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Good GPU for a Pentium D 960?

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April 1, 2012 11:59:53 PM

The best CPU my motherboard will take is a Pentium D 960, 3.6 Ghz. What's the best GPU I should bother getting? If you could, give a reasonable option and an option erring on the side of bottle necking/paying too much/maximum juice. Drink it up.

Thanks.

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April 2, 2012 12:11:21 AM

Please list your motherboard and power supply make/model number. They are more important than the cpu to determine your next gpu.
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April 2, 2012 12:37:52 AM

Thats not your motherboard, thats your chipset, Now i believe that cpu to be socket 775 so the mobo should support some better chips, core 2 duo, core 2 quad, Although if it is an old intel board it may not
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April 2, 2012 12:48:41 AM

seamus_breath: I already posted in the first post that I know "fo sho" that the best CPU my motherboard can handle, according to its own BIOS, is a Pentium D 960, 3.6 Ghz.

Sorry, but real juice.

It's in a Dell Optiplex Gx620, so it's probably one of those old Intel boards.

I don't know how to figure out a model number for the motherboard if the link I gave isn't it.

Any more information I should provide?
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April 2, 2012 12:55:33 AM

I'm doing it, but is all this really necessary?
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April 2, 2012 1:07:15 AM

Right thats a 775 motherboard so you should be able to fit at least a low end Pentium Duel Core. Just out of interest, what do you use your pc for? Because you may just be better off selling it and upgrading
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April 2, 2012 1:07:35 AM

for that cpu i would suggest nothing stronger than a 98gt anything more and you will bottleneck...
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April 2, 2012 1:14:41 AM

What's a 98 gt? Googled it and got cars.

And what's a video card that, for my specs, would err on the side of bottlenecking but provide maximum juice?
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April 2, 2012 1:30:57 AM

Oh yeah, and is there a way to use a dual core processor even though the most recent BIOS update supports at most a D 960? Do I not know what I'm talking about? I hope not
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April 2, 2012 11:58:19 AM

kangaroo4321 said:
What's a 98 gt? Googled it and got cars.

And what's a video card that, for my specs, would err on the side of bottlenecking but provide maximum juice?

nvidia 9800gt... its a dx10 gfx card.
or ati 4850
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April 2, 2012 6:41:52 PM

You can't really bottleneck a PSU....
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