GPU for a 9450 Tags: Graphics Cards GPUs Bottleneck RAM Windows Vista Gaming Graphics Last response: September 1, 2008 2:44 PM in Graphics & Displays Share stevejason September 1, 2008 3:00:04 AM Will be gaming at 1920 x 1200. Have 4 Gig of ram and Vista 32. Will the 9450 bottleneck the newer GPUs? More about : gpu 9450 aevm a c 143 U Graphics card a b 4 Gaming September 1, 2008 3:26:42 AM LOL, no way. OK, maybe in Flight Simulator X. Tell you what: check in Task manager. If you see it often at 100% or close, overclock it. You really should get a Vista 64 for the newer GPUs at that resolution. That is, you'd need something like 4870X2 or whatever, and with a 32-bit Windows you'd lose access to a lot of your 4 GB of RAM. Granite3 September 1, 2008 3:27:12 AM No, slight overclock to 3.2~ 3.4 will keep up with the GTX 280 SLI'd, or the 4870X2. Stock clock will help multi threaded games rocking, but will hamper some newer titles (with Crysis too). Related resources Intel Core 2 Quad q9450 - nforce 780i mobo... NEED GPU UPGRADE HELP! - Forum Best GPU for Q9450 without botlenecking - Forum Q9450 Socket 775, need a new GPU. Replace mobo + GPU or full build? - Forum GPU for q9450 @ 3.2GHz - Forum Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 overclock Temp fears!! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer stevejason September 1, 2008 2:03:42 PM OK, thanks for the suggestions. invisik a b U Graphics card September 1, 2008 2:44:51 PM 1st thing get a 64bit. and oc ur cpu to 3.0ghz+ and ur good. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedUnder clocked core 2 quad q9450 1.66ghz Forum SolvedQ9450 overclocking help Forum SolvedQ9650 vs Q9550 vs Q9450 performance? (crazy prices...) Forum Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 - 2.66 GHz Quad-Core Forum SolvedBest Graphics Paired With Q9450 Forum SolvedQ6600/E8600/i3 2100/Q9450 for Gaming Forum CHALLENGE. gtx690 + DDR2 GEN3 BOARD/RAM + CORE2 QUAD 2.66 firstname.lastname@example.org NEED ALL THE FPS. Forum SolvedCore 2 quad Q9450 overclocking help Forum SolvedGoing from e5800 to q9450? Forum Can't Overclock my q9450 Forum SolvedCPU overheating P5Q Deluxe Q9450 Forum SolvedOverclock Your Intel CPU q9450 Forum SolvedQ9450 temperature variations Forum Q9450 to i52500k? Still worth the upgrade? Forum how can i connect my windows 7 with my brother printer wireless MFC-9450CDN Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !