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March 15, 2014 4:49:19 PM

hello my name is kaspars and i'm thinking of upgrading my pc to be able to play more games i have upgraded the ram and the graphics card and the psu
i have 3 gigs of ddr2
PSU called coolermaster GX 550w bronze
AMD Radeon HD 5750 1gb running at core 710 MHz memory 1160 MHz
dont ask me how i fitted the card in there doesn't look nice and i added one more fan as i thot it would help the flow of air
the pc was very good and better then good for my needs at the time but now i wanna play more games like cs:go and skyrim and some other games so im posting this to ask you ppl what should i do to achieve that and im sorry if i posted this on the wrong category
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March 16, 2014 2:45:18 PM

That gfx card is the weak link, not very strong. The problem though, is the way the Motherboard is mounted it doesn't allow for a double slot card like most are. These are about the best I can think of that only require 1 slot. The R7-250X would probably be best. What resolution is your display?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
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March 16, 2014 2:48:32 PM

It's outdated , I would save and invest in a new build.
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March 16, 2014 3:03:25 PM

What is the CPU? You're not running a netburst Pentium, are you?

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March 16, 2014 3:16:51 PM

clutchc said:
That gfx card is the weak link, not very strong. The problem though, is the way the Motherboard is mounted it doesn't allow for a double slot card like most are. These are about the best I can think of that only require 1 slot. The R7-250X would probably be best. What resolution is your display?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...


i have 2 screens one main one running at 1280x1024 and the second at 1024x768
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March 16, 2014 3:18:36 PM

carver_g said:
What is the CPU? You're not running a netburst Pentium, are you?



i have a intel pentium d 945 running at 3.4
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March 16, 2014 3:20:40 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
It's outdated , I would save and invest in a new build.


i would love to but i'm not that rich but i was just wondering if i could do anything to get it to run skyrim and stuff smoothly not on high
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March 16, 2014 3:29:42 PM

CPU UPGRADE! That motherboard can take a Core2 Duo E6600 or E6700. This will nearly double your CPU processing power and get you better frame rates too. I'd also recommend a new build like the others but you can get an E6600 for $20 on ebay so if you can't afford a new build, that would be a cheap way to get the most out of your 520.
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March 16, 2014 3:32:27 PM

carver_g said:
CPU UPGRADE! That motherboard can take a Core2 Duo E6600 or E6700. This will nearly double your CPU processing power and get you better frame rates too. I'd also recommend a new build like the others but you can get an E6600 for $20 on ebay so if you can't afford a new build, that would be a cheap way to get the most out of your 520.


where would i get that cpu get here in ireland?
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March 16, 2014 3:42:58 PM

the E6600 is also a dual core.

Do some research comparing your 945 vs E6600. Look at benchmarks.
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March 16, 2014 3:43:50 PM

gufij1 said:


but my cpu is a dual core clocked at 3.4 and that is a single core at 2.4


The core clock of the CPU isn't the only thing that affects performance, there are lots of other considerations. Look up some benchmarks and comparisons if you want to see how different they are.
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March 16, 2014 3:52:28 PM

carver_g said:
the E6600 is also a dual core.

Do some research comparing your 945 vs E6600. Look at benchmarks.


ok proved your point i can still waste 15 euros ram maybe?
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