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post #1 of 21
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Either a Phenom II x4 955

or

A another GTX 465 for sli?

Disregard the current CPU overclock in my sig.

Some of the games I play and a few I hope to play:
Bad Comapny 2
Call of Duty 4
Metro 2033*
Crysis*
Crysis 2*
TF2
Fable series

*games i have yet to play

Only game that is giving me trouble right now is Bad company 2. FPS in the low 50s no matter what I do. It may be drivers but I know my CPU has something to do with it.
Edited by IzninjaFTW - 8/10/11 at 4:56pm
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post #2 of 21
Edit* Bad company 2 requires a bit of processing power. When I disabled 2 cores on my Phenom with 3.6Ghz maxed out with HBAO on, it stuttered a bit and had lag. off it did this less often, but didn't hit 60fps constantly like it usually does. The reason your BfBc2 is probably in low 50's is because both your processor and your GPU can't handle the 1080p perfectly. Im using 900p, so I wouldnt know to well either.
Crysis 2/Crysis you'd be fine with your current processor.
Tf2, well anyone can easily run that.
COD 4 as easily as TF2.
Metro 2033 also requires a bit of processing power if I can recall, but more GPU dependant.

A 955 would benefit most, as other's have said as well
Edited by brobanmanx2 - 8/10/11 at 5:03pm
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post #3 of 21
CPU without a doubt,if you got a 2nd GPU it would likely never be used due to CPU bottneck.
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post #4 of 21
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OK thanks for your help guys
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post #5 of 21
The x4 will benefit more. Getting another 465 will most likey cause a bottleneck
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post #6 of 21
Easily a Phenom II X4 955 BE.
post #7 of 21
With a newer CPU (preferably a quad core) you'll be set, and it will also help with frame rates in BC2.
post #8 of 21
try unlocking the other core on your x3

if its stable, give it a little overclock to around 3-3.3
thats a 4+1 board, i wouldnt push it much farther than that
post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by ffejrxx View Post
try unlocking the other core on your x3

if its stable, give it a little overclock to around 3-3.3
thats a 4+1 board, i wouldnt push it much farther than that
4th core is very unstable.
This is a bad chip. Requires 1.44v to stay stable at stock and any ocing I do is a failure. So i'm just gunna ditch this chip for the x4
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post #10 of 21
The 955. Your monitor is only 1080p, so another GTX 465 would completely bottleneck your CPU. And I don't use bottleneck loosely.
The lower the resolution the more dependent graphic intensive programs are on your CPU. 955 seems like it would make a world of difference.
 
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