Originally Posted by Maverickman
My signature is below. I think my CPU is choking my GTX 295. I only have a low-end Core2 Duo and am thinking of getting a higher end quad core. I'm looking at the Q9650 which I can overclock. I'm thinking this CPU will waste the Core2 Duo in most games. Should I go for that Q9650 or get something even better? For now, the Core i7 is just too expensive to justify the cost.
I went from q6600@3Ghz to firstname.lastname@example.orgGHz...
If you upgrade your CPU to Q9650, the only thing you will notice is your 3dMark score increase!
Mine went up by 3XXX points (but who plays 3dmark2k6?)
Other things like games will .....scale up but not by much. I would say 10% at max at the 1920 by 1200 res etc
At least when I play Age of Conan, it feels a little bit faster but, not by much. I have not tried any other games...