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Advice on upgrading.

by kingkurt360 / December 21, 2012 2:22 PM PST

Bit of a random question but I experience lag when playing newer games like skyrim and farcry3. I have a radeon 6870 1gb ddr5 also an additional 8 GB onboard ram that is only ddr2 not sure the the speed. I was wondering if spending the money on a motherboard capable of supporting ddr3 ram + the ram itself (roughly 150$) or would getting a better graphics card be the way to go?? Would switching from ddr2 to ddr3 have a big impact? Keeping in mind low costs. Would appreciate all advice

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Games....lag....the never ending quest
by bob b / December 21, 2012 11:19 PM PST
In reply to: Advice on upgrading.

Share with us.
Cpu.....make and model.
Mobo...make and model.

Looks like farcry wants some serious cpu muscle.

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Specs for my pc
by kingkurt360 / December 22, 2012 12:06 AM PST

CPU- Intel core 2 Quad q6600 2.4Ghz
Motherboard- Gigabyte ultra durable 3 GA-EP43-UD3L
Ram- 8GB DDR2 i think the speed is 800mhz but thats only a guess i cant download any programs to find out atm.
HDD- 2 150GB velociraptor 10000rpm
Graphics- Saphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB DDR5

Also I have 200$ to upgrade, what would give me the best performance for my money?

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Your stuck
by bob b / December 22, 2012 1:27 AM PST
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Your cpu does not have the horse power to play those sorts of games.
Your mobo does not support a cpu upgrade that would make much difference.

Bottom line.
Your looking at 400+ bucks.

Your call.

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by kingkurt360 / December 22, 2012 2:46 AM PST
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damn... thanks for the heads up. is there a motherboard plus cpu you could recommend. not worrying about price anymore.

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Kind of
by bob b / December 22, 2012 5:53 AM PST
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That's right.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 22, 2012 12:03 AM PST
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