How good is my PC?

By gabrielhobro
Nov 26, 2008
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  1. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,262   +41


    lol, there is no amd equivalent
  2. omegafate

    omegafate Newcomer, in training Posts: 117

    well if your comparing it to the i7 no there ist

    yet
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    The E8400 has no AMD equivalent. The only CPUs that do are the Core 2 Quad 45nm CPUs. So I don't know what you're talking about either.
  4. gabrielhobro

    gabrielhobro Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 37

    just a query, Rage. I am finally building it but the PSU (Corsair TX) has a huge fan on its side. But is it usual for the fan to be inside the computer, because i cant face it out. As there is not whole in the roof of my Chassis
  5. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,262   +41

    well some people use the fan on the psu to get air out of their case, depending on the psu placement, its normal for psu's to have fans, they pretty much have to unless they are lower power. you should have the fan facing down iin your case, its not extremely abnormal.
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    The fan is supposed to be downward in your case, don't worry about that.
  7. gabrielhobro

    gabrielhobro Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 37

    I made the computer and can play crysis on high (Anti-Aliasing x8), but cant play very high as i have XP. does anyone no how to overclock the Q6600, this is with the stock cooler. As someone saidd that it did just as good as the Tuniq Tower
  8. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    I don't recommend the stock cooler for any OCed quad-core CPU. You are just asking for trouble IMO. Great coolers like the Xigmatek HDT-S1283 and Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro are available for <$40 and provide excellent performance. In fact, the Xigmatek can match the performance of the more expensive TRUE.

    As for Crysis, there is a simple hack available to enable Very High detail options on XP. Google for it.
  9. Zayan

    Zayan Newcomer, in training

    The video card is impressive !
  10. nosebleedXD

    nosebleedXD Newcomer, in training Posts: 256

    kk first off listen to rage =]

    i made a mistake and bought a q6600, this thing runs pretty dam hot, your stock cooler won't be able to handle it

    and secondly, the new q6600s won't get you very far, as most of them has a VID of 1.325

    i tried pretty hard and the most the i could get stable was at 3.2ghz

    anymore than 3.2ghz, i had to raise my vcore up to 1.5v for lets say... 3.4ghz, but in the end it still wasnt stable

    so i'd say get an e8400 =]
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