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Im wondering if my cpu (Pentium D 945) is extremely bottlenecking my video card, because on call of duty 4 I would get frames as low as 15fps on everything max at 1440 x 900 resolution. And would insufficient power play a role in causing this low fps to occur? Like would there be a possibility where my psu is not supplying enough power to the video card causing the low fps?
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i would think so
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Yes, that CPU will bottleneck that GPU. With the prices of today (and if you could afford the $300+ of a 9800GTX) you should consider investing in a new CPU. I mean, you can get a 45nm dual core, the e7200 for like $130. Any dual core will outperform that pentium 4 I believe, even one of the low end sub $50 ones. Look into it, it's definetly worth it and will make everything more fun to play.
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Yep your CPU is bottlenecking your card by the looks of it.
 
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Yeah the Pentium D 945 is one of these Pressler 65nm dual core Pentium 4s, so I really suggest picking up a e7200 or a used core 2 duo off the forums.
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or if you want to keep it for a while, go and buy a q9xxx quad or pick up a q6600
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nowyoudie View Post
Yeah the Pentium D 945 is one of these Pressler 65nm dual core Pentium 4s, so I really suggest picking up a e7200 or a used core 2 duo off the forums.
i agree. get a cheap e6300/6400. that motherboard should run it fine. i dont know about the newer chips though.
   
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post #8 of 10
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Im wondering if my cpu (Pentium D 945) is extremely bottlenecking my video card, because on call of duty 4 I would get frames as low as 15fps on everything max at 1440 x 900 resolution. And would insufficient power play a role in causing this low fps to occur? Like would there be a possibility where my psu is not supplying enough power to the video card causing the low fps?
Absolutely zero question in this equation ... that cpu could bottleneck that gpu in virtually any gaming scenario ... short of like running crysis on very high at like 1920x1200 or more.
    
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post #9 of 10
That CPU is basically two P4's glued together.
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post #10 of 10
This is the same thing I'm fearing with my e2180 (OC'ed to 3Ghz) and a potential 9800GTX.
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