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Where is my PC's bottleneck?

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November 20, 2011 8:04:27 PM

Hey everyone, I'm kind of new to this, so I apologize if I put this in the wrong category.

Anyways, I bought a computer from Dell a year or so ago. I upgraded my video card. Now before I continue by telling everyone my computer's specification,

NOTE that this is NOT A GAMING RIG, nor do I intend it to be. I bought the card purely for High Definition/Blu-Ray editing/playback. I am a minor gamer, I play games like GTA IV, but on the absolute LOWEST quality.

Here's my specs:

Windows 7 32 Bit
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E7500 2.93GHz
2GB RAM
320GB HDD
ECS 1GB GT430 (Fermi) LOW PROFILE (It IS a slim tower)

So is there a bottle neck? and Where?


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November 20, 2011 8:08:58 PM

A bottleneck for what? In gaming, it'll be your GPU. In video playback, you won't hit one. In video editing, it'll be the CPU.
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November 20, 2011 8:52:31 PM

I have the 430 and it is pretty weak. I don't think there is a bottle neck. Just weak components. You may want to increase the RAM. I had problems with my PC when it only had 2 GB of RAM. Increasing it to 4 GB might fix your problem.
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November 20, 2011 8:59:06 PM

^True! I hadn't noticed that. RAM would help in all situations but playback.
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November 20, 2011 9:34:17 PM

Best answer selected by oquabili.
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November 20, 2011 9:34:44 PM

ok thank you guys :D 
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