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Good to hear it worked out.

@Jagged, the CPU upgrade is a FAR better choice than upgrading to DDR3 RAM which would have given him next to zero noticeable performance gain.
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I got the Phenom II X4 945 now and it runs great! I can run the highest at BFBC2 now without any hitches. Oced it up to 3.5ghz and getting 40-51 degrees Thanks for all the tips guys. Im saving up for the card now
Sounds about right... BF2 is cpu intensive... the extra cores will help you out.

I am surprised you can run BF2 in maximum settings given your gpu is old. If it can that means you don't really need a gpu upgrade either lol...
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Good to hear it worked out.

@Jagged, the CPU upgrade is a FAR better choice than upgrading to DDR3 RAM which would have given him next to zero noticeable performance gain.
The OPs question was not whether he should upgrade the CPU or the mobo/memory. It was which to do first with a limited budget.
    
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Sounds about right... BF2 is cpu intensive... the extra cores will help you out.

I am surprised you can run BF2 in maximum settings given your gpu is old. If it can that means you don't really need a gpu upgrade either lol...
On that resolution his gpu is just fine.

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post #35 of 35
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The OPs question was not whether he should upgrade the CPU or the mobo/memory. It was which to do first with a limited budget.
And the CPU was the better choice, like I just said.
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