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Pentium Dual Core E5800 good *ENOUGH* for gaming?

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July 1, 2012 10:38:33 PM

I know, I know. It's a weak processor. But judging by the minimum and recommended specs for games today, I thought I should be able to pass by (dual core and 3.2GHz). So I ask if games like Battlefield 3 multiplayer (even if I have to drop to lowest settings) and Skyrim would work on this processor. My Specs will be:

Dell Inspiron 560
Pentium Dual Core E5800
Stock MOBO (whatever that is)
3GB of DDR3 RAM
HD 6850 GPU
HDD @ 7200rpm
Monitor @ 1600x900
Any other specs are available

My goal is to surpass console FPS at equivalent settings or raise the quality of a console. I aim for 60+ fps on low. I am willing to change the RAM and that's it. After that, it's not worth it. Could anyone help?

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July 1, 2012 10:43:45 PM

how much you are willing to spend on a cpu?
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July 1, 2012 10:45:25 PM

xtreme5 said:
how much you are willing to spend on a cpu?


I want to spend $0! This was the point of the post.
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July 1, 2012 10:47:58 PM

gman_42 said:
I want to spend $0! This was the point of the post.

what do you mean?
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July 1, 2012 10:51:55 PM

OK, so maybe i wasn't clear. I DO NOT WANT TO SPEND MONEY ON A CPU. I want to know if this one (my current one) will be able to play games.
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July 1, 2012 10:56:47 PM

yes, it is nice cpu just squeeze it to gain more better performance you are able to play latest games with low-mid setting.
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July 1, 2012 11:07:13 PM

Best answer selected by gman_42.
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July 1, 2012 11:07:45 PM

xtreme5 said:
yes, it is nice cpu just squeeze it to gain more better performance you are able to play latest games with low-mid setting.


Thank you! That's all I wanted to know.
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July 2, 2012 1:43:45 AM

I built my friend an i3 2120/GTX 560SE build and after overclocking the card, I run into pretty substantial CPU bottlenecking in BF3 multiplayer on maps with more than 25 or so.

You chip isn't bad but don't spend more than $200 on a graphics card or it will go to waste.
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