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GTS 250 on 1024x768

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July 11, 2010 10:24:30 PM

Hello,

I'd like to upgrade my 9400 gt to GTS 250. I have 15 inch monitor (upgrading soon). So will I be able to max out ex. Crysis on 1024x768 resolution without AA?

My configuration is:
e5200 2.5 GHz (stock)
3 GB RAM
Decent 600W PSU

Also will my stock e5200 2.5 GHz bottleneck the GTS 250? Will it be ok if overclocked to 3.3 GHz?

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July 11, 2010 11:04:42 PM

Overclocking the e5200 is a good idea. It should easily handle 3.3ghz.
I'm not seeing any reviews that benchmark the GTS 250 at your resolution but extrapolating from 1280x1024 I do think it should be able handle Crysis maxed with no AA.
If you are upgrading your monitor soon like you say then you should choose a card that will be appropriate for your new monitors resolution. The GTS 250 should be alright for 1680x1050 and below but if you want a 1920x1080 monitor I would recommend at least an HD5770/HD4870/GTX 260.
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July 11, 2010 11:38:07 PM

Pretty sure he ment 1680 not 1880 but iw old also agree at 1920 by 1080 or above your going to need something with spittle more punch so I your planning on something higher then 1080p you might as well get a more powerful card otherwise the 259 will be fine
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July 11, 2010 11:48:26 PM

Yeah, I did mean 1680. I'll edit it.
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July 12, 2010 2:49:28 AM

kalimerko1234 said:
Hello,

I'd like to upgrade my 9400 gt to GTS 250. I have 15 inch monitor (upgrading soon). So will I be able to max out ex. Crysis on 1024x768 resolution without AA?

My configuration is:
e5200 2.5 GHz (stock)
3 GB RAM
Decent 600W PSU

Also will my stock e5200 2.5 GHz bottleneck the GTS 250? Will it be ok if overclocked to 3.3 GHz?


i have GTS250 and currently still paying with 1024x768 resolution (also plan to upgrade my monitor later :)  ) . crysis with overall setting set to very high + no AA i still can get mid 30s in FPS but sometimes it can drop to 20s depends on hich scene your in.
July 12, 2010 4:57:47 PM

Than you for your answers. Anyone knows good overclocking utility or tutorial? I have a Abit I45D mobo.
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July 12, 2010 11:54:54 PM

You will want to overclock using settings in the BIOS. The front side bus(FSB) of your processor is 200mhz at stock with a x12.5 multiplier. If you raise the FSB to 266mhz it will raise the speed of the processor to 3325mhz(266 x 12.5) which it should handle easily on even the stock cooler.
The are plenty of beginners guides if you google it but the basics are what I just described. You may want to mess with ram speeds as well but most motherboards will automatically use a multiplier appropriate for the rated speed of your ram.
July 13, 2010 1:28:11 AM

jyjjy said:
You will want to overclock using settings in the BIOS. The front side bus(FSB) of your processor is 200mhz at stock with a x12.5 multiplier. If you raise the FSB to 266mhz it will raise the speed of the processor to 3325mhz(266 x 12.5) which it should handle easily on even the stock cooler.
The are plenty of beginners guides if you google it but the basics are what I just described. You may want to mess with ram speeds as well but most motherboards will automatically use a multiplier appropriate for the rated speed of your ram.


Thank you for the tip. But the problem is my BIOS is not showing the overclocking options. I've red on some sites that by pressing ctrl+f1 or alt+crtl+f1 will show the overclocking options. Thanks again
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