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Old 05-15-08, 03:08 PM   #4
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Default Re: CPU upgrade advice needed

I have been taring my hair out as to what to do myself, i used to play alot of Supreme commander but anything more then 1 an AI bring the game to a crawl been thinking of 4 CPU's to get either the E8400 (130) the Q6600 G0 (135) the Q9300 (170) or the Q9450 (230) there has been mixed reports on FSB overclock with my current ASUS P5N-D as much as SSE4 provides a boost in content with support i am wondering if the E8400 @ 4GHz will be faster then say a Q6600 @ 3.6GHz in Supreme Commander. I can reach 100% CPU useage with my E4300 @ 3.2GHz so i know thats my limiting factor in my System. The Q9300 & Q9450 is at the back of my mind as i am not sure if i can get the FSB high enough for the Q9450 due ot it's low multiplier. Another CPU i was intrested in was the E7200 also but mixed bags on overclocking there as some people can hit 4GHz others only 3.5GHz, the FSB does not always overclock as high.
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