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Will updating my Pentium D allow me to max out GW2?

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September 9, 2012 3:05:45 PM

Hello,
I'm currently running an older 775 board. I'm building a different one, but I want to upgrade this a little bit for better performance as I'm going to just be letting my household use it. I'm on a budget, and I'm quite aware the Core 2 Quads are outdated. However, I'm currently rocking a Pentium D Dual Core @ 3.0ghz, paired with 2gb of ram and a GTX 550 Ti.

This computer is mostly for Guild Wars 2 gameplay, and other everyday things. I'm wanting to say my cpu is bottlenecking and want to upgrade it. I'm looking aroudn and found a core 2 Quad Q6600 I'm interested in. I was wondering, if I replace the old Pentium D with a Core 2 Quad, if it will be able to max out Guild Wars 2? The Pentium D & 550Ti are able to play on medium with around 15-20FPs.

Thanks All, after this, I'll be saving my paycheck to finish my other build.

I would like to be able to play Guild Wars 2 smoothly, and figure this processor I can get for around 70 bucks and it should will last for awhile. Only problem I would see is that my board doesn't support overclocking, that I'm aware of.

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September 9, 2012 4:20:30 PM

if your old system has a good power supply and newer sata drive your better off money wise and performace wize to use the 70.00 for the one cpu to buy a new mb and cpu.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
60.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
50.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
20.00
the only other thing i can tell you with an old system is the cpu and the low amount of ram is going to hurt you. ddr2 ram is very costly now.
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September 9, 2012 4:31:15 PM

Well, I'm almost finished with my newer build. I just lack about 150 dollars.

Ive got everything but the processor for it.
I get paid in two weeks so maybe I'll have the money.
Anyways, this should max out gw2, no?

i5 2500k (possibly OC w/ Hyper 212 + cooler)
8gb DDR3 Ram 1333mhz
GTX 550 Ti

then later I will upgrade to a SSD if I ever get the money.
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September 9, 2012 5:09:10 PM

No it will not nearly max out GW2.No matter how powerfull the CPU is if your GPU isn't good enough you're not gonna make it.
You will still be able to play it well on medium though.
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September 9, 2012 5:43:19 PM

Yes, a GTX550Ti should run GW on "balanced" settings fairly well. I have a somewhat more powerful HD7770 in my Intel rig (see .sig) and even with an i5-3570K I'm on "balanced" with one or two things turned up another notch.
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September 9, 2012 8:18:37 PM

Where are you going to find a q6600 for $70, there 150+ even on ebay. If you can find one for 70 buy it quick and make your self a nice profit reselling it right away. LoL
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