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Upgrading computer / bottlenecking Please help!

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February 17, 2013 6:25:27 AM

Hello i current have an 4 year old gaming computer and want to upgrade my processor/cpu, unfortunately i do not know much about computers and would like your help! My current specs are
Nvidia 9800 gt
4 GB ram
Pentium (R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60 GHz
Socket 775LGA
Bios: American Megatrend Inc. V2.5
Model: p43 Neo3 (MS-7514)

Again i am trying to figure which processor fits my computer and which would be the best to upgrade to with the price range around 100-200 dollars. Thank you !

I would also like to know whats a good video card to get for the e5300 without bottlenecking my computer
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February 17, 2013 6:30:15 AM

You should upgrade to new cpu+mobo instead of lga 775 socket.intel i3 3220 + asus b75 mobo i suggest.any good gpu with bottleneck with your e5300cpu.if you want gpu for your current cpu then get hd 7750.
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February 17, 2013 6:37:54 AM

Hey ! thanks for the prompt response! Unfortunately, i do not have enough money for Mobo + Cpu so i was just thinking of getting either a CPU + graphics card or just a graphics card itself.

Do you think this will bottleneck with my E5300?
GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16
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February 17, 2013 6:41:21 AM

It will bottleneck.i suggest get hd 7750/7770 + cm cpu cooler and overclock that cpu.
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February 17, 2013 6:46:30 AM

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September 5, 2013 10:41:55 PM

what is bottle necking?
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