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October 15, 2012 1:47:25 AM

Hello, i have been asking in this forum for a while about my processor and others things. I´m trying to figure out why my CPU isn´t running well or enough to run with a good fps or without problems most games (Appearently my CPU isn´t that bad).

Because the cost of the best CPU that my motherboard is compatible to i´m planning in buying a new motherboard and then a decent but cheaper CPU.

My current CPU is a Pentium Dual core 3Ghz and my graphic card is a Radeon HD 6870.

If it is because my CPU is just simply bad or not good enough which motherboard you can suggest me to go according to a new CPU and my current Video card?

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October 15, 2012 1:58:41 AM

"The cost of the best graphics card that my motherboard is compatible with" <- I have never heard of such thing occuring. Who told you that? All motherboards, as long as it supports PCI-E 2.0, will be able to support ANY GPU on the market at the current moment.

What is the exact model of your CPU and motherboard? If it's an LGA1155 Pentium, you can upgrade to something such as a GTX560 Ti or even a Radeon HD7850 without suffering too much bottleneck. The wise thing to do would most likely be upgrade to a Core i5 and get the beefiest GPU can afford.
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October 15, 2012 2:02:31 AM

I meant to say the CPU and not the graphic, editing it right now.

My motherboard is a G41M-VGS3/G41M-VS3. My cpu is a Pentium Dual core E5700 3Ghz.
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October 15, 2012 2:09:39 AM

which means its an lga 775
which means a complete system upgrade is in order except your graphics card.
your radeon hd6870 is more than enough for upto 1080p gaming but your cpu is bottlenecking it now.
yeah so get a new cpu+mobo+ram etc.. dont get a new gpu if you game at or less than 1080p.
i would suggest an ivy bridge core i3-3220 + a cheap H61 or H67 mobo if you are on a budget ..
you could always upgrade to a better cpu like i5;down the road..
but keep your current hd6870.
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October 15, 2012 2:10:37 AM

Thank you for clearing that up, I was puzzled by that :lol: 

Anyway, I would recommend upgrading to something such as an Intel Core i3 3220 (if you're on a budget) and pair it up with an ASRock H77M motherboard. The Mobo+CPU combination will cost around $200 for a massive leap in gaming performance. You'll have to purchase a kit of DDR3 RAM, however.

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October 15, 2012 2:59:58 AM

The E5700 is a relatively old CPU. It was quite decent back when it was new in Q3 2010. It is based on Intel's older Wolfdale CPU core which was originally released back in 2008.

You need to provide a budget for your upgrade.
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October 15, 2012 3:49:46 AM

My budget can be around $100 and $200.
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October 15, 2012 4:10:22 AM

rikimanu said:
My budget can be around $100 and $200.

intel pentium G850- $80
gigabyte H61 mobo-$60
8gb ddr3 kit-$40
total-$180
you could swap the G850 for G2120 or an i3 ig you want a little bit more power
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October 15, 2012 4:11:32 AM

rikimanu said:
My budget can be around $100 and $200.

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October 16, 2012 12:18:17 AM

mocchan said:
Intel Core i3 2120 $124.99 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock H77M Motherboard $69.99 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.Skill Value Series 8GB 1333Mhz RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total : $228.97

Not a bad deal for only $30 over if you ask me :)  The i3 will be much more powerful than your current rig.



Seems liek a great deal but i´m not sure about 8 gig of ram. I´m having a lot of issues trying to upgrade from 32 bit to 64, plus i think the ddr3 can be exchangable, or not?.
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October 16, 2012 12:38:52 AM

What do you mean by exchangeable? However, if you feel 8GB is way too much for you, you could always get a single 4GB stick like this - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Then upgrade later on when you feel comfortable moving to 64 bit :) 
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October 16, 2012 2:12:51 AM

mocchan said:
What do you mean by exchangeable? However, if you feel 8GB is way too much for you, you could always get a single 4GB stick like this - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Then upgrade later on when you feel comfortable moving to 64 bit :) 


Basically take the RAM from my ¨old¨mobo and put it in the new one. Both are able to take DDR3 RAM. Eitherway it is just a thought, talking without knowing.

By the way, it isn´t that it is too much for me but the fact it won´t do much if can´t fully upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit my OS to the point i´m asking help in another subforum of this site.

Thanks for your help i will close this now.

And just in case this is the link for the thread i amde about my problems with the clean install from 32 bit to 64 bit.http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/55671-63-select-drive...
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October 16, 2012 2:13:43 AM

Best answer selected by rikimanu.
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October 16, 2012 4:21:06 AM

If your current motherboard uses DDR3, then by all means, reuse your RAM! It is fully compatible. Just make sure the voltage on your RAM is 1.5v to avoid warranty problems with the newer CPU's :) 

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