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Old 11-06-2008, 08:44 PM   #1
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Default Stop CPU Bottleneck by underclocking?

If i underclock my GPU,Will that help stop the bottleneck at all?

Of is my only option overclocking/replacing my CPU?
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Old 11-06-2008, 09:01 PM   #2
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Default Re: Stop CPU Bottleneck by underclocking?

You may stop the CPU from being the limiting factor by throttling the GPU.. but that isn't going to improve your performance... at all...

Either overclock your CPU or replace it.
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Old 11-06-2008, 09:04 PM   #3
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Default Re: Stop CPU Bottleneck by underclocking?

When the CPU is the bottlenecking factor all bottlenecked parts will perform so their speed matches the CPU speed. If you underclock your GPU so it can perform at the same level of the GPU you won't notice any difference in performance because you will be "manually" bottlenecking your GPU instead of letting the automated system do it.
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Default Re: Stop CPU Bottleneck by underclocking?

Yeah i think i will have to replace it,alhough i just tried the CSS Video Stress test,and i gaing 3fps by underclocking my GPU?
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Default Re: Stop CPU Bottleneck by underclocking?

Negligible.

That stress test never yields exactly the same result on each run anyway.
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:52 PM   #6
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Default Re: Stop CPU Bottleneck by underclocking?

lmfao? you should NEVER underclock a gpu just to keep the system from bottlenexking. gpu are always way ahead of the cpu technology.

even a quad core can not match the 8800gtx is speed and the quad core will drag your system down. hard drives are probably the most hardcore hogs ever.
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