Here are the specs of the current computer
OS: Vista64 Home Premium
Monitor: Samsung 226bw 22in LCD
CPU: E8400 not OC, thinking about doing +50% (FSB1333mhz)
MOBO: ASUS p35
GPU: HD Radeon 4850 512mb
RAM: 2x2gb 1000mhz DDR2 (for some reason, it's running at 400mhz
PSU: OCZ GameXStream 700w
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500gb 32mb cache NCQ
extra fans, coolermaster case
running 1680x1050 resolution
so basically, I am able to run the game on LOW, but it crashes a bit too much to my liking and I just can't compete in any ways in 1v1 firefight because I am way too laggy.
I am REALLLY outdated on what why and how computer works
Is it because of my GPU? I think I have ram issues too... I am thinking about overclocking my E8400 to 4ghz or 4.5ghz.
Now let's say I fix my RAM, OC that CPU and buy a new GPU; would I be good for a while? Is there even a GPU I can buy that would fit on that old mobo?
Any advice would be very appreciated... I have a very limited budget so I can't afford a new computer
Processor 1 ID = 0
Number of cores 2 (max 2)
Number of threads 2 (max 2)
Name Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
Specification Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz
Package (platform ID) Socket 775 LGA (0x0)
Extended CPUID 6.17
Core Stepping C0
Technology 45 nm
TDP Limit 65 Watts
Core Speed 3006.1 MHz
Multiplier x FSB 9.0 x 334.0 MHz
Rated Bus speed 1336.1 MHz
Stock frequency 3000 MHz
Instructions sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, EM64T, VT-x
L1 Data cache 2 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L1 Instruction cache 2 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L2 cache 6144 KBytes, 24-way set associative, 64-byte line size
FID/VID Control yes
FID range 6.0x - 9.0x
Max VID 1.225 V
Should I X-fire the old card along with the new one, I guess this would be quite pointless because of the extra useless heat?
I don't remember what kindo CPU Heatsink/fan I bought when I built this computer, but I remember spending around 30$ back then for something that had a VERY good reputation, so I guess this should be fine right? Also have an extra 120mm case fan
I bought my computer in 2008 and the motherboard is an asus p35.
I am wondering if that GPU ATI HD 6770 would fit on that motherboard without being bottlenecked.
I want to be able to play Battlefield3!
Get hd 6850 it runs battlefield 3 pretty smoothly. If your budget allows you upgrade your processor to a core 2 quad or core 2 xtreme. I think your motherboard's socket is LGA 775 right?Core2quad is the best processor supported by your motherboard.