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  1. :withstupid:

    I can take that a step further and say that a simple Phenom II X4 would serve you just fine clocked up.

    I don't know if any games are even coded to make use of more than 4 threads, most are still 2 threads. (in other words buying a 6core for gaming isn't the best investment, though 4cores are SLOWLY getting more utilized)

     

    The Frostbite engine actually has the capability to use more than 4 threads. That's the only one I can think of...


  2. Your temps are super high for a 7600GT. In fact those temps are super high for any graphics card. It should never idle at 70C, or see load of 95C. Most 7600GT's would top out around 70C load. First thing is pull that sucker out and make sure you fan is working. Unless your 7600GT is a silent model (no active cooling, no fan). In which case I highly recommend ditching a passive cooler for performance applications. Make sure all the dust is cleaned out of the heatsink and you may want to pull the heatsink off and reapply some thermal paste. Applying some Arctic Silver and remounting the Heatsink should make a noticeable difference. To take things further you could try adding a different heatsink altogether, either aftermarket or a larger OEM heatsink from another card.


  3. I'm not sure you can get much merit of a benchmark from a Beta version of a game. Most Beta's aren't even fully stable, much less optimized for performance.

     

    Say what you will about the Beta, the facts are BC2 is VERY well multithreaded. Quite possibly the heaviest CPU reliant game we've seen. A simple google search pulls many results of people talking about and experiencing CPU and GPU bottlenecking.


  4. Where did you get that info? The benchmark test that Tom's Hardware did suggests otherwise: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/game-performance-bottleneck,2737-7.html

     

    There are plenty of sources that prove more cores = better for Bad Company 2. Just look at how the load is distributed across an i7 980x:

     

    980xbc2skaleringHToff.png

     

    Here's some results from a member on overclock.net when compiling a dual core vs quad core in gaming. This was back when BC2 just released in BETA form which is even more of a testament to how well it likes more cores.

     

    Battlefield Bad Company 2 BETA

    This was just released a few days ago and dispite some server issues' date=' has been filled with players non stop.

    This game takes after Bad Company that was a console game which was very successful.

    To get these results I ran a good 30 minute game online. I wanted to get a long game in to insure a good average fps. I used FRAPS to record my results.

    Tests run in 1920x1080 4xAA HBAO OFF VSync OFF

    Dual Core

    [img']http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/6254/bc2dual.jpg[/img]

     

    Quad Core

    bc2quad.jpg

     

    Well thats a 2:1 performance ratio. Something tells me this game supports quad cores.


  5. I think its an error code added with the later BIOS revisions. Which BIOS are you running? Try resetting the CMOS like Waco said. Put everything back to stock and check stability. If clearing the CMOS doesn't work, try pulling the battery, unplugging the PSU, hold power button for 30 seconds+, and/or just leave the computer like that for 30 minutes or so. I've seen where it takes up to 30 minutes or an hour for the capacitors to completely drain out where the board will let you boot again.


  6. No real difference whatsoever on your 3D benchmark scores. However, in real world usage, a good SSD literally feels like you doubled your CPU power. Its amazing how much a modern desktop is just waiting on the hard drive to feed the data to the CPU. Buying an SSD was one of if not THE best upgrade I've ever done to my rig.

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