upgrading my cpu

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championz

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Hello and thanks for looking,
I have recently had my graphics and mobo replace since they were broken, I now have a bfg 280 OC and a Asus Striker II Extreme, and the processor is Intel E6850 but I want to upgrade my processor so I can use it in my other computer, I mostly play high end games, but im clueless when it come to processors, so if I had £300 to spend what new processor should i get?
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thanks, im currently using some ram I got at a discount at work "2GB OCZ DDR3 PC3-16000 2000MHz Platinum (9-9-9) Dual Channel kit" I was told by a co-worker that it is the best ram for my set up, but someone else said to me that it was the wrong ram for me, so basically im confused, 1. is this ram the best correct set I can get for this setup, 2. will it still be compatible if I get the Q9550? Sorry if it’s a very knob question but im still learning lol and breaking everything, thanks again
 
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That is ddr3 memory, so you have to make sure that your motherboard supports it. If it is a choice between getting 2 gb of DDR3 vs four or more gigabytes of DDR2 you will notice a much greater increase in performance with the extra RAM. 64bit operating system are about 11% faster then 32 bit versions (vista) and they run very well on 4gigs of RAM on my system.
 
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Its DDR3, yes... so it should be compatible. But here's the thing... anything over 1333Mhz is OC. The other higher bus-speeds is to allow more OCing ability.

Sad thing thou... the difference in performance in the REAL WORLD between DDR2 1066Mhz and DDR3 2000 is about 1%. Yet the price difference is $60 for DDR2 vs $180 for the DDR3 at those speeds. ;)
 
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