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Next Steps: 8800 GTS 512 upgrade

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February 17, 2014 2:31:55 PM

Hi - been a long time since a computer upgrade; I think I need a GPU upgrade first but I would appreciate any ideas.

Currently, I have:
- GPU: 8800 GTS 512
- CPU: Core 2 Quad Q6700
- other details: its a 775 lga chipset; 4gb memory

What should I upgrade my GPU to? Will it require a better CPU? Would overclocking to ~3.3-3.7ghz get me there? Do I need a whole new mobo for a better chip?

PS I assume that getting another 8800 for SLI is not the best approach. Thanks so much!

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February 17, 2014 2:35:35 PM

yea even upgrading gpu you would still only be able to play new games on low and probably still get low fps. You need a whole new system overhaul. 8800gts was good in its time but that time is passed as well as the q6700.
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February 17, 2014 2:55:25 PM

azzazel_99 said:
yea even upgrading gpu you would still only be able to play new games on low and probably still get low fps. You need a whole new system overhaul. 8800gts was good in its time but that time is passed as well as the q6700.


Funny. I think the mobo just died
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February 17, 2014 3:01:55 PM

That whole system just isnt going to be up to par for current generation stuff. Would be great for browsing and media stuff.
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June 17, 2015 1:46:07 PM

I know this thread is really old but I have the same system/GPU.

I recently returned my 8800 GTS to evga because it was working fairly well but leaving little bits of video scraps from pull down menus on the desktop. They sent the GTS 750 Ti. My Bios isn't UEFI and I'm not getting an answer as to what that really means - incompatible as in break it or incompatible as in can't use all the features. After installing the GPU, both the sound card & GPU 6pin fried within a day, thus my concern.
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