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Q6600 bad performance

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January 23, 2013 9:48:34 AM

Hello everyone
So this is my problem:

I had an e7200 (@2.53) and decided to give my system a boost and a fair playmate to my amd4850 graphic card.
But i guess things got wrong.

I used to have 70-80 fps average on cs:global offensive (thats what im playing) on my e7200 and now i get THE SAME with q6600.
When the cpu (q6600) was overheating i got even less , about 40-50 but a thermal paste replace fixed that.
So,now im stucked with 70-80 again and healthy temperatures.
And i cannot see ANY difference in performance in general.
Not only in gaming.

My bios version is NOT up to date. I have an abit mobo with phoenix technologies ltd 6.00 PG bios.
But that bios version IS able to run the CPU and there is my question; could the bad performance be caused by outdated bios?

Any help appreciated!

Side info: 5GB of ram
win7ultimate 64-bit

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January 23, 2013 9:55:57 AM

perhaps cs:go was already using 100 percent of your gpu and adding more cpu wouldnt matter.

or perhaps cs:go is only threaded to use 2 cores at most.
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January 23, 2013 9:57:57 AM

looks like you are gpu bound that will be the max you would see even with changing your cpu and a 4850 is older tech now :) 
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January 23, 2013 9:59:57 AM

neon neophyte said:
perhaps cs:go was already using 100 percent of your gpu and adding more cpu wouldnt matter.

or perhaps cs:go is only threaded to use 2 cores at most.


Hey,
Thanks for the fast answer, and no , i dont think its a bottlenecking problem. A friend of mine is playing even on a weaker graphic card and is getting better results with a slightly better cpu than my old one (e7200)
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January 23, 2013 10:06:38 AM

but what is your ram config as you state 5GB and thats odd ?
January 23, 2013 10:29:34 AM

kenny3105 said:
but what is your ram config as you state 5GB and thats odd ?


well i have 2x2gb and 1x 1gb
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January 23, 2013 10:39:09 AM

ok, so, cs:go doesnt really take full advantage of a quadcore. although i think it helps some. the reason why you are getting the same performance from a e7200 as a q6600 is, although you are getting slightly better performance from it being a quadcore you are getting slightly worse performance from the q6600 being clocked slower.

you are right though, cs:go is highly cpu bound.
January 23, 2013 11:34:03 AM

neon neophyte said:
ok, so, cs:go doesnt really take full advantage of a quadcore. although i think it helps some. the reason why you are getting the same performance from a e7200 as a q6600 is, although you are getting slightly better performance from it being a quadcore you are getting slightly worse performance from the q6600 being clocked slower.

you are right though, cs:go is highly cpu bound.


ok ,this explains a little bit, thanks
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January 23, 2013 11:39:17 AM

remove your 1 gb stick as you wont be running dual channel memory config just use the 2 x 2gb and you will see a difference in the overall performance
January 23, 2013 12:45:42 PM

kenny3105 said:
remove your 1 gb stick as you wont be running dual channel memory config just use the 2 x 2gb and you will see a difference in the overall performance


so your telling me that the 1gb stick could even slow down my pc ?
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January 23, 2013 12:48:08 PM

yes it will only be running in single channel and that will affect performance. make sure you have a stick of ram in channel a and one in channel b normally the first and third slot.

what motherboard do you have ?
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January 23, 2013 12:58:10 PM

I agree with kenny here. Matched ram running dual channel will be faster than any other config. I would remove the 1gb stick and keep the 2x2 in. Also keep in mind that if the 1gb is a slower speed or higher timings all the ram will slow down to match it.
For example if the 2x2 is ddr800 and the 1gb is ddr667 all of the ram will have to run at 667 in addition to being stuck in single channel.
January 23, 2013 2:40:00 PM

ok, i removed the 1gb module and now its 4gb dual channel according cpu-z
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January 23, 2013 2:45:51 PM

well run some benchmarks and see if it has improved performance :)  or the game that was giving you problems and have you noticed any performance gains in general with changing the ram config
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