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Do i have a bottelneck with my sys below?

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Your biggest bottleneck is your CPU/motherboard/RAM combo, followed by your hard drive. If you have the budget, replace all of them. If not, I would start by looking for a decent 775 motherboard and 4GB of DDR2-800/1066. Then that will allow you to overclock your CPU more and remove any bottleneck that the RAM will be causing. Then grab a new SATA II hard drive. They're not very expensive any more.
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What game are you playing? An E2200 can still handle most older games.

You should not invest in any socket 775 motherboard. Save up for an overhaul to a Sandy Bridge system. At least get the motherboard, processor and memory, the rest can be transplanted from your current system.

The only thing I can see you getting is perhaps 2gig of additional RAM.
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Originally Posted by flyin15sec View Post
What game are you playing? An E2200 can still handle most older games.

You should not invest in any socket 775 motherboard. Save up for an overhaul to a Sandy Bridge system. At least get the motherboard, processor and memory, the rest can be transplanted from your current system.

The only thing I can see you getting is perhaps 2gig of additional RAM.
  1. His motherboard only supports 2GB of RAM
  2. I may be 100% wrong, but I think if he had the spare cash for Sandy Bridge he wouldn't still be rocking an E2200
  3. I would disagree with you saying that the OP shouldn't invest in a socket 775 motherboard. There are tons of good deals to be had out there with used 775 motherboard, probably not many to be had with new motherboarsds though.
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  1. His motherboard only supports 2GB of RAM
  2. I may be 100% wrong, but I think if he had the spare cash for Sandy Bridge he wouldn't still be rocking an E2200
  3. I would disagree with you saying that the OP shouldn't invest in a socket 775 motherboard. There are tons of good deals to be had out there with used 775 motherboard, probably not many to be had with new motherboarsds though.
MY Mobo can handle more than 2 Gigs, It can take 2 sticks of 2GB DDR2 Ram, A total of 4Gigs
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The E2200 Sucks. Hard.
Even at 3.1 I hardly saw a difference...save for a better CPU.
    
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I'd probably invest in a nice Q series cpu and possibly an extra 2gigs of 800mhz ddr2.

Apart from that, everything else in your system seems adequate for moderate gaming, etc.
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I'd probably invest in a nice Q series cpu and possibly an extra 2gigs of 800mhz ddr2.

Apart from that, everything else in your system seems adequate for moderate gaming, etc.
Agreed, your GPU is perfectly able to handle games on a 20 Incher.

The E2200 is extremely feeble though, OC or not it still sucks. Get a quad core and if you have spare cash, get some RAM. 2Gb of RAM isnt the component thats holding your system back, its the CPU.
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Originally Posted by ellisbodds View Post
  1. I may be 100% wrong, but I think if he had the spare cash for Sandy Bridge he wouldn't still be rocking an E2200
  2. I would disagree with you saying that the OP shouldn't invest in a socket 775 motherboard. There are tons of good deals to be had out there with used 775 motherboard, probably not many to be had with new motherboarsds though.
You can look at it from your view or mine. Both perspectives gives an increase in performance, and they both will cost money. The OP's financial status is not our concern. However, I believe that if he needs to spend money then he should invest in products that will have a much longer lifespan.

Regarding deals, Yes, you can likely find plenty of deals for socket 775 boards. But once again, you'll be stuck with older generation chipset that can only be upgraded with older Intel CPUs. Choosing the SB route, does not mean high end. SB is mainstream and H67 boards can be had for new,US prices, starting around $90 (when they were available), not sure what that converts to in Philippine Peso. H67 based boards are perfectly fine now, since the turbo feature clocks SB processors so high.

Edit **I can understand the OPs concerns. I faced similar problems with multiple aging AGP systems, back in the begining of 2008. I was reluctant to upgrade to a complete PCIe system because the total cost would be more than investing into just high end AGP video cards. This is coupled with IDE drives, DDR memory only, so making an overhaul quite expensive. However, at the time AGP cards were limited to 7800GS Nvidia and HD3850 ATI.

In the end, I decided to overhaul the systems, and not just upgrade the AGP video card. I took a hit on the cost, but gain much better performance overall. I went from 2 P4(socket 478) and 1 Athlon64 (socket 754) to 2 AthlonX2 (AM2+) and 1 E8400.
Edited by flyin15sec - 2/4/11 at 9:53pm
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What do you do with your PC, that way we can help you with our upgrade route and see if SB is better suitable for your usage.

If you want to save money, add ram and change your HDD. Am I the only one that noticed that OP is rocking an "IDE" 80GB!!!!

Your mb supports Sata drive, get a WD Black or F3, you will see even bigger improvement compares to other parts.
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