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Need help on system upgrade

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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.

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a c 203 à CPUs
August 10, 2010 1:28:36 PM

What games did you test?
a c 203 à CPUs
August 10, 2010 1:29:00 PM

Also... what screen resolution are you using?
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August 10, 2010 4:02:19 PM

1680x1050

Tried Unreal Tournament 3, battlefield bad company 2, lord of the rings online, aliens v predator
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
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
!