I have a Dell e510 and i got the 9600GT a couple months ago so i could play some new(er) games (Had the 7300LE so i figured anything was better ). But i ran into a CPU problem. I have the P4 3.2 GHz... Soooo,
1.) Would the 935 still bottleneck the 9600?? This would be to tide me over untill i build my next one...
2.) And i think, i think the 935 is the highest i can go. Anyone know better?
I fell, that it would be ok for a 9600gt at high resolution, I'm not as familiar with the pentium D line, but the 9600gt isn't too powerful, so you should be fine but i'd look out for a more educated recommendation
The only problem I see is do you know for certain your Dell will support dual core CPU's?
It was very common for Dell leave dual CPU support off the boards on their P4 systems. (Remember, after all it is a Dell, and Dell wants you buying new computers, not upgrading what you have)
Update, it appears that many are having success with P-D's, just be sure to update your BIOS to A07. It seems that earlier than A06, they did not include support for dual core CPUS, if what I found was accurate.
That will be a problem I don't think they make BTX mobo's anymore. If you're lucky your case will have the extra screw holes for mATX boards. If not you can find cheap cases anywhere. They also have cheap combos for x4 cpus at newegg for around $140.
I have a similar problem...
I have a Athlon X2 5200+, 2GB RAM, MoBo Asus M2N68-AM SE2, and I want to buy a GTS250...
Will the CPU bottleneck the GPU?
And can anybody tell me exactly what a bottleneck is?
I'm kinda new in this stuff.
I mean, I'm gonna be able to use the video card, but I won't play the games at the maximum, is that correct? Thanks.
I intend to buy a better cpu in a near future, but I don't know when...
We are not trying to be A-holes, but it is very impolite to hijack someone else's thread.
If you have a question, and you do have a legitimate question that deserves a good answer, please start your own thread.
Bottlenecking is when a component in your computer is too slow to keep up with another, so the faster component is forced to run slower, thus slowing the entire process.
Think of it like trying to poor a gallon of milk into a pepsi can. You have to poor very slow or it'll splash everywhere, but the gallon is capable of much faster pouring(speed).
It should be a good improvement and if it isn't too expensive i'd do it.
Will it bottleneck a P-D? Hard to say, but the 9600GT is a pretty low end card so i'd guess, no.
Whats not too expensive???
And when i change CPU's will windows freak (How would i get the CPU to work after instalation)? Ive never upgraded with the same version of windows, i always reinstall windows but i just got windows 7, literaly maybe a week ago...