Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-27-2007, 02:10 AM   #11
Golden Master
 
Cabbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 7,912
Send a message via AIM to Cabbs
Default Re: graphics card upgrade for a 1.3ghz processor

Quote:
Originally Posted by muz379
not realy , not good for gaming but would be ok for office tasks
But when you have Mcafee, desktops searches, and various other crap running in the background, the 500 Mhz really shows. It'll all be over soon, his Core 2 build is almost done.
__________________

__________________
=Like anime? Come to AnimeAppeal.com!=
||DFI UT P35||Q9550@3400 Mhz||Geil 4GB RAM||Radeon 5770||
Cabbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2007, 07:05 AM   #12
muz
Golden Master
 
muz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 6,928
Default Re: graphics card upgrade for a 1.3ghz processor

Quote:
Originally Posted by cabbspapp
But when you have Mcafee, desktops searches, and various other crap running in the background, the 500 Mhz really shows. It'll all be over soon, his Core 2 build is almost done.
oh right , i used to have a 650mhz and it ran xp fine but i only used it for word processing , but yeah once you have mcafee running i probably would be quite bad
__________________

__________________
Desktop-AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+-2GB Elixer DDR2 800 250gb+500gb+500gb+120gb
Laptop-Apple Macbook Pro 13" Intel core i5(2.3ghz) 4gb Ram 320gb hard drive
muz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2007, 09:05 AM   #13
Fully Optimized
 
esa193's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 4,210
Send a message via AIM to esa193
Default Re: graphics card upgrade for a 1.3ghz processor

i get smooth frame rates in most games
between 10 and 20 fps in fear
__________________
antec 900, q6600, 4G, 500G, 160G, 9800gtx, 780i, 47in 1080ptv, 5.1 surround sound

MacArthur wrestling pwns!
esa193 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 08:37 PM   #14
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 157
Default Re: graphics card upgrade for a 1.3ghz processor

Quote:
Originally Posted by esa193
i get smooth frame rates in most games
between 10 and 20 fps in fear
Sure that's "smooth" but the CPU is incredibly important in graphics performance. Then again, always depending on what GPU you have. Since the CPU is what is actually giving the direction to the GPU, the graphics card can only function as fast as the directions are being given. It's like a car accelerating. It will only go as fast as you put your foot down, but will eventually reach it's maximum speed (your foot being the Processor and the car being the GPU).

Graphics cards will also only function as fast as their rated speed (without OC'ing of course). Meaning if you have an 8800GT working with an old school 1ghz CPU, the 8800 is a complete waste, as it will only go as fast as the directions are being fed to it. On the other hand, if you have an Intel Quad-Core running with an nVidia 4600, information being sent to the 4600 will start bottlenecking because it cannot be converted into graphics as fast as the CPU is sending it, which makes for a slow game and low frame rates.

The problem is that both technologies are advancing so rapidly that choosing a new GPU may result in a CPU purchase too, just to get the maximum performance and vice-versa. All in all, GPU's and CPU's both play ridiculously important roles in gaming, GPU playing the role of human interface device, and the processor playing the role of the brain.

Always choose both wisely, there's no point in buying an 8800, or any other fast card, if you have a processor which can't give it directions fast enough, but it is more efficient to upgrade your CPU before your GPU, as you will have a smoother experience in performance because of the rise in processor speed.

I hope this didn't come out too confusing, and I'm also hoping there is no error in information. I attempted to make it as simple as possible. And plus, I'm still learning :P
PaperPlunger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 01:50 PM   #15
Golden Master
 
Cabbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 7,912
Send a message via AIM to Cabbs
Default Re: graphics card upgrade for a 1.3ghz processor

10-20? I get irritated when I get under 40!
__________________
=Like anime? Come to AnimeAppeal.com!=
||DFI UT P35||Q9550@3400 Mhz||Geil 4GB RAM||Radeon 5770||
Cabbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 05:12 PM   #16
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 157
Default Re: graphics card upgrade for a 1.3ghz processor

Quote:
Originally Posted by cabbspapp
10-20? I get irritated when I get under 40!
I hear that..
PaperPlunger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 05:42 PM   #17
Fully Optimized
 
esa193's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 4,210
Send a message via AIM to esa193
Default Re: graphics card upgrade for a 1.3ghz processor

Quote:
Originally Posted by cabbspapp
10-20? I get irritated when I get under 40!
ya but mine never drop at all so theres no lag
so im ok with it
__________________
antec 900, q6600, 4G, 500G, 160G, 9800gtx, 780i, 47in 1080ptv, 5.1 surround sound

MacArthur wrestling pwns!
esa193 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 10:00 AM   #18
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 157
Default Re: graphics card upgrade for a 1.3ghz processor

that's so scary, if I get under 30 fps I start to try to diagnose my pc for problems.. lol
PaperPlunger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 12:25 PM   #19
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 116
Default Re: graphics card upgrade for a 1.3ghz processor

I have a athlon 3200+ and it comes with 2 GHZ. I overclocked it to 2.9ghz eazy, since I use a custom case. Anything under 1.5 ghz is very slow to me.

I still use win 2k. It actually runs smoother than xp on my pc, although, I also have linux and mac os x installed.
hippie420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 01:46 PM   #20
Golden Master
 
Cabbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 7,912
Send a message via AIM to Cabbs
Default Re: graphics card upgrade for a 1.3ghz processor

Quote:
Originally Posted by hippie420
I have a athlon 3200+ and it comes with 2 GHZ. I overclocked it to 2.9ghz eazy, since I use a custom case. Anything under 1.5 ghz is very slow to me.

I still use win 2k. It actually runs smoother than xp on my pc, although, I also have linux and mac os x installed.
2.9? Is it stable? Thats awesome then.
__________________

__________________
=Like anime? Come to AnimeAppeal.com!=
||DFI UT P35||Q9550@3400 Mhz||Geil 4GB RAM||Radeon 5770||
Cabbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0