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I3 530 to i5 750 Upgrade

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June 19, 2010 8:25:40 PM

Hi Community,

I recently put together a new computer using the i3 processor and a Gigabyte H55M-S2H board. Now I have a bit of money now to spare and was wondering if the i5-750 would be a good and reasonable upgrade. I don't do tons of gaming on my desktop but would not want it to lag when I do play at the higher settings. Basically what I'm asking is would I see much of a performance increase by moving up to an i5 from an i3 or would it be better to upgrade something else like my motherboard (though I don't have much use for any other slots other than my video card) or get a new hard drive for more storage.

Thanks in advanced.

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June 19, 2010 10:30:35 PM

No games really lag at 1920 x 1080 on highest settings. Even when there's a lot going on in EVE, my FPS stays above 40 which is more than enough for me and I get a normal FPS of around 75-85 (bound to drop to a grinding halt if there are tons of ships around a gate but that's to be expected).

Quick system specs

550W Athena PSU
5770 HD XFX video card
4 GB Patriot RAM (Might change the RAM)
2 IDE Drives of various sizes
1 DVDRW SATA drive
June 19, 2010 11:08:23 PM

Overclock the 530 to 4.2Ghz and the lag will disappear

I'll try. I'm pretty much noobie when it comes to overclocking.
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June 20, 2010 1:13:32 AM

ct1615 said:
psycho is right, OC the 530.

as far as lag in MMOs, that often is more to do with the server and your connection then the hardware.

Yea that's to be expected. Lag just gets bad when there's like thousands of pilots camping a gate.

I was reading pyscho's article he linked and I think I might have to update my bios. Any good articles on how to update bios using a flash drive as I don't have a working floppy drive.
June 20, 2010 8:51:03 PM

Flashed the BIOS properly. Does the latest BIOS include the updates of all the previous BIOS versions because I don't seem to notice much of a change in my BIOS.
June 20, 2010 9:27:32 PM

well you wont neccessarily notice any change in the bios. it is more the backstage workings that may change (a little).
you might wanna get a better psu eventually (rather sooner than later)