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February 14, 2010 8:28:48 PM

Hello,

I just bought a sapphire radeon 5770 1gb vapor-x ; I would like to play Crysis and I realize the rest of my system will probably be choking my gaming performance, but by how much?? I guess I just don't have much of a grasp on the capabilities of my system. What kind of fps can I expect from this rig??

Thanks a ton for you comments.

My current system specs are:

22" widescreen LCD (1920x1050 max res)
AMD Phenom 8650 (Triple Core)
2 gb ddr2 800mhz (Dual channel kit)
Biostar TA780G M2+
80GB 7200rpm sataII(U300)- 8mb cache harddrive
windows xp
Corsair 450w psu

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February 14, 2010 8:33:35 PM

Your cpu dose look like it will bottleneck the 5770 but not that much I think. the 3rd core will come in handy with games that are able to use it. Have you looked into overclocking it?

edit: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/balanced-gaming-pc,review...
if you can overclock to around 2.8ghz you will be in the clear.
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February 14, 2010 8:44:40 PM

thanks for the reply.
Of what I have read so far, it seems the phenom 8650 does not overclock well, but I might try it anyways. My mobo has some pre-configured options for oc'ing so I might try that.

p.s the link you provided was for Phenom II cpus. I have a Phenom I
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February 21, 2010 2:39:11 AM

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