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well first, games at low resolution like 800x600 and 1024x768 are very much cpu dependent
and as the resolution inc, 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
well actually, its coded for tri-cores. But a quad certainly wont hurt . But a min is a tri core to run it properly.
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lol aging? I think not, if my 775 still does mor than enough for me why would i need to "upgrade" theres no difference.
yeah aging lol its getting pretty old, and as you see, its getting swamped by gta4, if you want to play any newer games it will struggle. it clearly doesnt do more than enough as you're complaing about gta4 lol
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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.
no funds left over, just achated un nouvelle HD5850 aussi un nouveau PSU.
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yeah aging lol its getting pretty old, and as you see, its getting swamped by gta4, if you want to play any newer games it will struggle
well, i dont really play "newer games"
I play HL2
Gmod
TF2
GTA IV (lol "play")
Oblivion
FO series
Morrowind
Crysis occasionaly
Far Cry 2
Far Cry
Borderlands
L4D series
and Metro sometimes.
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no funds left over, just achated un nouvelle HD5850 aussi un nouveau PSU.
Well, save up then, and deal with it in the meantime is your only option.
    
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Well, save up then, and deal with it in the meantime is your only option.
agreed, unless you want to send me 170$ for a new Q6600.
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well, i dont really play "newer games"
I play HL2
Gmod
TF2
GTA IV (lol "play")
Oblivion
FO series
Morrowind
Crysis occasionaly
Far Cry 2
Far Cry
Borderlands
L4D series
and Metro sometimes.
fair play, do as you wish. though it will make all those games SO much nicer, particularly metro and fallout, though i dont know how you dont class metro as a "newer" game
     
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post #28 of 45
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Originally Posted by Sircles View Post
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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lol aging? I think not, if my 775 still does mor than enough for me why would i need to "upgrade" theres no difference.
Aging doesn't always mean inadequate. The 8800GTX/Ultra is probably the best example of that for gamers. A decently overclocked Q6600 is still very sufficient for today's games and applications. Sure, you can get faster CPU's, but that dosen't mean the Q6600 doesn't still cut the mustard.
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Aging doesn't always mean inadequate. The 8800GTX/Ultra is probably the best example of that for gamers. A decently overclocked Q6600 is still very sufficient for today's games and applications. Sure, you can get faster CPU's, but that dosen't mean the Q6600 doesn't still cut the mustard.
i never said it was inadequate. merely aging. yeah i have an 8800gtx, i upgraded as it didnt run the games as well as i wanted. but i know what you mean, my friend has a 9600gt and a q6600 and has no problems but he runs a lot of things at lower quality settings
     
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post #30 of 45
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Just bought a new 5850 and a PSU to go along with it, and in games there is NO increase in FPS.
My old card was a GT240
my res is 800x600 or 1024x768
But there is no increase in FPS at all, and GTA IV doesnt run even a bit faster, which is the entire reason fro me to get this card.
sadly your Core i9 @ 6.2Ghz must be bottlenecking your GPU.

what is your real CPU?
    
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