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Which one is the most bottle neck factor in my PC?

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November 10, 2010 1:14:37 PM

my current pc which is one year and half old

e7400 stock speed, stock cooler
asus g31 micro atx board
2 * 1gb ddr2 800 kingston economy ram without heat spreader
500 gb seagate hdd sata
4550 512mb ddr3 without fan

so i want to know which one is the weakest one on my pc and what should be my most approprate upgrade in terms of good performance/price consideration.

i have an 5670 ddr5 512mb, so can this card be used in this pc without bottleneck by other components

which one is better between 2* 4550 and 1 5670.

thanks

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November 10, 2010 4:12:14 PM

ok, thz a lot,

then plz discuss the weakest part of my pc which should be upgrade to play games with medium setting (i like high setting though)

and my monitor is 1366*768.
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November 10, 2010 4:15:44 PM

whole computer.

2gb isnt much ram.. although it is ok with windows xp.

before I put any money in it I'd replace the motherboard--for new processor selection and ddr3 support.

replace memory--2x2gb ddr3

replace processor- something like athlon II x4
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November 10, 2010 4:23:29 PM

I agree that a total system upgrade is always an option, I don't think he/she needs it to play at the resolution of 1366x768. If you can, give the e7400 a mild overclock, that will help frame rates a little.
November 11, 2010 5:50:00 AM

i'm not planning to replace my whole system as i don't game all the times.
n i have another system with core i3.
so, i just want to use it as video watching, video conversion, music and some older games (just occasionally with medium setting).

my current concern is the i've some budget to upgrade my pc.
i'm not planning to upgrade my monitor, cpu and mb. so should i upgrade my RAM or graphic card.

i'm now using window 7 32 bit.

thanks
November 11, 2010 6:06:47 AM

ok,

i have 2 vid cards.

4550 512 mb (i'm now using this with e7400)
and 5670 512 mb (now with core i3)

and i've 2 options

1. i use 5670 in my e7400 and buy another 4550 to my core i3 to use as cross fire (because my i3 board have 16x + 4x pcie CF),
2. or i'll buy another card, so what should i get (price below usd 130) either 5770 or 450 or should i wait beginning of next year for price drops and new models.

and i've 2 questions

1. will 2 * 4550 outperform 5670
2. will 5670 be bottlenecked by my e7400 system.

thanks for many more questions.
November 11, 2010 7:03:55 AM

no, 2x 4550s will not outperform 5670. One 5670 still is better than 2x 4550s.
5670 will not bottleneck your system then.

But 2GB of RAM is enough only if you use WinXP 32/64-bit instead of Win7 32/64-bit. If use Win7, however, I suggest upgrading it to 4GB because Win7 eats 800mb already, leaving 1GB left for your apps. So basically this is sufficient, for now.

...later would be SSD... That is harddisk with very little space but very fast speed. Most bottlenecks come here. But, since it's luxury items, some of us doesn't really buy SSD. Only VGA & memory (RAM).
November 11, 2010 12:12:30 PM

i know ssd have so much advantage but it's so expensive now. i can't simply afford.
i don't mean 5670 will bottle neck my e7400 system. i want to know e7400 will cause 5670 to slow down or not.

i have only 2 ram slots, so it is good to use 2gb + 1gb ram?
and 3gb is engough for my win7 32 bit. i read in some forums that, 32bit can only support 3 gb max.

thanks
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November 11, 2010 12:33:00 PM

I think the 5670 will be fine with the e7400 and a 5770 would be good with the i3 otherwise the system is balanced and no upgrade really worth while. Thats my opinion anyway.
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November 12, 2010 12:36:03 AM

rand_79 said:
whole computer.

2gb isnt much ram.. although it is ok with windows xp.

before I put any money in it I'd replace the motherboard--for new processor selection and ddr3 support.

replace memory--2x2gb ddr3

replace processor- something like athlon II x4


I COMPLETELY disagree. the athlon x4 is no faster for games http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/62?vs=106
2gb ram is enough for any 32bit OS. 4gb is useless as the OS is only able to use around 3gb
DDR3 is no real benefit over ddr2
Video card is all that really needs upgrading. the 5670 is good enough for medium details at lower resolutions
November 12, 2010 7:31:17 AM

ok

all i need to do is put 5670 into my e7400 system
and wait for some times to get 5770 or 6850 for my i3.

thanks to all
November 12, 2010 7:33:01 AM

whats ur budget for the card and if ur looking to buy a 5770 im selling one
November 12, 2010 7:51:32 AM

thz bro

i'm not buying now but i'll get it at christmas
i'm prefer 6850 for more future proof but i'm watching at the price drops
:) 
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