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I was wondering, if my gfx card is good, but my CPU is lacking, and I have suffcient ram, will the ram and gfx cover the lacking of my CPU? How does CPU work in gaming, what effects might be insufficient CPU have on my gaming experience?
 
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Hi..

If your system specs are linked to the correct site, then there is absolutely nothing wrong with your CPU and it’s by no means a weak processor. It’s a dual core 1.86GHz processor. You have 2GB of RAM. Your graphics adaptor is a GeForce 7300LE Turbo.

How many MB of memory have you allotted to the graphics card? It can be set to 64MB and all the way up to 256MB. Set that up to 256MB if it’s not set there already and your machine should work fine. If not, you need to take a hard look at what all you have running in the background!

Usually when it comes to games, it’s a combination of RAM, GPU, and CPU. Yours are just fine, so it should run anything you need.

Thanks!

Shane
 

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I am getting a 7950, it is a great video card and the best that my BTX mb can handle, however, currently games like STALKER already requires that I have a better CPU, I was wondering what are the consequences of not meeting the recommended CPU requirement, will my gaming be slow, unplayable, or what?
 

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According to http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/referrer/srtest my cpu does not meet the recommended cpu hardware, if my computer doesn't meet a recommended hardware now, I am thinking that my cpu will become inadequate before my graphics card. However, my main question has not been answered, what consequences will I suffer if I do not have a sufficient CPU?
 
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ehhh, define pry tell plz lol
oh thats right youre 15:D , you never heard that expression? of course it would help if i spelled it right, suppose to be "pray tell", sorry about that, it means like "please tell us"
 

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Intel® Core&#8482; 2 Duo E6300 (dual core) 64-bit processor <--- I have
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400/AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ <--- recommended
me <---- going to go mad.
 
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coolboy0286 said:
According to http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/referrer/srtest my cpu does not meet the recommended cpu hardware, if my computer doesn't meet a recommended hardware now, I am thinking that my cpu will become inadequate before my graphics card. However, my main question has not been answered, what consequences will I suffer if I do not have a sufficient CPU?
ahhhh...death?:D
you are just below req hw specs, not much below
 

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But thats now, imagine like next year, the difference will be big. Once again I ask, what consequences will I suffer if I do not have a sufficient CPU?
 
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Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6300 (dual core) 64-bit processor <--- I have
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400/AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ <--- recommended
me <---- going to go mad.
thats not exactly a big difference and youre well above the min, so relax, youre 15, youve got a long way to go, so maybe youre at 100 fps instead of 101, anything above 40 is pretty hard to notice anyway
 
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coolboy0286 said:
But thats now, imagine like next year, the difference will be big. Once again I ask, what consequences will I suffer if I do not have a sufficient CPU?
it is an unknowable question, like i mentioned before, you will have to start turning down details, resolution etc. to make fps playable, happens to every one. every bit of computer hw is obsolete the minute it hits the shelves, fact of life, nobody is immune
 
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to build a gaming system that would play games that are still in developement would probably cost $3000 and even then eventually it would be obsolete. Its very expensive to be a high end pc gamer, you really need to build a machine next time that way some up gradability can be built into it, buying a $600 Dell or HP or whatever gives you very few options.
 
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