Intel E8500 @ 3.16 ghz with HD 7750 Tags: Graphics Cards Intel Graphics Last response: February 1, 2013 10:50 AM in Graphics & Displays Share jnoble3 February 1, 2013 9:48:10 AM Hello, I'm starting PC gaming for the first time I don't have much money to spend, my current PC specs are: Intel E8500 @ 3.16 ghz 6M cache 1333 FSB 6GB DDR2 RAM 800 mhz 500 GB HDD The PSU is only 300W so I am limited to the GPU i can buy and in my price range the HD 7750 1GB DDR5 is the best card i can get. Just wondering if my processor will be good enough to run this card, will it bottleneck? and will i be able to play games @ 1680x1050 More about : intel e8500 ghz 7750 Anonymous a c 117 U Graphics card February 1, 2013 10:03:37 AM thats a good set up. you may experience some limiting from having a C2D but a decent overclock to ~3.6 or 3.8 will help that. your system will hardly go over 150 watts while gaming so the PSU ought to be fine . . ( i'll admit i am pulling that number off the top of my head but i doubt if i am far off) rog02 February 1, 2013 10:11:14 AM Agree with looniam Related resources Best motherboards for Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz - Forum Radeon HD 7750 Compatibility - Forum I cannot get my e8500 to run a constant 3.16 ghz - Forum 3.16Ghz Vostro 220s graphic card dilemma - Forum E8500 vs X2 7750 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jnoble3 February 1, 2013 10:16:58 AM so do i have to overclock to make this card run nice? or will the stock 3.16 ghz still handle most games at medium settings? Onus a c 143 U Graphics card February 1, 2013 10:21:36 AM ^Sounds about right. You should be able to at least "sample" any game out there, and get "good" settings on most of them. rog02 February 1, 2013 10:50:29 AM You will have no problem playing games with video settings set to Medium. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] rts-stores ForumOverclocking Intel E8500 Core 2 Duo 3.16 Ghz Help! ForumCore 2 duo E8500 @3.6 ghz to AMD FX-4100 @3.60 Ghz good? ForumCan I update a HP DC7900 SFF CPU from E8500 to Q8400 ForumHow do i overclock my Intel Dual core E8500 ForumWill intel core 2 duo e8500 3 16 ghz run windows 7 64 bit ForumIntel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale OC? ForumHow come in windows my 3.16ghz core2duo shows at 3.17? ForumCore2Quad Q9705 3.16 GHz vs. Core i5 3450 3.1 Ghz ... which is faster? ForumSapphire Radeon HD 7750 Blue screen. ForumGPU 7750 and CPU E8500 upgrades ForumWhich one is better build?(i7 + GTX 260 216 vs e8500 + HD 4870x2) ForumAsus gtx560ti directcuII-broken More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !