Re: Need help turning my Compaq into a decent gaming pc.
I had the AMD II 250 x2 before. It caused huge bottlenecks for battlefield 3, as soon as i changed that to a Phenom II X4 965BE was the full potential of BF3 released. I also however have a Geforce GTX 560, which is more than capable at playing new games. Seems like you are also running on a AGP system. They dont make graphic cards powerful enough to play BF3 or skyrim decently.
2500k @ 4.5Ghz max: 81C idle 33C
8 gigs ddr 3 Kingston Hyper x T1 @ 1600mhz
Asus P8P67Pro b3.1
Evga GeForce gtx 560 at 940mhz 1gbddr5
western digital black 1tb sata3
Windows 7 home premium 64bit