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I recently got a new video card. A GTX 260 to be exact, but I have a problem. My current CPU is bottle necking me. I have an amd x2 5200. It's basically a POS. It runs at about 2.7gh on each core and when I try to over clock it any higher it crashes my games. I am mainly complaining about this because a 260 should be able to run Bad Company 2, but my CPU is totally killing the frames and I get only about 30-40 fps and thats only on low detail + i have to be on like a 12 person server.. sometimes 16 depending on how my computer feels haha. If i go any higher my frames are at like 15-30 and its really choppy. So I basically need a new CPU thats AM2+. Any suggestions? thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 10
PhII x4 940 would be a good and inexpensive choice.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103471&Tpk=940
     
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You need to tell us your motherboard's model. Anyway, probably Athlon II x3 440, price/performance, as you'll be able to play BC2 just fine, or Phenom II x4 965, performance.
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Originally Posted by Beelzeboss;12298755 
You need to tell us your motherboard's model. Anyway, probably Athlon II x3 440, price/performance, as you'll be able to play BC2 just fine, or Phenom II x4 965, performance.

This is the link to the mobo. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138106
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post #5 of 10
That board has a 95w limit for CPU's.... here's the CPU support list:

http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/cpu_support.php?S_ID=321

It looks like a Phenom I 9650 would be about as far as you could go with it....
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Originally Posted by winginit;12298977 
That board has a 95w limit for CPU's.... here's the CPU support list:

http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/cpu_support.php?S_ID=321

It looks like a Phenom I 9650 would be about as far as you could go with it....

ohh ok. I guess ill be buying a new MOBO instead of a power supply... dang. alright. thanks for the info. any ideas for a good cheap mobo that would run a higher end cpu?
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post #7 of 10
That would depend somewhat on which CPU you're thinking of running.... wink.gif
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Basically I am wanting a decent CPU and mobo. I don't want to spend a billion dollars. I just want one that will run bad company 2 without lag
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With my computer I can max out every game! I would say go with the amd 940 black edition. I have it overclocked at 3.6ghz on stock voltage. See Pic.
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