As above i want to upgrade from my current rig. I play alot of FPS games such as half life 2 and BF2 ect and also WoW Since i got a new monitor (22" wide screen ) my games are lagging a bit and the fps are not above 40 on BF2.
So what i am going to do is upgrade most of my system but leave the GPU as it is cos i need to RMA it, so with a little luck i may get a free upgrade on that part
I'm thinking of going for these just need a few ppl to give me the go a head and ill buy em
Wasnt sure which ram to go for so a little help would be nice and yes i will be overclocking to near melting point lol i have around £300-£400 to spend i tend to use http://www.overclockers.co.uk so that may help you with pricing
Is that motherboard any good for OCin?
Will i see a major proformace increase in the games i play?
you dont want a new e4400. poor overclockers compared to older steppings or the old e4300s. if your intention is to overclock, AVOID the e4400 unless you know how old it is. some of them struggle to pass 2.6ghz whatever cooling or voltage you throw at them. whereas the older chips could breeze past 3ghz on air without worry
I thought the only difference between Allendale core and the Conroe core was the size in the cashe so this would lead me to believe that the Allendale will OC more because more cashe = more heat correct?
Also from what i have seen between E6*** and E4*** there is not much between them in game performance. So this would mean that teh E4*** are the perfect overclockers?
just asking as the E4*** have much higher multipliers thus easier to OC
fought with this friends e4400 for a few hours, most i got was 2.67ghz with a zalman 9700 and as many volts as you like. it wasnt completely stable until lowered to around 2.5ghz either. at those speeds it barely beats out an e6420. compared to earlier steppings busting past 3ghz its very very disappointing