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what will be a suitable processor(socket-lga775) for intense and xtreme gaming
i have following components
gpu - nvidia gts 450
display- 1360x768
mainboard-msi g31 lga 775 socket
ram-2gb
current processor-intel dual core e2200
The entire system as a whole is not giving performance meant for a gts 450
please tell if there is any other problem
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  1. Your processor is bottlenecking the gts 450.
  2. buy a core2quad and double your ram
  3. Yes, as stated above, the E2200 is holding back the graphic card. Your board can use most/all of the Core2Quads (if you can still find one. Ebay?) You may have to upgrade the BIOS for the fastest of the C2Qs, though. Look up the CPU/BIOS requirements here:
    http://www.msi.com/product/mb/G31TM-P21.html
  4. thanks for the bios
    but what model of core 2 quad will completely feed a gts 450
    also suggest a sufficient power supply
  5. rishiraj said:
    thanks for the bios
    but what model of core 2 quad will completely feed a gts 450
    also suggest a sufficient power supply


    Whats your budget?
  6. 200 $
  7. Get a core2quad Q6600(If you can get one) or dual core E7500 & a Seasonic s12ii 520.
    And ya, If possible, double your ram :)
  8. what will be a suitable processor(socket-lga775) for intense and xtreme gaming
    i have following components
    gpu - nvidia gts 450
    display- 1360x768
    mainboard-msi g31 lga 775 socket
    ram-2gb
    current processor-intel dual core e2200
    The entire system as a whole is not giving performance meant for a gts 450
    please tell if there is any other problem


    no offence but your rig is no where for 'intense and xtreme gaming' :??:
    but you can improve a lot by-
    getting quad core(c2q) and overclocking it to 3ghz+
    add at least 2gb more for ram.
    for 1260x768,your rig will do fine. ;)
  9. Cant $200 get a G850, H61 board and 4gigs of value RAM in India?
  10. Zero_ said:
    Cant $200 get a G850, H61 board and 4gigs of value RAM in India?


    nope. :)
  11. rishiraj said:
    thanks for the bios
    but what model of core 2 quad will completely feed a gts 450
    also suggest a sufficient power supply

    Here is a hierarchy list of gaming processors to compare against. I used to have a Q9550 that I passed on to someone else. It's still gaming everything well with a HD 6850 (which is a bit more card than your GTS 450) @ 1680x1050.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-5.html

    Here is a PSU calculator to use:
    http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/
    Your GTS 450 uses about 102W at peak load. That translates into about 8.5 Amps on the +12V rail for just the card. Use the calculator to find the wattage needed for your total system and pay attention the the +12V rail's or rails' amp capacity.
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