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Hey folks, looking to learn and hoping for some help.


I want to upgrade my DELL XPS 8920 for MMOs and AAA games. It's 1 year old I'd hate to buy a new rig. Any suggestions? Thx!


I've never upgraded a rig before, where should I start? What should I look at as far as component compatibility and power requirements?

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You guys think the Intel Core 2 Quad series can still chew up new games, or is it on it's final days?


Just curious on what you guys think.

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2014
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it should be fine with a 4GHz overclock. Games don't use hyperthreading and are only just now becoming serious about multithreading but still they're being threaded for quads. Linus Tech Tips did a video on the 5960X with 2 cores active vs a dual core E5300 and the difference was just 5-10%, meaning IPC cycle are basically the same after 8 year. Multithreading has been the focus of improvements for new CPUs. You'll be in a pickle though if your quad is OEM (not overclockable). I have an M17-R1 with a Core 2 Quad Extreme and it's OEM so it's stuck at 2.53GHz (ie-useless for next gen)

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Agreed with above,until games don't utilize hyper-threading properly,the core 2 quads are a-ok.We'll see how DX12 changes the playing field in the CPU division,but I'm not 100% sure it'll bring a massive CPU utilization upgrade,but we just have to wait and see :)

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that is another very good point. It may be smarter just to get a fully DX12 enabled card instead of upgrading your quad because Microsoft is realllllllly hyping people up in the gaming community on how DX12 will make the GPU far more important over the CPU, plus taking much of the CPU's task and putting them onto the GPU for the first time ever. If everything works even a little, those few percents simply mean your quad will be all the better despite its age

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Hell NO! nowadays games have some amazing tech requirements which those old core 2 quad series of cpu's doesnt have. so for a core quad cpu to "chew up" latest games, it wont happen. recent cpu's like the 4th gen i5 series are full of new tech which latest games makes use of. Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT), Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology, Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡ and turbo 2.0 in the 4th gen i5 4670k are typical exampl

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I think it can chew up new games, why not, with that true quad core design and litle higher clock speed ex. (like 2.8ghz and higher) will be excellent.
My brother have Q9550 and it is really powerfull… And its also enough for nowdays games for sure… regards to all

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My biggest concern is the DOOM game coming out. ID software sort of has a reputation for making beautiful/demanding titles. I feel pretty confident that my my GPU and RAM should be fine (upgrading to 8GB's soon), but my concern is my Q9650.
I could try OCing for the first time, but will need a new cooler.(56*C idle)

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Overclocked my Q9650. Only got to push up to 3.06Ghz, instead of the stock 3GHz. Cooling seems to be fine still, temps under-load are about 65 degrees Celsius, but whenever I pushed my FSB above 340 BIOS would report overclock failure.
I assume it's my G45 chipset holding me back, or maybe my RAM modules.

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Huh. Never seen this page before.

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I was wondering what the heck this page was for a moment and why I was getting notifications. :P

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AMD GFX users having fps problems and stuutering might wanna check THISIt can help out!!!..:))

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Wait, activity? In this tag? What's happening people???
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damn pity I cannot have more tags -_- ×Đ
btw check my blog series about speeding up PC :)

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