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June 16, 2009 10:59:14 PM

i have a amd athlon 64 x2 4000+ and a 9600gt oc'd graphics card. in left for dead i get 60-130 fps on low settings and 120fps on css. was told im getting low fps/fps drops due to my cpu bottlenecking, will this cpu fix that, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
asking because the low cache, i have a dell and cant use am2+ cpus i think.

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June 16, 2009 11:15:44 PM

I would ask on one of the dell forums if someone has used the 5600 brisbane on your board. It will help your framerates some. A faster video card would also help, but that might require a better power supply. Pc power and cooling makes a dell replacement power supply for aroung $60-70 sold at newegg.
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June 16, 2009 11:18:06 PM

i just purchased this card, not looking for new card. im gettin same rates from this card as from my old card in which bottlenecked aswell.
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June 17, 2009 12:13:45 AM

You might as well fork up the extra $2 and get the 7850BE. Even though it is 100mhz slower than the Brisbane 5600+, it'll be equal to or faster in most games.

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June 17, 2009 12:15:39 AM

yea i wanted to, just its am2+, as i read am2+ works on am2's, they dont work on dells i was told by some1
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June 17, 2009 12:34:05 AM

That sucks. More than likely it only takes a BIOS update. However I haven't bought an OEM computer like Dell for the longest time, so I don't how often they refresh their BIOS updates. I would go ahead and check with Dell if they have a newer BIOS that will allow the Kuma to work.
June 17, 2009 2:05:12 AM

The 5600+ works on the Dell, not that 7850BE sadly.
June 17, 2009 2:45:37 AM

From 2.9Ghz to 3.0Ghz it won't make a large difference. Plus I'm sure that the5600+ is the highest CPU you can use (TDP - 65W)
June 17, 2009 2:49:11 AM

my current is 2.1ghz dual. someone from dell said somewhere that the 6000+ will work, will the 6000+'s 2mb cache help alot better then the 5600+'s cache? i just domt want to bottleneck with my 9600gt.
June 17, 2009 2:54:20 AM

If your getting those framerates right now, a 5600+ should be enough.
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