I upgraded my TV box to an i7, leaving me with a Phenom II x4 955 lying around. My youngest son is running my old Q6600 (OC @ 3.2GHZ) setup and I was wondering if it would be worth it to upgrade his rig with it? He plays lots of games. I'd hate to have to tear his rig apart and reload windows if its not gonna make much difference. I allways left the X4 @ stock, but will OC it if I put it in my sons comp.
He plays @ 1680x1050 (max res of his 22" monitor on a GTX285). I don't want to spend any money, just want to know if the 955 overlocked will be worth upgrading his Q6600 (OC@3.2GHZ). I seen that chart from Anandtech earlier (from a google search), I forgot to ask in my OP if the 955 will be as good or better than the Q6600 overclocked. Not sure what I can pull out of that 955 as I havent ever OC it. I just want to make sure im not taking a step backwards or wasting my time.
both set ups will work well (GTX285 is more then enough for 1050p) but if you already own the Phenom II x4 955 then you may as well use it over the Q6600. the CPU OC easily to 3.8ghz with just a multiplier increase. that would give you similar performance to an intel i5-750 in gaming.