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Is my PC bottlenecked? pls help

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April 20, 2011 10:16:04 PM

My specs: CPU: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
Motherboard: ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO
RAM: Patriot memory 4gb
PSU:450w
Primary hard disc: 500gb

Win7 score: 5.9 lowest subscore


Processor AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor 7.3
Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB 7.5
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 7.2
Gaming graphics 2815 MB Total available graphics memory 7.2
Primary hard disk 28GB Free (49GB Total) 5.9 <----lowest its c:p artition checked but hard disc have 500gb

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April 20, 2011 10:25:49 PM

I am noob at pc so pls help...
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April 20, 2011 10:26:57 PM

No, your system is fine bud. The windows test is pretty useless and harddrives always get a low score unless its a SSD.
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April 20, 2011 10:28:49 PM

Ok ty so much but can i ask you one more question???

My fans are runing wildy after i play some huge game like LoL and Assassins creed brotherhood so should i add more fans or change some of them????
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April 20, 2011 10:30:49 PM

What fans would you be talking about? CPU or case?
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April 20, 2011 10:33:34 PM

CPU fan it is so much loud and my cpu go to 45c after huge game....
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April 20, 2011 10:36:04 PM

I guess your using a stock cooler and these only cool the cpu to the bear minimum. I would invest in an aftermarket cooler £35 - £45 can get you some decent coolers
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April 20, 2011 10:37:40 PM

Sure i can ty so much...:) 
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April 20, 2011 10:39:04 PM

Your welcome bud!! Enjoy your games
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April 20, 2011 10:40:37 PM

Ty dude, you too.....:D 
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April 21, 2011 5:10:29 AM

45c? That's pretty cool. Especially for a stock cooler. Mine runs at that, and i have a Zalman 9500cnps (though my proc is a 4.0ghz...) I would say your gfx card is on the skimpy side, but not too bad. The gtx 460 is a far better card, while not being horridly more expensive.
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April 21, 2011 7:54:06 AM

I thot that my graphic card is a litlle bad but i just both this one so for few month i will yuse this one and next will be some of ati radeon hd series....whitch one should i buy? some advice pls :) 
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April 21, 2011 11:29:06 AM

The card you have is a mid - low range card and depending on your resolution it might be just fine.

Do you know what resoultion you play at? And getting a better Graphics card might also mean needing a better PSU
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April 21, 2011 1:50:31 PM

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i know this is an obvious question but if the fan is noisy did you put thermal paste beetween the CPU and heatsink?

I once didnt put my i7 thermal paste on properly and burned my i7 950 to the ground...at idle it went to 120..
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April 21, 2011 4:25:01 PM

Metwinge said:
The card you have is a mid - low range card and depending on your resolution it might be just fine.

Do you know what resoultion you play at? And getting a better Graphics card might also mean needing a better PSU




I play on 1680x1050resolution....i
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April 21, 2011 4:26:12 PM

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i know this is an obvious question but if the fan is noisy did you put thermal paste beetween the CPU and heatsink?




Yes i did but it was 2 years ago should i change it now???how much years can it stay???
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April 21, 2011 5:36:51 PM

beansolder said:
I play on 1680x1050resolution....i


GeForce GTS 450 (~£95)

Exceptional 1680x1050 performance in most games, 1920x1200 in most games with lowered details

This is from Tom hardware gpu charts. So your card is good but not future proofed.

I repaste my CPU every 6 months as the paste become less affective over time, but then i usually have a new cooler every six months.
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April 21, 2011 5:43:21 PM

Metwinge said:
GeForce GTS 450 (~£95)

Exceptional 1680x1050 performance in most games, 1920x1200 in most games with lowered details

This is from Tom hardware gpu charts. So your card is good but not future proofed.

I repaste my CPU every 6 months as the paste become less affective over time, but then i usually have a new cooler every six months.






Ok ty so much ty all :)  i will change my paste and get new cooler, new graphic will be for month or two...When i change paste i will post temperatures here...Ty again :D 
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April 21, 2011 6:40:04 PM

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make sure to take off old paste first, my old paste was so old it was hard lol.



Ok i will...:) 
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