I recently bought a new graphics card, but I'm still not getting the desired results that I want in games.
I game a lot and I want to play them on the highest possible settings, in most games that works, but in games like GTA IV I really notice that my CPU or RAM can't handle the game.
My question was: What is bottlenecking my PC, my CPU or my RAM?
Also, please give me some suggestions on what to buy to improve my PC.
Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2200 @ 2.2GHz (overclocked to 2,9GHz)
2GB DDR2 RAM
ATI Radeon HD 5770
Windows 7 32bit
I apologize for my sometimes bad english, its not my native language.
Okay, I found 4GB of DDR3 RAM for 40 euros. (about 57 dollars)
I think im going to buy that, since I only have 2 slots for RAM in my motherboard which are already taken by 2 1GB cards.
About the CPU, I really dont know anything about what CPU is good for gaming, so could you please give me some suggestions for good budget CPU's?
A motherboard usually uses either DDR2 or DDR3 ram,not both.
There ARE some combination boards that can use both, allocating (using) two slots for each type. They only use one type at a time.
Is this the kind of board you have??
If you can upgrade to Sandy Bridge I3 2100 and even an H61 motherboard would be a big change.
Shop used Quad Core CPUs but generally these are still more expensive then the Sandy Bridge.
Alright it seems my motherboard doesn't support DDR3.
I thought about it and I came to the conclusion that I'm going to wait with the upgrade. I'm going to save up more money and buy a new motherboard with an awesome processor in the future, along with 4gb DDR3 RAM.