Almost a year now, I got this new computer, and a couple months ago I got a 5850 Sapphire Xtreme on sale on newegg. I heard that if you got a bad CPU and a good graphics card, you can get your framerates down. But does this really affect alot? I was thinking to unlock it, but I have a stock cooler, and I dont have any money to buy one.
AMD PHENOM II X2 545
ATI RADEON HD 5850 (OCed)
4GB of RAM
ASUS m4n68t-m v2 motherboard
I know how to unlock, but I just dont have enough money to buy one. My uncle is very strict about computers, and he doesnt let me to buy one for some reason (He says the a dual core CPU is fine, it wont affect your gaming as long as your CPU usage is low.)
The Phenom II 545 is actually a nice gaming processor. It won't hold back the 5850 by much. A good fast dual core is still good enough for gaming. That is the reason I have not found it requiring enough to upgrade yet from my overclocked E6750. Sure the occasional game can make use of more cores but until it becomes a norm, you'll be fine.