Intel core i2 quad 2.66Ghz q9400 compatible graphics cards

d4ck

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hello, i want to ask what graphics card should i buy for my intel core i2 quad 2.66 Ghz q9400. i dont care about price so list the best ones, please. I need graphics card for latest gaming, and i am not pro at computers... :cry: . So please help me! Thank you!
 

devilofdeaths

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i know this is kinda different but just last year i had a E7500 dual core(difference)and a nvidia 465 and it sill bottlenecked it(70% gpu usage)i'm sure that with the quad core it wouldn't bottleneck it as much but that card is almost 3 years old and even then it still bottlenecked it.i think it's time to move on from the core2duo's and get an i3/5/7 but it's my opinion
 

d4ck

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hey, how about gtx 660? is it compatible with my processor?
 
There's no such thing as a graphics card not being "compatible".

The problem lies with the fact that your processor is aging - you could get a 660, but it wouldn't be any better than a 650ti, because neither would be able to run at full power; the processor wouldn't be able to feed it data fast enough.
 

d4ck

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Hey, and how about ram/ i am using asus p5q3 motherboard and 1000 watts power supply. now i have 3.25 gb ram, is it possible to get 16gb ram, and if yes, how?