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Hey all.
My phenom x4 955, is actually an Althon II x3 455 UNLOCKED.

So, my question is, by upgrading to a GTX 275, would I be bottlenecking?
Should I delay the GTX and upgrade my CPU ?

thanks, you're all beautiful people
post #2 of 35
inb4 the fanboys! woot!

youll need a clock speed of 3.8Ghz or higher to remove the bottleneck on most GPUs
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and the problem is, I can't overclock my CPU, whislt it's unlocked, i dunno why. but its definately the CPU, so overclocking is out of the question.

should i bring it back to x3 and overclock the poop out of it?
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woot
and the problem is, I can't overclock my CPU, whislt it's unlocked, i dunno why. but its definately the CPU, so overclocking is out of the question.

should i bring it back to x3 and overclock the poop out of it?
Yeah. Most games only use 2-3 cores anyway, so you could see an improvement if it overclocks well
     
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NO, a quad at 3.2 wont bottleneck anything, lol, i dont know where this guy gets his information from but its difficult to bottleneck any single GPU card, even a 580 wouldnt be bottlenecked, your fine. LOOK AT MY SIG RIG
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would I be losing out on anything, expect for the extra core? I dont lose any cache or anything?

edit: didnt see Smob's post.

so im completely fine?
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Alright, I noticed you are using a offstock cooler, so I would say de=unlock that sucker and see how high you can overclock it. The ghz is definitely better than 1 extra core at a lower clock.
 
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would I be losing out on anything, expect for the extra core? I dont lose any cache or anything?

edit: didnt see Smob's post.

so im completely fine?
100% definitly, ask anyone with credible knowledge (or any member whos reputable) theyll tell you its difficult to bottleneck single GPU cards with decent hardware (like yours and mine)
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Alright, I noticed you are using a offstock cooler, so I would say de=unlock that sucker and see how high you can overclock it. The ghz is definitely better than 1 extra core at a lower clock.
wrong, id say a quad at 3.2 would beat a tri at 3.7 maybe 3.8, overclock that 955 by even 200mhz and youre golden, my 955 is really a 555 X2 unlocked and it takes me 1.55v just to get stable 4.0
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i've never tried to up my voltage, i dont have much excpierence overclocking, and I didnt wanna just blindly mess with the volt settings! maybe thats all it is
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