOS and set the FSB from 333 to 400 and make sure that the RAM is working at a 1:1 ratio. There will be no need for a voltage increase, no need for overclocking the RAM, etc..., it's as simple as that.

Read this as well if you are new to overclocking:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/240001-29-howto-overc...
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