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Old 09-14-2011, 07:30 PM   #1
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Question upgrading...question about adapter, molex to 6 pin for graphics card, and CPU options

i am adding a Crossfire,Vissiontech FOC 512mb ATI 3870 to a matched FOC'd Vissiontech 3870 hd x2 1gb card..

i don't have an extra 6 pin for it but i do have a single Molex adapter to 6 pin.. i think it came with the board, but I'm not sure. it has 3 yellow wires and 3 black wires.

i also have the crossfire ribbon connector.

any opinions on this set up. if it needs a dual molex to 6 pin i can get one of those, but it looked like the extra molex was for the 8 pin.. but I'm not sure.

thanks for any help...

i ordered the BF3 game, I'm just trying to add some help to this older gamer rig..
i have a core 2 e8500, there are core2Quads socket 775

i cant afford to build a new computer, but i can put a quad x2 in it. i play multiplayer a lot, BF3 requires an e5700 core 2. but i can afford to upgrade the CPU. they don't hyper-thread, just looking.. the GPU later

any comments... opinions my Mobo can handle the Q9550

i have a core 2 e8500, there are core2Quads socket 775, i am getting to the limits of my CPU in newer games, i will soon be playing on lower settings.

a list of available quad cores for 775

Newegg.com - Processors - Desktops,intell lga 775 cpu quad

reviews say it clocks to 3.4 + normal temps. one said the Windows 7 score has gone from a 5.8 to a 7.1
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 Yorkfield 2.66GHz 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 Yorkfield 2.66GHz 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80580Q8400

this is a little pricey.. a guy clocked it to 3.75 a ran it 24/7 for 3 years..
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 Yorkfield 3.0GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80569Q9650

there are several others in the middle of those 2.. at a better price.

any input is appreciated.. thanks

I made a MOD Case.
ASUS Rampage Formula X48.
Intel e8400.
Windows 7 Pro 64bit,
Silent Knight2 CPU cooler.
8 GB OCZ Reaper HPC DDR2 1400.
1TB WD Caviar Black,
Visiontek ATI Radeon HD 3870 x2 1 GB FOC.
ASUS VW246H 24" Wide Screen.
Cosair 750 watt PSU.
OPTI UPS Battery Back Up.
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