I like the idea of, and didn't think to mention attempting a good OC. It's not something a lot of people are willing to do but if OP wants, it's a good, cheap (free if a 3rd party cooler is already installed.) way to extend this rig a short time to possibly gather the funds for the whole core upgrade.
Originally Posted by RazberyBandit
I have one instance where a quad performed much better than a C2D, but it's possibly been fixed since that time. TF2. When multi-core was first implemented, my e6850 would choke on multi-core. I got the q9550 and it had no issues and ran like a dream. Shame I get crappy FPS when I enable Crossfire though. I get 100+ FPS with 1 5870 on a full 32 slot server, 70s with 2.
Originally Posted by Faile