Is my CPU bottlenecking my GPU

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by Yamanade, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. Yamanade

    Yamanade New Member

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    My Computer Specifications go as follows:
    -Intel Pentium D 3.4ghz
    -EVGA GTX560 1gb
    -2gb RAM
    -Windows 7 32-bit
    -CoolerMaster 750watt PSU
    :wanker: Help Please :wanker:
     
  2. Neo Cyrus

    Neo Cyrus Ancient Guru

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    Without a doubt yes, at any resolution.

    Using a Netburst based chip is the equivalent of using a brick as a CPU these days. Don't be fooled by its 3.4GHz clock, that doesn't mean anything.
     
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  3. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    Yes, that CPU is awful. Absolutely awful.
     
  4. Yamanade

    Yamanade New Member

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    I guess i can say i already knew this but i dont have any money rite now considering i'm 16 but i am bout to work in a month or so for $13 an hour :banana:
     

  5. Neo Cyrus

    Neo Cyrus Ancient Guru

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    Whatever extra you have from your summer job should be enough for a budget build. When you have a budget in mind the folks here will help you find the best bang for the buck.
     
  6. Yamanade

    Yamanade New Member

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    Thanks Bro! Will be my first build but its relatively easy as i had tweaked my pc a couple of times..
     
  7. The General

    The General Ancient Guru

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    Yes, so i suggest 2 things:

    #1 When you do upgrade by a i5 quad core, they're cheap.

    #2 download and install
    http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-winvista-64bit-301.42-whql-driver.html

    I have a 550 ti, you have a 560, but these drivers not only gave me 30-50% boost in game performance, but also seems to be the right / correct driver for my card, stability, smoothness, stable in games, just overall perfect. Drivers also can bottleneck that card, so my guess try out the 301.42 and see how it works out.
     
  8. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    Or he could use the latest like everyone else? This is a silly recommendation, you don't even know what games he's going to be playing.
     
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    The General Ancient Guru

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    That's why i gave him " a " suggestion. :wanker:
     
  10. RDilus

    RDilus Active Member

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    but if he don't play high demanding games he should buy an AMD instead something like a Phenom II they are powefull and cheaper without much peformance diffs
     

  11. ryano

    ryano Member Guru

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    AMD isn't a bad idea for budget builds
     

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