GTS 450 with Core 2 Duo E8400


Is GTS 450 good enough with Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3GHz and 2GB 667MHz RAM. (I get bumps in the display, sometimes, especially while loading)

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  1. Do you have the latest video drivers.I would add another 2 gigs of ram!
  2. ^ Agree

    Especially if this is a gaming machine. I recommend a minimum 4 gig of ram, possibly more if this is win 7 x64.
  3. Like Hawkeye22 said,if this is 64 bit 6 gigs of ram would be perfect!
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    I agree with the others Ram 2 more gigs 6 is over kill I have 8 and never go over 4 except on rare moments. You over clock anything? That e8400 can to 3.6 or 3.8 easy and that 450 is just a tweaked up 260gtx non 216 so getting a little old it will overclock nicely also but still very limited. after the ram and a few tweeks you will feel like you have a new computer :)

  5. I have a similar config (8400 stock, ATI 4870 and 4 gigs of ram running 7 x64.) An SSD would make it feel like you just turbocharged your PC. Although you will see little performance in games besides level loading, It gives your PC a whole new lease on life.
  6. Thanks guys !! I guess the CPU is not the problem then. And yes the CPU OC's to 3.4 on my mobo easily.

    And the PC is mainly for Development (CryENGINE 3 and UDK 3) and less gaming.

    My Rig:
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.00GHz
    Gigabyte GA-G33M-S2L
    Transcend 2GB DDR2 667MHz
    PSU: Antec VP450P
    Palit NVIDIA GeForce 450GTS 1GB DDR3

    Running Windows 7 Ultimate x64
  7. although it's age is starting to show, the e8400 is a damn solid chip, and like some others have said it's pretty easy to squeeze an extra 10-20 percent of juice with some light OCing and an aftermarket air cooler. Even stock cooler should do 5-10, maybe more.

    I play a lot of games and it's treated me well for almost 4 years now, even though SB chips have tempted me to update my rig, I don't feel it totally neccessary yet.
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