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Looking To Upgrade

by Kingkat54 / December 8, 2013 2:50 AM PST

I have Win 7 Home Prem 64
SamsungSSD 128 gb
8 GB Ram
500 GB hd
NVidia GeForce GT 640 2GB DDR3
AMD Phenom 9950 QuadCore 2.6 GHz

I know I need upgrades..................................but
What do I need to upgrade? Everything?
Looking to play some latest games like COD Ghosts BF4 and a few others.

Thank you

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 8, 2013 5:37 AM PST
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System Upgrade
by Bottone / December 8, 2013 10:31 AM PST
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I only know that Win7 Home Premium upgrade to the Ultimate version of the system after the speed will be increased.

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System Upgrade
by Kingkat54 / December 9, 2013 3:11 AM PST
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Thank you for the info.

I am currently playing COD Ghosts, but at a reduced setting. And yes, I do not need 120 fps.......40 is more than enough.

I am a little more worried about what might be coming out next year, so I was looking to upgrade my system, but only as far as I need to.

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COD should play at low or medium settings. However.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2013 3:39 AM PST
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"It doesn't take a profound understanding of GPU architectures to guess that DDR3 could needlessly hamstring the GeForce GT 640 compared to its GDDR5-toting rivals. The peak theoretical numbers below lend weight to that notion:"

If you decide to move up to a better card, pick from this list.,3107.html,3135-6.html shows some 35ish FPS rates at high detail on BF3 so I'd pull that back to medium detail and be out about 100.

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by Kingkat54 / December 9, 2013 5:19 AM PST

I like the GeForce GTX 760
Just wonder if that means I need a newer cpu?

A never ending story...........................

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I'm sure you've read this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2013 5:24 AM PST
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"Our tests demonstrate fairly little difference between a $225 LGA 1155 Core i5-2500K and a $1000 LGA 2011 Core i7-3960X, even when three-way graphics card configurations are involved. It turns out that memory bandwidth and PCIe throughput don't hold back the performance of existing Sandy Bridge-based machines. ",3106-4.html

Since you are not going three way, I doubt that's an issue today.

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(NT) What PSU ???
by VAPCMD / December 10, 2013 2:28 AM PST
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What PSU?
by Kingkat54 / December 10, 2013 5:07 AM PST
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Pretty sure its 800 watts.

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800W...but who's the mfg, series and model # ?
by VAPCMD / December 10, 2013 8:35 AM PST
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All 800W PSUs are NOT to make sure you've got enough power for the new GPU, the specific info would be important.

You should see a significant boost from just the GPU if you've got enough PSU to support it.


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by pauly1651 / December 13, 2013 10:37 AM PST
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The only upgrade I can see that you will need is to go with a vid card that has at least 2GB of GDDR5 onboard, and a memory interface of 256.
And make sure that the PSU will power the system with the new card.
That should do it I think.

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by Kingkat54 / December 14, 2013 4:18 AM PST
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Thank you. The info is much appreciated.

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