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Whats bottlenecking me?

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January 23, 2013 1:54:25 AM

hey guys i have a pre built comp and added gtx 460 and 600w psu rest are pre built parts

Processor: AMD Phenom TM 8400 Triple Core Processor 2.10 Ghz
Ram: 4.00GB DDR2
mobo is DDR2 also
64 bit win7
GPU: gtx 460 SSC
600w PSU
1920x1200 monitor
i got this PC for 1200 dollars w/o the gpu n stuff had no idea about cmputers at that time haha still kind of a noob tho
if u need full spec

Anyways i got this at 2009 and im wondering whats bottlenecking me ever since i got this computer i could bearly play any games on med and at low settings i would still get lot of lags and unplayable at 1~5 fps in crowded areas. or lets say games like Rift i wud get 5 fps questing same as wow in lowest settings and in anime games i get very low fps in area with lots of mobs or people

i ordered i5 3570k cpu and asrock Mobo with 8gb ram ddr3 how much improvement can i see with this system i ordered?

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January 23, 2013 2:03:02 AM

I'm currently running a GTX 460 1GB 256-bit, i5-3570K and 8GB RAM. I upgraded from a Core 2 Quad Q8300 @ 3.1GHz and saw huge performance increase in games that are more CPU bound and are not well multi-threaded. I overclocked my card to 890MHz on the core. Here's what I got in some games

Assassin's Creed III (Max settings, AA medium)
Avg: 47 fps
Min: 36 fps

Note: Significant increase

Dirt 3 (Max settings, 4xAA)
Avg: 59 fps
Min: 50 fps

Note: A few fps increase

Battlefield 3 (All Ultra, Motion Blur off, 2xMSAA, SSAO instead of HBAO)
Avg: 41 fps
Min: 29fps

Note: This game shows no increase since it's well multi-threaded game

Sniper Elite V2 (Max settings, no AA)
Avg: 55 fps
Min: 46 fps
January 23, 2013 2:54:06 AM

ooh i cant wait then :D  mine current cpu is a lot lower than your old cpu too so will be huge
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January 23, 2013 3:03:38 AM

Yeah, it's clearly your CPU that's bottlenecking the card. Most games (older ones) are not optimized to use more than 2 cores and 2.1GHz is too slow. You'll get huge increase upgrading to an i5-3570K, trust me.
January 23, 2013 3:20:10 AM

yeah and you can see for yourself what the bottleneck is. Turn the resolution down. If the FPS stays the same then you have a CPU bottleneck. If they increase you have a GPU bottleneck.
January 23, 2013 3:48:10 AM

um i think its both especially in rift n wow low n high is same maybe lil higher fps and im scarred playing in low fps so much that i dont think i can get a system. to get even 35 fps normally bc i have been playing with shyt comp for so long even my cuzzins house haha never played a game with 20 fps mi imum im hoping this upgrade will have good minimum fps
January 23, 2013 9:31:34 PM

thanks for the video i can't wait for my new cpu mobo n ram amazon is taking forever still in processing stage since saturday! -,-