Did i made a mistake while buying a ZOTAC GTX 550 ti Tags: Graphics Cards Gtx Zotac Dual Core Graphics Last response: June 30, 2012 6:31 PM in Graphics & Displays Share gikkz 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 .???? More about : made mistake buying zotac gtx 550 JKatwyopc 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. xtreme5 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. Related resources Zotac Gtx 550 ti vs Asus Gtx 550 ti .. - Forum GTX 550 TI crashing on several games - Forum Zotac Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti for gaming and 3d rendering. - Forum I5 2500k and gtx 550ti - Forum ZOTAC GTX 550 ti Display Problem - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer panwala95 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! spentshells 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 RussK1 a b U Graphics card June 30, 2012 5:58:08 PM Quote: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. spentshells 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 Anonymous 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. RussK1 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... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumINTEL overclocking guide Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] rts-stores Forum1 Card heating significantly more with Zotac GTX 550Ti AMP! Edition ForumGTX 550ti enough? Forum550ti or 7770 while I wait for the 650 ti to come out ForumDual Gefore GTX 560 Ti OC for 3 monitor ForumNeed Advice on GTS 450 vs GTX 550 Ti vs HD 6850 ForumCrysis 2 makes a GTX550 Ti reach 89c? ForumZOTAC GeForce GTX 650 (not the TI i guess) ForumGTX 550ti or RADEON HD 6770 ForumGtx 550 ti for dg41rq, 2gb ddr2 ram, c2d 2.93 ghz ForumBuying a zotac nvidia 560 ti ForumDid I make a mistake on this i7-2600K build? Forum5760x1080 Eyefinity on HD 7870 ForumGTX 560 Fan Speed Doesnt Go Higher Than %70 , I See 100C degree! More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !