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Did i made a mistake while buying a ZOTAC GTX 550 ti

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June 30, 2012 4:22:25 PM

I recently bought a ZOTAC GTX 550 ti .
My specs
Intel dual core E5300 2.60 ghz
GTX 550 ti
2gb ddr2

I think that the dual core is preventing the card from unleashing its true power. Did I made a mistake of buying this card cause i dont have plans for buying a new processor any time soon .????
a b U Graphics card
June 30, 2012 4:31:15 PM

Which game are you running and are you having trouble running them at decent frame rates? I suspect that you may need more CPU and GPU power but that's just a shot in the dark without knowing what you are trying to do.
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a b U Graphics card
June 30, 2012 4:41:57 PM

yes, you made a mistake ask here when you buying, BTW overclock the chip as much as you can.
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a b U Graphics card
June 30, 2012 4:48:28 PM

haha you should just buy a second hand core 2 duo off of ebay!
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a b U Graphics card
June 30, 2012 5:37:01 PM

There is no need to buy another CPU, unless your motherboard is junk
those chips easily get to 3.6Ghz

If you are able to overclock to 3.6 they are going to be a great matchup
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a b U Graphics card
June 30, 2012 5:58:08 PM

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I think that the dual core is preventing the card from unleashing its true power


What power is that? The 550ti is hardly powerful... the CPU is the least of your worries and yes it was a mistake buying it.
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a b U Graphics card
June 30, 2012 6:06:00 PM

Despite the the others if you were not going to updagrade the cpu/mobo then really the only way you could have done better was to find a cheaper card
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a c 117 U Graphics card
June 30, 2012 6:10:39 PM

why do you think the 550ti is not going to its full potential? it is not like a high end card so were you expecting too much?

however yeah the E5300 is not that great, fortunately those things overclock like a champ w/o breaking a sweat up to 3.8 Ghz.
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a b U Graphics card
June 30, 2012 6:31:48 PM

Don't know what you paid for it but you could have gotten a 6850 (or similar) for $130ish. Of course depending upon the PSU...
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