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GTS 450 SLI

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March 5, 2011 8:21:24 PM

Hey everyone. So, my system is a bit old; Core 2 duo e7500, 3gb ddr2 800, asus p5n-d, caviar blue 320, evga gts 450, 23 inch monitor 1920x1080. I know that this is not a extreme machine but i would like to use it a bit longer before i buy a new pc. In games such as Dirt 2 and Bad company 2 i can manage medium settings and it stays at 20-30fps. When put on high though it drops to 9-18 fps. Would buying a second gts 450 and running them in sli give me enough performance to run games on high settings? (particulary Battlefield 3) About how much will my fps increase? Thanks everyone

ps: any suggestions on improving my performance are helpful.

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March 5, 2011 9:44:08 PM

I would have to say that in a game like BF3 your CPU may be bottlenecked. The two 450's would give you improvement, but I would suggest a new CPU as well.. I just had a massive headache with two 460's in the post below yours. Take that into mind if you want to sli... although, now I got my machine up and running and sli'd systems....well...they just look great! :) 
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March 5, 2011 10:07:42 PM

Cash091 said:
I would have to say that in a game like BF3 your CPU may be bottlenecked. The two 450's would give you improvement, but I would suggest a new CPU as well.. I just had a massive headache with two 460's in the post below yours. Take that into mind if you want to sli... although, now I got my machine up and running and sli'd systems....well...they just look great! :) 

Yeah that cpu bottleneck thing has been in the back of my head for a while. What if I upgraded to a core 2 quad? thanks anyways
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March 5, 2011 10:26:31 PM

before you decide upgrading your cpu or getting an extra gts 450, what motherboard do you have?
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March 5, 2011 10:38:53 PM

alhanelem said:
before you decide upgrading your cpu or getting an extra gts 450, what motherboard do you have?


bluerambo said:
asus p5n-d



The 750i-SLI chipset allows for x16|x16 configuration.
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