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Upgrade CPU or GPU

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November 29, 2011 5:51:57 PM

Hello, I'm running a Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz CPU with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 and 8MB of Ram. I use it mainly for gaming/MMO's and I wasn't too impressed how it ran SWTOR over the beta weekend. I've heard that these types of games can be pretty CPU intensive so I was wondering if the bottleneck was my CPU or GPU?

My motherboard is a NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI and I'm not really comfortable replacing the motherboard so if the CPU is the problem I was wondering if the newer Intel chips like the i7 etc are compatable with this motherboard.

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November 29, 2011 6:18:33 PM

more then likely your GPU, ive run the game with my phenom II x2 and phenom II x4 and did not have any issues. The game is also not optimized yet with new nvidia drivers and bioware patches so don't put too much stock into how it played. Your current set up should be plenty for the game at good settings.