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Will my processor Bottleneck my graphic Card?

Q: Will my processor Bottleneck my graphic Card?

Hello people, I want to know whether my processor will bottleneck my graphic Card ?
My Specs can be found in my profile.

I have been playing Games Like Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon future soldier. When I use my MSI afterburner, I see that my graphic Usage never goes high, it mean, It rarely reaches 70 %. It remains stangent at 60 % or near to that. Whereas my friends Get usage upto 96 %. Could bottlenecking be the reason?

Another Info, All my temps are normal. My resolution is 1366 x 768. I bought HD 7850 so that I could max out all the games and play then-m lag free on ultra settings at my low resolution of 1366 x 768, This card is upto my expectations, but I only get approx 40 FPS in Ghost Recon future soldier whereas other people get 50 - 60 FPS in ultra settings.

So, can I know the problem ? Thank you.

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A: Will my processor Bottleneck my graphic Card?

Dual-core won't be helping things, and you may notice a 10fps drop. I'm not gonna bother quoting sources because I can't easily find them and they are dodgy anyway...

But, disable ambient occlusion.. it's a big performance hit.

Anyway, to conclude, your system is fine overall.
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I don't really believe that you'll bottleneck your GPU with your current CPU. I think the performance gain would be substantial going to the 8800GT.
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A:Graphic card isn't found. Only finds my integrated graphic card. Help!

first check they havent stolen you GPU
then check that the 4/8pin pci power supply is plugged into the top left of the motherboard.
then check the gpu has power cable(s) plugged in.
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A bit..But you won't notice it.
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A:Where's my bottleneck?? Video card??

Its deffinately your video card. You might also want to upgrade your RAM to at least a gigabyte.
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A:Is my graphics card the bottleneck?

Your best bet is to go with a newer yet not the newest video card. A GeForce 3 TI200 would probably be ideal for you right now with the price being only around 200 dollars for one.

Your video card is pretty old and the differences between the GeForce 3 and TNT2 would be substantial. Still I think you need a CPU over 1GHZ. Your ram is ok for now, although a future upgrade might be needed (especially with XP).
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Doh! I guess the newegg wish lists don't go public automatically.

I made it public but I guess it takes a while. Here are the parts...

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A:Graphics card bottleneck

Post a snip of your resource monitor on the memory tab?

The 5670 is a decent card from what I've read... why are you unhappy with it?
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A:Can you change a laptop video card/graphic card?

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Quote: Originally Posted by irfan88

Can I install any of the 2.0 cards on it?

PCIe 2.0 motherboard slots are fully backward compatible with PCIe v1.x cards. PCIe 2.0 cards are also generally backward compatible with PCIe 1.x motherboards, using the available bandwidth of PCI Express 1.1. Overall, graphic cards or motherboards designed for v 2.0 will be able to work with the other being v 1.1 or v 1.0.

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Go into Device Manager and uninstall all drivers for your card. Then try installing the drivers you downloaded. Do not restart your computer in the process, because then Windows will automatically install what it thinks are the best drivers.
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Quote: Originally Posted by link1919

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Free 5 working day delivery, I doubt's free shipping is any faster. doesn't have a single decent quality, affordable power supply.
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Hello I have Pavilion seria 500-306nd descop pc i wannt too upgrade graphic card from geforce gtx 745 to 1070 and i was wondering if i must change power suply for new grapic card.I cant find any spec about my power sup so can u guys give me some advice ???Sry my bad eng its not my native language and thank you for help in advance 

A:New graphic card

Hi, Yes, there is no info on HP sites or third party sites referencing your PC's power supply. You will have to open the tower to check the existing power supply specs. The 1070 requires a minimum 500 watt power supply. I doubt your system shipped with a 500 watt power supply. It is also possible a 1070 card will not fit in your system. The 1070 requires 10.5 inches in length and a double slot. If the 180 watt power supply is a laptop (external) power supply you may not be able to install an internal power supply. Jay
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I need a graphics card for my system, but i am not sure what will be compactable for my system.

Heres my system spec

Asrock P4VM890 Motherboard
550Watt Enermax PSU
Pent 4 3.2 Prescott CPU
1 GB Ram

Currently have onboard video, which is rubbish for gaming, i dont have lot of money so i was thinking about something like Asus ATI Radeon X1050 or the Asus ATI Radeon X1550 but i dont want to waste money and find out that they wont work, as i have already bought one and its not working and causes the system to not boot up its was a Connect 3D ATI Radeon X300

Thanks for any help!


A:Need a graphic card

Decent board with Socket 478, DirectX 7 integrated VIA graphics, and a PCI-Express slot.
And PCI Express video card should work... but drivers can be a problem.
You have to disable the video graphics in the device manager, sometimes, when you install a new video graphics card. Then install new drivers using the disc that came with the card, or by downloading new drivers from the video graphics card manufacturer.
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Well since my stock graphics card is card help Graphic pretty bad I m looking to update to a better one Now I m just learning about computers and looking in my manual it says Slots One APG V x x slot Three bit PCI bus slots support v v PCI bus interface So basically I m wondering does this mean I can support both a APG and a PCI graphics card or are they the same thing Also I see MB MB etc what re the differences in them really Finally I m looking at these two graphics cards and I m trying to learn if my computer is compatable for either http www newegg com Graphic card help Product Product asp Item N E http www newegg com Product Product asp Item N E Anything you guys would recommend would be cool too but my price range isn t too high as I m only buying this to play CS Source a few other shooters Say - Finally for a second time my computer specs AMD Athlon tm XP MMX DNow GHz DDR Ram VIA S G Unichrome IGP MB memory approx As I side note my computer runs CS horribly basiclly being so choppy and I can t play Thanks to anyone who replys and if there s anymore info you need just Graphic card help ask nbsp

A:Graphic card help

Those cards you're looking at are PCI-Express. You're motherboard only supports AGP and PCI(competely different interface from PCI-E). A few good cards in you're price range that would run Source flawlessly. $169.99 $114.99

Value Card, with good performance for what you're looking for. $84.99
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i got 2 graphics cards

nvidia alladin tnt2 16mb

and ati radeon 7000 64mb

this radeon cost me $50!

andnot sure bout the otherone it was onboard

would the nvidia one work faster than ati??

