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Buying the radeon 5670HD 512mb, but sucking processor

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June 27, 2010 7:47:04 PM

im planning on buying that card, cause ive been stuck for 3 years with a sis mirage graphics 32mb -.-
here are the specs:
2G RAM
Windows XP
Intel® Pentium® Processor E2160 (1M Cache, 1.80 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=29739
FOXCONN Something Motherboard http://www.foxconnchannel.com/product/motherboards/deta...
350w Powersupply

although the suckish processor, will the radeon 5670hd still be a good decision?
i can OC the processor though

btw what does bottleneck mean?
a c 358 U Graphics card
June 27, 2010 9:05:21 PM

The HD 5670 should be fine.

Bottleneck means limiting the flow of something. Your CPU is a bottleneck 'cause it slow and below most minimum game recommendations.
June 27, 2010 9:17:32 PM

i dont get it,
but will i be fine?
i mean lets say, crysis min graphics will work 30 fps?
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June 27, 2010 9:39:22 PM

You can play Crysis at medium settings with lowered resolution.

June 27, 2010 9:53:07 PM

by lower res u mean? (how much res)
cause i got a screen thats compatible 1920 x 1080
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June 27, 2010 10:30:08 PM

devilite said:
by lower res u mean? (how much res)
cause i got a screen thats compatible 1920 x 1080



forget about that resolution all together with crysis on that card
a b U Graphics card
June 28, 2010 12:53:39 AM

To play at your monitor resolution with those frames your gonna need a high overclcok CPU, and a way better GPU, and more ram.
a b U Graphics card
June 28, 2010 12:55:16 AM

To game acceptably for most games at that resolution a 5770 would be minimum, and you would want to overclock that CPU to at least 2.4GHz, preferably 2.8GHz and higher.
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June 28, 2010 3:16:31 AM

sabot00 said:
To game acceptably for most games at that resolution a 5770 would be minimum, and you would want to overclock that CPU to at least 2.4GHz, preferably 2.8GHz and higher.

Even if that were achievable the 350w PSU and the measly 1MB of cache on that CPU would put the mocha's on decent frame rates let alone the running of that card.
June 28, 2010 9:42:24 AM

well im not intending to play at 1920 x 1080...
anyway i cant manage to overclock the cpu.
i checked guides how to overclock through the bios,
but in my bios i dont got the options that are in the guide...
is there another way to overclock, not through the bios?
June 28, 2010 4:34:22 PM

Is your computer a dell?
I believe all dells can't be overclocked.
June 28, 2010 5:49:26 PM

wtf is a dell
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