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Upgrade Suggestions / Bottleneck Questions

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December 17, 2012 7:05:52 AM

Hello guys! just registered here the site.

well there will be two questions in my thread.

1. is my processor bottlenecking my GPU?

here's my system

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+
NVIDIA GT 630 DDR3

i noticed after playing Dota 2 my GPU's Load is maxed at 81%.

2nd question.

i am planning to buy one of these two processors. which of them will give me more performance than my current processor?

AMD Athlon II X2 270
AMD Athlon II X3 450

also i have an option on buying used Phenom II X2 555 BE. but i have no plans of unlocking the cores. since i only have an entry level Deep Cool Beta 200ST

TIA!
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December 17, 2012 10:50:20 AM

A new motherboard and a new CPU and a new GPU.

Your GPU is massively weak
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December 17, 2012 1:51:02 PM

thanks for the reply. my motherboard currently supports all those three processors that i have in mind for upgrading. what should i choose among the three? a local forum here said that i would be better of at choosing the Phenom II X2
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