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Just got a GTX 560TI 448 cores 1GB edition. What is the bottleneck of my old computer?

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So I have a really old computer with an e5200 as seen in my sig and 4GB DDR2 ram.

Wondering what will be the bottleneck of the GPU if there will be any. thumb.gif
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Its the e5200. When I bought my 470 i still had the E5500 in my rig and i was pushing it to 4.2 and was still bottlenecked,,, I bought a Q6600 and its MUCH better. So upgrade your CPU to atleast a C2Qand it will be ok.

Q6600 can be had on here or ebay for around $45
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Will the ram also bottleneck it? And thank you.
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That E5200 will bottleneck your GTX560ti so heavily, its gonna perform like a GT220.

Like kill said, a used core2quad like the Q6600 would be quick and cheap upgrade.
Although its possible you may still lose 3 to 5 fps compared to using a faster quad like an i5.

No amount of overclocking will relieve the bottleneck.
Ive just upgraded my nephew's rig from an E5700 3.0Ghz to an E5800 3.2Ghz and his HD6770 is still being bottlenecked.

As for the ram, it doesnt really affect gaming performance.
Toms hardware has a ram benchmark comparing DDR3 1333 vs DDR3 2400 and the difference is
less than 1 fps.
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