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 WR2 a c 203 à CPUs August 10, 2010 1:28:36 PM What games did you test? WR2 a c 203 à CPUs August 10, 2010 1:29:00 PM Also... what screen resolution are you using? Related resources Need help with a system upgrade. - Forum Need help on a system upgrade..Please. - Forum System upgrade goes wrong need help ASAP - Forum System upgrade bottleneck NEED HELP! - Forum need help on my system upgrade. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer 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 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 Emperus a c 81 à CPUs 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNeed help deciding upgrade for my Phenom System Forum Solvedshould i buy a new pc or upgrade my old system? urgent help needed? Forum SolvedNeed some help with a system upgrade Forum Solvedupgrading system need help picking Forum SolvedNeed Help Upgrading my System - $1000 budget Forum SolvedRam Upgrade in very old system, Help needed! Forum SolvedNeed Help upgrading MOBO for P4 System Forum SolvedSystem upgrade to I5-750 need some help Forum SolvedNeed help regarding system upgrade from Kolkata,INDIA... Forum SolvedNeed help picking Graphics card and PSU to upgrade my dell system with Forum SolvedNeed help upgrading my old system Forum SolvedMy poor friiend is upgrading his old system!! need wattage help Forum SolvedNeed help upgrading my "old" system Forum SolvedNeed help with upgrading graphic card in an old system. Forum SolvedHelp with upgrading my old system, need new cpu/mobo Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !