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How bad will a Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache bottleneck a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 SE 1024MB GDDR5?
    
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Very bad. I had a 260, it bottlenecks even slower cards.

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Depends on the game, settings and resolution.
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Give it an OC, that could fix a lot
Running an Athlon II x2 with that card is like running a Pentium E5200 with that card. A lot of people did it with the latter. AII x2 250 should be equal or better than the E5200. They are both nicely overclockable chips.
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Depends on the game, settings and resolution.
Most new games require more than stock 250 to get good performance. Not only FPS, but glitches, chubbiness, loading times 260 @3.2Ghz was limiting Crysis even on my ancient 4870
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but if i get a 460 can i use it even though it will be bottlenecked and upgrade cpu later
    
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but if i get a 460 can i use it even though it will be bottlenecked and upgrade cpu later
Yes, of course And all games except the most CPU demanding will run good
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The Athlon II X4 640 (same as a Phenom II X4 840) would be a good upgrade from your dual core if you are upgrading to a GTX460.
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I would go for the 768mb 460 over the 460 se. The 460 se has less processors than the 768 which has less than the 460 1gb. 6850 or the 5850 extreme is also good in that price range.

For the athlon ii x2 it will do fine for single and dual threaded games but have problems with some multithreaded games. Overclocking will definitely help, but some games will just run better on quads and you might not fully utilize your new gpu. Very situational dependent.
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