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Hell that was my budget when i wanted to upgrade from my 955 BE Phenom II a few months before i got married. Was really considering a z68 board and an i3 2100. And just carry over my hard drives and ddr3 ram.
Just to give you a bit of perspective on how even a cheap CPU affects gaming performance, take a look at these benches.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-apu-benchmark,3120-3.html
those freakin pentiums impressed the hell out of me.

If you want to run Skyrim very fast on a Phenom you can use my batch script and Process.exe to up the priority and bind the different cores to the main executable. This is for a dual core Phenom. I also use skse_loader. I've copy the script from the internet and the author says that with repeating the process.exe it would be more safe that it works:
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start /wait skse_loader.exe

choice /D N /T 10 > NUL
process -a TESV.exe 01

choice /D N /T 1 > NUL
process -a TESV.exe 11

choice /D N /T 10 > NUL
process -a TESV.exe 01

choice /D N /T 1 > NUL
process -a TESV.exe 11

choice /D N /T 10 > NUL
process -a TESV.exe 01

choice /D N /T 1 > NUL
process -a TESV.exe 11

choice /D N /T 10 > NUL
process -p TESV.exe High

choice /D N /T 10 > NUL
process -p TESV.exe High

choice /D N /T 10 > NUL
process -p TESV.exe High

EDIT: I was partially wrong. The problem is that I use skse_loader and then you need a program to switch the priority but you can also use the start command when you have only 1 program to start: http://forum.sysinternals.com/process-priority-change-from-command-line_topic20814.html
Edited by Recursion - 5/14/12 at 2:37am
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If you want to run Skyrim very fast on a Phenom you can use my batch script and Process.exe to up the priority and bind the different cores to the main executable. This is for a dual core Phenom. I also use skse_loader:
Quote:
start /wait skse_loader.exe
choice /D N /T 10 > NUL
process -a TESV.exe 01
choice /D N /T 1 > NUL
process -a TESV.exe 11
choice /D N /T 10 > NUL
process -a TESV.exe 01
choice /D N /T 1 > NUL
process -a TESV.exe 11
choice /D N /T 10 > NUL
process -a TESV.exe 01
choice /D N /T 1 > NUL
process -a TESV.exe 11
choice /D N /T 10 > NUL
process -p TESV.exe High
choice /D N /T 10 > NUL
process -p TESV.exe High
choice /D N /T 10 > NUL
process -p TESV.exe High

COOOL, thanx, um, where do I put this batch script? or is it like those batch scripts you execute in the console in skyrim?
post #33 of 40
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Originally Posted by MrPerforations View Post

nice looking chip that i5,but still has no hyper threading,and that 960t with 6 cores is near on par with an fx 8120,so no,an i3 will not outperform a 960t i would think.
mostly i like the i5's price,its a good tag for it.

A Pentium G860 would probably beat it in SC2 tongue.gif

EDIT: Looks like someone already went there lol...
Edited by Polymerabbit - 5/14/12 at 2:19am
 
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COOOL, thanx, um, where do I put this batch script? or is it like those batch scripts you execute in the console in skyrim?

No, it's not a console script. It's a Windows batch script and you need to put it in the same folder when you run Skyrim. You can also manually up the priority after you have started Skyrim and maybe even assign it to different cores with the Windows Task Manager. But I'm not very sure. Here is another source: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-2151598.html
Edited by Recursion - 5/14/12 at 2:19am
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No, it's not a console script. It's a Windows batch script and you need to put it in the same folder when you run Skyrim: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-2151598.html

Rep'd, thank you kind sir.
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Rep'd, thank you kind sir.

You can also use the process monitor from sysinternals to monitor the disk access and move the most accessed files to a faster disk, in my case I played Skyrim on a laptop with 6 GB ram, so I made a ram disk with 1,5-2 GB ram and moved the mesh file to my ram disk. Surprisingly it wasn't the texture file that get access the most. The loading time was significantly faster but now I have my new desktop box, so it's kind of obsolet but I like to mention it because it really helps me a lot and makes my tuning more complete.
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Well, they had a bf3 bench on that page, but it goes to show that bf3 is really GPU oriented.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-apu-benchmark,3120-4.html
Man my Tri-core couldent handle BF3 multiplayer without intense lag and all cores maxed out at 100%.
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im sure it will be on ebay so feel free to bid you 4 and 5 dollars..
Put it on Ebay today and throw the link into the thread. I'll bid!
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Wow this thread exploded without providing a ton of good information smile.gif.

Just remember that BF3 benchmarks in reviews are usually single player benchmarks, which takes virtually no CPU power. Large map multiplayer is a very different beast. I'm not a player myself, but I've heard the CPU has a much higher effect on the game there. If you really want to shine, it should be about $330 for an i5-2500k and one of the cheaper z77 motherboards (z77 over p67 & z68 only because z77 comes with more USB 3.0 standard and generally doesn't cost more) and an aftermarket heatsink if you don't have one already. Or about $235 for an i5-2400 an a cheap H61 board if you don't want to overclock (overclocking adds a lot of power though). A bit more than that for i5-3570k, of course.
    
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oh lol n00b..
960T @4 GHz can't match a 2500k wink.gif
@TC
Go for :-
CPU - Intel Core i5-3450 - $200
Mobo - GIGABYTE GA-Z77-D3H - $120 thumb.gif


^^^^^^^ lolzzzzzz now does that look like some good suggestion you can go for 2500k 200$ and a Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 for 130$
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