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PALIT GTX 1050 STORMX 2GB GDDR5 bottleneck to my i3 530

i have this unit that has intel i3 530 processor. then my friend gave me a palit gtx 1050 2gb.
the question is will the processor have some severe bottleneck. or is it still playable to my games like skyrim, gta v, fallout 4?

i have a plan for upgrading but it will take some time.

thanks for the future reply.
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  1. It will probably bottleneck quite a bit due to it being a dual core processor and its age. I would also be worried about the amount of RAM in your system, if you have 4GB or less that could be a big bottleneck as well. You will have to be very careful about having other programs open, even Chrome could push your RAM usage too high. Well I would not worry too much about it since you have the gtx 1050 already.

    If you are worried about what games to get and don't want to waste money, ask one of your friends to come over and have him login to steam and you can try some games. I hope you have some decent internet so you aren't waiting all day to download though :).
  2. MusenMouse said:
    It will probably bottleneck quite a bit due to it being a dual core processor and its age. I would also be worried about the amount of RAM in your system, if you have 4GB or less that could be a big bottleneck as well. You will have to be very careful about having other programs open, even Chrome could push your RAM usage too high. Well I would not worry too much about it since you have the gtx 1050 already.

    If you are worried about what games to get and don't want to waste money, ask one of your friends to come over and have him login to steam and you can try some games. I hope you have some decent internet so you aren't waiting all day to download though :).


    i dont open other apps while playing a game. so will be 4gb of ram will be ok? and i closed other background apps already. i only wanna play those games that i mentioned. thank for the reply man. appreciate it!
  3. GThree said:
    MusenMouse said:
    It will probably bottleneck quite a bit due to it being a dual core processor and its age. I would also be worried about the amount of RAM in your system, if you have 4GB or less that could be a big bottleneck as well. You will have to be very careful about having other programs open, even Chrome could push your RAM usage too high. Well I would not worry too much about it since you have the gtx 1050 already.

    If you are worried about what games to get and don't want to waste money, ask one of your friends to come over and have him login to steam and you can try some games. I hope you have some decent internet so you aren't waiting all day to download though :).


    i dont open other apps while playing a game. so will be 4gb of ram will be ok? and i closed other background apps already. i only wanna play those games that i mentioned. thank for the reply man. appreciate it!


    all of those games will run, they are quite cpu bound so without a proper quad core they are going to run quite bad
  4. GThree said:
    MusenMouse said:
    It will probably bottleneck quite a bit due to it being a dual core processor and its age. I would also be worried about the amount of RAM in your system, if you have 4GB or less that could be a big bottleneck as well. You will have to be very careful about having other programs open, even Chrome could push your RAM usage too high. Well I would not worry too much about it since you have the gtx 1050 already.

    If you are worried about what games to get and don't want to waste money, ask one of your friends to come over and have him login to steam and you can try some games. I hope you have some decent internet so you aren't waiting all day to download though :).


    i dont open other apps while playing a game. so will be 4gb of ram will be ok? and i closed other background apps already. i only wanna play those games that i mentioned. thank for the reply man. appreciate it!


    RAM will be used up quickly because even just the operating system and background apps can use anywhere from 1-2GB, leaving not much for your games, especially more recent ones like the ones you want to play. The experience is going to be rough, but playable if you go for those AAA titles because a lot of them do require 4 or more GB of RAM, plus a quad core is preferred.

    Why not wait for the winter steam sale and go with some older games on sale? Or F2P games like League of legends, Hearthstone, etc. Humble Bundle is also a nice place to snag a bunch of games for cheap and support charity. With computer games you have to work with what you have, rather than what you want in the future. Besides, it will feel very good seeing the differences in graphics as you start upgrading your hardware :).
  5. MusenMouse said:
    GThree said:
    MusenMouse said:
    It will probably bottleneck quite a bit due to it being a dual core processor and its age. I would also be worried about the amount of RAM in your system, if you have 4GB or less that could be a big bottleneck as well. You will have to be very careful about having other programs open, even Chrome could push your RAM usage too high. Well I would not worry too much about it since you have the gtx 1050 already.

    If you are worried about what games to get and don't want to waste money, ask one of your friends to come over and have him login to steam and you can try some games. I hope you have some decent internet so you aren't waiting all day to download though :).


    i dont open other apps while playing a game. so will be 4gb of ram will be ok? and i closed other background apps already. i only wanna play those games that i mentioned. thank for the reply man. appreciate it!


