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  1. I need a little help guys. Bought a cheap PC for the father-n-law. Turns out the nephew would like to play Minecraft: Minecraft Minimum Requirements: CPU : Intel P4/NetBurst Architecture or its AMD Equivalent (AMD K7) RAM : 2GB GPU : Intel GMA 950 or AMD Equivalent HDD : At least 90MB for Game Core and Sound Files Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 or up is required to be able to run the game. Minecraft Recommended Requirements: CPU : Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 (K8) 2.6 GHz RAM : 4GB GPU : GeForce 6xxx or ATI Radeon 9xxx and up with OpenGL 2 Support (Excluding Integrated Chipsets) HDD : 150MB The PC is I bought was pretty cheap and basic: Windows 7 Home Prem 64-bit. Asus P8H61-MX motherboard Intel Celeron Dual Core 2.7GHz 500GB HD 4GB ram 300w PSU I got Minecraft running on low settings but it's pretty sluggish. Unfortunately the PC came with no graphics card. I was wondering if you guys could help me source a graphics card for the 16x PCI-E slot, capable of running Minecraft smoothly but that will run on a 300w PSU? Any suggestions would really help and be appreciated.
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    2Gb card or 1gb?

    Or maybe they don't..
  3. I currently got a Sapphire 4870 Vapor X 1Gb card installed. Looking to upgrade. I was looking at the Sapphire 11179-09-20G HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card from Amazon UK But I've been advised I'd be better with a 2Gb graphics card as I'm running 8Gb of ram on Windows 7 64x. Can anyone advise if this is true and if so what card I should go for. Budget is £125 maximum. Thanks guys.
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    2Gb card or 1gb?

    Thanks. Eh babies sleep. Er from time to time.
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    2Gb card or 1gb?

    I feel like you know me. haha
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    2Gb card or 1gb?

    I'd prefer not to go down this route purely because of the additional costs involved and more so because we have a baby on the way (due on Sunday), so if anything I'm looking for an easy straight swap of processor.
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    2Gb card or 1gb?

    Ok cool, and the 2.4 Ghz Q6600 is definitely going to out perform my 3.16 Ghz E8500?
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    2Gb card or 1gb?

    Item ended but there you go: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251077313261?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 Another: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110891500923?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
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    2Gb card or 1gb?

    Was thinking about the Q9550 too. Looks like I could get a second hand one for around £100 = $154.9. No idea if it's a good CPU or worth the money.
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    2Gb card or 1gb?

    What would you suggest be the smallest quad I could go for? Q8000 series or Q9000 series?
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    2Gb card or 1gb?

    I think your right Waco, I agree it's time to get a Quad in my machine. Unfortunately one of the newer Intel quad aren't socket 775. I think the best socket I can get is a Q9650, not cheap though.
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    2Gb card or 1gb?

    Also I ran this: Can you run it? Although everything passed the minimum spec the E8500 CPU failed the recommended. Some more conclusive info that I need to upgrade my CPU to quad:
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    2Gb card or 1gb?

    Running the same tests as above: 4870 1440 x 900 Low = 34 Med = 33 High = 28 Ultra = 20 7850 1440 x 900 Low = 50 Med = 47 High = 44 Ultra = 35 7850 clearly better however not groundbreaking. Can only assume the core 2 duo is the problem. The main thing that got me with BF3 was the auto detect hardware settings. I can only assume that the game has an issue detecting the 7850 and that's the reason for it setting all the settings lower than the 4870 by default.
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    2Gb card or 1gb?

    Thanks for taking the time to post this. Had to go the the in-laws tonight, Posting this from my phone, I will test this tomorrow night hopefully if I'm not back too late. Cheers matey.
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    2Gb card or 1gb?

    Suppose u have a point Waco. However I'm only looking at a 1440x900 res right now. I'm so confuddled right now. Is the card fine and my CPU is the problem or is it down to a setting some place. Arg!!! Lol
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    2Gb card or 1gb?

    The video in the YouTube video I embedded earlier seems to only run a Q9550, only 4 gb of ram at 1066 ghz and the game looks brilliant and looks like it's playing perfectly smooth. It's all too confusing.. Lol
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    2Gb card or 1gb?

    I never got round to testing the 4870. I guess it would be worth my while putting it back in and running some tests.
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    2Gb card or 1gb?

    What's puzzling is many people say my card, the E8500 should be more than capable to Ultra (ultimate) these settings. It's a great card etc etc, I have it overclocked at 4.2Ghz, why is it struggling so much?? A further question is, why would a quad core card such as the Q6600, recommended earlier, be sufficient enough to do the job. It's stock is only 2.5Ghz and is surely a less powerful card than my E8500 dual core?
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    2Gb card or 1gb?

    Pretty conclusive then, CPU usage is the reason my card is under performing? I presume it's safe to assume this is also the reason why Battlefield is choosing so low, or should I say "medium settings" by default?
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    2Gb card or 1gb?

    Would I need to update the drivers doing that? Also NOTICE: Battlelog will be back online during the E3 press conference. Check back at 13:30 PDT/16:30 EST/21:30 GMT/22:30 CEST, soldier. ARG!!!
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    2Gb card or 1gb?

    I'd definitely consider a quad if all else fails. Regarding your post above. I have VSync set to off in game and Wait for vertical refresh is set to Performance therefore off so it's can't be VSync. Was about to test the CPU using Task-manager, unfortunately I now need to wait a further hour as BF3 updates with a Gb of updates. Prolonging the agony. ...Nightmare! I'm expecting my CPU to be fine however as it's it's OC to 4.2Ghz.. But who knows right? I'm in the UK so I'll have a look on ebay for a cheap quad in the meantime.
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    2Gb card or 1gb?

    Like in game or in CCC?
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    2Gb card or 1gb?

    Just did a full format, No difference. *Pulls hair out*
  24. In reference to my old thread: Old Thread I've tried upping my FSB Frequency by 15. However as soon as I do so and run a stress test with OCCT, the tests stops 3 minutes in as it's hit the 80oC limit. I've been reading through the old thread and some posters are suggesting it should be getting temps of below 50oC under load and I should be able to squeeze 5Ghz out my processor. I have: Intel Dual Core E8500 Wolfdale Arctic cooling freezer 7 pro Can anyone tell me if I should be able achieve those temperatures? Should I really be able to squeeze 5Ghz out my CPU and Can anyone given me any idea why my CPU is running so hot so quickly?
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    2Gb card or 1gb?

    Yeah what Waco said, I got one already and it's installed and I'm getting no where near ultimate.. ARG!!! :( Got my E8500 running at over 4Ghz too.
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