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Bottlenecking e2180

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June 30, 2010 4:51:01 PM

Hello,
I currently have n asus P5KPL-CM mobo,1920X1080 monitor,intel dual core 2180 2ghz processor and a 9400gt ang 4gigs of ddr2 ram.I plan to buy a hd 5850.will it get bottlenecked,and if so,buy how many fps.

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June 30, 2010 5:16:42 PM

Hello and welcome to the forums :) 
Well no one can't tell the exact FPS, but it won't let your 5850 to run at its full potential.(especially on your resolution)
I recommend going with a QuadCore CPU like Q8400/Q9550 and 4GB RAM if you can, and then i would go with the 5850
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June 30, 2010 5:21:31 PM

your cpu will bottleneck your card
as maziar said get a quad core and at least 3GB ram
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June 30, 2010 5:25:28 PM

Maziar said:
Hello and welcome to the forums :) 
Well no one can't tell the exact FPS, but it won't let your 5850 to run at its full potential.(especially on your resolution)
I recommend going with a QuadCore CPU like Q8400/Q9550 and 4GB RAM if you can, and then i would go with the 5850

thanks alot,but can you please tell whether the bottlenecking will be too significant because i have 4gigs of ram(dont know why i wrote 2gigs earlier) ,but i dont plan on buying a new processor.thanks in advance.
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June 30, 2010 5:30:11 PM

you may try overclocking your cpu and reduce the bottlenecking issue...
but you will still be bottlenecked...not very much but i am sure you will be able to feel the difference
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June 30, 2010 6:21:45 PM

Anks2014 said:
thanks alot,but can you please tell whether the bottlenecking will be too significant because i have 4gigs of ram(dont know why i wrote 2gigs earlier) ,but i dont plan on buying a new processor.thanks in advance.

It depends on the game and resolution.
As for games,well most FPS games are GPU limited, whereas RTS games are mostly CPU limited so you may have problems with games that benefit from a faster/multi-core CPU.
As for resolution,when you raise the resolution,you'll mostly benefit from a faster VGA(Lower resolutions benefit more from CPU than higher resolutions).But overall i still would recommend to change your CPU(if you can't do it now,then definitely consider doing it later)
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July 1, 2010 7:44:09 AM

Thanks a lot guys.I really appreciate your help.:) 
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July 1, 2010 7:55:47 AM

thanks.i guess i'll just have to buy a new cpu(:( ),my MB supports core 2 quad,should i buy it or some amd processor.
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July 1, 2010 9:59:09 AM

Well if you go with AMD, you have to buy both CPU and Motherboard, if you can afford it then a Phenom II X4 CPU would give you a good boost,otherwise go for a Q8400/Q9550(for your current setup),they'll both will give you a good performance boost
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