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March 20, 2014 6:27:15 PM

I need a better CPU, my Intel R Core 2Duo isn't good enough, I keep on getting shutter lag/freezing.

I have a Amd Radeon HD 7700 too. The video card is fine, I guess.

The real question im asking is, what CPU should I get thats about under 100 USD and it'll fit a Dell optiplex 360 motherboard?

thanks.

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March 20, 2014 6:32:18 PM

nothing really. Its a socket 775 and you can't really buy a new CPU for that for less than 100 that will fix your problems.

sorry to say this but i also think that they stop making CPU's that fit that socket.
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March 20, 2014 6:34:09 PM

Get one of the most expensive cpu for 775 socket. You will get a higher fps difference from a gpu upgrade though.
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March 20, 2014 6:35:35 PM

Yeah man sorry to say but if you're looking for smooth game play in BF4 (even on low settings) you're going to have to upgrade more than your CPU.
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March 20, 2014 6:37:15 PM

Honestly just save up your money, grab a athlon x4 760k, a cheap mobo and some ram. If you already have DDR3 ram, reuse it. Since you are using a prebuilt pc you are gonna need to buy windows though...

Without windows you are looking at spending around 150 without ram, with a standard set of 2x2gb its around 175.

If you can return that 7700 and get your money back you would likely be a prime candidate for an APU. The athlon x4 760k + 7700 would perform better though.
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March 20, 2014 6:37:26 PM

Chicken is right. There's nothing that you can really do other than pretty much build a new PC. Even an GPU upgrade would be useless considering the Core2Duo will hold back anything more powerful than the GPU you have.
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March 20, 2014 6:48:49 PM

7700 is pretty low end for gaming, get something like r7 265, r9 270 and above or 660 and above.
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March 20, 2014 6:52:50 PM

Okay, I have another question.

While I play (or try playing :\) BF4, I get ALOT of frame freezes. Whats the cause of that and how can I get it fixed.
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March 20, 2014 6:58:56 PM

that is because of bottlenecks. you CPU is holding back the power pf your GPU
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March 20, 2014 7:01:45 PM

it is. it can run it on medium settings with 30-50 fps.
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March 20, 2014 7:13:25 PM

DavidXXXX said:
Damn, alright.

My friend said his computer build was pretty good for BF4, is it good?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3dx32

^ my friends build


Its an alright pc. Don't grab that APU since you already have a better GPU. Would be a waste of about 100 bucks. athlon x4 760k would the replacement CPU. They are pretty close in performance the 760k doesn't have onboard/ondie GPU.
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March 21, 2014 2:02:42 PM

mouse24 said:
DavidXXXX said:
Damn, alright.

My friend said his computer build was pretty good for BF4, is it good?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3dx32

^ my friends build


Its an alright pc. Don't grab that APU since you already have a better GPU. Would be a waste of about 100 bucks. athlon x4 760k would the replacement CPU. They are pretty close in performance the 760k doesn't have onboard/ondie GPU.



whats the APU?
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March 21, 2014 2:14:52 PM

DavidXXXX said:
I did a bit of research and apparently this is the best CPU for the 775 socket. It's also very cheap.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Pentium-D-945-Dual-Core-3...


Its not. Thats actually slower than your current one.

If you absolutely cannot upgrade the PC then the fastest CPU for a 775 socket (assuming it has a compatible chipset) is the Core 2 Quad. Which, while better than what you have, isn't very good by todays standards.
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March 21, 2014 2:22:59 PM

mouse24 said:
DavidXXXX said:
I did a bit of research and apparently this is the best CPU for the 775 socket. It's also very cheap.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Pentium-D-945-Dual-Core-3...


Its not. Thats actually slower than your current one.

If you absolutely cannot upgrade the PC then the fastest CPU for a 775 socket (assuming it has a compatible chipset) is the Core 2 Quad. Which, while better than what you have, isn't very good by todays standards.


I just want to stop freezing, will that CPU stop the freezing?
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March 21, 2014 2:45:53 PM

DavidXXXX said:
mouse24 said:
DavidXXXX said:
I did a bit of research and apparently this is the best CPU for the 775 socket. It's also very cheap.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Pentium-D-945-Dual-Core-3...


Its not. Thats actually slower than your current one.

If you absolutely cannot upgrade the PC then the fastest CPU for a 775 socket (assuming it has a compatible chipset) is the Core 2 Quad. Which, while better than what you have, isn't very good by todays standards.


I just want to stop freezing, will that CPU stop the freezing?


I'm not 100% sure but probably. BF4 does perform better with quad cores. Open up task manager and check whats at 100% usage when the freezing occurs. (performance tab)
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March 21, 2014 7:24:05 PM

DavidXXXX said:
I did a bit of research and apparently this is the best CPU for the 775 socket. It's also very cheap.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Pentium-D-945-Dual-Core-3...


Oh noooo not the Pentium D it's one of the first dual core which in fact isn't really a true dual core but two single cores glued together.
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March 28, 2014 10:06:17 PM

DavidXXXX said:
I need a better CPU, my Intel R Core 2Duo isn't good enough, I keep on getting shutter lag/freezing.

I have a Amd Radeon HD 7700 too. The video card is fine, I guess.

The real question im asking is, what CPU should I get thats about under 100 USD and it'll fit a Dell optiplex 360 motherboard?

thanks.


Microcenter has been selling the AMD 8320 for $100 and you can bundle a motherboard and RAM for ~$150 total. That would be your best, cheapest route. You could then update your GPU when you have the cash. If you really don't wanna spend much cash at all, find a Core2Quad that will work in your rig. It will certainly help your issue as BF4 likes as many threads as it can get.

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March 28, 2014 11:51:48 PM

Offtopic!

"I just want to stop freezing, will that CPU stop the freezing?"...

Why I never meet anyone with this type of problem in game so I can get a few easy kills. Everyone I ever meet seem to be running BF4 on a $4000 machine lol
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