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Is my phenom II x4 @ 4.12Ghz bottle necking my HD 6970's crossfire? Also is this PSU enough for all this while have the clocks on the GPU's at 920/1400? I also use 2 7200RPM HDD's, 1 SSD, 1 BD Drive, and a ton of fans.
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Is my phenom II x4 @ 4.12Ghz bottle necking my HD 6970's crossfire? Also is this PSU enough for all this while have the clocks on the GPU's at 920/1400? I also use 2 7200RPM HDD's, 1 SSD, 1 BD Drive, and a ton of fans.
yes, and yes.
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Sorry, the first Bottleneck thread of the day award has already been handed out a few hours ago

But to answer, your PSU is just fine, and althoguh you are bottlenecking them a bit, as long as it's playing smooth then who cares?
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Thanks and how much improvement would I really see going to a 2500k/2600k setup?
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Thanks and how much improvement would I really see going to a 2500k/2600k setup?
I would wait to answer that question until next month. Bulldozer is coming out next month.
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Phenoms are known to bottleneck any CF/SLI setup
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Phenoms are good bottleneckers.
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Thanks and how much improvement would I really see going to a 2500k/2600k setup?
Depends on how CPU intensive the game is, but it would be a fair amount.
    
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post #8 of 25
I like little neck clams myself...

If you load up a game, preferably a good one like Crysis - Crysis Warhead, BFBC2, DIRT_2 that puts a good ammount of stress on a gpu, then while playing the game look at your GPU usage, if its not at 85 - 99% then you have a bottleneck, the 2500k will push those cards to 95% pretty constant if the game needs it..
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post #9 of 25
just open Afterburner and detach the gpu useage graph and expan to full screen. game for 15-20 mins and view the graph. if its not hitting 99% then bottleneck is there.
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post #10 of 25
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Ahh didn't know it worked like that. (detecting a bottleneck) thanks and +reps!
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