Want to upgrade to Quad Core from my E6400, how much difference will it make for me?
Whats going on guys.
My specs are in my sig, so basically all I should say is that I am OC'd to 3.2 GHZ stable.
Obviously the Quad Core processor prices are going to be coming down soon (to around $300 I heard). If this is correct, I would like to purchase one. What I would like to know, considering there is not alot of use for 4 Core Technology (not yet, anyways), will I notice much of a difference in performance? For example, will I notice a majore FPS increase in my processor-limited games (like Flight Simulator X for example), or is too early for apps and games to take advantage of quad core technology? Another reason i am wanting a faster processor is in alot of my games, I still notice frame rate slowdown (especially FSX), but even older games like NASCAR Racing 2003 Season (granted, I am running 1680x1050, Max graphics, 8x AA, etc) but still, I would consider my system on the higher end of the spectrum, and Im still getting FPS slowdown!?!?!!?
Anyways, will the Quad core help? Plus I am coupling it with another 2x GB of Ram so I can get Vista......so basically a Quad Core and another 2x Ram upgrade...
Thanks for the help guys
Enermax Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Case
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16Ghz - OC'd at 4.13Ghz Stable
ASUS P5B Deluxe P965 Motherboard
Zalman 750W Modular Power Supply w/ Heatpipe Cooling
Zalman 110MM 2 Ball CPU Cooler
eVGA GeForce GTX285 1GB Graphics Card
G.SKILL 6GB DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
Logitech THX Z-5300e 280 Watts RMS 5.1 Speakers
SCEPTRE 22" Widescreen HDTV LCD
Wireless Logitech Keyboard and Mouse
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1
SAMSUNG SpinPoint 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s