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Old 08-08-2009, 09:59 PM   #1
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Is my CPU holding back my GPU?

I have a AMD x2 +4600 cpu, my video card is a ASUS 8800 GTS 320mb.

Is my cpu not powerfull enough to give me full power from my graphics card?
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Old 08-08-2009, 10:58 PM   #2
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The CPU is bottlenecking the GPU
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Old 08-09-2009, 01:26 PM   #3
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It depends on your monitor's resolution. At low res such as 1280x1024, the CPU will almost always be the bottleneck with a high end GPU. At higher resolutions, there is more stress on the GPU and it becomes the bottleneck.

You could always just overclock your CPU, if your FPS rises, then it's bottlenecking.
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Old 08-09-2009, 01:43 PM   #4
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that is an OK match. yes +1 for wrshipme, do what he said. you probably already do it in games tho.
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Old 08-09-2009, 06:30 PM   #5
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No I have never o/c anything yet.

Any guides or step by step walkthroughs on how to do it with my setup?
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if its a store bought PC u probably cant OC it
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Old 08-09-2009, 08:15 PM   #7
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No, I put it togethe myself. Those store boughts, gee I hate them with a passion.
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We have the perfect section:
ComputerForums - Overclocking.
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