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Upgrading GPU

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February 20, 2010 11:29:09 PM

I've been playing the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 beta alot recently and found out that my computer isnt what it used to be. I'm thinking about from my 8800 GT to something like an ATI 5750.
Would this be the best way to go? Or should I upgrade something else?
I'm worried my CPU will act as a bottleneck if I get a faster GPU.

My current setup:
CPU: Core 2 Duo E6750 @ 2.66 GHz
GPU: 8800 GT
Memory: 2GB


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February 20, 2010 11:56:25 PM

I would look into getting another 2 gbs of ram, its pretty cheap now and would see a nice change all around on your computer.
February 21, 2010 10:23:30 AM

Yes indeed, more ram would be nice.

But I really don't see that bringing my fps up much?
I am happy with my computer otherwise, it just bugs me to have sluggish fps while playing games.
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February 21, 2010 1:57:57 PM

I think you should upgrade your gpu and then maybe your cpu later on. (and the 2gb of ram now because its cheap)
February 21, 2010 2:29:15 PM

Ok thanks for the help. :) 

Getting 4GB of new ram would probably be better right, cus otherwise I'll have to match my current and the new 2gb?
February 21, 2010 2:31:56 PM

yea, you should get ram all the same, i dont think mismatching is too bad, but its a better idea for it all to be identical.
February 21, 2010 11:20:15 PM

Thanks for all the help, just one more question! ;) 

How much does the different speed on memories matter? (PC6400 etc.)
February 22, 2010 11:01:46 AM

Don't forget, with 4GB of ram, only 3-3.5Gb usable under a 32-bit o/s, so you will need to upgrade and do a clean install of 64-bit o/s for optimum setup.