cpu importance - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-23-2005, 07:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 7
Default cpu importance

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.
__________________

sirtechalot is offline  
Old 10-23-2005, 07:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,327
Send a message via AIM to Flanker
Default

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.
__________________

Flanker is offline  
Old 10-23-2005, 07:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 7
Default

so with a 3400 1 gig ram and a 6800 gt should i be able to run stuff like fear on highest
sirtechalot is offline  
Old 10-23-2005, 11:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 722
Send a message via AIM to Riceball
Default

yeah sure will.
__________________
AMD 64 3200+ Newcastle@ 2.2Ghz
MSI-RS480M-IL
1GB (1x1GB) OCZ Performance Series
ATI X700 Pro 256MB OC\'d 475/525
OCZ Modstream 520W
Thermaltake Tsunami
Samsung 914v 19\" 12ms LCD
SB X-Fi w/ Logitech Z 5300e
Riceball is offline  
Old 10-24-2005, 12:28 AM   #5 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 39
Send a message via AIM to trigger_sad
Default

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.
trigger_sad is offline  
Old 10-24-2005, 03:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
Content Team
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 192
Default

With a 6800GT a higher CPU than yours is not nessecary.
__________________

__________________
Intel Q6600 2.4Ghz SLACR
eVGA 8800GT 512mb Video Card
4GB DDR2-800Mhz RAM
Thermalright Ultra Extreme 120 with Scythe SFlex Fan
160GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.9
500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.11
22" Viewsonic Widescreen Monitor
3DMark06 Score: 11402
Zanjo is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.