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September 3, 2010 2:53:25 AM

foxconn intel pentium d cpu 3 00GHz will a radeon hd 5770 1G be fine to use or will the cpu cause a massive bottle neck?
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September 3, 2010 3:00:18 AM

No, It will cause a MASSIVE bottle neck, I doubt any Pentium D's even support PCI-E 16x slot's at all.

Do you want some recommendations on a new system?
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September 3, 2010 3:05:01 AM

Pentium Ds do support PCIe X16, its all the NB on S775.

However, it will bottleneck, not MASSIVELY, but pretty bad. See if you can build a new rig or does your Mobo support C2Ds.
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September 3, 2010 3:08:36 AM

like what Timop said see if your mobo can support C2D, if not i think its time you need a new rig
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September 3, 2010 3:10:19 AM

I do have the PCI-E 16x slot, but being a pentium D its giving me a headache, i bought the pc a couple years back for the mrs, now she's got a laptop i've claimed this back, and decided a wanted to build it up abit see what i could get out of it, however i've hardly touched a pc for 5 years and things have moved on alot since then, advice and help would be great.
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September 3, 2010 3:11:41 AM

For a value build, an Athlon X3 + 870/770 board wold be great. What RAM do you have in this?
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September 3, 2010 3:13:46 AM

I say get the card if you want it, but get a CPU upgrade to C2D, otherwise you would get the same FPS getting a lesser card like the 5670.
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September 3, 2010 3:16:53 AM

decode said:
No, It will cause a MASSIVE bottle neck, I doubt any Pentium D's even support PCI-E 16x slot's at all.

Do you want some recommendations on a new system?



....perhaps your new motto should be Veni Vidi Deficio....
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Anonymous
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September 3, 2010 3:20:21 AM

Its only got 1G DDR2 (pc2-4300) 1 free slot, I will get it upgraded
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Anonymous
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September 3, 2010 3:25:37 AM

It has 2 Cores but im not sure about the difference between C2D
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September 3, 2010 3:26:28 AM

Do you know what motherboard it is? It would be worth ditching that power sucking space heater of a dual core for a C2D and going for more and faster memory for sure. The Pentium Ds are just terribly inefficient processors both with power and clock per clock performance.
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September 3, 2010 3:26:49 AM

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I do have the PCI-E 16x slot, but being a pentium D its giving me a headache, i bought the pc a couple years back for the mrs, now she's got a laptop i've claimed this back, and decided a wanted to build it up abit see what i could get out of it, however i've hardly touched a pc for 5 years and things have moved on alot since then, advice and help would be great.


the PC is really past the point of return for build up. Saving your money for a fresh build would be your best bet and the most cost effective in the long term. paying premium dollars for outdated tech is never a good idea.
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Anonymous
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September 3, 2010 3:28:38 AM

In fact im not even sure what C2D is Core 2 Duo?
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September 3, 2010 3:31:26 AM

ok my motherboard specs
Property Value
Manufacturer Foxconn
Model 45GM/45CM
Version
Serial Number UYPV72204847

North Bridge Intel i945G Revision A2
South Bridge Intel 82801GB (ICH7/R) Revision A2

CPU Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00GHz
Cpu Socket Socket 775 LGA

System Slots 4 PCI

Memory Summary
Maximum Capacity 2048 MBytes
Maximum Memory Module Size 2048 MBytes
Memory Slots 2

Could you please recommend a decent Motherboard for me to start my build with?
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Anonymous
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September 3, 2010 3:34:36 AM

It has been a long time since i've messed around with a pc, Im really looking forward to getting back into it, but it's rather daunting to be honest with so much changing.
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Anonymous
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September 3, 2010 3:42:46 AM

Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L - Motherboard - ATX - iP35 - LGA775 Socket - UDMA133, SATA-300 - Gigabit Ethernet - High Definition Audio (8-channel)

Is this a good starting point?
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Anonymous
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September 3, 2010 3:43:20 AM

Thanks for the links checking them out now.
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Anonymous
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September 3, 2010 4:04:50 AM

Great links! Thanks pal, im going to continue reading and i will pop back tomorrow with a few more questions. Soooo im going to sell this pc and build myself a decent gaming pc, but where the hell am i going to start AMD or Intel? DDR2 or DDR3 DX10 or 11 or both? crossfire? i think my brains going to melt lol, Again thanks for your help, im off for now got some thinking to do.
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September 3, 2010 11:01:45 PM

Dont expect C2D from a Foxconn..
The P35 is a decent board, but unless you're getting one used for a nice deal, any AMD 870/770 board+AM3 will beat it for the same or less money.

What is your budget and where you live?
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September 4, 2010 4:53:04 AM

mmmmmm fresh air is good.

For a low budget I'd recommend a AM3/Athlon II combo, for higher budgets I'd recommend a AM3/Phenom II or Thuban Combo, or a P55/i5 combo.
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