    RAM will be used up quickly because even just the operating system and background apps can use anywhere from 1-2GB, leaving not much for your games, especially more recent ones like the ones you want to play. The experience is going to be rough, but playable if you go for those AAA titles because a lot of them do require 4 or more GB of RAM, plus a quad core is preferred.

    Why not wait for the winter steam sale and go with some older games on sale? Or F2P games like League of legends, Hearthstone, etc. Humble Bundle is also a nice place to snag a bunch of games for cheap and support charity. With computer games you have to work with what you have, rather than what you want in the future. Besides, it will feel very good seeing the differences in graphics as you start upgrading your hardware :).



    if i'm goin to switch to amd processor so that i can achieve a budget quad core. what would you recommend a very tight budget quad core processor?
  6. Best answer
    GThree said:
    MusenMouse said:
    GThree said:
    MusenMouse said:
    It will probably bottleneck quite a bit due to it being a dual core processor and its age. I would also be worried about the amount of RAM in your system, if you have 4GB or less that could be a big bottleneck as well. You will have to be very careful about having other programs open, even Chrome could push your RAM usage too high. Well I would not worry too much about it since you have the gtx 1050 already.

    If you are worried about what games to get and don't want to waste money, ask one of your friends to come over and have him login to steam and you can try some games. I hope you have some decent internet so you aren't waiting all day to download though :).


    i dont open other apps while playing a game. so will be 4gb of ram will be ok? and i closed other background apps already. i only wanna play those games that i mentioned. thank for the reply man. appreciate it!


    RAM will be used up quickly because even just the operating system and background apps can use anywhere from 1-2GB, leaving not much for your games, especially more recent ones like the ones you want to play. The experience is going to be rough, but playable if you go for those AAA titles because a lot of them do require 4 or more GB of RAM, plus a quad core is preferred.

    Why not wait for the winter steam sale and go with some older games on sale? Or F2P games like League of legends, Hearthstone, etc. Humble Bundle is also a nice place to snag a bunch of games for cheap and support charity. With computer games you have to work with what you have, rather than what you want in the future. Besides, it will feel very good seeing the differences in graphics as you start upgrading your hardware :).



    if i'm goin to switch to amd processor so that i can achieve a budget quad core. what would you recommend a very tight budget quad core processor?


    XD LOL get something like an i7 870 or i5 760 for your current 1156 setup, if you post your motherboard make and model we can tell you for sure which cpu's would work


    its going to be cheaper and better then a low tier amd cpu + new motherboard you would need to buy
  7. maxalge said:
    GThree said:
    MusenMouse said:
    GThree said:
    MusenMouse said:
    It will probably bottleneck quite a bit due to it being a dual core processor and its age. I would also be worried about the amount of RAM in your system, if you have 4GB or less that could be a big bottleneck as well. You will have to be very careful about having other programs open, even Chrome could push your RAM usage too high. Well I would not worry too much about it since you have the gtx 1050 already.

    If you are worried about what games to get and don't want to waste money, ask one of your friends to come over and have him login to steam and you can try some games. I hope you have some decent internet so you aren't waiting all day to download though :).


    i dont open other apps while playing a game. so will be 4gb of ram will be ok? and i closed other background apps already. i only wanna play those games that i mentioned. thank for the reply man. appreciate it!


    RAM will be used up quickly because even just the operating system and background apps can use anywhere from 1-2GB, leaving not much for your games, especially more recent ones like the ones you want to play. The experience is going to be rough, but playable if you go for those AAA titles because a lot of them do require 4 or more GB of RAM, plus a quad core is preferred.

    Why not wait for the winter steam sale and go with some older games on sale? Or F2P games like League of legends, Hearthstone, etc. Humble Bundle is also a nice place to snag a bunch of games for cheap and support charity. With computer games you have to work with what you have, rather than what you want in the future. Besides, it will feel very good seeing the differences in graphics as you start upgrading your hardware :).



    if i'm goin to switch to amd processor so that i can achieve a budget quad core. what would you recommend a very tight budget quad core processor?


    XD LOL get something like an i7 870 or i5 760 for your current 1156 setup, if you post your motherboard make and model we can tell you for sure which cpu's would work


    its going to be cheaper and better then a low tier amd cpu + new motherboard you would need to buy


    hahahahha! im sorry i know bout the mobo proce relationship. lol. that was bad. hahahahaha!
    i guess my mind was settled for less. btw. thanks for the replies man. much appreciated.
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