Need help on system upgrade Tags: CPUs Last response: August 11, 2010 1:06 AM in CPUs Share h9dlb August 10, 2010 11:14:46 AM I have an intel E8400 chip clocked to 3.6ghz Geforce 260gtx 1792mb 4 gig ddr 2 800 ram Windows vista 64 ultimate At the weekend I decided to upgrade my gfx card and bought a Radeon 5850. However I cannot see much difference in games, the frame rates in ech game have increased by about only 5fps and my 3d mark 06 score has increased by 3000 points to around 18000 with the new card. I was expecting much better performance - have I wasted my money in getting the new card given that it doesn't appear to be much better than my old 260gtx or is the CPU causing a bottleneck ? If it is a CPU bottleneck what fo you recommend AMD or intel & what sort of chip ? I was looking at the i5 750. More about : system upgrade | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove WR2 CPUs Master August 10, 2010 1:28:36 PM What games did you test? | Report abuse WR2 CPUs Master August 10, 2010 1:29:00 PM Also... what screen resolution are you using? | Report abuse h9dlb August 10, 2010 4:02:19 PM 1680x1050 Tried Unreal Tournament 3, battlefield bad company 2, lord of the rings online, aliens v predator | Report abuse h9dlb August 10, 2010 8:29:47 PM well I just ran 3d mark vantage and my score is only 10298 and has gone down 4000 points comapred to my old 260gtx | Report abuse Emperus CPUs Master August 11, 2010 1:06:24 AM The HD 5850 is a fast and powerful enough GPU for that resolution.. Rest on system components (including your overclocked CPU) look pretty adequate.. Your OS may be the biggest bottleneck here.. Switch over to windows 7 64 bit | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>Need help on system upgrade> Related ressources: ForumGaming System Upgrade NEED HELP ForumNeed help upgrading whole system HP pav a6863w vista 64bit ForumNeed Help on whether to upgrade my system or not ForumNeed some help with a system upgrade ForumUPgrade my system please help ! ForumNeed Upgrade Help ! - system hangs at 74% -says Insufficient Disk Space ForumNeed help in upgrading the system ForumSystem Upgrade $900 Budget [ Need Help ] ForumSystem upgrade to I5-750 need some help ForumNeed help regarding system upgrade from Kolkata,INDIA... ForumNeed help picking Graphics card and PSU to upgrade my dell system with ForumGonna upgrade , need some help . ForumNeed a little help with a new system ForumSystem Upgrade Need HELP Forum700 to 1200 USD Budget - System Upgrade Help ForumUpgrade My Comp. ForumCan i upgrade my cpu to quad core on dg33m06 motherboard ForumPSU to lab supply please help Forum[Solved] Have a Dimension 9200 and E6400 processor, upgrade to E6700 or Q6700. ForumUpgrade Suggestions More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !