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Lalien 11-18-2013 10:52 AM

What should I upgrade FIRST?
 
Alright guys, so my computer hasn't been upgraded in over two years, so these are my specs:

AMD FX 4100 3.6 GHZ (AM3 SLOT)
4 GB RAM
Gigabyte 78LMT Motherboard
NVidia GeForce GTX 460 SE
500 W Gold Series Power Supply
Windows 7 Ultimate (32-Bit)


All of these will be upgraded at one point, but what should I upgrade first? Any recommendations are greatly appreciated. I'm not looking for something way over the top but something that'll let me play Planetside 2 comfortably.

Yevrag35 11-18-2013 11:52 AM

Re: What should I upgrade FIRST?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lalien
I'm not looking for something way over the top but something that'll let me play Planetside 2 comfortably.

I've never played PS2, but from what I've heard the game uses way more CPU power than GPU. I don't think the game is optimized very well (if at all) for multi-core use, and I know you can't use Crossfire or SLI with it.

If you're having FPS problems, it could be due to the fact that the 4100 performs pretty **** poor in single-threaded applications.

PP Mguire 11-18-2013 08:49 PM

Re: What should I upgrade FIRST?
 
I would hope the 4100 could hang with my i5 750 which played PS2 quite well. If your PSU is of decent quality you should get a better GPU. Depends on your budget though.

Net56 11-22-2013 03:53 PM

Re: What should I upgrade FIRST?
 
I'd upgrade the mother board first.

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