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Will GTX 760 run well enough with Core 2 Quad Q9550?

Hello guys.I have an old PC,my current specs are:

Core 2 Duo E7400 2.80 GHz
Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT 512MB
4 GB DDR2 Ram

In the coming days a friend of mine is gonna give me GTX 760 Windforce 2GB,and also i'm gonna use Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83 with it.My question is how much of a bottleneck will there be? Will it run good? Also in comparision with my old specs how much of a boost this will be? Will i be able to play new-ish games? Like maybe GTA V or Fallout 4? Don't really care about high quality,if it's low and it's perfectly playable i don't mind. I know the 4GB Ram will be problematic but oh well,can't upgrade in the near future.

Thanks a lot!

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In reply to: Will GTX 760 run well enough with Core 2 Quad Q9550?

The gtx should give you a large bump in video power.
Get the proper drivers for your machine and test.

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Good move.

In reply to: Will GTX 760 run well enough with Core 2 Quad Q9550?

While it's a nice bump I have a few thoughts. The GPU is matched to the CPU in era/time. Be sure your power supply is beefy for this move.

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Thanks for the answer.

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Beefy enough. Why?

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I see a single +12V rail which will keep you out of trouble.

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That's good right?

In reply to: Beefy enough. Why?

I have no idea what that means since i'm such a pro haha,but that's good aye?

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It's all good.

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Split rails are trouble for beginners. Yours has the single rail so that's good.

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In reply to: It's all good.

Sweet,thanks a lot for the help mate.

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In reply to: Will GTX 760 run well enough with Core 2 Quad Q9550?

Make sure your mobo supports that new cpu.

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It does.

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Yeah,no worries there,it's a 775 socket and it is compatible Happy

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In reply to: It does.

The socket type is a start.
Now check compatibility at the mobo maker's site.

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Did that

In reply to: Compatible

Yeah it definitely does,it supports maximum of Core 2 Extreme/Core 2 Quad.

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