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I just got done an argument with my friend about the CPU i plan to buy with my gtx 460 he seems to think its a waste of money but i know for a fact i am heavily bottlenecked in bad company 2 cpu hits 90% but my 8800 never breaks 30% usage. It's a Phenom II X4 955 i plan to overclock to at least 3.5GHz how much of a difference will i see in games like BC2 and left 4 dead 1 and 2?

CPU is only 80 bucks so i think its totally worth it.
Edited by philhalo66 - 7/28/11 at 10:36pm
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To be perfectly honest, no you won't see that much of a difference, id just ramp your tri-core up and call it a day.

If you were going with a quad with a better architecture like an Intel Q9xxx series or newer. Then yes it'd be worth it. But not in this case.
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To be perfectly honest, no you won't see that much of a difference, id just ramp your tri-core up and call it a day.

If you were going with a quad with a better architecture like an Intel Q9xxx series or newer. Then yes it'd be worth it. But not in this case.
i can't motherboard wont let me go any higher.
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you will only notice a difference in multithreaded applications

You shouldnt be cpu bottlenecked by an x3 though (correct me if im wrong)
But the x4 is a good cpu if you get the black edition models.
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you will only notice a difference in multithreaded applications

You shouldnt be cpu bottlenecked by an x3 though (correct me if im wrong)
But the x4 is a good cpu if you get the black edition models.
dude i am extremely bottle necked in BC2 and left 4 dead for instance earlier today my cpu was 97% and my 8800 was barely breaking 20% usage my framerate was 26 fps so its a really bad bottleneck. and i only play multithreaded games so...
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get a black edition x4 and overclock to your hearts content.
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get a black edition x4 and overclock to your hearts content.
i was initially going to but unless i want my 460 to be cooked i can't i need to buy a 25 dollar bolt thru kit from thermalright for my HR-03 so i can use it on my 460 otherwise id get the 955 its only 109 with promo code
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i can't motherboard wont let me go any higher.
ECS is total crap ...


get a better motherboard + stop using good parts with bad parts ...


theres your solution
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ECS is total crap ...


get a better motherboard + stop using good parts with bad parts ...


theres your solution
Sounds like a solution to me, get a mobo instead of a CPU OC your x3 more and buy the 460...
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Your bottleneck is something else. Even a Dual core Athlon at 2.9ghz didn't bottleneck my 5770, which is considerably stronger than your 8800.
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