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    q6600 bottleneck

    i am thinking of getting an x48 board for my q6600 and getting another hd5770 for crossfire

    would a q6600 at 3.3ghz bottleneck such a system?

    or should i upgrade to like i5 and p55?

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    Re: q6600 bottleneck

    I don't think it will bottleneck it but right now I don't think it's worth going to X48, perhaps a better idea would be to sell off your Q6600 and get a i5 and P55 motherboard as in the future you won't have to get a new board.

    But if you can grab an X48 for cheap then go for it but I really doubt you would be able to find it for cheap though.

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    Re: q6600 bottleneck

    no, it wouldn't bottleneck the system. the Q6600 is a more than powerful enough CPU to last a couple more years yet.

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    Re: q6600 bottleneck

    Quote Originally Posted by Ulti View Post
    I don't think it will bottleneck it but right now I don't think it's worth going to X48, perhaps a better idea would be to sell off your Q6600 and get a i5 and P55 motherboard as in the future you won't have to get a new board.

    But if you can grab an X48 for cheap then go for it but I really doubt you would be able to find it for cheap though.
    i can get a 2nd hand i7 920 for £155 and good x58 mobo for abt £115 and 3gb of ram for £40 plus another hd5770 for £110 which comes out to be about £420

    while x48 board would cost me £113 and hd5770 for £110 which comes out to be £230

    which setup up should i best go for?


    no, it wouldn't bottleneck the system. the Q6600 is a more than powerful enough CPU to last a couple more years yet.
    i still think the q6600 is a great cpu so i dont know which way to go
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    Re: q6600 bottleneck

    X48 supports full x16 pci-e lanes so in theory it would be better than the majority of P55 boards - and as mentioned Q6600's are going to be around for a while, i mean its 3 years already
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    Re: q6600 bottleneck

    As long as you have a nice high FSB (400Mhz+) then the Q6600 is not going to bottleneck gpus for quite a long time. It's the FSB that's the limiting factor on 775 systems especially with big, bandwidth hungry quads
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    Re: q6600 bottleneck

    Quote Originally Posted by Ulti View Post
    ...as in the future you won't have to get a new board.
    With Intel's socket stability?

    They can't even agree with themselves about current gen. socket standards. Whatever makes you think next gen CPUs will sit in current gen sockets?
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    ...every time Creative bring out a new card range their advertising makes it sound like they have discovered a way to insert a thousand Chuck Norris super dwarfs in your ears...

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    Re: q6600 bottleneck

    Hmmm, i thought the i9's were next-gen which slot straight into 1366.
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    Re: q6600 bottleneck

    would an athlon II 240 at 3.7ghz bottleneck hd 5770 in cf alot?

    because i currently have a 240 in another system and i was thinking of buying ddr3 and a cf mobo for it and then saving up and buying a bulldozer or a thuban once those comeout

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    Re: q6600 bottleneck

    Why not sell the 5770, and get a 5850??

    You could probably fetch ~£100-£130 for a 5770, and aria have some powercolor 5850's in stock at £240, with dirt 2 free vouture:

    http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=39095

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    Re: q6600 bottleneck

    Quote Originally Posted by morda8 View Post
    would an athlon II 240 at 3.7ghz bottleneck hd 5770 in cf alot?

    because i currently have a 240 in another system and i was thinking of buying ddr3 and a cf mobo for it and then saving up and buying a bulldozer or a thuban once those comeout
    I reckon it may bottleneck very minimally. Have you tried unlocking the 240? At 3.7 as a dual core it should be fine, l3 cache and extra cores would definatley not bottleneck at all.

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    Re: q6600 bottleneck

    Ebuyer have a Foxconn Blackops X48 board for £85 - there's only one left, since I bought the other one. Between that and a decent cooler, you should get your Q6600 to 3.6GHz, and have full Crossfire capability.

    Just be aware that chances are, the board will come with an older BIOS revision, which has problems with older C2Q chips - flash to the latest one with a spare dual, and you'll be fine!

    Hope that helps,

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    Re: q6600 bottleneck

    why 3.6GHz? that'll give him an FSB of 1600Mhz .

    leaving it at stock would probably be sufficient. or maybe overclocking it to 3GHz.

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    Re: q6600 bottleneck

    The clock speed the CPU runs at (2.4Ghz) is more than capable for gaming purposes, but the speed at which it communicates with the GPU (the FSB) is often the bottleneck so getting as high an FSB as possible is recommended if you have a particularly powerful graphics card. As long as temps and performance is stable it's a good idea to try to at least hit 400Mhz (1600Mhz 'quad-pumped') on the FSB. Most good socket 775 boards could hit 500Mhz stable so as long as you have it at a nice high speed the Q6600 will last you a good while yet
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    Re: q6600 bottleneck

    Quote Originally Posted by MaverickWill View Post
    Ebuyer have a Foxconn Blackops X48 board for £85 - there's only one left, since I bought the other one. Between that and a decent cooler, you should get your Q6600 to 3.6GHz, and have full Crossfire capability.
    my q6600 is a unstable above 3.3ghz and to achieve 3.6ghz i need to use 1.55volts which heats it up alot....iv seen the blackops but its ddr3 and im not buying ddr3 for something tht cant utilize it...the problem i have is tht my motherboard is half dead so i need to get a new motherboard in anycase

    why not sell the 5770, and get a 5850??

    You could probably fetch ~£100-£130 for a 5770, and aria have some powercolor 5850's in stock at £240, with dirt 2 free vouture:
    well there are no hd5850 to be found anywhere, and it would be easier and cheaper to cf my hd5770 and it would be more powerful than hd5850

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    Re: q6600 bottleneck

    Quote Originally Posted by morda8 View Post
    my q6600 is a unstable above 3.3ghz and to achieve 3.6ghz i need to use 1.55volts which heats it up alot....iv seen the blackops but its ddr3 and im not buying ddr3 for something tht cant utilize it...the problem i have is tht my motherboard is half dead so i need to get a new motherboard in anycase



    well there are no hd5850 to be found anywhere, and it would be easier and cheaper to cf my hd5770 and it would be more powerful than hd5850
    Quote Originally Posted by Zhaoman View Post
    The clock speed the CPU runs at (2.4Ghz) is more than capable for gaming purposes, but the speed at which it communicates with the GPU (the FSB) is often the bottleneck so getting as high an FSB as possible is recommended if you have a particularly powerful graphics card. As long as temps and performance is stable it's a good idea to try to at least hit 400Mhz (1600Mhz 'quad-pumped') on the FSB. Most good socket 775 boards could hit 500Mhz stable so as long as you have it at a nice high speed the Q6600 will last you a good while yet
    sounds like a good idea!!!!

    because today i tested my athlon II 240 with my hd5770 and with the 240 even at 3.7ghz i lose about 5-7fps compared to q6600 at stock

    would a p5e deluxe hit 500mhz?

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