Compatibility Issue - GTX 550ti , Intel E8400 CPU Tags: Graphics Cards Gtx Compatibility Graphics Last response: September 2, 2011 2:46 PM in Graphics & Displays Share tswift September 1, 2011 3:55:18 PM Question: Can anyone please tell they would foresee any compatibility issues with this CPU & GPU Configuration..... Intel E8400 Core 2 Duo Nvidia Geforce GTX 550ti 750w Power Supply Nforce 680i SLI Mother Board SB X-Fi Xtreme Gamer This is an Alienware System I bought Spring 2008 and the Nivida 8800gt recently crashed and I replaced it with GTX 550ti. BFBC2 Plays extremely well, but when I play Battlefield 2 it crashes to desktop sometimes 4 to 5 times an hour. I play at 1920x1200 on a HNC 254i 25" Monitor FYI. (Default display settings after graphic drivers were installed) I know I should upgrade the entire system to a Quad Core but I'm trying to avoid spending the money. (i.e. Wife) lol Any and all responses would be appreciated! More about : compatibility issue gtx 550ti intel e8400 cpu geekapproved a b U Graphics card September 1, 2011 4:30:19 PM I don't see any compatability issues. Did you download the latest drivers from Nvidia? Have you updated BF2? tswift September 1, 2011 4:40:36 PM Yes, I downloaded the newest Vid Drivers from Nvidias website that had a release date of 8/11. BF2 is running the latest patch 1.5 I was worried about bottlenecking being the issue, but BF:BC2 ran just fine. It's weird...... Related resources GTX 550ti vs AMD 7770 - Forum Nvidias GTX 250 and 550Ti in SLI - Forum Amd althon x2 260 compabtile with a gtx 550ti - Forum Can the Foxconn MCP73M01H1 (Napa) support the GTX 550Ti graphics card - Forum GTX 550ti or RADEON HD 6770 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Mousemonkey a c 241 U Graphics card September 1, 2011 4:51:29 PM tswift said:Yes, I downloaded the newest Vid Drivers from Nvidias website that had a release date of 8/11. BF2 is running the latest patch 1.5 I was worried about bottlenecking being the issue, but BF:BC2 ran just fine. It's weird...... There is no 'bottleneck' ,I've had a pair of GTX560Ti's running in SLi on an E8400 and the framerates were high and buttery smooth. tswift September 1, 2011 4:59:17 PM That makes me feel a lot better about it then. I was about to return the GTX550ti and get a GTS450 thinking that may solve the crashing problem. Think I should consider OC the CPU? Right now it's stock 3.0ghz Mousemonkey a c 241 U Graphics card September 1, 2011 5:07:50 PM Changing the FSB to 1600mhz should give you about 3.6ghz on default voltage and slightly higher framerates. tswift September 1, 2011 5:13:16 PM Would that be the only setting I should change? Would the Motherboard come into play at that point? Pardon my ignorance Mousemonkey a c 241 U Graphics card September 1, 2011 5:16:40 PM It's the only thing I have to change on my 680i to get 3.6ghz out of my E8400. tswift September 1, 2011 5:21:00 PM Nice, I'll see what I can do. I have an air cooled system which would be my only other concern I guess at this point then. Thanks for the input. Mousemonkey a c 241 U Graphics card September 1, 2011 5:27:54 PM My E8400 rig is also air cooled but running the CPU at 3.6ghz has never been a problem. tswift September 1, 2011 5:32:14 PM SWEET! Wouldn't that be awesome to OC to 3.6ghz. I'll continue to search for answers to my BF2 crashing issue, but again my biggest concern was whether or not I got to much Video Card for the rest of my system. I'll keep you posted on the OC once I get brave enough to make that tweak. tswift September 2, 2011 2:46:28 PM FYI, I fixed the BF2 crashing problem by selecting properties from the desktop shortcut and under "Compatibility" selecting the XP Service Pack 2 Mode. Played 2 hours last night with 0 crashes. Still haven't built the courage to OC my CPU just yet. hehe Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumPalit GTX 550TI 1GB DDR5 192bit overclocking via Thundermaster ForumWill a Corsair CX430 be able to handle a GTX 550TI ? ForumPowersupply for gtx 550ti ForumCPU 775 question: E7400, E7500 or E8400 ?? ForumIntel E8400 vs. Intel Q8400 ForumEVGA GeForce GTX 550Ti Graphics Card ForumHelp/advice/assistance with crossfiring ( GTX 560ti, GTX 550ti ) ForumGTX 550TI graphic driver crashing ForumCompatibility Issue ForumNo POST with new video card ForumGTX 460 2GB, Replacement, Help ! ForumWhich GPU(s) will bottle-neck my CPU? ForumGraphics card compatibility ForumGraphics Card compatibility ForumGTX 460 SLI power supply More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !