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Old 03-12-2010, 04:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i would get this combo
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this cpu cooler
Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2 - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

and gfx card cooler.
Scythe MUSASHI Twin Heatpipe Low-Profile Universal VGA Cooler w/ Fan Speed Control - FrozenCPU.com

would total around $310.

that mobo would allow you to use a higher end cpu like the x4 955, it would allow you to still reuse all your current ddr2 ram and is crossfire capable, although idk if you'll want to add a second 4890 later on, but atleast you'd have that option.

the cpu cooler is good for its cost and would allow you to keep a safe 24/7 OC on your cpu.

the gfx card i guess is really optional because it's not necessary. like i said before, your stock 4890 should handle bc2 just fine, but if you wanna OC you can get the cooler for your card to keep your temps down and keep it quiet.
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Old 03-12-2010, 04:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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yea like farinha asked, why do you feel you need an upgrade?

i guess a worthwhile upgrade would be a new phenom ii cpu and a new mobo since the asus one you listed is apparently from an hp prebuilt, so any OCing on that is unlikely.

so maybe a new cpu along with a new mobo to OC that cpu and an aftermarket heatsink to safely OC that cpu. and also maybe an aftermarket heatsink to OC your 4890, which even at stock speeds should have no problem handling bad company 2.
well i can run BFBC2 on medium-high with my current build, but i dont have good fps, when im running World of Warcraft on ultra, i usually have like 8-14 fps, when my one friend has a gtx 260, and gets 30-60fps in the same spot. i wasnt able to figure out what might be causing the slowness on my own, which is why i came here, and it seems some of you think my build should work fine, but it just doesnt seem up to par to me. i thought maybe it was something with my specific proccesor. I read that something with the Phenom gets slowed because of something called TLB(Translation lookaside buffer). but quite frankly, i have no idea

heres my friends build
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 4400 @ 2.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
Memory: 3582MB RAM(probably ddr2 )
Hard Drive: 1 TB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
Monitor: HP w2207 Wide LCD Monitor
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1
Motherboard: Unknown(Came in a prebuilt HP)
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Old 03-12-2010, 04:59 PM   #13 (permalink)
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could it be software related?


Keeping my DDR2 is not a problem, im thinking of putting all the original components into the old case, and just building my own.(ive been upgrading a cheap prebuilt)
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:19 AM   #14 (permalink)
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it doesn't appear to be hardware related because you have a better gaming system than your friend.

have you had a problem like if your pc shuts off when you try to play a game?
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My computer does not shut off, could it be background programs running, or viruses?
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Old 03-13-2010, 05:03 PM   #16 (permalink)
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possibly.

try going through this guide and see if it helps improve performance.
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Old 03-13-2010, 05:40 PM   #17 (permalink)
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it doesnt work on 64 bit OS
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Combofix doesnt run on 64bit, use the other programs
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:12 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full
Item #:N82E16832116716
$179.99

Sony Optiarc DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B
Item #:N82E16827118030
$22.99

ASUS M4A79T Deluxe ATX DDR3 AMD Motherboard
Item #:N82E16813131363
$178.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
Item #:N82E16820231277
$104.99

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #:N82E16822136533
$119.99

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window
Item #:N82E16811119196

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
Item #:N82E16819103727 $184.99
Grand Total: $871.93



hows that build?(i have a 500W PSU, ATI Radeon 4890, and a monitor already.) and does anyone know a way i can get windows 7 cheaper?(what is an OEM system builders kit?)
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:27 PM   #20 (permalink)
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get the x4 955. the x4 965 is only 200mhz faster, which you can very easily do yourself considering it has an unlocked multiplier. it's not worth the extra $25.

get this cpu/mobo combo
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or this one if you want support for crossfire.
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either option will reduce your total by a good bit.

for the OS; yes, just get the oem version. the oem version is basically just the software without the fancy lookin box or manual.
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

everything else looks good.
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