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Well latly i have been noticing my poor system performance has been holding me back on bf2142.

i have discussed it in a few threads blah blah. cut it short, i get crap fps in fire fights 15-20 even on low settings.

it wasnt much of a problem as i was going to buy a new system but i have decided not to, as it will deffintly distract me from my study next year which is bad.

so now im thinking ill spend a bit of money and buy a new compnent.

i was thinking either,

a 7600GS to run sli (also to fix connector so i can run 2x monitors again)

http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/...ab06ac46100859

or a New cpu, AMD ATHLON 64 X24600+ http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/...ab06ac46100859

any thoughts ? will this improve performance much?
Thanks

Btw i live in aus, so dont forget it will be aus pricing
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get that 3000+ to 2.6 and it will be a bit better
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You will not be able to run 2 monitors when using sli...I think anyway. It is odd, your pc should run it fine, on better than low settings. For your system I would get the X2 though.
    
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Is this in the right part of the forum? :s

And the X2 won't help at all in gaming (Unless something major has happened since I was last looking at them) . Period.

Edit : Yes, SLI doesn't support two monitors.
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get that 3000+ to 2.6 and it will be a bit better

ive tried. but when i get it to 2.6 i get errors and such. does that mean i need to increase volt?


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You will not be able to run 2 monitors when using sli...I think anyway. I
one of my outputs is screwed on my gfx card, i have 2 , so with sli i will have 4. i shouldnt i be able to run them one off each or both off the one with both working outputs? (did that even make sence)
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No, you can only use one monitor on SLI, even though it's two monitors on a single card, due to a problem in the architechture of SLi
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You will not be able to run 2 monitors when using sli...I think anyway. It is odd, your pc should run it fine, on better than low settings. For your system I would get the X2 though.
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No, you can only use one monitor on SLI, even though it's two monitors on a single card, due to a problem in the architechture of SLi
oh that sucks. so now due to my output being screwed there is no way to run 2 monitors again? ahhh
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Just turn SLi off when you use both monitors. Like I'm doing now. Doesn't even require a restart. Then you can have up to 4 monitors, or in your case 3 .
You should be getting better performance than that, what res are you running it?
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Just turn SLi off when you use both monitors. Like I'm doing now. Doesn't even require a restart. Then you can have up to 4 monitors, or in your case 3 .
You should be getting better performance than that, what res are you running it?
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im running at 1024x768 @60hz with the +szx 1440 +szy 900 in the command for my wide screen
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