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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Distant_Zebes, Jun 18, 2015.

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  1. Distant_Zebes

    Distant_Zebes Thread Starter

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    Hey there Distant Zebes back I forgot my login info and failed to figure out the fifth word in that sentence to get it back. Thanks for wishing my a Happy birthday shame I had to remake an account though. Ok down to business. I got a haf 922 720 watt psu 3 sata hdd 1 ide. 4x 2gb ddr3 ram 1333. Gtx 650 and amd phenom ii x4 965 be or dn something like that 3.4ghz in a Asus m4n98td evo and I was using a pc part builder and it says my board and cpu are not compatible. It's been 7 years strong. I want to upgrade for witcher 3 it runs but everything on low so it's decent to play. But I'm looking for a card that won't hit 70 celuis on full load in air conditioned apartment. Or should I build a new board? I was reading online last night that games don't really use more then a quad. And for cpus with more those extra cores don't do anything moat of the time. I was think getting a x6 3.3 but that's the most my board can take. But I'm told elsewhere it won't take. So yeah this is the problem. Do I chance dropping 150 on the hex core to try it out or should I just get a 4gb gtx 960 and maybe double the ram? Or just trade it all in for a newer board cpu and gpu? On fixed income so money's not easy for me to have alot of.
     
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    What was the username of your previous account? We do not allow multiple accounts, but we can help you regain access to your previous account.

    Also, 70 degrees is a normal temp for a graphics card under load. Or do you mean the CPU?

    As for what CPU's are supported, thats easy. Check the manufacturer's CPU support page for that motherboard, for yours its here: https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M4N98TD_EVO/HelpDesk_CPU/


    The Phenom II X6 1100T is supported, but you may need to update the BIOS to at least 1003 or higher. Its not going to be a huge upgrade though.

    Witcher 3 is a new and very demanding game. Looking at the requirements your video card is below minimum requirements and the CPU is just above minimum and below the recommended.

    Have you installed the latest video drivers, they may have tweaks for Witcher.
     
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    My previous account was Distant Zebes. Yes I meant GPU. Yeah I had read the x6 3.3 was compatible. Bios update ok now I know that. Just wanted to know should I further this board or start a newer one. But I couldn't figure out what the fifth word was cause word wasn't the correct answer so ya previous email to the account is edited out.
     
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    Yeah might not be a great upgrade the x6 3.3 but it's that or my 2 year old gtx 650 has to go but if that goes what card is the max my board could take? Would a gtx 4gb gddr5 card be too much for it?
     
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    Realistically, start over. If you want to meet the recommended requirements then this computer will not do that.

    The video card upgrade, if you choose that route, is the way to go, it can be re-used on a new system. Which GTX 4GB card are you referring too? There's plenty GTX cards, that's just a designator for gaming cards. It's not that motherboard can't handle a newer more powerful card but that the CPU may restrict the higher end cards and that your powersupply may not be capable to power a top end card.

    I've edited out your email, never post your email in an open forum unless you like getting spammed. Doesn't seem you ever posted on that account. Anyways an admin will probably contact you to merge or delete one of the accounts.
     
  6. Distant_Zebes

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    Ok thank you. I won't do that again but didn't know how to tell you it. I was thinking 690 or 960 I got a guy here he been real good so far he can fit me up for 279 plus tax. But if things are as you say they are I'm best to start a new board because not only do I game but I run boinc with 48 projects I'm connected to crunch data so even if I build to point where I'll have some idleness during full game load when I boinc it'll use my pc more then the game would in demands on the hardware. Ok so a new board is due.
     
  7. Distant_Zebes

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    Thanks for merging the accounts sorry about the mess.
     
  8. Triple6

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    I'd look into an Intel i5 or i7 processor. If you want to get a GPU now than it can easily be re-used on a new system.
     
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    Since you had never made any posts with the older account I just went ahead and closed it.
     
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