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 126 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 Q 9450 Socket 775, need a new GPU . Replace mobo + GPU or full build? - Forum Is GTX 560 too much GPU for Q 9450 ? - Forum Best Graphics Paired With Q 9450 - Forum Upgrade to IVY or stick with my Q 9450 @ 3.6GHz - Forum Will A Q 9450 and 4GB DDR2 800 RAM Bottleneck 7850? - 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 : ForumHTPC with Q 9450 ForumCore 2 quad Q 9450 overclocking help ForumIntel core 2 quad q 9450 maximum temperature ForumQ 9450 bottleneck! ForumQ 9450 OC first time ForumUpgrading an Alienware Q 9450 - or new build? ForumIs a Q 9450 clocked @ 3.0 GHz equal as for performance to a stock Q9650 ForumQ 9450 reaching dangerous heat levels! ForumVisable upgrades from Q 9450 to i7? ForumNeed a card By lt_dan_zsu, 3 hours ago: It looks like the 7850 is a little higher, but it's nothing... ForumThe newest NVidia GPU Forumwhat program should i use to monitor GPU temperature? ForumCCC Says 0% GPU Activity 0.o ForumBest fit GPU ForumHow GPU's works? 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 !