GTX 960 and Intel Core 2 duo E8500

Discussion in 'Video Cards and Monitors' started by Andrew Cotten, Sep 8, 2018.

  1. Andrew Cotten

    Andrew Cotten New Member

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    I was wondering if a Nvidia GTX 960, Intel core 2 duo E8500 and a 8gb ram will run games such as gta v?
     
  2. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    Slowly.
     
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  3. Andrew Cotten

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    What do you mean by slowly? I’m new to all this technological stuff... do you mean fps wise and if so how much would I be running? Thanks.
     
  4. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    GTA 5 recommends a quad core while you only have a dual core. You probably won't get very good fps with the 960.
     
  5. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    Time to upgrade the whole PC really.
     
  6. Andrew Cotten

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    How so? I’m new to all the technological stuff
    those are what I just bought, I’m on a buddget but will it not run good on anything? Or did I just waste my money?... hopefully not.
     
  7. johnb35

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    E8500 is 10 year old hardware. If you are on a budget, there are better cpu's out there that probably would have costed the same. How much did you spend on this "system"?
     
  8. Andrew Cotten

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    I bought everything separate, a buddy of mine said it was a really good processor, he gave it to me for 7 bucks. I have already had a desktop, but it was really old so I got a 500w PSU, GTX 960, 8gb ram, and that processor to replace the stuff inside. Should I get a different processor?
     
  9. johnb35

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    You'll need more then a new processor unfortunately. What motherboard do you have?
     
  10. Andrew Cotten

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    Model: 07N90W
     
  11. johnb35

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    The Dell Vostro 230 only supports the following cpu's. You should be looking for the Q series. If you can use this temporarily and save up for a better system, you'll definitely need it. Also, if the vostro is a slim tower case, you'll need a low profile video card. Some 960's are, while others are not.

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  12. Intel_man

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    Surprisingly, the Q9650 and 9550 is pretty expensive on eBay. Not worth the $30-$50 price sellers are charging.
     
  13. Andrew Cotten

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    Okay thanks a lot.
     

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