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Last response: in Components
January 28, 2012 1:12:25 AM

Hello all I currently have a dell studio 7100 xps and wanted to do some upgrading, but I have a few questions.

Current specs
CPU = AMD phenom 11 x6 1045t
GPU = Radeon HD 5770
Mobo = Dell 0ff3fn
Ram = 4g

1. Wanting to upgrade to hd 6950, but will my cpu bottleneck this gpu?

2. If I was to upgrade my cpu what would be a good fit for gaming only?

3. Is there any need to add more ram?

My total budget for upgrading is 500.00 bucks which will include a new psu, ram if needed, gpu for sure, and cpu if needed or there just happens to be a better option out there that is with in my buget. Thanks

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January 28, 2012 1:54:58 AM

Any bottleneck imposed by the PHII X6 won't be noticable in everyday gaming. You might get a little less bottleneck out of the PHII X4 980BE because it's faster and because games don't make use of 6 cores. But I wouldn't bother.
You don't mention the size PSU you have now, but upgrading to a HD 6950 will require a 500W+ PSU depending on what else you need to power. Use this PSU calculator to get a good idea of the size you need.

And don't forget to uninstall/reinstall the driver pkg with the change of cards.
February 4, 2012 12:05:15 AM

Best answer selected by dallasstoney.
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February 4, 2012 7:31:30 AM

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