coolermaster 500Watt PSU
intel pentium-D 2.8GHz
EVGA NVidia GeForce 9800GT
2 x 1GB DDR2-533 RAM Sticks
current OS: vista (might go back to XP.. just too lazy to go thru with it)
I know there is a bottleneck which is leading to some really bad frame rates in some games.
I just want to know which components need changing or which ones are bottlenecking the system (at this point i'm thinking that everything except the graphic card needs to change... i guess i also need a new motherboard)
Most of my frame rate issues are with games using the Unreal-3 Engine.
I'd have to agree with boulard83 and say the biggest bottleneck right now for you is your RAM. You only have 2GB, and it's only 533Mhz. If you're having FPS problems in newer games, then your best bet is a cheap new build like boulard83 suggested. Your video card might be able to hold out for a little while longer, but your CPU is probably at it's limits now.
However, the 2GB of RAM you have now would fair you much better on XP than it would on Vista.
I agree with Stranger i run vista on 2GB fine i was hitting 27FPS avg on FarCry2 with very high detail on 1680x1050... i recommend a new mobo then try OC your processor... worry about ram last and only because its running on the 533mhz...
hmm i guess i do need a new cpu.. pentium's got lower bus speed than the core i realize that... plus my ram tech is a bit old too.. 533s are disappearing.
and about 4 gigs of ram.... my motherboard only supports a 2 gb maximum.
my mobo's one of those stock ones you get with a HP desktop.
hmmm.. total overhaul needed.
but the first thing i'm going to do is shift back to xp.
then maybe save up and get a new mobo and a q6600
anyways... thanks for the input
sorry im not giving any help but i need it to i have 1.8 ghz cpu 2 X 1gb ram kingston and a xfx gforce 9800 gt im guessing my low fps im=n games is because of my cpu any sugestions on what to get to help out ? / i get an averege frame of 22 in crysis on high setting 8Xaa ress 1024by768
yes.. the cpu is definitely bottlenecking your whole computer. your graphic card wont be able to perform at its maximum capacity cuz your processor is too slow. these days you at least need a core 2 email@example.comGHz. get a new processor ... and beware you need a mobo that supports the processor that you will buy. for core 2 architecture its a motherboard with a 755 socket that you need.