Is it time for an upgrade?

I am wondering if I need to upgrade or what I need to do, since I am not able to play the new Hitman Absolute and Medal of Honor game. In the past it has played all games with no problem and plays the new NFS great. I reformatted the computer and did a fresh install of both games…Still nothing. I click on the game, it attempts to load and then kicks me back to the Desktop screen.

My current system
AMD Phenom 8650 Triple-Core
Asus 3Ma78-Em MOBO
8gig of memory
Radeon 5670 Video Card
Windows 7, 32bit
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  1. In short yes. start with MOBO and Processor.
  2. Any recommendations? I mainly use the computer just to play video games and surf the web.
  3. hitman absolution is a brutal game . . . we are talking some pretty large cabbage to upgrade most everything.
  4. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/370751-31-bestconfigs-budget-intel-based-gaming

    Under a grand, less what you can save from your current system, (HDD, Optical, Case, etc.).
  5. Are you sure you have a 32bit os? you have 8 gigs of RAM..
  6. So apparently the way to go now is with Intel? reason being i've always been a fan of AMD.
  7. yes, it says windows 7 home premium 32bit....Is the OS hampering the performance?
  8. electron41 said:
    yes, it says windows 7 home premium 32bit....Is the OS hampering the performance?


    windows7 32bit only recognizes upto 4gb of RAM..anything more than that will not be made use of in a 32bit system..it will hamper the performance of your pc but you still need to upgrade the rest of your pc if you want to run any of the recent games.
  9. ^ nice catch!
  10. electron41 said:
    So apparently the way to go now is with Intel? reason being i've always been a fan of AMD.

    Well, without trying to start a flaming war and given what you want to do, I'd say that yes Intel would be my choice.
  11. Anonymous said:
    ^ nice catch!


    cricket is fairly popular where i live..bad joke :D
  12. Intels are better, AMDs are cheaper - always been the case
    Ever since the i3 Intel had both the cost and speed advantage

    Unless AMD have at last optimised the FX series and you now get acceptable performance from them
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