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Would a gtx 560 se still work at an optimal level (within 5-10 fps of what it should) when pared with a Pentium Dual Core E2200 2.2ghz processor?

Things to note: No I am not getting a new processor right now so I don't need suggestions and no I am not getting a different video card so no suggestions with that either. Thanks!
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    It will not work very well with 2.2GHz Dual Core CPU unless you're willing to do a lot of overclocking.

    The Pentium Dual Core is a stripped down, low clocked, reduced cache Core 2 Duo, which even the better Core 2 Duos running at 3.0GHz can struggle in CPU intensive games, Skyrim, BF3 Multiplier, & Star Craft 2 are some common examples of games that need a decently clocked quad core or (very) highly clocked dual core. 2.2GHz just isn't close to enough.

    Realistically in most modern games, you won't be able to really even get 50% of what your card could do. Not with that CPU.
  2. It's good though that 50% is still 300% faster than my video card now. :)
  3. If you aren't afraid to overclock, you can get a Cooler Master Hyper 212 + for $20 on Newegg and push that Pentium to 3.3GHz or more and really get some good performance.
  4. I have a hyper 212+ in a CM HAF 912 so it does run really cool in there but this is all parts from an old dell and the motherboard is not even an actual brand.

    Unless theirs a way to overclock from inside windows my bios gives no such options.
  5. Ahh, well that would be a problem. Are you sure you don't want to order a new mobo + CPU. I can find some really good combo deals for you that will transfer your gaming.
  6. Well I am replacing my entire rig in January 2013

    CPU: FX-8150 (I know someone is going to say get intel)
    Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131851
    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231550
    OS: Windows 8

    Already have everything else replaced except the GPU which I am getting now.
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    Would a gtx 560 se still work at an optimal level (within 5-10 fps of what it should)


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    I am not getting a new processor right now so I don't need suggestions and no I am not getting a different video card so no suggestions with that either.


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    It's good though that 50% is still 300% faster than my video card now.


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    CPU: FX-8150 (I know someone is going to say get intel)


    Whats the point of even asking if you are unwilling to take any of the advice? Thank you for wasting my/our time.

    To help with your current CPU problem try this link. http://www.overclock.net/t/292624/bsel-mod-on-a-e2200

    Edited for spelling.
  8. That BSEL mod wants me to take the CPU out and cover pins and create connections with conductive ink. I would rather not do that sorry. Thanks for the info though stant1rm.
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  10. Seriously, avoid that FX CPU. My i5 kicks so much ass it's not funny and it's not much more money at all. Also, Windows 8 is starting to look likes it a gonna be a Vista 2.0 or even worse. Stick with 7.
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