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Cpu bottleneck? should i get this?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
April 26, 2011 2:52:32 AM

I have an amd athlon ii x2 250 3.0ghz processor and a 1gb radeon 5670. 3gb ddr3 ram. Am I bottlenecking? Also, I record games with fraps, and it seems quite intense on my cpu, I'm thinking an upgrade to a phenom 9850 quad core 2.5 ghz with a radeon 5770. Is it worth it?

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April 26, 2011 10:07:53 AM

Athlon II imo is more reliable than Phenom (I) and right now you aren't bottlenecking anything
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April 26, 2011 2:11:52 PM

When you're recording with FRAPS, the FPS slows down to less than 30 FPS, which is quite normal.
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April 26, 2011 2:16:48 PM

Even if the game is only using two cores, other Windows processes will be running in the background as well so having four cores is good.

However, shrkbay is right - you should go for a phenom II not a phenom I
April 27, 2011 9:54:15 AM

Yes, you should upgrade your cpu such as a phenom 2 955
April 27, 2011 1:50:42 PM

^what? even athlon 2 x4 would be a good improvement, but yeah, to see a huge jump he should go for Phenom 2 x4 BE
April 27, 2011 1:54:40 PM

If you're low on money, a Phenom IIx2 or an Athlon IIx4 will be more than enough with a 5770. But you may want to save up for a Phenom IIx4 955 or better (although newer model Phenom II's are priced higher for what you can overclock to and beyond to stock.)