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Intel pentium E5200 2.5ghz + xfx radeon 5770

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by tuunade98, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. tuunade98

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    im using an old intel pentium motherboard and at the moment ive got a radeon 4670 installed in my computer im able to play most games at decent high settings at a resolution of 1280 1024 which is my highest resolution. Im thinking about upgrading to a radeon 5770 does anyone know if my game performance would actually increase when i install my new 5770 with my E5200 still in in the computer or wil my cpu bottleneck it and make performance wurse?



    OCZ 550w fatality PSU
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    windows xp S3 32bit
    radeon 4670 upgrading to 5770 alredy ordered
    Intel pentium E5200 2.5ghz dual core
     
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    The E5200 would have some bottleneck at stock clocks, OC it to 3.6-4ghz
     
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    ahh i dnt have decent cooling but if i were to leave it at 2.5ghz wud it still give me beter performance then my 4670??
     
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    yes it would, but you may notice bottleneck
     
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    ah thank you as long as i do get better performance i only be using resolution 1280 1024 since my monitor aint that big seriously can't wait to get my card thank you for your replies
     
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    Yea you should get better performance! Your next upgrade should be a Phenom II quad or 1156 quad
     
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    lol ty im only thinking about going for a E8400 instead i dnt want a super ocmp jus a decent one is good enuf for me

    EDIT: don't really know anything about AMD phenom cpu's tho
     
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    THey are very good and cheap nowadays. you could get a nice motherboard and CPU for around 150$ and still use your DDR2
     
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    hmm.. thank you for your advice i might actually go for it
     
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    Before upgrading, try overclocking that E5200 and see if you like what you see. They O/C quite easily. If I remember correctly, I got the one I had up to 3.6 on stock cooling and volts.
     
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    Your next upgrade should consist of another monitor, OC's are free and at this point the E8400 is a waste of time. :)
     
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    I had a friend with a e5200 on stock cooling, we threw it up to 3.5 Ghz anyways. A) These chips are tough, it was stable even in the 90s (never hitting that high outside of stress testing), and B) in the very unlikely event it does burn out, it's like $50. When your cpu costs as much a decent heatsink you might as well not stress out worrying about it.

    On a side note, he had a bug where his multiplier got locked at half speed, running under 2 GHz. Crysis frame rates barely suffered at all with a 5850, only significant instance where it had an impact on frames was during big AI firefights. Odds are you won't be very bottlenecked with a mild overclock. The games that really show a cpu limit are games where you're already getting over 60 fps. Who cares if one cpu gets you 70 and another gets you 100, when it's more than 60 you're just splitting hairs.
     
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    somewhat agreed - an i5 would be a better idea if you have the money to spend on a new rig - if you dont then just invest in a 3rd party cooler for your current CPU, maybe some better ram - I see you have 2Gigs, 4Gigs is generally the standard load out. get some 1066Mhz DDR2 and see how far you can push your 5200. there are more then a handful of of people that have managed to get as far as 3.8Ghz and upwards.

    unfortunately overclockers/Enthusiasts DDR2 isnt cheap for a 4Gb set and with a new intel socket just around the corner, its even harder to recommend upgrading your current set up as it wont be worth it at all.

    best thing to do would be a 3rd party cooler and a nice overclock - that should really drive the 5770 and it would decrease the chances of a bottleneck.
     

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