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Old January 21, 2011, 11:24 PM
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Hey guys
i recently bought a 460GTX video card.
However, i feel like lagging when i was playing SC2..

Here are my computer combinations:-
-Acer F690GVM motherboard
-AmD Phenom(tm) 9500 quad-core 2.20GHz.
-2GB DDR2 Rams
- Msi GTX460 Hwak video card.

AM i in a bottle neck?
If so what should i upgrade?

THank you for the suggestions.
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Old January 22, 2011, 05:46 AM
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i take it you cant bump up the speed on that phenom, can you?

see if you can drop in a newer cpu perhaps?

id start from scratch. also, 2 gigs of ram is not much, and what resolution do you use?

scII is not a monster,well,heavy hitter like metro with all the settings crancked up.

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Old January 22, 2011, 10:33 AM
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when ever I lag while playing online games I try a trace route because you should remember that there are all of other players playing on the same server.
Pingtest.net - The Global Broadband Quality Test
but if you are not playing online then it possible could be the game itself lagging
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Old January 22, 2011, 12:06 PM
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um i think I5 2500K 3.3GHz would be good and 8 gbs of rams
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Old January 22, 2011, 02:01 PM
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if you overclock? thats the cpu to get at the moment.

mate it to your fav board maker's offering, anywhere from about 150 and up are quite nice featured. ud3/4 from giga, and so on.
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Old January 22, 2011, 05:48 PM
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Even though it is on the less expensive side 8GB i think is excessive if all you do is gaming. Hell you could get away with a 2500 as again overclocking just for games such as stacraft you wont notice any improvement. Overclocking and 4+GB is ram is mainly for non-standard usages such as protein folding, encoding, etc which really use the full potential of the cpu and need that much ram.
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Old January 22, 2011, 07:17 PM
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I agree about the fact that 8GB is a little overkill, but we got to buy RAM when the price is low, and this is the right time!

I seen somewhere on DIGITIMES that the RAM prices (silicon) might go up in a few months.

I'd just say, that it SEEMS like a good idea to grab 8GB is you're building a new Sandy rig right now...
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Old January 23, 2011, 07:04 PM
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Thank you for all the suggestions and comments.@
I think i would just get 8 gbs of ram which is cheap - -veven it's excessed
and 2500K without overclocking lol since i dont know how lol
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Old January 24, 2011, 06:29 AM
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good but do get the p67 mobo and not h67.

oc'ing will be really easy whenever you will feel confortable going at it.
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Old January 30, 2011, 04:19 AM
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What is your budget?
Overclocking a 2500k is super easy, just do a little reading
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