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March 6, 2010 5:19:50 AM

Hi all,

I'm not sure my quetion related to this section. If it doesn't, please let me know.

I want to upgrade my PC mainly for gaming. I am upgrading only CPU (Intel) and a graphic card.
My motherboard is "Gigabyte 965P-DS3 rev C2".
I have 450$ for both graphic card and CPU.

I know it is not a state of the art PC. Basically I want it to run "Bad Comapny 2".

I thank you for your help.
March 6, 2010 2:00:11 PM

Hi: may ask what CPU & Graphics card do you have right now!!!
also what PSU/Ram/ Monitor do you have
More info about your full system would be great

Anyhow If you do not have the E8400 then you can go for it:
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail

$167

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


For GPU well it depends on your Budget

If you have enough money & a 24" 1920x1200 monitor Then the XFX 5850 is the way to go

XFX HD-585A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video ... - Retail

Your Price:$309.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...


If you don't have enough money & if you had a smaller display the XFX5770 would be adequate.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

You price On Sale: Your Price:$159.99

Best of luck...






March 6, 2010 2:54:50 PM

Hi greenfield , thank you for your fast reply,
Graphic card: NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT 256 MB, DDR, 128 bit.
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300.
RAM: Kingston DDR2 2048 MBytes 667MHZ CL5. I plan to buy 2048 MBytes.

I have 22" wide screen monitor 1680X1050

Can I use the HW you suggested without upgrading the motherboard?

Thank you for your help.
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March 6, 2010 3:17:16 PM

Hi: Here is your mobo isn't it ?

If yes, then the HW should work

Gigabyte 965P-DS3 rev C2 :

GA-965P-DS3 (rev. 2.0)

http://www.gigabyte.co.nz/Products/Motherboard/Products...


battlefield bad company 2 - pc requirements

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JWH1zUWW1Y



Here is the need of computer specs for: BFBC 2

Minimum Specs
Processor: Core 2 Duo @ 2.0GHz
Main memory: 2GB
Graphics card: GeForce 7800 GT / ATI X1900
Graphics memory: 256MB
OS: Windows XP
Free HDD space: 15GB for Digital Version, 10GB for Disc Version (BFBC2), 10GB for Digital Version, 4GB for Disc Version (BF1943)

Recommended Specs
Processor: Quadcore
Main memory: 2GB
Graphics card: GeForce GTX 260, GTX 280, or XFX 5770 ,5850
Graphics memory: 512MB ,1Gig
OS: Windows Vista or Windows 7
Free HDD space: 15GB for Digital Version, 10GB for Disc Version (BFBC2), 10GB for Digital Version, 4GB for Disc Version (BF1943)




later,G
March 7, 2010 1:49:14 PM

Hello greenfield,

My very last question. Can I install "Intel ‏Core 2 Quad Q9400, 1333MHz, s775, 6MB Tray‎" on my motherboard?

Thank you for your help, again.

eran.
March 7, 2010 3:06:38 PM

eyasso said:
Hello greenfield,

My very last question. Can I install "Intel ‏Core 2 Quad Q9400, 1333MHz, s775, 6MB Tray‎" on my motherboard?

Thank you for your help, again.

eran.




Sure you can
more Info for you here:

GA-965P-DS3 (rev. 2.0)

Supports Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme Quad Core / Core™ 2 Duo / Intel® Pentium® D processor

Model
Brand GIGABYTE

Model GA-965P-DS3


Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type LGA 775

CPU Type Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Duo / Pentium D / Celeron


FSB 1333/1066MHz

http://www.gigabyte.co.nz/Support/Motherboard/CPUSuppor...



****** Your New CPU Spec:



Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail


Brand Intel
Processors Type Desktop
Series Core 2 Quad
Model BX80580Q9400

CPU Socket Type LGA 775

Finally: I think there is a new bios in Gigabytes website for your mobo
anyhow, your mobo should work with the new CPU
if you need more info,do not hesitate to post back
best of luck from G..

March 7, 2010 4:06:56 PM

Thank you.

I have Windows 7. Do you think I should count on Windows 7 to update my mobo driver or I should download it myself?
March 7, 2010 5:03:07 PM

eyasso said:
Thank you.

I have Windows 7. Do you think I should count on Windows 7 to update my mobo driver or I should download it myself?


Hello: Basically Windows Update does a really good job of automatically
downloading and installing the drivers your system needs,but
that doesn't mean you'll never need to manually download a driver
again it's recommended that you start (as always) by installing your
motherboards chip set/NIC drivers. It's also worth it to manually
install the latest drivers for your video card.Even though Windows
update will most likely find drivers for your GPU, it probably won't
be the most up-to-date version available. Use Windows 7 drivers whenever
they're available,but if they aren’t I had good luck using Vista
drivers on Windows 7
If you need more info, please do not hesitate to post back
later,G
March 22, 2010 6:43:53 PM

hey eyasso, depending on your manufacturer I would suggest you install the video card drive and mobo chipset like above mentioned. Since there are probably different revisions of the same board, to make sure all its functions are working properly I would suggest you to download it from the manufacturer's site. Also with video card, I've had some problem with windows 7 installing my ATI driver in the past, only once but just to be safe!
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