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December 4, 2011 3:38:24 PM

Hello

As the topic says I want to upgrade my i5-650 O/C 4.0ghz to i5-2500k O/C 4.5. I mostly play games especially CS:Source, in crowded combats FPS drops so much and aiming is pain. I just want to know that does it worth?

I have GTX460 1gb. 8gb 1600 rams and I want to buy MSI Z68A-GD55(G3) I need to know your opinions, suggestions. Regards

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December 4, 2011 4:44:30 PM

Well, Counter Strike should run great on your system right now anyway. As for the upgrade, you would get two extra cores, more OC (most likely), and more speed per Mhz. I would say if you are lagging, it may be wise to upgrade. I also have a 2500k, GTX 460, and 8gb 1600mzh RAM and my system plays games great.
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December 4, 2011 4:46:10 PM

of course! it is worth 2500k is still king.
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December 4, 2011 5:40:17 PM

Ty for comments

I want to mention about my CPU fan which is ZALMAN and it directly send air on the top of my GPU. during games with %50 fan speed temp. more then 70. I want to buy coolermaster haf 912 plus and msi Z68A-GD55 near i5-2500k what do u think?
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December 4, 2011 5:52:05 PM

Sorry, I couldn't understand all of that. So your fan is oushing air on your GPU and the GPU is hitting 70C? Yes, the 912 is a good case. The GD55 z68 is good too.
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December 4, 2011 6:04:46 PM

Not sure which Zalman HSF you have.
I tend to favor the Zalman line. Have the Zalman 9700LED on an OCed I5-760. Keeps it cool and air flow is UP toward the top fan so draws air FROM the GPU NO problem with GPU nor CPU temps.
I Have the Zalman 9900Max on my I5-2500k (OCed to 4.6 but currently set to 4.2) and in this case the air is blown toward the back of the case to the rear fan. Also works great.

On the one that is in the closet (E6400 also OCed to 3.2 GHz) have the 9500LED.

NOTE: the Zalman are Overpriced unless found on sale. Also the 9900Max is a bit** to install, But it plays right up there with the "Big Boy" air HSF.
December 4, 2011 6:07:41 PM

sorry about my bad grammar. its exactly what u said.
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December 4, 2011 6:09:01 PM

omgwtfimcow said:
sorry about my bad grammar. its exactly what u said.

Haha, it's fine. Yeah, I would say that is a good set up. Just, I would think that the cooler would pull air in, not push out. Does it have 2 fans? Push pull set up?
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December 4, 2011 6:16:45 PM

I highly doubt a 4ghz Clarkdale is hurting your CS performance...

Have you enabled Multi-Core Rendering to see if that helps at all?

Your CPU is no slouch for gaming, and a GTX 460 doesn't take much to keep up with.

Ivy Bridge is right around the corner, lets not forget.
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December 4, 2011 7:28:12 PM

I believe Q1 of 2012.
December 4, 2011 7:49:07 PM

should I w8? how do we know that it will not be the same like first 1155 sockets?
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December 4, 2011 8:21:39 PM

omgwtfimcow said:
Hello

As the topic says I want to upgrade my i5-650 O/C 4.0ghz to i5-2500k O/C 4.5. I mostly play games especially CS:Source, in crowded combats FPS drops so much and aiming is pain. I just want to know that does it worth?

I have GTX460 1gb. 8gb 1600 rams and I want to buy MSI Z68A-GD55(G3) I need to know your opinions, suggestions. Regards


I suggest however that there might be a better improvement from a better gpu?
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December 4, 2011 9:01:34 PM

omgwtfimcow said:
should I w8? how do we know that it will not be the same like first 1155 sockets?

I wouldn't wait. If you just play CS it won't give you a problem with an SB system. Ivy Bridge will most likely cost a lot too.
December 4, 2011 9:02:09 PM

Could be that your connection is bad too. Large groups of people require more throughput of data on the internet.
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December 4, 2011 9:43:02 PM

Quote: sorry for late answer. (and) sends directly to gpu end quote.

The 9900LED, while not as good as the max should work OK and should be orientated to blow out the back of the case, not toward the GPU.
December 4, 2011 10:13:20 PM

RetiredChief said:
Quote: sorry for late answer. (and) sends directly to gpu end quote.

The 9900LED, while not as good as the max should work OK and should be orientated to blow out the back of the case, not toward the GPU.


I had a gigabyte mobo and it was directly blowing out the back of the case but with Asus we could not installed that way.

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Could be that your connection is bad too. Large groups of people require more throughput of data on the internet.


well my connection is not good. I generally play with 60-70ms but can it be the problem for FPS?
December 4, 2011 11:19:55 PM

Yeah it could be the connection. Try going to speedtest.net and figure out your bandwidth. If its low you will know, like 2 mbps or lower.
December 5, 2011 6:21:28 PM

Not talking about pingtest, talking about speedtest. Bandwidth is just as important as packet loss and line quality.
December 5, 2011 6:35:23 PM

Wow, i have an i5 650, and was thinking of upgrading to the 2500k ^^ Glad it's not just me. I have been playing at 1366x768 mind you which is probably why it's holding back my 6950 a bit. I've been looking at the same board too, strange.. Haven't got CS but on TF2 my fps drops below 60 sometimes in huge firefights, so might be the same with CS, I usually have about 20ms and 7MB DL so i doubt it is your connection. Would be nice to find out the reason for this though, and if it is really the CPU.
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December 5, 2011 7:12:48 PM

I'm still curious how a 4ghz i5 dual isn't maxing out a source engine game. Lets not forget this engine is from 2004...

It's probably your GPU. *shrug Some of the updates they've done really messed with performance, could have something to do with that I guess.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/145?vs=288

As you can see here, Left4Dead (source engine) shows only a slight increase in performance going to an i5-2500k, and you're clocked higher than that i5-6xx in the test. This is also likely tested with a faster GPU.
December 5, 2011 7:41:36 PM

I am checking a guide for driver cleaning and re-installing also about bios options. btw, I donwloaded bios uptade from asus website when I launched it there 3 steps show up.

step1: select executable
step2: Large address aware flag
step3: Commit changes

what are these about? I don`t know gow to uptade bios
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December 5, 2011 8:34:23 PM

I would not bother upgrading the CPU since it is not the cause of your issue. Speedtest seems to fast enough, however I don't play online games. The GPU is fast enough for the game as well.

Is anyone else you are playing with experiencing similar issues?
December 5, 2011 8:59:42 PM

I play skyrim most 100 and less 30 FPS with high settings.
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