Intel E4300 duo core processor on Intel 945G Motherboard handle a r7 260x graphics card?
Hey toms, I overclocked my e4300 to 3.1 ghz(because I still have stock cooler) in my current rig, still handles games like l4d2 or gmod on high and games like JC2 on low/mid. I have my parts on the way and whoopty doo gotta wait 2 more weeks to utilize the r7 260x(which came in first) and I was wondering if my old rig can game with it. Need answer ASAP toms, and will it also be bottlenecked? Thanks.
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k1114 said:Bottlenecking does not cause display cut outs or screen tears, or any issues like that. You just don't get the full performance that the gpu is capable of.
I disagree purely based on issues I've had. I once had an E7500 Dual Core, with 4 Gb of DDR2 RAM. My GPU ( a Radeon 6750 w/ 2GB of DDR3 VRAM ) would randomly black out during games and even when writing documents on Word or browsing on Chrome. I'd get a screen tear here and there randomly as well.
Upgraded CPU (as well as Mobo) & RAM and all was well. No issues. I assumed it would be a bottleneck here since " Outdated CPU + Newer GPU = Mess of Random Issues" was my PC life for 8 months