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April 7, 2012 1:29:31 AM

so currently I have:

I got a Gigabyte MA785GM-US2H mobo
Phenom II Quad core 955 BE 3.2 not overclocked Stock Cooler
4 gigs ddr2 (2 sticks 800)
ocz 770 w PSU
Saphire 6870 GPU
aslo my hard drive is a Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM

Im looking at picking up

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

Currently I feel I got some bottle-necking going on, also my stock cooler is idling my temps around 50C and the cooler sounds like a mac truck driving through my living room I know I wont see a phenomenal change but do you think In your opinion will the bottle-necking stop and things run a little more smoothly ?

PS I plan to OC my CPU I currently have for the time being until I can get a fx chip probably to 3.6-3.8ish and later on down the road maybe pick up another Saphire 6870 GPU I'm on a budget and think these 3 parts will be my best options as far as I can see

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April 7, 2012 4:30:15 AM

No, that's not going to provide any noticable performance improvement.

In real-world usage, memory provides minimum performance benefit.

Replacing motherboards rarely (if ever) provide any performance benefit.

You'd be better off saving up and doing a swap to Intel....
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April 7, 2012 4:42:02 AM

sykozis said:
No, that's not going to provide any noticable performance improvement.

In real-world usage, memory provides minimum performance benefit.

Replacing motherboards rarely (if ever) provide any performance benefit.

You'd be better off saving up and doing a swap to Intel....




How would intel help I prefer AMD anyways I guess i mean would my system be less laggy less loud less hot and just overall more stable like i said i beleive im having some bottle neck issues would this clear it up?
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April 7, 2012 5:49:26 AM

1. How do you know if you have a bottleneck?
2. An SSD will be a better option for an upgrade, not more RAM/replace a mobo
3. DDR2 is still ample for an everyday user like you.
4. I would suggest you to buy COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
5. I recommend you to stop trying to upgrade this machine and save up for Ivy Bridge / Haswell / Broadwell.
6. If you go with these upgrades, you'll achieve noise reduction but not likely more stability.
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April 7, 2012 6:03:20 AM

e56imfg said:
1. How do you know if you have a bottleneck?
2. An SSD will be a better option for an upgrade, not more RAM/replace a mobo
3. DDR2 is still ample for an everyday user like you.
4. I would suggest you to buy COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
5. I recommend you to stop trying to upgrade this machine and save up for Ivy Bridge / Haswell / Broadwell.
6. If you go with these upgrades, you'll achieve noise reduction but not likely more stability.


Ok I do render hd videos often so I think i need to upgrade to ddr3 also i record while playing
Games. As for the bottleneck im not certain i just have a hunch even recording snes roms i get a constant lag every 2 to 3 minutes or so.Yes id like a solid state drive but for what i do i believe it will not help me much im not to sure though and as for buying a whole new system I can't afford it I mean I spent nearly a grand so far that would be pointless for me and I prefer AMD so I will be sticking with them anyways but back to the issue with what I have what can I do or buy to improve , make more stable, less lag etc please help me out
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April 7, 2012 2:19:59 PM

thefilmcritic1 said:
How would intel help I prefer AMD anyways I guess i mean would my system be less laggy less loud less hot and just overall more stable like i said i beleive im having some bottle neck issues would this clear it up?


Changing motherboards will never fix a "bottleneck". Memory provides no cost-effective real-world performance gains unless you're lacking sufficient quantity of memory. The only real upgrade path for PhenomII x2, X3 and X4 users is the PhenomII X6 series. Bulldozer (FX-8xxxx) may provide some benefit for rendering, but it's slower in nearly everything that doesn't use all available "cores".
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April 7, 2012 3:04:59 PM

Why would you change the Mobo? Just asking.

And swaping the RAM from ddr2 800 to ddr3 1600, you will get a 10% more efficience (max). It really wort it?

For the Cooler, the "COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus" is good for OC.

OCing will be your best choice (the 955 and the 6870 if you can, you can get a 10 - 13% extra OCing them).
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April 14, 2012 12:05:45 AM

einterlan said:
Why would you change the Mobo? Just asking.

And swaping the RAM from ddr2 800 to ddr3 1600, you will get a 10% more efficience (max). It really wort it?

For the Cooler, the "COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus" is good for OC.

OCing will be your best choice (the 955 and the 6870 if you can, you can get a 10 - 13% extra OCing them).



Well swapping mobo's because mine does not support ddr3 and I'm getting ddr3 because I use alot of memory bound applications I think the 10% gain will help and I do plan to OC already got my parts ordered there on there way

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

the second hard drive I got will help with game recording also my next upgrade will probably be a X6 or X8 FX chip thx for trying to help
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April 14, 2012 12:07:17 AM

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April 14, 2012 5:08:42 AM

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