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 Post subject: Upgrading my card
PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:00 pm 
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How would you rate this video card I mostly play wow css every so often and plan to play BF3 and dirt3 cause it came with the card free.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814150561

will the card be waiting on the rest of my system ? or will it run at full throttle ?

specs q6600 2.4
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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading my card
PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:28 pm 
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you should be fine, though I do not know what a "q6600 2.4" is. It appears to be version 2.4 of something.


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading my card
PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:59 pm 
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lol Intel q6600 cpu at 2.4ghz


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading my card
PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:06 pm 
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Is it an ix, a Core 2, a Core Solo, a Pentium? It shouldn't matter, but you need to be more clear. Most of us are not psychics.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:06 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading my card
PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:14 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading my card
PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:03 pm 
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Is it an ix, a Core 2, a Core Solo, a Pentium? It shouldn't matter, but you need to be more clear. Most of us are not psychics.

I detect flaming going on in this thread... and most ppl here would know what a q6600 is...

Anyhow, shop online, the 6870 is a decent card, but can be found much cheaper. It was onsale for $130 a week or two ago, but can regularly be found between 140-150 with a game or two. keep an eye on slickdeals.net


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading my card
PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:31 pm 
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Sorry, but I don't know the numbers of even the most common processors. That dragged my score down on the geek quiz. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading my card
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then perhaps you should refrain from posting. :roll:


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I know about processors, I just don't have brain capacity to memorize all the model numbers. I have to memorize stuff like dates and how to say things in Latin and why you should never touch Liquid Nitrogen.


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading my card
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homeschooling will do that to you. :lol: the exclusion of some of the important stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading my card
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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading my card
PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:39 pm 
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to the OP you should be in good shape my system is about the same as yours, and I have no problems with new games. my Q6600 is overclocked to just over 3.0 though. I have a vertex2 and a spinpoint sitting here waiting to go in soon. your video is about the same as my 560ti in performance. my tech comes from experience as well, starting with a trash 80 and moving straight up the ladder, finally got some sense and quit trying to keep up with the Joneses. but then folding@home cost me about 40,000 over the years.


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading my card
PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:47 am 
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To the OP. I also did an upgrade of a similar system but I'm usually in the Nvidia camp of graphics cards. I went with a 560 Ti card. It was more expensive than the one you're looking at but probably not all that much better. I also upgraded an older dual-core Intel to a 'plain' 560 card ... the performance difference at stock speeds are barely noticeable in real-world gaming situations.

You should be fine and will likely be at the extent of the older architecture you're pushing there. I'm not saying your system sucks, just that spending any more than $250 on a graphics card for that rig will have diminishing returns.

You've made a good choice on that card.


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