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I5 650 with GTX 680

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August 9, 2012 12:41:03 PM

I just upgraded from a GTX 560 to a 680 and my FPS in BF3 go's down to the 30's alot and i have a 1st Gen i5 650 OC'd to 3.6Ghz and i'am wondering is my cpu causing this?

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a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 1:06:40 PM

yes.
i5-650 is just a dual core with hyper-threading.
BF3 especially multiplayer is too demanding for dual core chips hyper-threading or not.

you can try a fresh install of GTX 680 drivers.
use the 'clean install' option or use driver sweeper.
reinstall drivers and try it again.
August 9, 2012 1:18:00 PM

Guess i gotta buy a new mobo and i7 thanks
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a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 1:19:30 PM

i5...
August 9, 2012 2:37:24 PM

I think i'll go with i7 2600 just for future proofing
a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 2:45:56 PM

unless the i7-2700K is $20 more...
don't forget the 'K' series...
a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 2:47:43 PM

For futuring proofing go for the NEW intel 3770k.
a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 2:50:12 PM

doesn't matter, either or will do..
a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 3:03:06 PM

If it's for gaming (or even for gaming and other normal computing tasks), there is no need to drop another $100 on the hyperthreading-enabled i7-3770k or 2700k or 2600 or whatever. Just get a sandy or ivy bridge i5, which has the same per-core clock capability and the same number of cores but lacks HT. An i5-2500k, 2550k, 3570k, or the non-OC variants are all going to be just as good in gaming as the hyperthreading i7 kin.
a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 3:06:00 PM

motorneuron said:
If it's for gaming (or even for gaming and other normal computing tasks), there is no need to drop another $100 on the hyperthreading-enabled i7-3770k or 2700k or 2600 or whatever. Just get a sandy or ivy bridge i5, which has the same per-core clock capability and the same number of cores but lacks HT. An i5-2500k, 2550k, 3570k, or the non-OC variants are all going to be just as good in gaming as the hyperthreading i7 kin.

I tried to tell him that too.... ;) 
August 9, 2012 3:10:51 PM

Appreciate the help guys but i got the i7 2600 and not the K because i will not be overclocking
a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 3:11:35 PM

verbalizer said:
I tried to tell him that too.... ;) 


Haha, so you did, and so succinctly that I missed it. So +1 to the "i5" above.
a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 3:13:11 PM

zxCygnus2142xz said:
Appreciate the help guys but i got the i7 2600 and not the K because i will not be overclocking

but it is SO SO SO easy to do...
and can be done on air.
at least clock it to 4.0GHz...
PLEASE.!
:lol: 
August 9, 2012 3:14:40 PM

I know i could get more performance for my money but I prefer longevity over performance
a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 3:19:17 PM

same stock voltage meaning slightly more heat but manageable with same hardware as stock settings.
the only reason I say slightly more heat because the CPU spinning faster even without added voltage still generates more heat.
there is no evidence of deterioration in the processor.
just saying, why run 3.4GHz when you can run 4.0GHz for free.?

but your call and it's still a killer CPU and possible set-up.
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