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AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600 bottleneck?

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May 27, 2011 1:48:32 PM

Hello,

I have a AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600 2.9 GHZ. My current video card is a 9800GTX 1GB. I run games pretty well, but not as well as I would like. Would an upgrade to a 460GTX be a large improvement, or will my rather old processor bottleneck it to a point where I won't notice the upgrade?

Further specs:
3GB DDR2
650W Power supply
1TB HD 7200
May 27, 2011 2:15:28 PM

I'd prefer to play at my max res. I currently try to run games at the 1920x1200 resolution if possible.
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May 28, 2011 12:25:53 PM

Any other advice? Running Vista 32 bit if that helps.
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May 28, 2011 4:03:17 PM

I'm pretty sure I can't upgrade my processor anymore than it is. I checked the max upgrade and got the 5600 I have now. The motherboard is a NARRA2. Thank you for the info!
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May 28, 2011 4:03:43 PM

Best answer selected by acefondu.
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