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It cant? It has the little tab thing (lol!) to be able to?
Yes, it will be able to SLI. But I too recommend a 9800GT or a Radeon HD 4670.

Edit: The GPU would make the most difference, however the CPU would keep it back a bit.
Edited by cloudbyday - 2/3/11 at 9:52am
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Yes, it will be able to SLI. But I too recommend a 9800GT or a Radeon HD 4670.
Okay, are those to equivalent? One better than the other?

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Already have. But i plan on overclocking my gpu a bit further because i didnt push it that much. cpu doesnt like it if i go much further and starts becoming unstable no matter what i do at 3.6 as well as ram, cant get it any higher than 1080 and i have it at 1040mhz So i already have pushed it a little farther.
I will lower resolution and see how much it helps thanks... I had just set all else to lowest.

I guess i am going to have to save up a bit for some new components...

Okay so down to it, what would make the most profound difference? The cpu or the gpu?
GPU will make the most difference. Scrounge $50 for a used 9800GT or similar.

Will be a night and day difference from your 9400.
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turning off vsync helps ALOT
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GPU will make the most difference. Scrounge $50 for a used 9800GT or similar.

Will be a night and day difference from your 9400.
I was looking all over and cant find any for less than $70 used.
    
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turning off vsync helps ALOT
It is.
    
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Already have. But i plan on overclocking my gpu a bit further because i didnt push it that much. cpu doesnt like it if i go much further and starts becoming unstable no matter what i do at 3.6 as well as ram, cant get it any higher than 1080 and i have it at 1040mhz So i already have pushed it a little farther.
I will lower resolution and see how much it helps thanks... I had just set all else to lowest.

I guess i am going to have to save up a bit for some new components...

Okay so down to it, what would make the most profound difference? The cpu or the gpu?
Are you talking about purchasing something new? If so, the GPU will have the biggest impact. The 9400gt is about 1/4 as fast as a 9600GSO, which is close to the minimum I would consider for being able to play any recent games, especially BC2. BC2 is supposed to tax CPU's more than other games, but your performance is definitely limited by your GPU at this point, so upgrading your CPU would be pointless.

I would honestly not consider anything slower than an ATI HD5750 or an Nvidia 9800 GT (both ~$105 on newegg at the moment), both yield about the same performance, give or take, and are light years faster than your current GPU.

Put it this way--with my CPU stock at 2GHz in my sig rig, going from my HD4670 to my HD5750, I nearly doubled the fps in some maps of Crysis Warhead. Your current CPU is already faster than mine is, so upgrading your CPU won't really give you any benefit.

One thing you can do is monitor your GPU's performance if you have something like RivaTuner installed--it will display your GPU load and VRAM usage--I'd be shocked if yours isn't maxed out the entire time you're gaming (and if it's not, then you probably have another problem going on).
    
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Okay, are those to equivalent? One better than the other?

And your Christian cloudbyday?
The 9800 GT is a bit more powerful than the 4670, but I can play BC2 max (no AA or AS) on my Mobile ATI Radeon HD 4670 (which is almost the same as the desktop version).

And yes, I am a Christian
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GPU will make the biggest impact.

Cutting resolution will make a larger difference than lowering settings.

Save up and watch the deals for something like Tigerdirect just had on the GTX 460 for $90. http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...8mb-90-ar.html Make it the first step towards a new rig. Don't worry about saving up gobs of money for a whole new rig. Just do it one piece at a time. Also watch Newegg open box deals. Half the GPU's I have I've bought open box and have always been pleased. It gets updated with a bunch of new GPU's every couple of days. The best deals go quick. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ame=Open%20Box

A good deal on a GT240 might be just as good if not better option than a 9800GT. Always lots of deals on them. The newer GTS 450 could be something to keep an eye on also. I've seen some good open box deals on it.
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The 9800 GT is a bit more powerful than the 4670, but I can play BC2 max (no AA or AS) on my Mobile ATI Radeon HD 4670 (which is almost the same as the desktop version).

And yes, I am a Christian
Okay, is it less expensive than the 9800?

And Thank the Lord!
    
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