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Bringing some life to an old pc.

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February 9, 2013 5:56:05 PM

I have a pc with following specs core2duo E7500 @2.93 Ghz ,4 gb DDR2 RAM @ 1066 and a 500w supply . i want to upgrade my old 9600 GT , will a HD 6850 will be bottle naked by it . if i will upgrade it to a core2quad Q8400 @ 2.66 Ghz , can it handle 6850 , GTX 560 ti . my aim is to run games @ 1600 *900 at low to medium settings @ 30FPS for maximum of 2 yrs .

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a b U Graphics card
February 9, 2013 10:33:20 PM

Yeah it should run. I would overclock that processor to 3.60GHz if i was you and buy the HD6850. That should not be much of a bottleneck
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February 9, 2013 10:37:29 PM

first what is the brand of your powersupply because prebuilt PCs generally have crappy ones, if your powersupply isn't from a known brand (corsair,antec,seasonic etc.) it can be risky to pick a new GPU like the 6850. a 7770/650ti would be better in that case since it has a lesser power consumption, and if your PSU really sucks you should go with a 640gt/7750
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a b U Graphics card
February 9, 2013 10:41:14 PM

ya, im upgrading my 9600gt to a 650ti myself
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a c 85 U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 12:00:12 AM

yes that be a good upgrade.

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a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 9:32:03 AM

Umm his psu is powering a 9600GT at the moment which can't take more power than the hd6850
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a c 85 U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 3:02:58 PM

any money for a ps upgrade?

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February 10, 2013 6:45:55 PM

Thanks to all of you who has responded to my question . Dont worry abt my power supply it is indeed a good one ,corsair cx500. My first question was whether the hd6850 will be bottlenecked by my core2duo , which was answered by "haider95"(again thanks to him). Now about the second question whether upgrading to a core2quad Q8400 will remove the bottleneck for gtx 560 ti or hd 6850 ? I m not particularly interested in hd7770 or gtx 650 ti because at that price point i can buy above mentioned cards. So whether upgrading to a core2quad q8400 is a wiser choice or not ? If it is not a wiser choice then my core2duo will not create any bottleneck for hd 7770 or gtx 650 ti ?
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a c 365 U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 7:01:48 PM

Upgrading the E7500 to a Core 2 Quad can help in games especially if they can make use of more than 2 cores. A C2Q Q9550 can generally be bought for around $125 on eBay if that is in your price range.

The Cosair CX 500 should handle the upgrade w/o any issues.
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February 10, 2013 7:14:28 PM

jaguarskx said:
Upgrading the E7500 to a Core 2 Quad can help in games especially if they can make use of more than 2 cores. A C2Q Q9550 can generally be bought for around $125 on eBay if that is in your price range.

The Cosair CX 500 should handle the upgrade w/o any issues.

Will it remove the bottleneck issue ?
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a c 85 U Graphics card
February 10, 2013 8:28:04 PM

yes, def .

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February 12, 2013 2:34:08 AM

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a c 85 U Graphics card
February 12, 2013 3:04:05 AM

cheers.

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February 12, 2013 7:42:04 AM

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