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#1
I am currently running a Phenom II 550 BE @ 3.1Ghz w/ aftermarket cooler, OCZ Dual Channel Titanium 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory - 4-4-4-15. 2Tb HDD, Gigabyte MA770-UD3 Mobo, XFX 4850 1Gb (new Gigabyte 5850 in the mail), Creative X-FI Extreme Audio.

Which will give me more performance from my PC, 4 more Gb or ram or a Quad core CPU?
 
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#2
i would def say a quad core would give better perf. i'm using 4 gigs, and so are many other users, anything more than four is really not nessessary unless you do graphic/sound/3d editing or cad.. for gamers and light editing, 4 gigs is more than enough.. bfbc2 puts me just over 2 gigs used out of 4 with win7 x64 and all the background crap running.
 

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#3
wrong section of the forums for your question i would advise you to post this in the overclocking section
 
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#4
wrong section of the forums for your question i would advise you to post this in the overclocking section
Not really, why not actually read the post. :confused: I was asking advice on upgrading physical components. NOT overclocking the CPU or RAM.:wtf: If the folks in the TechPowerUP! Club Forum can't figure it out, then GOD HELP US ALL. :shadedshu Maybe i should just ask the helpful guys at Overclockers club or Tomshardware.
 

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#5
Not really, why not actually read the post. :confused: I was asking advice on upgrading physical components. NOT overclocking the CPU or RAM.:wtf: If the folks in the TechPowerUP! Club Forum can't figure it out, then GOD HELP US ALL. :shadedshu Maybe i should just ask the helpful guys at Overclockers club or Tomshardware.
He's just saying, the info you put up was a question specific to you, and a club isn't specific to one person. You could easily just put up exactly what you just said, that this is a place where people can turn when they are wondering about what to upgrade next, or trying to narrow down what they want. Granted this section isn't really about hardware, since the whole topic of the main forum is hardware.
 
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#6
He's just saying, the info you put up was a question specific to you, and a club isn't specific to one person. You could easily just put up exactly what you just said, that this is a place where people can turn when they are wondering about what to upgrade next, or trying to narrow down what they want. Granted this section isn't really about hardware, since the whole topic of the main forum is hardware.
IC, but my point was that My question was not about overclocking. The forum he suggested was about overclocking so by logic, it would be misplaced to be located in the Overclockers.
 

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#7
What do you use your computer for? If it's gaming, I would look more towards a different graphics card.
 
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#8
What do you use your computer for? If it's gaming, I would look more towards a different graphics card.
gaming. as i said in my first post my new 5850 is in the mail.
 

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#9
Man, I wouldn't bother upgrading anything else. Well I'm not a big fan of Ultra PSU's but I'm sure yours is fine. Since you have an unlocked CPU, overclocking it can be your best upgrade.
 
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#10
Man, I wouldn't bother upgrading anything else. Well I'm not a big fan of Ultra PSU's but I'm sure yours is fine. Since you have an unlocked CPU, overclocking it can be your best upgrade.
I wish i had a better mobo so that i may be able to unlock the 2 disabled cores and make it a quad core or so i hear.
 
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#11
I wish i had a better mobo so that i may be able to unlock the 2 disabled cores and make it a quad core or so i hear.
I would recommend getting a quady cpu man, but wait for your HD5850 to arrive and see how it performs for you, it should rape TBH:laugh: and then maybe get a X4 955 or 965:toast:, the only advice I could give you:D
 
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#12
I would recommend getting a quady cpu man, but wait for your HD5850 to arrive and see how it performs for you, it should rape TBH:laugh: and then maybe get a X4 955 or 965:toast:, the only advice I could give you:D
hmm that is what i was thinking. m planning on selling my 4850 and cpu as a combo if possible. But i have to wait and see the performance of my machine. One thing is that windows 7 x64 is being very sluggish and losing the Internet connection on a Ethernet network. It drives me nuts cause on the same machine, i run ubuntu/kubuntu and they start ridiculously fast and im surfing the web in no time after logging in.
 

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#13
Some of the newer games, especially Battlefield BC2 are really benefiting from quad cores. Duals just aren't enough anymore.

I say grab a quad.
 
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#14
Quad Core 100000000000%. I would suggest unlocking the CPU. SB700, I`m assuming that wont unlock. SB710 was the min if I`m not mistaken.
 
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Quad Core 100000000000%. I would suggest unlocking the CPU. SB700, I`m assuming that wont unlock. SB710 was the min if I`m not mistaken.
so, which is less costly, Quad or new mobo?
 

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so, which is less costly, Quad or new mobo?
A new mobo doesn't give you a performance boost. Your chip may not even unlock. Do you want to spend money at a chance to have a quad core, or spend your money to KNOW you have a quad core?
 
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A new mobo doesn't give you a performance boost. Your chip may not even unlock. Do you want to spend money at a chance to have a quad core, or spend your money to KNOW you have a quad core?
hmm. good point. But If i go Quad, for 50 more I can go Hexa. Whats the diff?
 

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New 5850 is in the mail, so why not wait another month or so, and grab a new CPU & MB? Best of both worlds, and you can sometimes find a snazzy combo deal with a good discount.

Good Luck :toast: