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Graphic card strength limited by CPU?

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August 28, 2012 6:35:35 PM

Hey my pc started mini lagging (even with the badest solution) while playing new games (like 'Sleeping Dogs') who shoud not lagg and in some forums I found that it couldt be because my CPU is too bad for my graphic card ist that right?
And if so can you recommend me a new CPU?
Tanks for all answers!
My system:

System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: GA-870A-UD3
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X2 555 Processor (2 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460

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August 29, 2012 2:21:08 AM

Yes, it is bottlenecking. You should get a quad core or six core phenom.
If you can't afford them, try overclocking your CPU or try unlocking the 2 extra cores of the CPU if available. I believe you can do that through the bios.
August 29, 2012 9:02:58 PM

Do I need a new mainboard for a quad?
August 29, 2012 11:47:55 PM

Lennex said:
Do I need a new mainboard for a quad?

No. Your current motherboard supports those CPU's