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Should I upgrade
#1
Hey guys, I didn't see anyone with my same set up after searching the threads so I wanted your opinion. I current have pc running on an amd x2 3800 2.0ghz and an ATI hd 4650. I'm trying to run Suikoden 5 and am currently getting 35-50 fps. My question is im thinking of upgrading my cpu to a 5200 2.7ghz specifically to get pcsx2 running at full speeds, will this boost be sufficient to get me where I need to be? If I can find a 5600 2.9ghz I'd get it but I'm having trouble finding it at a reasonable price.
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#2
Short answer: No.

It'll be a huge improvement, but I do not believe you'd get suikoden 5 running at full speed at those speeds. There will still be slowdowns for sure. Have you checked and seen what processors your motherboard fully supports? If the board supports AM2+, I'd suggest looking into the Phenom II line. If not, you'd probably be best off putting that money aside and slowly saving up for a AM2 board and processor.
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#3
Yeah, I checked the only amd 2 and low wattage so the 5600 is the fastest I can get.
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#4
I recommend a combo of a cheap AM2+ mainboard and a cheap AM3 CPU like mine. It overclocks like a breeze and has much more power than any AM2 based Athlon.
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#5
yep, athlon x2 or for a little more athlon x3
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#6
(10-26-2009, 12:51 PM)Elwin Wrote: yep, athlon x2 or for a little more athlon x3

Wouldn't help PCSX2 in any way. He wants to play Suikoden 5 decently on PCSX2.
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#7
for pcsx2 maybe not, bu the hell buying pc just for emulating console it sounds dumb.
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#8
5600+ isint fast enough to play suikoden.
Check my profile for hardware/software and games i played on PCSX2.
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#9
(10-26-2009, 02:20 PM)Elwin Wrote: for pcsx2 maybe not, bu the hell buying pc just for emulating console it sounds dumb.

Yeah I know, but it's not like a Dual Core is not good enough for general PC gaming or work. I think the OP wants to save as much money as possible.
Intel i5 3450
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Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X OC
8GB DDR3-1333 RAM
Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB
Seagate 7200.14 1TB x2
Enermax Triathlor 450W PSU
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#10
You are correct money is a factor and if I can't upgrade my current pc with a cpu that can handle pcsx2 than I'm not going to do a complete overhaul. It'll be more cost effective for me to just buy a used ps2 and a magic swap which is what I plan to do now. Thanks for all the advice.
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