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My wife runs WoW with an AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE and a GTS450 with no issues. She is NOT overclocked whatsoever.Med-high settings and average 25fps in Seven Stars. Not sure but his system should do just as well if not better. My Phenom II X6 1090t and GTX560 had a hard time running WoW on Ultra efficiently. When in a major city or raid the FPS would drop drastically depending on the number of people around. If you have a little money saved up I would say get your self a HD7950 in whatever flavor you like. I just installed my HD7950 not too long ago and get about 80fps in major cities and raids on Ultra.

The internet connection or server location will also cause a lag or loss of framerate etc within the game. If you are on the West Coast playing a server on the East Coast you will see a difference in gameplay, framerate, and graphical processing based on the distance that the information needs to travel.

Any game I play I look for a server based mainly in Chicago or in the Central or Eastern Time Zone as I live in Michigan.

I was considering buying a 7850/7770 but then I came across the thought that I was being bottlenecked and that a GPU upgrade wouldnt help very much.
post #22 of 26
Well then, if the computer was built from scratch, then you can totally overclock (prebuilt computers don't usually allow you to, which is why I asked). Go ahead and peruse the guides here in the forum, and you should be able to get a decent overclock on that chip of yours. Of course, you might need to upgrade some cooling and things like that along the way, but thats all part of the fun smile.gif.

Good luck smile.gif.
post #23 of 26
I doubt a quad core AMD chip could bottleneck the Gtx 550Ti. I used the Radeon 6770 with my old Athlon II x2 250 at 4Ghz and my gpu usage in all games was at 99%. It's his overall rig that's holding him back.
Edited by jason387 - 8/11/13 at 7:43pm
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hello,
yes, everyone is, heres the thing, I have a 5850 I got it with an Athlon 2 620 2.6ghz cpu, ran bf bc 2 fine, I replaced it with a 8 core when bf3 came out, reaches about 40-45 frames, I hit the cpu to 4.6ghz it get back to 60 frames, not bad for a 4 year old gpu. but is it gpu fail or the cpu?
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My 720 BE that I just got rid of bottlenecked my 5770 at stock clocks (2.8GHz). Just OCin to 3.2GHz brought my 3dmark06 score up by just about 2000 points. So I could see his 2.6GHz quad bottlenecking the GPU in games that don't use multiple cores very well, and also could see how low CPU performance could cause problems in CPU bound games as well..

I would say for at the moment, if it were me, I'd first try OCin, since that is relatively free. If that doesn't fix the problem (or make it playable enough enough), then I'd start looking at rebuilding the whole system.

Thats just my two cents.

Good luck smile.gif.

Also, I'm interested about the part where you said that your computer hasn't been performing well. I'm wondering what you mean by that, and if there could be something else wrong with the machine that is making it not play very well.
post #26 of 26
What's your PSU ?
Why I'm asking ?
My friend had e2180 + hd6870 and was using FEEL 2 500W PSU (cheap crap PSU).He couldn't play DAYZ at LOW settings(15-20fps).After he changed the PSU to FSP 700W (a nice quality PSU) the FPS went to 60 at HIGH settings. The gpu was throttling from PSU.Also overclocking on crappy psu can kill the whole PC.
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