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Hey, I have some money so I decided to upgrade one of my components.
what would you suggest to upgrade in my pc?

Processor: AMD Athlon II X4 640

or

Monitor ( my current monitor res' is 1280x1024 and I afraid this is the reason my games lag) to Samsung P2350

or

Video card: ATI Radeon HD5770 1GB


Btw: does my board (Biostar TA790GX A2+) support AM3?
Edited by p11ma - 3/6/11 at 4:20am
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Your monitor has nothing to do with your games lagging but it's strange that they would with those specs at that resolution. What game(s) and what are the rest of your specs?
Edit: Are you sure your res is 1280x1024? That's a 23" monitor that's supposed to be at 1920x1080.
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post #3 of 4
I would go 5770.

My Bro has the 640 and the 5770 in his system. I have the 955 BE and the 5770 in mine. He's not far off what I'm benching in UniGine Heaven.

Nothing seriously noticeable anyway.

Your monitor will reflect your GPU speeds but your GPU will never reflect your monitor capability unless you're running a 3D card.

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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Crosshair IV Formula Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Corsair Dominator G. Skill Ripjaws X G. Skill x2 HITACHI 1TB Deskstars 1TB RAID0 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
ASUS DRW-24B1ST  Swiftech 6950/6870 GPU Heatsink Swiftech 6950/6870 GPU Heatsink Monsoon 1/2"x5/8" PETG White Hardline tubing. 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Monsoon Economy Hardline fittings EK Dual DDC V2 top Swiftech Pump DDC-1T (2) Liquid Fusion V Double helix Reservoir 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Yate Loon 120x20 (D12SM-12C) Medium Speed Silen... EK Supreme HF Classified EK Thermosphere GPU Block EK Thermosphere GPU Block 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win7 64 bit Ultimate OEM Asus VH222H Black HDMI Widescreen Logitech the OCZ went buhbye adios. Don't know ... Corsair CMPSU HX 850w Modular 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
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post #4 of 4
4850 to 5770 wouldnt be much of an improvement

bring the res up to your monitors native
1920x1080
things will look alot sharper
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