Question Bottleneck #3

Jul 18, 2019
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I have Intel core i5 2310 AMD r7 360 2gb vram and 8GB Ram. If I upgrade cpu to I5 6600 will I have bottlenecks when I play a game?
 

kanewolf

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I just wanna upgrade my cpu. What cpu do u recommend me with this motherboard? gigabyte h61m s2pv
You won't "just wanna upgrade my cpu". Just like your other "bottleneck" threads, you have to update the motherboard, CPU, RAM and do a clean OS install.

STOP creating separate threads. It is against forum rules. By having multiple threads the people responding don't have the background from the previous threads.
 
Here is a list of the supported processors for your gigabyte h61m s2pv
A i5-6600 is not on the list.
https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/GA-H61M-S2PV-rev-10/support#support-cpu
The strongest upgrade would be a I7-3770K about $125 on ebay.
Your i5-2310 has 4 threads and a total passmark rating of 3628. The single thread rating is 1492
The i7-3770K has 8 threads and a rating of 6448/2108.
You can not overclock the 3770K, but the stock speeds are better than the i7-3770.

There is no such thing as "bottlenecking"
If, by that, you mean that upgrading a cpu or graphics card can
somehow lower your performance or FPS.
A better term might be limiting factor.
That is where adding more cpu or gpu becomes increasingly
less effective.

In this case, if you upgrade to a i7-3770K you WILL do better, but who knows by how much.
Here is one simple test:
Run YOUR games, but lower your resolution and eye candy.
If your FPS increases, it indicates that your cpu is strong enough to drive a better graphics configuration.
If your FPS stays the same, you are likely more cpu limited and a cpu upgrade is warranted.

Your R7-360 is a weak graphics card. You might do better updating graphics first if you play fast action games.
 
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