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Old 10-26-2008, 06:15 PM   #1
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Default Will my CPU bottleneck this?

I'm planning on upgrading my 7300GT to an 8600GT.

My question is will my single-core AMD Sempron 3200+ socket 939 @ 1.8 Ghz bottleneck it? I plan to build a much better computer in about four months and this is only temporary until then.

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Old 10-26-2008, 06:24 PM   #2
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Default Re: Will my CPU bottleneck this?

im pretty sure that it will.
The 8600GT isnt that great of a card, there are better alternatives that ATI has for the price.
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Default Re: Will my CPU bottleneck this?

It depends on your resolution and how high of settings you will be putting on games. If you're not going to game, then no.
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:57 PM   #4
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Default Re: Will my CPU bottleneck this?

If it doesn't bottleneck it much I'll go for it, the 7300 is terrible and I'm willing to take any option avaliable.

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there are better alternatives that ATI has for the price.
Such as This? I never really paid attention to ATI until the 4000 series came out. I'm looking for PCI-E X16 cards only.
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the 3850?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131096
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http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3151&p=8

and i heard the 4650 are pretty good too, not sure how well it does though
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102805
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Old 10-27-2008, 09:26 PM   #6
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Oh.


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uhh... you do know that PCI-E 2.0 X16 is backwards compatible with previous PCI-E X16 and vice versa right? The old PCI-E X16 is also called PCI-E 1.0/1.1.
The only difference between 2.0 and the old X16 is that 2.0 is said to have twice the bandwidth, but since the old X16 doesnt use all the bandwidth, so theres no performance gains, unless on benchmarks.

My motherboard said it supports PCI-E X16, it doesnt mention 2.0, while my 8800GT is an PCI-E 2.0 X16, and it works perfectly.
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So because I plan to use two 4850's in my final build, I could just go ahead and buy one of them even though it would be bottlenecked quite a bit?
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yes.
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