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Old 10-23-2005, 06:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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exactly how important is the cpu, if i purchase a 6800 gt and i keep my 3400 would it bottleneck, or should i upgrade the cpu as well.

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Old 10-23-2005, 06:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nope, video card is more important for gaming. Go with the 6800GT. Make sue you get the right version though, AGP or PCIe16, dunno what 754 motherboard you have.

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Old 10-23-2005, 06:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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so with a 3400 1 gig ram and a 6800 gt should i be able to run stuff like fear on highest
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Old 10-23-2005, 10:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yeah sure will.
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Old 10-23-2005, 11:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Not ALL highest, on all highest I've seen FEAR (on some machines) jerk whenever u go to a new location (due to inadequate ram), and i'm talking the people had 1GB (so more than 1GB is recommended), also on EVERYTHING high the 7800GT+ have been taxed... so not all highest, but it'll look sweet.
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Old 10-24-2005, 02:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
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With a 6800GT a higher CPU than yours is not nessecary.

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