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October 29, 2009 11:55:56 AM

Right now my system specs are as follows

Pentium 4 3.0 Ghz
4 GB DDR2
Nvidia 9800GT 512 Mb
Windows XP Pro
650 W psu

So running this setup I have issues with modern games like C&C Tiberium wars, Risen, and Borderlands. They CPU seems to be Spiking while running the game but There is no upgrade i can get for it. I was thinking of updating the graphics to a Nvidia GTX 260. My main board is x16 no 2.0 so not sure if this will help or not this is why im asking you. Im looking to be able to play the next generation games at a better level no more choppy. But i also do not have the money right now to build a new one. Any help would be much appreciated.

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October 29, 2009 3:02:20 PM
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Well in my opinion upgrade your CPU to a faster model like Core2 series or i5/i7(if u can afford them)it will give u a good boost in overall computing like games,apps,etc
For VGA,PCI-E 2.0 is backward compatible with PCI-E 1.0 but as i said its better to upgrade the CPU first
October 30, 2009 2:27:19 AM

Yeah that is what i was thinking maybe i can save a little green by getting a cheaper bored with an i7 then later buy the GPU. Do you think i will not see any increase in gameplay? Its not like I cannot play the Games they are just choppy and seem to be laggy but without being on the internet.
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October 30, 2009 4:24:53 AM

You would definitely see a major improvement in games with a new cpu. i5's are a good choice if you want to save a bit more for a new video card.
a b U Graphics card
October 30, 2009 4:37:27 AM

Or if you don't want to spend too much, an AMD dual or triple core system would be a huge upgrade.
a c 169 U Graphics card
October 30, 2009 6:56:45 AM

bvote86 said:
Yeah that is what i was thinking maybe i can save a little green by getting a cheaper bored with an i7 then later buy the GPU. Do you think i will not see any increase in gameplay? Its not like I cannot play the Games they are just choppy and seem to be laggy but without being on the internet.

If you keep your current CPU and get a GTX 260,it will give u a boost in gaming but in some games your CPU will hold you back(like GTA IV and almost all new RTS games)so its better to get a new CPU and then get a new GPU
October 30, 2009 7:13:43 AM

Yeah I wouldnt suggest getting a high end video card without upgrading your cpu. Or face seeing a massive bottleneck.
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October 30, 2009 8:19:30 AM

bige420 said:
Yeah I wouldnt suggest getting a high end video card without upgrading your cpu. Or face seeing a massive bottleneck.


This. It doesn't make sense to bottleneck your system when that extra cash for a high end GPU could be served being put towards a platform change with your mobo/ram/cpu to further the life of your PC.
November 6, 2009 3:25:31 AM

Ok got my new parts today i went light and got a Core 2 Duo 3.0 GHz and a new board with it. Overall i can run Crysis on high with my GPU even tho it is unsupported but as soon as some more green comes my way i will get that GTX 260. Thanks for your help guys
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