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Old 06-09-2009, 09:06 PM   #1
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Default Bottlenecking..

Well will my computer bottleneck this card? Im thinking about getting a gtx 280 or a 295..i have a q6600 and a Intel mini-atx motherboard with 4 gigs of ram...
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:22 PM   #2
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Yes it will. Basically any processor, without it being overclocked, will bottle neck a card of that high of performance.

You will basically get the same performance as you would with a core 216
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I really don't think it will be much, if any of a bottleneck. The Q6600 is a great performing chip. Many of the reviews I've seen use a Core 2 Quad in their tests.
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If he is running it at stock speeds, and is running games that don't utilize all 4 cores, it would bottleneck, wouldn't it?

I bet my Pentium D @ 3.2 GHZ bottlenecks my 8600gt lol
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Here's an interesting test: CPU Scaling with the GTX 280
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Old 06-09-2009, 11:03 PM   #6
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Wow, your right, that did make a HUGE difference. Just that .4ghz mark... you know? maybe not huge, but noticeable. Hmm. So im thinking about buying a new motherboard then also. Any recomendations? Current compy is in my sig, all parts would need to fit that mobo.

or...

id most likely want to do this since i have one laying around..and stock it got better fps either way..
I happen to have this laying around


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...0phenom%209850

motherboard AND case recomendation?
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Motherboard for Q6600 - ASUS P5Q Pro

Mobo for AMD Phenom 9850 - GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P

Case - COOLER MASTER Elite RC-310 - COOLER MASTER RC-690

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Old 06-09-2009, 11:35 PM   #8
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that mobo doesnt support my ram though does it? because i have ddr2-1200 and it supports ddr 1333 OC? or is that just saying it supports up to 1333 overclocked ram?

and god those cases are small..i hate midatx..i was thinkin somethin more manly like this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119138
a little expensive...

i REALLY liked this one

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811103019
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Correct. It will support up DDR2 1333 overclocked. Your DDR2 1200 should work fine.
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okay and now to the nit picky..for my system...gtx 275 or 280..i mean there is a 140gb bandwith vs 170...and some nitpicky stuff but which is going to be better?
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