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What to upgrade first?

By Bazz
Dec 1, 2011
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  1. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    Before you buy a 6950, I would do a little research and see if you can unlock it to a 6970. There are many people who have done this so a little googling and you might get more than you asked for.

    By the way, you can get a 2GB 6950 for much less than £250 inc VAT, e.g. this one is very good and I think it's unlockable to a 6970.
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    A "White Paper" should carry no more credibility than weight over any other... perhaps not as much because it has fake authority, and evades the examination that public publication can offer.

    When you list a white paper, you should always list the author and the publication.
  3. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,548   +96

    How'd you get on with the 6950 Bazz?
  4. ViPeRMiMiS

    ViPeRMiMiS TS Enthusiast Posts: 106

    MUST Upgrade : CPU (AMD Phenom II X6 1100T not bad, or a cheap AMD FX like the 4 or 6 core ones.

    For the gpu I think it's fine to stick with the HD 5770. You can also buy a HD 6950 ;-)
  5. Bazz

    Bazz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hey all. Merry xmas. :)

    So I have my CUII 6950 installed drivers updated and all that along with 4gb more memory. WoW looks awesome and runs well no problem now along with Dirt 3 and some other games i've been testing... Except one.

    Skyrim.
    I've been tinkering all day I even went as far as to open the box up take out everything give it a blast of air, re-greased my cpu fan ect trying to get every inch of performance out of it. I tried to overclock it also but I didn't have much luck.
    I've read that the ati's have problems with skyrim and I've tried a few things but the game is still jitters and has little freezes I have it set to high only as well. I've read this card should be able to run in ultra except for the shadow quality but it seems even at lower settings it still dosn't run very smooth at all.

    Pc specs are the same as before except the GPU upgrade and RAM. I've been trying to run skyrim in 4gb mode also with little luck.

    Anyway i'm off for a little xmas pint so i'll check back here tommorow. Cheers :)


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