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Lucage
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Don't really have the budget to go all out for a massive upgrade, but at the moment I have this processor:

AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition 3.2GHz

I was thinking of getting AMD Phenom II X4 965 - 3.4 Ghz as I think this is the best processor my mobo can handle (I could be wrong).

Will I notice much difference in performance in upgrading to a quad core or is it not really worth it?

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In fact, here is what I have at the moment.

Asus M4A78LT-M Socket AM3 AMD SB710 DVI VGA HDMI 8 Channel Audio mATX Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition 3.2GHz Socket AM3 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor
ZALMAN CNPS 9700 NT Copper Processor Cooler for Socket LGA775, AM3, AM2+, AM2, 754, 939 and 940
2 x Crucial 2GB DDR3 1333MHz/PC3-10600 Memory CL9 1.5V
Radeon HD 6670 2GB
400GB SERIAL ATA II HARD DRIVE WITH 16MB CACHE (7200rpm)
750GB Serial ATA 3.0 (SATA-II)HARD DRIVE WITH 32MB CACHE (7200rpm)
500W (Peak) Quiet Dual Rail PSU


Can you think of any cheap upgrades I can do to make PS2 a little bit more playable.

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not hat its any help to you, but i've been thinking about etting a new GCard for PS2, and delay the full system upgrade until next year. cost 300 mind

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BuggerLugs wrote:
not hat its any help to you, but i've been thinking about etting a new GCard for PS2, and delay the full system upgrade until next year. cost 300 mind


Recommend this for 230 (I paid more!)

http://www.ebuyer.com/393705-msi-gtx-660-ti-power-edition-2gb-gddr5-dual-dvi-hdmi-displayport-n660ti-pe-2gd5-oc

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Lucage wrote:
Don't really have the budget to go all out for a massive upgrade, but at the moment I have this processor:

AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition 3.2GHz

I was thinking of getting AMD Phenom II X4 965 - 3.4 Ghz as I think this is the best processor my mobo can handle (I could be wrong).

Will I notice much difference in performance in upgrading to a quad core or is it not really worth it?


In answer to your question, no you will not see any big improvement by moving to quad core. You want to go for the GPU for noticeable results.

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well, unless theres some obvious bottleneck (i dont follow h/w specs), potentially everything is a bottleneck. infact everybodies PCs have at least one bottleneck somewhere

yes, there will be a performance gain, but i think FS is saying it might be a larger gain in a new GFX card.

@brune. cost of g-card - tight cuntness = what it cost you

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Can't really afford a new GFX card due to me being a tight cunt

Guess I'll stick with what I've got till I win the lottery.

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4 months on and I managed to do my very minor upgrade. A mate of mine sold me his AMD Phenom II X4 B50 Processor 3.1GHz processor and his Radeon HD 4870 1GB gfx card. 20 for the both of them.

I can't believe the difference it has made in PS. I've gone from all settings on low with major FPS drop, to playing on High settings and a higher resolution with no FPS drop. I can actually play Planetside now.

Just did a quick comparsion video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcTvPca39GY

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congratz !

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I had a 4870 until I upgraded to a 7850, it's a great little card.
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I really cant believe the difference. I was moving away from PC gaming as my rig was so dire, this little upgrade has done wonders. I can actually play BF4 now too.

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