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Hi Deathdealer:

The Radeon has 64 MB, compared to the 16 MB of the Nvidia, so your Radeon would be a better card.

Hope that helps!
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I plan on getting Sims Double Deluxe along with the University Expansion pack I already know my computer can Graphic Card??? t run Sims Double Deluxe because I need a better video card I can run the university alone but I m not sure about the whole expansion pack because on that site can you run it doesn t have University expansion I need to know what type of video card is compatiable with my pc Also if I ll need anything else CPU Minimum GHz processor You Have Intel R Pentium R D CPU GHz PASS CPU Speed Minimum GHz You Have GHz Performance Rated at GHz PASS RAM Minimum MB You Have MB PASS OS Minimum Windows Vista XP ME You Have Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition build -bit PASS Video Card Minimum A T amp L-capable video card with at least MB of video RAM ATI Radeon series or better NVIDIA GeForce series GeForce GTS and better You Have Intel R G Express Chipset FamilyE - FC B ame Upgrade Suggested Unfortunately your Video Card does not meet this requirement Click here to see some recommendations Features Minimum attributes of your Video Card Required You Have Video RAM MB MB D Yes Yes Hardware Graphic Card??? T amp L Yes No DirectX version Minimum c You Have PASS Sound Card Minimum Yes You Have Realtek High Definition Audio PASS Free Disk Space Minimum GB total for all three games You Have GB Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium Build vista ldr - Language English Regional Setting English System Manufacturer Compaq-Presario System Model GN AA-ABA SR WM BIOS BIOS Date Ver Processor Intel R Pentium R D CPU GHz CPUs GHz Memory MB RAM Page File MB used MB available Windows Dir C Windows DirectX Version DirectX DX Setup Parameters Graphic Card??? Not found DxDiag Version bit Unicode ------------ DxDiag Notes ------------ Graphic Card??? Display Tab No problems found Sound Tab No problems found Input Tab No problems found -------------------- DirectX Debug Levels -------------------- Direct D retail DirectDraw retail DirectInput retail DirectMusic retail DirectPlay retail DirectSound retail DirectShow retail --------------- Display Devices --------------- Card name Intel R G Express Chipset Family Manufacturer Intel Corporation Chip type Intel R G Express Chipset Family DAC type Internal Device Key Enum PCI VEN amp DEV amp SUBSYS A C amp REV Display Memory MB Dedicated Memory MB Shared Memory MB Current Mode x bit Hz Monitor HP w Wide LCD Monitor Driver Name igdumd dll Driver Version English DDI Version Ex Driver Attributes Final Retail Driver Date Size bytes WHQL Logo d Yes WHQL Date Stamp Device Identifier D B E - - CF- - AA C CA Vendor ID x Device ID x SubSys ID x A C Revision ID x Revision ID x Video Accel ModeMPEG A ModeMPEG C Deinterlace Caps AEDC D D- - E-AAB -B FA AF Format In Out YUY YUY Frames Prev Fwd Back Caps VideoProcess YUV RGB VideoProcess StretchX VideoProcess StretchY VideoProcess AlphaBlend DeinterlaceTech FieldAdaptive A A C -C EC- BD - EDE-F C DC B Format In Out YUY YUY Frames Prev Fwd Back Caps VideoProcess YUV RGB VideoProcess StretchX VideoProcess StretchY VideoProcess AlphaBlend AA E- - A - C - F FAF E E Format In Out YUY YUY Frames Prev Fwd Back Caps VideoProcess YUV RGB VideoProcess StretchX VideoProcess StretchY VideoProcess AlphaBlend DeinterlaceTech BOBVerticalStretch AEDC D D- - E-AAB -B FA AF Format In Out UYVY YUY Frames Prev Fwd Back Caps VideoProcess YUV RGB VideoProcess StretchX VideoProcess StretchY VideoProcess AlphaBlend DeinterlaceTech FieldAdaptive A A C -C EC- BD - EDE-F C DC B Format In Out UYVY YUY Frames Prev Fwd Back Caps VideoProcess YUV RGB VideoProcess StretchX VideoProcess StretchY VideoProcess AlphaBlend AA E- - A - C - F FAF E E Format In Out UYVY YUY Frames Prev Fwd Back Caps VideoProcess YUV RGB VideoProcess StretchX VideoProcess StretchY VideoProcess AlphaBlend DeinterlaceTech BOBVerticalStretch AEDC D D- - E-AAB -B FA AF Format In Out YV YUY Frames Prev Fwd Back Caps VideoProcess YUV RGB VideoProcess StretchX VideoProcess StretchY VideoProcess AlphaBlend Deinterl... Read more

A:Graphic Card???

What kind of motherboard do you have? Compatible graphics cards will depend mainly on your motherboard, and your CPU seems powerful enough to handle a mid-range graphics card.