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Which of my hardware is limiting performance the most?
#1
Hey,

I thought I'd see how well my system runs the emulator, and I ripped Shadow of the Collosus to try and its playing the opening cutscene at 11 FPS with the CPU maxed out, I haven't got in game yet Tongue

My setup is:

AMD Athlon X2 4000+
Nvidia 8600GT (I think its 256 mb of ram)
3 gig of ram
Running XP

I currently intend to replace my CPU with this:

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/155158/sho...der_by=RUF

Would it make much of a difference?

Is my graphics card holding me back?

Thanks a lot, I'm sure these type of questions are asked all the time Tongue

SOTC is capable of running full speed right?
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#2
definitely the cpu
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#3
The cpu is the most limiting factor
q6600 OC @ 3.3Ghz, 4gb ddr2 ram, nvidia gtx 260, 2x 1 tb hard disk
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#4
If you insist on going with AMD and want a new processor you need to go for Phenom II.
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#5
Yeah, AMD is a piece of *****. You are better off getting intel, and maybe a better GPU. A 9800GX is good.
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#6
(04-26-2009, 03:31 AM)Akira420 Wrote: Yeah, AMD is a piece of *****. You are better off getting intel, and maybe a better GPU. A 9800GX is good.

your wrong my friend sadly wrong for starters get it right Advanced Micro Devices will always rule over intel any time you know you shouldnt give his hopes up like that.

with proper cooling and a good mobo you can easily clock your amd to 3.5 ghz
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#7
No flaming on AMD/Intel please. It stops here or warnings go out and posts get deleted.

You're allowed to debate the chips performance with concrete evidence of performance comparisons or useful personal experience/knowledge. But calling chips names and/or cheering for a brand like you're watching a football game isn't going to help the original poster (OP) make an educated decision.
Jake Stine (Air) - Programmer - PCSX2 Dev Team
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#8
(04-26-2009, 03:31 AM)Akira420 Wrote: Yeah, AMD is a piece of *****. You are better off getting intel, and maybe a better GPU. A 9800GX is good.

Pure fanboy BS.
(04-26-2009, 04:27 AM)Krizalido Wrote:
(04-26-2009, 03:31 AM)Akira420 Wrote: Yeah, AMD is a piece of *****. You are better off getting intel, and maybe a better GPU. A 9800GX is good.

your wrong my friend sadly wrong for starters get it right Advanced Micro Devices will always rule over intel any time you know you shouldnt give his hopes up like that.

with proper cooling and a good mobo you can easily clock your amd to 3.5 ghz

Lol.. And that's fanboyism towards AMD, the X2's won't overclock to 3.5GHZ at all.Rolleyes

And.. to the OP, it's your CPU that's holding you back, when it comes to the AMD X2 range, you really can't trust the clock frequencies to see how good the CPU is, when the E5200 (2.5GHZ Core 2 duo) will beat the 6400+ X2 (3.2GHZ AMD Dual core)

If you're going to buy from Ebuyer, then get the following
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/148094
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/148715

And if you're needing any RAM, get this kit http://www.ebuyer.com/product/116755
My brother has those 3 component's, on the stock cooler on the E5200 he managed to overclock to 3.45GHZ stable and can use SSSE3.
AMD Phenom II 940 @ 3.6GHZ, 4GB PC8500 @ 1100MHZ, 4870x2 @ Stock.
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#9
Thanks for the info guys, thought it would be my CPU Tongue

Cheers for the links Sythedragon, I'll have to ask my mate to come and change my motherboard as I don't know how to do it, but I'll look into switching over to Intel Smile
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