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its a silverstone tj07 (silver obviously), there are usually hard drive cages underenath, so those had to be removed. yeah yvyns caps the frames to the monitor refresh rate
     
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Dude, increasing your resolution makes your desktop appear smaller but it doesn't make game graphics appear smaller. And if that's such a problem you really, REALLY just need to upgrade your Monitor to something much larger.
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its a silverstone tj07 (silver obviously), there are usually hard drive cages underenath, so those had to be removed. yeah yvyns caps the frames to the monitor refresh rate
o well i knew that, but my refresh is 60, and my max FPS in GTA = 25ish so it doesnt matter, and i never keep vsync on, except in halo 2 because i get lagged with it on.
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Dude, increasing your resolution makes your desktop appear smaller but it doesn't make game graphics appear smaller. And if that's such a problem you really, REALLY just need to upgrade your Monitor to something much larger.
yes it does, i have a hard time seeing numbers and letters in game with s small res.
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oh right fair enough. but as mentioned you are limited by your cpu
     
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oh right fair enough. but as mentioned you are limited by your cpu
hopefully this summer i can get a Q6600
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if you can, id save up and get a new computer would bring you up to speed instead of updating an aging platform, though q6600 can be had quite cheap now
     
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if you can, id save up and get a new computer would bring you up to speed instead of updating an aging platform, though q6600 can be had quite cheap now
lol aging? I think not, if my 775 still does mor than enough for me why would i need to "upgrade" theres no difference.
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post #19 of 45
well first, games at low resolution like 800x600 and 1024x768 are very much cpu dependent
and as the resolution increases, the graphix card becomes dominant

also,gta 4 is verrry much cpu dependent,
i had 4850, and then i bought 5850, to see absolutely no difference in gaming at all, as i have very old dual core

it need ad least a quad at 3.5-4 ghz to run it properly
couple it with a good card, and u can max it out

EDIT: u have a 775?
then the game will show some problems running properly
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post #20 of 45
You need a new screen. At lower resoloutions, things change.

For instance, on some Mafia II benchmarks I ran, at 1920 x 1080, there is literally no difference at all between a GTX470 and 5970. At 2560 x 1440, the 5970 wins by far.

I'd go for a bigger screen, then, if you want, a Quad core, but now is a good time to upgrade if you do have the funds.
    
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