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May 15, 2012 4:03:01 AM

hi everyone i am looking for a upgrade for my cpu since it sucks.i want amd so please do not tell me amd sucks an go with intel since i do not have the money for a new mobo and cpu.

system specs

cpu-amd 840

mobo-amd sabertooth 990fx

ram-6gb 1300 g.skill

os-windows 7

harddrive-1tb

psu-650watt xfx

gpu-gtx 550 ti

so i need a cpu that will go with my 7970 when i get around buying one
i play a lot of mmos and fps

thanks

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May 15, 2012 9:16:07 AM

Your board can overclock. If you've already tried that, then look for a used 955 for under $100 if funds are tight.
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May 15, 2012 11:45:21 AM

o1die said:
Your board can overclock. If you've already tried that, then look for a used 955 for under $100 if funds are tight.

yeah overclocking hasn't help at all 3.2 ghz to 3.9 getting very low fps and crowded areas
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May 15, 2012 11:50:57 AM

Are you having network problems? Do you get better performance on an uncrowded server?

Does turning down the graphics quality settings help the system run smoother with better FPS?
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May 15, 2012 12:02:24 PM


A PhII Deneb, clock-for-clock with your 840 may be 5-10% faster overall.

. . . but what WR2 said ...


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May 15, 2012 1:48:29 PM

network is not the problem 25ms only get 15 fps increase at very low areas are with 250+ ppl during prime thinking of a AMD Phenom II X4 970 to see if that will fix my problem
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May 15, 2012 1:52:57 PM

25ms ping means very little.

What kind of network bandwidth do you have?
Do you get better performance on an uncrowded server?

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May 15, 2012 2:39:38 PM

Newegg has the 95w 955 for $95 with promo code, which expires tomorrow. But I would do some more research and be sure you will get the results you desire before ordering.
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May 15, 2012 2:40:10 PM

Do you get better performance on an uncrowded server?
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May 15, 2012 2:42:45 PM

Does turning down the graphics quality settings help the system run smoother with better FPS? When on the server with '250+ ppl'.
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May 15, 2012 2:53:08 PM

If you are bent on spending cash before trouble shooting with wr2, I'd suggest you pick up the 7970 first and compare the difference of the 550ti. Again, the difference in processors will be about 5-10% as stated earlier.
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May 15, 2012 3:04:40 PM

+1 on your internet connection. Your ping is important, try using speedtest and set it to a local server. Failing that and you've overclocked your CPU I think the graphics may be at fault. The GTX550ti is a 1680x1050 card, and if you're trying to run bf3 at high or something like that at 1080p that'll be the reason why you're getting low fps. Better graphics help performance more than a better cpu
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May 15, 2012 4:39:39 PM


Blahman11 said:
+1 on your internet connection. Your ping is important, try using speedtest and set it to a local server. Failing that and you've overclocked your CPU I think the graphics may be at fault. The GTX550ti is a 1680x1050 card, and if you're trying to run bf3 at high or something like that at 1080p that'll be the reason why you're getting low fps. Better graphics help performance more than a better cpu


Ding! Ding! Ding!

The fat lady phoned it in . . .

(I'm not calling you a fat lady :lol:  )

Fire up that HD7970 with the Propus quad at 3.9GHz (and NB 25000MHz), and let's see what she'll do.








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May 15, 2012 5:00:59 PM

Wisecracker said:
Ding! Ding! Ding!

The fat lady phoned it in . . .

(I'm not calling you a fat lady :lol:  )

Fire up that HD7970 with the Propus quad at 3.9GHz (and NB 25000MHz), and let's see what she'll do.



DONG ! DONG ! DONG !

+1^

Your problem is not your 840, its your 550ti, which is a pretty weak GPU.
What i would do is but a GTX670 not the 7970, i think with your 840 clocked @ 3.9ghz you will see a big difference running a GTX670, oh you do have a decent cooler on your CPU right ? Not that its throttling due to heat issues ?
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May 16, 2012 3:22:03 AM

thx guys yeah i am running a 24 inch monitor at 1080p good thing i didnt hook up my 32inch or i may have broke down crying lol now i am looking at the GTX 680 FTW+ 4GB
and i have a Corsair h60 as my cpu cooler
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May 16, 2012 3:39:23 AM

rebeltravis said:
i am running a 24 inch monitor at 1080p
good thing i didnt hook up my 32inch
If they're both 1920x1080 pixels performance would be the same. It's not size- it's pixels.

If your 32" in 720p - performance would be quite a bit better driving 1366x768 pixels.

Look at one of those new GTX 670s.
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May 16, 2012 3:41:46 AM

rebeltravis said:
network is not the problem
You haven't ruled out a network problem yet.
Your connection is OK, but get a couple dozen players on a busy server with marginal connections - that's going to impact the server and your network performance.
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