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I recently upgraded compenents in my computer that i received from a friend. I would like input on what may or may not be needed to finish this build off. Sorry if this is the wrong forum.
What I have- Asus m3a32-deluxe wifi (free), Phenom x4 9600BE(free), 6gb Gskill ddr2 800mhz, XFX 5850, OCZ Modxstream 500w PSU, Win7-64bit
1. Do you guys think my cpu or memory will be a bottleneck for my 5850 playing at 1920 x1080?
2. Do you think I will need a better psu to power it all?
3. And if you think there is a bottleneck can you point me in the correct direction as to fixing it?
post #2 of 6
Your CPU Your CPU your CPU

The original Phenom Architecture was horrible.

So bad that a Phenom II Dual core can actually beat the Phenom I quad in alot of things

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/204?vs=23

1. Your CPU will be the bottle neck.
2. You should be fine unless you plan to make some upgrades
3. Your CPU. My advice is to by a Phenom II processor. Even the dual cores will out perform the one you have. (And if you plan to upgrade to DDR3 you wont have to buy another proc)
Edited by StuffStuff1 - 1/13/11 at 5:50am
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Like StuffStuff1 said, that original Phenom CPU's are not great, I'd try to pawn that 9600BE off on someone and get yourself a Phenom II dual core as long as your motherboard supports it.

That CPU will be the bottleneck, DDR2 is still great.

That PSU would be okay for now but a quality 600W or higher should be in your future. Just an opinion since I'm not familiar with that brand.
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thanks for the speedy responses. With that being said Do you think the Phenom II x2 555BE would be a viable upgrade from the 9600be? Regardless of whether i unlock the extra cores or not?
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Yes. It can be unlocked into a Quad with some tweaking.

Unlocked or not, this CPU is damn great for the value. You can even get around 4 GHz (Dual / Quad depending on your luck on unlocking)
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What's the configuration of your RAM?
If it's 3x2GB you'll want to toss one of those DIMMs (2x2GB = proper dual channel) and you might actually see a nice increase in performance. You probably don't use all 6GB anyway depending on the task.
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