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#1LordChewbaccaPosted 7/19/2012 2:45:07 PM
Hello everyone recently purchased a cheap gaming pc off my friend who told me that i might need to upgrade the gpu if i wanted to max more games. The purpose of this purchase was honestly just to play the pc version of Dmc4 and have a computer in case my laptop ever fails me(which it hasn't but i like to be safe).


The system specs are pretty bare bones since it's an old computer but here's what I got:

-Processor AMD athlon(tm) II X4 635 processor, 2900mhz, 4 cores
-the Gpu is the gtx 275(honestly know nothing else about it
- the ram is 4g(<.< yeah yeah This is the only spec i can tell is pretty bleh, not that the rest is exceptional)


Anyway Dmc4 has been running alright at 60fps average but occasionally the fps will dive to 30 which i hate. And after steam sale and purchasing batman arkham city i kinda wanted to run these two titles better.

My friend has purchased me a gtx 570 Over clocked version. So i guess my question is will this really help? I've seen benchmarks of this card for dmc4 run the game at 300fps but I'm not sure if the rest of my pc will lag that down.

PS: if anyone could give me a quick link or tutorial to over clocking I'd like to read up on it for this cpu, I've got no computer background so i don't dare touch it without 100% certainty.
#2LordChewbacca(Topic Creator)Posted 7/19/2012 3:32:32 PM
Bump
#3LordChewbacca(Topic Creator)Posted 7/20/2012 6:02:30 AM
*Chewy cry*
#4Lozh900Posted 7/20/2012 6:08:23 AM
I would imagine the 570 will be really quite badly bottlenecked by the processor you have. The graphics card you have isn't that bad, If you were to get a new motherboard, i5 quad core and 4 - 6gb ddr3 ram you would notice a decent improvement even with that card.

As for overclocking that processor, its going to be minimal improvement unfortunately.
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#5Lozh900Posted 7/20/2012 6:16:19 AM
Sorry, I pressed send before I had finished (eating) but if you buy a gtx 560 that won't be too badly bottle necked, cheaper and a decent improvement. 570 though and you are throwing your money away on something your system just won't push.
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i7 2600k @ 3.8ghz / 8gb ddr3 1333 / Gtx 560 se 1gb gddr5 / 1tb hdd / 600w psu silent / win 7 home prem 64
#6LordChewbacca(Topic Creator)Posted 7/20/2012 7:24:18 AM
I see i see, that is much good to know. I'll begin shopping for a new motherboard and cpu once i obtain the money for it. In the meantime should i expect the card to perform weaker until i upgrade? which in that case i should just wait to get everything.
#7LordChewbacca(Topic Creator)Posted 7/20/2012 7:24:59 AM
PS: Forgot to mention thank you for the information.
#8NicoC96Posted 7/20/2012 7:34:18 AM
LordChewbacca posted...
I see i see, that is much good to know. I'll begin shopping for a new motherboard and cpu once i obtain the money for it. In the meantime should i expect the card to perform weaker until i upgrade? which in that case i should just wait to get everything.


Your GTX 275 can hold you up until you get a new CPU and motherboard. That graphics card isn't the best but the 670 is still way better than it.
#9therickmu25Posted 7/20/2012 7:36:13 AM
*Wants PC for DMC4*
*Friend 'gives' him a capable gaming rig*
*Friend 'gives' him a GTX 570*
*Uses no puncutation in any sentence*

*notsureifseriousortrolling*
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#10g7g7g7g7Posted 7/20/2012 7:53:28 AM
POWER SUPPLY UNIT
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