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April 2, 2013 10:19:42 PM

heres what i have

OS. Vista Home premium 64bit
CPU. AMD Phenom 9550 x4 2.2GHz
RAM. 5GB DRR2 1GB, 1GB, 2GB, 1GB
Board: PEGATRON CORPORATION VIOLA 2.03 (AM2+)
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 5.29 04/28/2009
GPU. EVGA GTX 660 SC @ 1046 MHz Base Clock 2GB GDDR5
PSU. 550W not 80+

only the gtx 660 is going to stay in my next build

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April 3, 2013 12:34:58 AM

Your NO1 bottleneck would be the ram. Does all your ram has same bus speed? Because if you have one ram of 1033 bus and another of 667 bus in a pc, both of them will operate at 667. In my opinion, don't stick in ram like this(1GB, 1GB, 2GB....). They don't really work best together. Always try to match ram of same spec. Like same 2*2GB=4GB kit.

Also the motherboard is way outdated. I wonder if it has PCIe 1.1?

For your next build upgrade your ram (4GB*2=8 GB of 1600 or higher bus). Also you said only the 660 is going to stay. Then consider a better cpu AND a good mobo.
April 4, 2013 12:58:23 AM

Inkiad said:
Your NO1 bottleneck would be the ram. Does all your ram has same bus speed? Because if you have one ram of 1033 bus and another of 667 bus in a pc, both of them will operate at 667. In my opinion, don't stick in ram like this(1GB, 1GB, 2GB....). They don't really work best together. Always try to match ram of same spec. Like same 2*2GB=4GB kit.

Also the motherboard is way outdated. I wonder if it has PCIe 1.1?

For your next build upgrade your ram (4GB*2=8 GB of 1600 or higher bus). Also you said only the 660 is going to stay. Then consider a better cpu AND a good mobo.


1. yes it is pice 1

2. here is my next build (phenom ii is just untill the new amd chipset comes out)

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Quad Core Processor AM3 3.4GHZ 8MB Cache 125W

Antec Eleven Hundred Performance Gaming Case XL-ATX 3X5.25 2X2.5 6X3.5IN 2XUSB3

Corsair TX750 V2 750W ATX 12V Single Rail 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 80PLUS Bronze

Corsair Vengeance Blue CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Dual Channel Memory Kit

ASUS M5A99FX Pro R2.0 ATX AM3+ AMD 990FX/SB950 DDR3 4PCI-E16 1PCI-E1 1PCI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard

And las but not least my EVGA GTX 660 SC

3. this was a HP pc so idk about the ram
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