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October 3, 2010 6:33:04 PM

I have what I believe to be a pretty good system and after the specs, I'll pose my question.

q6600 at 3.4Ghz
ASUS p5Q turbo
Mushkin 4gb DDR2
Gtx 285 OC'd at 732/1667/1272
Corsair 750w
Win7 32bit
Blu-Ray drive

So, pending quantum computing making a commercial debut in the next 2 yrs, I don't think I really need to upgrade. But, as you are the experts, where will I start to see significant issues with my components? I log quite a few hours with CoD MW2, SC2, Splinter Cell Conviction, etc. Thanks!

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a b B Homebuilt system
October 3, 2010 6:49:02 PM
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So, pending quantum computing making a commercial debut in the next 2 yrs, I don't think I really need to upgrade.

Quantum computing is at least 10-15 years away.

As long as your PC works and does what you need it to, you won't need to upgrade. You have some quality components so they will last at least 2-3 more years, probably longer.
a b B Homebuilt system
October 3, 2010 7:09:45 PM

^Possibly upgrading to a 64bit O/s would be your best move but as Shadow says, nothing really 'needs' doing
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 3, 2010 8:19:32 PM

^True. I'm guessing OP went with a 32bit OS for a reason... otherwise it wouldn't have made sense to go 32 bit.
October 3, 2010 10:01:30 PM

At the time, I didn't know if my proc was 64bit capable so I defaulted to 32. I'd have to do a clean install and it's not even clear to me if my license allows a reinstall for 64bit.

It's reassuring tech is "slowing" down a bit unlike the late 90's where it seemed procs were doubling every new generation.
a b B Homebuilt system
October 3, 2010 10:10:03 PM

^ The CPU performance is indeed increasing at about the same rate as in the late 1990s.
a b B Homebuilt system
October 3, 2010 10:41:00 PM

It is alittle, but Intel is moving slow, we are looking at late 2011 for Sandy Bridge...
There might be a stealth launch of some kind, but other then that it is AMD doing bulldozer, and I dunno that projected launch date on that..
a b B Homebuilt system
October 3, 2010 11:03:30 PM

^ Actually, Sandy Bridge LGA1155 (replacement for LGA1156) is slated for release this quarter. Probably in or before December. What you are talking about is the replacement for LGA1366 which is which is LGA2011, this should be out in Q3/Q4 2011. Bulldozer should be out in Q2 or Q3.
October 4, 2010 4:08:00 AM

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