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Upgrading Video Card

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December 16, 2010 8:37:13 AM

I currently have an intel core 2 duo @1.8ghz and 2GB of ddr2-667 ram and intel ingrated graphics. It laagggss very horribly in L4D2, COD and Combat Arms. (Approximately 2fps) Even my pentium 4 system can play smoothly. I want to upgrade the video card, as I think it is causing all the problems. Which video card should I choose, without getting bottlenecked too badly by the processor. I was thinking about an HD 5670, so will it bottleneck my computer alot?

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a b U Graphics card
December 16, 2010 11:57:28 AM
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I'm assuming you have a E6300, the older 1.86ghz one. Those easily run 3ghz, I had one at 3.4ghz with an aftermarket cooler.

Id recommend at least a 5770 or GTX460 for newer games and another 2gb of ram wouldn't hurt either.
a c 189 U Graphics card
December 16, 2010 2:11:17 PM

Agree, with that Chip (E6300) you can OC it up to 2.7GHz WITHOUT raising the VCore and stay stable. :) 
(If that's true your cpu is E6300)

What resolution do you play at?
PSU? brand? model?
Motherboard?
Budget?
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a b U Graphics card
December 16, 2010 3:16:27 PM

Actually my E6300 ran 3.4ghz undervolted. Thing was a beast.
a c 189 U Graphics card
December 16, 2010 7:21:45 PM

3.4GHz undervolted??!
Really?! What is your current VCore?
a b U Graphics card
December 16, 2010 9:30:17 PM

wa1 said:
3.4GHz undervolted??!
Really?! What is your current VCore?


I don't have it anymore. I think the vid was 1.325 and I was running it at 1.248 to keep her cooler.
a c 189 U Graphics card
December 16, 2010 9:36:29 PM

you're lucky then, to get 3.4GHz I must bump the voltage to 1.33V to get that speed.
Really, that chip is beast.
a b U Graphics card
December 17, 2010 12:59:48 PM

Hmmm...I have the GA-965P-S3 rev. 1, too bad it wouldn't take 45nm cpu's. So I'm running a Q6600 at 3200mhz now.
December 23, 2010 10:15:40 PM

Best answer selected by nadesgalore.
a c 169 U Graphics card
December 24, 2010 5:04:12 AM

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