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November 8, 2010 1:55:48 AM

Right now my CPU is a Intel Pentium D CPU 2.66GHz
I was thinking of upgrading to a AMD Phenom II X4 3.4GHz CPU for around $165.
My video card is a GeForce 8600 GT.
I would like to know, first, would it be a better idea to upgrade my CPU compared to a GPU?
If the quad is a good choice, does anyone have an idea of what my framerate would be with the "recommended" CPU, but also the "minimum" required GPU on a game such as Bad Company 2?
Sorry if i didn't make sense, I'm not much of a computer person.

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November 8, 2010 2:03:00 AM

The CPU switch would require new RAM and motherboard as well.

Look up your motherboard for a CPU support list. A Core 2 Duo would be a huge improvement if supported.
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November 8, 2010 12:43:23 PM

What kind of frame rate increases could I expect in games I play?
November 8, 2010 2:05:27 PM

if you can overclock then how high of a stable profile can you get too.?

I meant what difference could i expect game fps wise, upgrading my Pentium D 805 2.66GHz to a Phenom II 3.4GHz quad.
November 8, 2010 2:17:43 PM

Lol... K
Should I post my results with this CPU "For Teh Lulz"?