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How much will pentium D 820 bottleneck GTX 550 ti? SOLVED

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Hello

I have ordered a gtx 550 ti. I have a pentium d 820 in my pc at the moment.
How much will the graphics card bottleneck my gtx 550 ti?

I'm planning to play skyrim at 1280x1024.

My CPU experience index is 4.5

Thanks
Edited by Blackelfwolf - 1/3/12 at 12:05pm
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The bottle neck with be extremely bad.
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But will it play skyrim good? At that resolution?
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Much . sadly .
You really have an old computer .
If you want to game , than save up some money , and get an AMD APU ( best bang for buck for lower-mid end gaming )
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Can a bottleneck damage your computer?
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Can a bottleneck damage your computer?

no but it will limit the performance of your video card buy a lot.
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But will it play skyrim good? At that resolution?

yeah it will play fine. Try overclocking your cpu to at least 3.6ghz though.
you can pick up a cheap AMD mobo and cpu pretty cheap and you will be set.

Game plays perfectly fine on my brothers pentium d 935 @ 3.8ghz with a 8800gt at 1280x1024.
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Can a bottleneck damage your computer?

no it cant



Also I just upgraded a computer with a 5750 from amd and the guy has a pentium D 925. Which is at 3.0 ghz and 2MB of cache. where yours is slower speed and only 1MB of cache.

I run starcraft2 on high 1078 x 768 not even ultra on his and it will get some major lag sometims. ALways will in 4v4s. And his gpu usage never goes above 50%. So, yeah. If you can wait and have the money there are better alternatives out threre.


BUT all being said. It will run skyrim. But you may be stuck at medium @ 1440 x 900. THis being only because its a single player game.
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i just wanna say ~ guys~give up
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i just wanna say ~ guys~give up

well, he can get the 550ti now if he wants it. And then save up for a new motherboard, cpu, and ram. ITs just part of the pc cycle of life. We all have to do it sometimes.
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