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Old 05-09-2008, 08:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i am going to upgrade my vid card soon to a 9600gt or 8800gt(s) and i was wondering if my processor will bottleneck. i ordered another gig of ram so i will have 2 gigs when it comes. and i want to know if i should upgrade my CPU or video card first the cpu would be a Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Conroe 3.0GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors
i also want to know if this a good processor.
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i am going to upgrade my vid card soon to a 9600gt or 8800gt(s) and i was wondering if my processor will bottleneck. i ordered another gig of ram so i will have 2 gigs when it comes. and i want to know if i should upgrade my CPU or video card first the cpu would be a Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Conroe 3.0GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors
i also want to know if this a good processor.
A P4 will bottleneck a card like that yes but it will still play wonders better than your current 8500GT. Then when you have time to upgrade to a better CPU ( I recommend the E7200 for a great budget CPU. This will make another huge difference in your gaming as it's a much more powerful CPU and then the bottleneck on the 9600GT will be relieved.
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I would even recomend the E8400. but theres a cut off when OCing. i think you can only clock to a 4.2 ghz not bcause unstability but because of lack of a higher FSB because the multi is so low.
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hmm my friend says that since it's a dual core pentium d 4m l2 cache it wont bottle neck
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hmm my friend says that since it's a dual core pentium d 4m l2 cache it wont bottle neck
Your friend is wrong. The Pentium D is an ancient architecture to todays standards. It WILL bottleneck
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but... you say i should do video card first then cpu
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Yes if you want to see the most increase in FPS. Honestly the PD 3.4ghz i bet you doesn't bottleneck the 8500gt becuase of how weak it is compared to something even 100 bucks.

How much money are you going to spend on a video card?
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well..... if i can ever stop spending 70 here and another 50 there and accually save up my money then i would really like to get something nice like a 8800GTS(G92)
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learn patience....and learn to put money in a savings account so you are forced to switch money over into checking heh...limit yourself that's how i do it.
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