Right now I have a Intel Core i3 530 @ 2.93GHz. I do a lot of video rendering in HD, and it takes about 40 minutes to render a 10 minute video in 1080p HD with Sony Vegas. Obviously, I am not happy because of this. I would like that time to be reduced by buying a core i5 or i7, and don't want to spend over $500. I also need to get 2 more 2 GB sticks of DDR3 ram, so that's $100. I have a 4850, too, and I play a lot of games. If I get a new processor and more ram(I'm at 4gigs right now) will I need to get a new GPU, too? Also, my mobo supports i3 i5 and i7 processors. To pass the time, I also wanted to know how to overclock my CPU. My mobo is a BIOSTAR Group TH55B HD.
Finally, unless you are unsatisfied with the FPS youre getting games, no need for a new GPU..
July 28, 2010 10:44:32 PM
Thank you very much! Although, I have 2 empty RAM slots, and 4 gigs for $100 is that bad XD. Thanks for the guide, it was very helpful. Now, I'm all like "Shwooom! Shabow!" because the processor is all like "Vroom! Pow!"