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Old February 13, 2013, 10:37 PM
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My System Specs


Originally Posted by Goon3d View Post
Does my AMD Phenom 2 x4 965 @stock can handle a Gigabyte HD 7850, or It's time for a new cpu?
What are the rest of your system specs including monitor resolution?

Run AMD system monitor to see if your card is running all out or not in your games.

GPU Usage Monitor - AMD System Monitor [Tutorial] - YouTube

AMD System Monitor

If you find that your 7850 is not running at it's full potential (dependent on the game, resolution, and gfx settings) then overclock your cpu. If overclocking the 965 doesn't cut it you can either go for an FX-8350 or try and find a Thuban x6. Depending on what motherboard you are running.
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