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Windows 7: My old PC setup, is it going to retire now?


13 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
My old PC setup, is it going to retire now?

Hello folks

I built this computer back in 2010 I nearly spent around 3000$. (I live in Norway)
Basically my setup is following;

Intel iIntel Core i7-920 2.66GHz
MSI Geforce GTX 560Ti 1GB
Kingston DDR3 1033MHz 8GB(2x2x2x2)
OCZ Agility 3 120 GB SSD
Hitachi 2x500 GB HDD
Cooler Master 600W Silent Pro
Cooler Master Miditower 922 HAF

I can barely play Battlefield 3 in low settings 1680x1050 with 60frames stable. Not even talking about high end games. Any advice you guys can give me?

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13 Jan 2013   #2

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Hiyya Jack mate might be worth running a memtest just to see if it up to scratch. Takes a while and you need at least 8 passes for any result.

http://www.memtest.org/ > make the bootable disk set the BIOS to boot from optical and let it run - overnight is good.

Just as an afterthought maybe just reseating the cards and sticks would worth a try too, and I think maybe lok at the drivers for everything plus upgrade the RAM?.
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13 Jan 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You need a better GPU card with more VRAM in it, it would help. If you board takes i5 I would go with on of those. Of course a whole new build would be the best thing.
Oh, just checked that CPU is an aging LGA1366.
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13 Jan 2013   #4

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
You need a better GPU card with more VRAM in it, it would help. If you board takes i5 I would go with on of those. Of course a whole new build would be the best thing.
Oh, just checked that CPU is an aging LGA1366.
Good spot Gary I hadn't realised and yes Jack a new i5 set up would be good - Asus pick of the boards for me right now but as always it is budget eh?.

Having said that on the bright side I suppose you still have the case PSU and RAM sticks.
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14 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for replies!

Yes you are right it is LGA1366 stock core.

So I should upgrade my core to those new ones out there and better GPU?
I see lots of people out there running medium to high graphics on games with their 560Ti's how do they do it?

Do I need to go for better RAM sticks?
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14 Jan 2013   #6

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jack11728 View Post
Thanks for replies!

Yes you are right it is LGA1366 stock core.

So I should upgrade my core to those new ones out there and better GPU?
I see lots of people out there running medium to high graphics on games with their 560Ti's how do they do it?

Do I need to go for better RAM sticks?
Well Jack I run a Ge Force GTX 650 in my Ivy Bridge and although I don't play a lot of high end games some of th Youtube footage of say Aces High comes through very well but Britton is the one to ask mate he is the wizz!

Have a look at our system specs by clicking on them at the bottom of out posts and you will egt some idea of a (in my case) a reasonably decent set up.

As for RAM I will PM you ok?

John
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14 Jan 2013   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yes, I would go for a new Z77 motherboard and at least a i5-3570K CPU, Ivy Bridge. A GPU with 1GB of GDDR5 memory will help a lot. nVidia I think is better because they can do the job with a lot less power use and heat.
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14 Jan 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Which 560Ti do you have (384 or 448 stream processors)? With the 1GB you have listed in your original post, I am assuming you have the 384 SP version. Either way, it is still a decent card. I would upgrade your motherboard/CPU first and try it with the 560Ti before upgrading your graphics card. Just my 2 cents...
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14 Jan 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Squid View Post
Which 560Ti do you have (384 or 448 stream processors)? With the 1GB you have listed in your original post, I am assuming you have the 384 SP version. Either way, it is still a decent card. I would upgrade your motherboard/CPU first and try it with the 560Ti before upgrading your graphics card. Just my 2 cents...
Agreed.
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15 Jan 2013   #10

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

OLD PC setup? I'm still on a Q9650 + DDR2 + GTX260 ... I wonder if my gaming would improve with your old pc setup!
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