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Dazz
11-28-06, 07:34 AM
Not too sure what to do thinking of a ASUS P5N-E (680i) + Core 2 Q6700 + 2GB PC8500 ram OR ASUS Striker Exteme (680i) + 2GB OC 8500 + Geforce 8800GTX + Core 2 E6300. I already have a 8800GTX would i see more of an improvement with dual cards? Of course everything will be overclocked.

a12ctic
11-28-06, 08:25 AM
if it means anything to you, the Q6700 doesnt beat the 6700 in a single gaming benchmark. If your a big encoder or you do a lot of really REALLY cpu intensive tasks that take advtage of multiple cores it may be reasonable.

ArrowMk84
11-28-06, 08:44 AM
I'd go with the dual core set up for now. Buy the time you actually need quad core for gaming, they're be cheaper C2Qs available.

Dazz
11-28-06, 09:40 AM
Ok so we have an answer :) E6300 reason i am getting that is to get it about
3.2GHz higher if i can and is pretty cheap so the money saved i can get an
extra 8800GTX but for got i need a decent PSU. I wounder how my FPS will
handle dual 8800GTX cards. it's 15A x 4 = 60A total. Thinking of a
thermaltake True Power 850w PSU which has quad native PCI-E connectors
and also a large 14C which are real quiet :) i know i have them on the side of
my case and the 8800GTX fan over powers them lol.

moshe123
11-28-06, 11:21 AM
Hello,
i have an intel computer, his memory gets really hot (when i touch it i almost get burns).
Is this normal? what should i do to solve that?
Thanks.


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hirantha
11-28-06, 11:46 AM
dazz your thread has been hijacked
And sorry dazz i have to answer the guy’s question
Yes its normal they are build to withstand heat, just make sure your house doesn’t burn down.

vmsein
11-28-06, 11:49 AM
Anytime memory gets really hot indicates an airflow problem with your case. I would place a 92mm or 120mm fan directly above your memory modules to cool them down. Also, are you overclocking your memory and applying too much voltage? You may want to have a look within your BIOS to ensure proper settings.

Bearclaw
11-28-06, 03:15 PM
dazz your thread has been hijacked
And sorry dazz i have to answer the guy’s question
Yes its normal they are build to withstand heat, just make sure your house doesn’t burn down.
Haha, ya a house burning down would suck...unless you saved the PC. Then your fine.

/hijack

J-Mag
11-28-06, 03:28 PM
If your primary purpose for upgrading is gaming then you choice is obvious, the 8800GTX over the Quad core any day.

Spartan 117
11-28-06, 05:33 PM
if you have the money, go for it, but if not, you can wait for the quad since not a lot of games take advantage of multiple cores yet, so a C2D would do you better right now :)

Dazz
11-28-06, 06:03 PM
Yeah i think the dual 8800GTX might be better and as the E6300 is so cheap and good at overclocking it might be best uses less power also so less heat.
Might wait for the native quad cores to come out.

Spartan 117
11-28-06, 06:35 PM
yeah, that would be the yorkfield I thinks its either native Quad core or Octo Core (8 core with 16 mb cache)

and that won't be till 2008 I belive, could be wrong, so you are good with Conroe for a good while