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July 9, 2012 9:51:51 PM

what is lagging behind or rather slowing my pc

gtx 260 oc
or e8500 3.15Ghz

8 gb ddr2 800MHz

??

Is it worth going for the 2500k intel i5 or should i go for the bigger cpu ??(i7)
and is mp gtx going to be a big hindrance.?
i dont want to have to upgate again in lets say 2 years
got about 8000 rand (rand to doller about 8,3 rand to 1 US dollor)


THanks ..


a c 145 Î Nvidia
July 9, 2012 10:21:36 PM

If for gaming then the I5 2500K or I5 3570K is best price performance. The GTX260 would be up for replacement as well and your E8500 could even handle card like GTX560Ti.
July 9, 2012 10:33:40 PM

thanks for reply

i have been playing with afterburner on the 260 msi

but dont really notice much diffrence . even when pushed to 710 core and 1100 mem / runns good but even when really pushing the oc quiet high
mabye 1 or 2 fps more .

seems ocing a gpu dont really give you much results ?




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a c 145 Î Nvidia
July 9, 2012 10:37:01 PM

About the same performance increase in % fps as in % clock/memory speed.
July 9, 2012 10:38:50 PM

whats a good ratio between clock and mem to follow ?
a c 145 Î Nvidia
July 9, 2012 10:42:25 PM

Do not really know since I always upgrade when feeling lag instead of overclocking. Usually every other generation.
July 9, 2012 10:44:41 PM

thanks for the help
July 9, 2012 10:50:49 PM

Indeed, it depends on your budget.

To upgrade your whole system on a budget, depending on your panel resolution.

Something like a I3 2100 coupled with a 6870 would suffice for entry level Hidef gaming.

The primary benefit to the I5 is that it's stupendously fast, but even an i3 on sub HD resolutions (1280x1024, 1366x768, 1440x900) an i3 will give you over 60fps when coupled with a decent gfx, like a 6870.

Edit: You won't recieve any benefit to overclocking an entry level gfx solution like the 260, most modern games eat it for breakfast, it simply doesn't have the architecture to keep up no matter the clock speed.

If you want better bang for buck, then at least sink a new gfx card in there, like a 6850 for about a hundred bucks, and overclock your E8500 for optimum results.
July 9, 2012 11:15:37 PM

ok lets say i oc my e 8500 . any setting hints because i cant get any stability the moment i do any ocing . and the 260 , is it mabye worth getting a gtx 560 ti and sli'ing it with the 260 . or just scratch the 260 ??
a c 145 Î Nvidia
July 9, 2012 11:36:53 PM

Your E8500 overclocked past 3.5GHz with a GTX560Ti would still be able to play most things very well.
July 9, 2012 11:52:54 PM

scratch the 260, it wouldn't be worth the compatability issues, nor the additional power drain.

e8500 can run quite hot, are you running the stock cooler? If you are i would reccomend putting an after market one on there, stock coolers are designed for cooling a stock CPU, not an OC'd one.

Once you have an aftermarket cooling solution, (May I reccomend the CM 212 evo, about 30-50 bucks, will lower your temps considerably.) try bumping your voltage to maintain a stable overclock. This will however drive up your temperatures even further, hence the need for an aftermarket cooling solution.
a b Î Nvidia
July 9, 2012 11:59:00 PM

I have a few 260's. the only one that played smooth was the Lightning with double the ram over stock cards.

your video card is the culprit. buy a high end beast that you can carry over to your next build ( mobo/proc/ram ). putting a processor on that "old" ( 775 ) machine isn't worth it.... and the ones listed won't fit... ( wrong socket )
July 10, 2012 8:43:20 AM

i have a red orb(http://www.xoxide.com/thermatake-ruby-orb-hsf.html) cooler keeps my temp very low . like 20 on idea and on full load goes to like 26 on a hot day .
got a good cooling box also(http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_000...)

i have a msi p7n sli plainum(http://www.msi.com/product/mb/P7N-SLI-Platinum---P7N-Zi...) mobo and kingston normal 800Mhz ram .

whats to much power for the cpu over stock power .
like what will fry my cpu . and this core cell thing also sucks that also locks up when i install it and use the oc option .
also when i change the cpu clock . there is a setting to ither auto the ratio betwean the mem and cpu or lock it . how do you know or work out whats the right clocks to match the oc .(cpu to mem ). how sentitive is mem to ocing > do they fry very easy if you up the Mhz
July 18, 2012 8:41:28 PM

new to posting here but just wanted to add im runing a core 2 duo e8500 and currently have it set to 3.4 ghz with a antec liquid cooling kit stays at 37 c and 42 under a load and also runingg the gtx 560 ti from evga with 6 gis of g-skill ddr2 ram clocked to 823mhz with a 630 watt rosewill psu and it runs Battle field 3 just fine full detail. just to let u know the ole e8500 still has the power to play with the big boys lol. also runing the acer version of the msi p7n so far boards be ok been a issue with the 3rd ram slot not liking the extra 2 gigs i had(all matching btw) so stuck at 6 gigs
July 20, 2012 5:51:16 AM

rolli59 said:
If for gaming then the I5 2500K or I5 3570K is best price performance. The GTX260 would be up for replacement as well and your E8500 could even handle card like GTX560Ti.



would the e8500 handle the gtx 560ti at stock clocks?
a c 145 Î Nvidia
July 20, 2012 11:19:49 AM

mricham said:
would the e8500 handle the gtx 560ti at stock clocks?

It probably would need a overclock to let the card run at its full potential.
July 22, 2012 8:02:53 PM

is there a way to see if my e8500 is a k or not . i cant tell
July 22, 2012 8:03:12 PM

is there a way to see if my e8500 is a k or not . i cant tell
July 22, 2012 8:27:56 PM

dose it say a k on the prossesor
a c 145 Î Nvidia
July 22, 2012 8:29:44 PM

K versions came out with the newer I5's and I7's! No K versions during c2d times.
July 22, 2012 8:32:56 PM

ok
July 23, 2012 12:31:16 AM

i would try using cpuid should show versions and steppin of cpu
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