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Possible Bottleneck?

I recently got an old Lenovo desktop. It’s specs are:

- Core i3 4130 

- 8gb Ram

-200 gb ssd

- GTX 1050 2gb

 

I’m pretty sure that there is going to be a bottleneck because the cpu will be too weak. Any suggestions? Should I upgrade, and if so what should I purchase?

 

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I don't think there's anything worth upgrading. It'll be fine. There will always be a bottleneck somewhere in your system.

You could possibly try to find an old i5, but in the grand scheme of things it's money wasted.

 

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Just now, dizmo said:

I don't think there's anything worth upgrading. It'll be fine. There will always be a bottleneck somewhere in your system.

You could possibly try to find an old i5, but in the grand scheme of things it's money wasted.

 

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1 hour ago, SeaSickFish said:

Core i3 4130 

Upgrade to e3 1220 v3 (i5) or e3 1230 v3 and up (i7)

 

1 hour ago, SeaSickFish said:

8gb Ram

Add a 4gb or 8gb stick for dual channel, single channel cripples cpu performance

 

 

Otherwise looks fine and after those upgrades you can just wait and save up to get a better system on a new platform

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9 hours ago, Somerandomtechyboi said:

e3 1220 v3

Thanks man so much, I found this on eBay for pretty cheap so I think I’ll go with that. I checked on the web and it shouldn’t bottleneck the gpu and the socket will fit.

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9 hours ago, Somerandomtechyboi said:

Add a 4gb or 8gb stick for dual channel, single channel cripples cpu performance

Also, currently I’m using two 4gb sticks so I’m pretty sure it’s in duel channel.

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1 hour ago, SeaSickFish said:

Also, currently I’m using two 4gb sticks so I’m pretty sure it’s in duel channel.

In that case that doesnt need to be upgraded but if you do run into maxing out ram issues you can just add another stick, to guarantee compatibility look at your ram ics and see what manufacturer and model they are (i assume you have generic bare pcb ram)

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