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Why do people have to be so offended so easily. Why do I even try and help? My bad. My goodness.
Im not crapping on Skyrim. I just didnt think it was the exception to the rule.
You really need to loosen up.

You try to help because of people like me and ts, who appreciate the time you and others take to help.
Thanks :-)
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Not trying to get on your case brother, I'm just a stickler for precision in language is all wink.gif. With the way you phrased it, the 'always' was implied. So I was just clarifying that it's not any universal rule the single-player games are at all times 'gpu-dependent' ... there's lots of single player games I get CPU BN's when playing. Skyrim's just a recent example.
Just clarifying man ... keep up the good work, helping people out on OCN ... don't want you to think it's not appreciated thumb.gif

thumb.gif understood.

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You try to help because of people like me and ts, who appreciate the time you and others take to help.
Thanks :-)

This is true. The only reason I do. Good luck. And congrats on the new setup. Keep us updated!
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a Pentium D 820 2.8 Ghz will bottleneck even an HD4650 or 9500GT so just imagine how limited the GTX550 will be.

Skyrim will run at low to medium settings on a low resolution like 1024x768, but you wont be able to appreciate the new gpu that you bought.

Get an HD3650 to avoid a bottleneck and save some money for the same performance.
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a Pentium D 820 2.8 Ghz will bottleneck even an HD4650 or 9500GT so just imagine how limited the GTX550 will be.
Skyrim will run at low to medium settings on a low resolution like 1024x768, but you wont be able to appreciate the new gpu that you bought.
Get an HD3650 to avoid a bottleneck and save some money for the same performance.

<3 I know your thinking how in the world could the convo change in four pages? I feel ya I do. But it does lol. He just bought an am3 combo. So its all good. Haha
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a Pentium D 820 2.8 Ghz will bottleneck even an HD4650 or 9500GT so just imagine how limited the GTX550 will be.
Skyrim will run at low to medium settings on a low resolution like 1024x768, but you wont be able to appreciate the new gpu that you bought.
Get an HD3650 to avoid a bottleneck and save some money for the same performance.

I think he bought an entire AM3 setup instead. smile.gif

Lol, I remember playing HL2 and CS:Source on a 3GHz P4 HT and an HD 2400. I think the P4 was having issue even with a small HD 2400 Pro.
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Ts, so what did you buy?
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I would wait until you run the game before you run out and purchase a new board and CPU...The word bottleneck is thrown around here like confetti, and is just as useless. You'll always have a bottleneck whether its the CPU, GPU, RAM speed, HDD, etc. It's just whether you're satisfied with the performance. If you could get 30fps+ on that rig (Which, with the CPU optimisation mod and a overclock would be possible I think, once again, people here underestimate old hardware by a massive margin.) then be proud of it.

Personally with a Pentium D, I'd keep the 550 Ti on it, then upgrade the CPU/motherboard/RAM to a high-end IB or Haswell setup later and then go for higher end GPUs. It wouldn't be as bad as people here are claiming unless you're trying to run BF3.
    
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I would wait until you run the game before you run out and purchase a new board and CPU...The word bottleneck is thrown around here like confetti, and is just as useless. You'll always have a bottleneck whether its the CPU, GPU, RAM speed, HDD, etc. It's just whether you're satisfied with the performance. If you could get 30fps+ on that rig (Which, with the CPU optimisation mod and a overclock would be possible I think, once again, people here underestimate old hardware by a massive margin.) then be proud of it.
Personally with a Pentium D, I'd keep the 550 Ti on it, then upgrade the CPU/motherboard/RAM to a high-end IB or Haswell setup later and then go for higher end GPUs. It wouldn't be as bad as people here are claiming unless you're trying to run BF3.

If you read through this thread, you notice that he ordered the 550ti before posting thread in here. Then he discovers that his MB doesn't support pci e 2.0, so then his hands are forced into getting a new Mb.
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Lol! What did you buy?
Ofcourse, your mb didnt have pci e 2.0
You just had agp on your old mb?

I got asus M5A78L-M/USB3 motherboard, Athlon II x2 260, 4GB ddr3, as you can see it's already in my signature.

The motherboard actually had Pci-e, but could have been an older version.
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I got asus M5A78L-M/USB3 motherboard, Athlon II x2 260, 4GB ddr3, as you can see it's already in my signature.
The motherboard actually had Pci-e, but could have been an older version.

Well congrats!
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