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September 29, 2010 10:40:13 PM

Hey hows it going, I recently picked up a new graphics card to play starcraft 2 better. I bought the hd 5770 but I'm a little worried that I may be bottlenecking my cpu now. my specs are

Time of this report: 9/28/2010, 18:59:31
Machine name: TRAVIS-4A3EBA18
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.100427-1636)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Dell DXP051
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A07
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 1103MB used, 2835MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found. Direct3D 7 test results: The tests were cancelled before completing. Direct3D 8 test results: The tests were cancelled before completing. Direct3D 9 test results: The tests were cancelled before completing.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
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Card name: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: ATI Radeon Graphics Processor (0x68B8)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68B8&SUBSYS_29901682&REV_00
Display Memory: 1024.0 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (75Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: ati2dvag.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.7119 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 8/25/2010 18:56:36, 300544 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: ati2mtag.sys
Mini VDD Date: 8/25/2010 20:33:38, 5386752 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-2BF8-11CF-FD6E-9A09A1C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x1002
Device ID: 0x68B8
SubSys ID: 0x29901682
Revision ID: 0x0000
Revision ID: 0x0000
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D
Deinterlace Caps: {6E8329FF-B642-418B-BCF0-BCB6591E255F}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
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Registry: OK
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled
DDraw Test Result: Not run
D3D7 Test Result: The tests were cancelled before completing.
D3D8 Test Result: The tests were cancelled before completing.
D3D9 Test Result: The tests were cancelled before completing.

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Sound Devices
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Description: SB X-Fi Audio [BCE0]
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0005&SUBSYS_00311102&REV_00
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: ctaud2k.sys
Driver Version: 6.00.0001.1375 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
Date and Size: 5/5/2010 21:24:24, 526296 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: Creative
HW Accel Level: Full
Cap Flags: 0x0
Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 0, 0
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: Yes
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
Registry: OK
Sound Test Result: Not run

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September 29, 2010 10:54:12 PM

I've got a 410 with a GTX 275 (upgraded E5400 to Q6600). At this point I wouldn't worry of the cpu bottle necking unless you plan on trying to max bells and whistles. Upgrading MOBO will be a problem due to BTX format. Your best bet, if you're really worried, would be to pick up a Q6600 or Q6700 used or new ( http://www.pricegrabber.com/user_sales_getprod.php?mast... ), but I would rather save for a new build.

Oh wow, never mind the XPS 400 dos not support C2D nor quads. http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3...
So you'll have to build if you want a more powerful CPU, but again I don't think it'll be problem for you.
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September 29, 2010 11:10:30 PM

When you say build are you referring to a whole new pc?? I think ima just stick with the card for now. Save most of my money and buy a new computer and just replace the card they give me with the hd 5770. Right now I can play on medium-high settings in starcraft 2 but its got some choppyness and fps drops. But from my research it seems to be a game problem. Im gonna install the copy of assasins creed they gave me with the ati card and I'll let you know how my performance is on there.
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September 29, 2010 11:21:27 PM

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first bro edit your posting, all that info isn't necessary.
edit and erase all except the main info at top..
the only thing you can do and keep this computer is to look for a faster Pent D.
that is the only cpu your board can handle, no C2D or C2Q's.
so your new 5770 video card is the best thing you have going, it's not bottle-necking,
the rest of your system is....!
running xp with 2GB of RAM is excellent, no worries there but when gamimg I would have more RAM available.
run your 2x1GB sticks in dual mode if possible but try and get two more if keeping this unit..

Thanks alot this helped me. I have a few more questions tho. When you say my whole pc is bottlenecking are you refering to my processor or what?

And my other question is how do I get my ram to run in duel mode. I honestly dont feel as if my pc is bottlenecking but everyone on the starcraft 2 forums is telling me my processor isnt strong enough for the hd 5770....
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September 29, 2010 11:29:34 PM

travis myers420 said:
Thanks alot this helped me. I have a few more questions tho. When you say my whole pc is bottlenecking are you refering to my processor or what?

And my other question is how do I get my ram to run in duel mode. I honestly dont feel as if my pc is bottlenecking but everyone on the starcraft 2 forums is telling me my processor isnt strong enough for the hd 5770....



The bottle necking is just reference to how old your comp is. Blizzard forums are not exactly the place you would listen to for comp advice (almost as bad as the old DOW forums). Just know that you'll be fine with the 5770, and extra RAM doesn't hurt. Just save up to do a build later on down the line. You've already said that some of the FPS drops is due to game problems.
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September 29, 2010 11:37:54 PM

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