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Which one is the bottleneck?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ClickHappy, Nov 6, 2011.

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  1. ClickHappy

    ClickHappy Thread Starter

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    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 740 @ 1.73GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
    Processor Count: 8
    RAM: 4020 Mb
    Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6370M, 1024 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 164684 MB, Free - 22453 MB; D: Total - 290244 MB, Free - 84997 MB;
    Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc., K52JT
    Antivirus: None

    It says I have 8 processors, but I have a quad core... It says that is has "hyperthreading".
    Battlefield Bad Company 2 runs at 15 FPS, even on the lowest settings you can go. I want to find out which of the hardware devices is bottlenecking the performance. Should I get 8GB of RAM? Will that even help?
     
  2. olryst

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    4GB of RAM is plenty.

    Your HD 6370M is a bit weak to say the least and games are mostly GPU (grahics card) dependent.
     
  3. ClickHappy

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    So is there anything I can do? If I got the best graphics card in the world, which of my devices would become the bottleneck?
     
  4. olryst

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    Depends if the graphics in your laptop is upgradable.

    The mobile versions of graphics cards tend to be less pwoerfull then there desktop counterparts.

    You could also check if your laptop has the external graphics card port.
     
  5. ClickHappy

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    Ok So if we knew that the graphics card was NOT the bottleneck, what would be the next bottleneck?
     
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    The graphics card IS the bottleneck and it cannot be upgraded in that laptop. The CPU and RAM are more than adequate for the game.
     
  7. ClickHappy

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    Hypothetically,
    Ok. If I had a desktop computer. With the best graphics card in the world. and I had the processor thats in my laptop above, with 4GB of RAM. Which one would be the one that would hypothetically slow the computer down? The RAM, or the processor? and let's say I was running Crysis 2 on maxed out settings.
     
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