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post #11 of 26
wont hurt you that much unless your into cpu intensive games (mostly RTS)
you'll feel lot of bottleneck since you can only play at 1440x900 resolution max. if higher resol, you would feel less bottleneck. I would say save up for a major upgrade instead of getting the 9800gtx
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post #12 of 26
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Originally Posted by WBaS View Post
The 4400 will certainly bottleneck the newer cards, but that doesn't mean you won't see large improvements with the cards.

I assume you want to upgrade for gaming performance? You're gaming at 1280x1040 res? As long as you are above the 800x600 res, the games performance will depend much more on your gpu than cpu.

I'd recommend that you get a new card and see how things are performing. If you're still not happy with it then maybe it's time you upgrade your cpu/ram.

If you do decide to upgrade your cpu/ram, then you have to ask how much money you want to spend. Your options would be:
1. Get a new cpu with same socket (6000 or 6400) and not overclock (because you can't with dell board)
2. Get a new mobo to overclock with and keep 4400 (probably need a better HSF)
3. Get a new mobo and go intel (IMO the 8400 cpu is best option for intel gaming right now)

It all depends on how much you want to spend. But like I said, try the new gpu and if you're not happy, then maybe upgrade something else.
100% agreed.

and also, there still is a chance that it will still be bottlenecked, but not as likely. that magic point i was talking about earlier is different for every computer. if a bottleneck occurs with the 6000+ or 6400+ is was time to upgrade other things anyway.
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wait can you change mulipyer on your mb?
    
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no, i can't change anything.

it's a dell board...so no OC here =/

i was just about to buy a 5600 with a bundled case, but the deal went away -_-

oh well....something'll turn up.

thanks for the help, i'm going to upgrade in about a month and a half. that way i can buy everything all together without using my CC and being in debt.

thanks a lot for the help, sounds like i'll be buying a 6000+ or something similar and a 4850. going back to ATI =D
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post #15 of 26
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Originally Posted by solidus_snake_636;4116614.
thanks a lot for the help, sounds like i'll be buying a 6000+ or something similar and a 4850. going back to ATI =D
Great choice! I just got a 6000+ a few days ago and my games are performing like a dream. With the HD4850, you'll have a great gaming rig.
Edited by GreatBigMouth - 7/10/08 at 5:37am
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well, I upgraded to the 4850 already, and crysis runs all high excepcionally well.

it lags a little here, and there...but that's when I have other apps open.

as soon as I upgrade my proc, im sure it will level out and be a lot smoother.

wic, however, plays completely smooth on all settings up.

awesome card =D
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post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by Fox_Smash View Post
any x2 will be a bottleneck of these cards,i reccomend the HD 4850.

you should tell that to my system so it can laugh at you!!!!

as long as you are at 3ghz then you will be fine with either card
post #18 of 26
i think that all AMD Cpu's will be a bottle neck. when i ran 880gts on mine (borrowed from waqasr) i got a major bottle neck even though my BE was runngin at 3.0Ghz. you could try a phenom but i would sya switch to intel to the get the most out of your cpu.
    
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post #19 of 26
Err... wrong. I experience no bottleneck with my X2.
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Originally Posted by GreatBigMouth View Post
Err... wrong. I experience no bottleneck with my X2.
i agree
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