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Get an AM3+ mobo so you will be future proof, good investment...
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post #12 of 76
I agree completely my friend had an i3 dual core and it didn't bottle neck his graphics card and he has a 470.
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Originally Posted by Devilmaypoop View Post
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.
try playing BC2 on a dual core and tell me it doesn't bottleneck
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try playing BC2 on a dual core and tell me it doesn't bottleneck
Shouldn't be bottlenecked by a triple core, it's something else. 4 cores are optimal for BC2, but you can also get almost the same FPS with 3 cores.
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try playing BC2 on a dual core and tell me it doesn't bottleneck
8800GT can't really handle BC2 on high settings with or without a nice CPU.
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Dude my friend played BC2 on his system and it almost gave mine a run for its money. He was my roomate and just upgraded to a i5 4core.... honestly I'm not lieing... I didn't have the right drivers at the time, but he OC'd the hell out of that CPU and GPU, he is fully water cooled. You cant be bottle necking a x3 with the graphics card you need, if anything it sounds like you need more graphics ability.
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8800GT can't really handle BC2 on high settings with or without a nice CPU.
Thank you. Why waste the money on another CPU when you can buy the 460, if you still think you are bottle necking then come post here with your clock speeds and such, but I think you will be fine with the 460 and that CPU. Then invest in a better mobo so you can OC it more.
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Thank you. Why waste the money on another CPU when you can buy the 460, if you still think you are bottle necking then come post here with your clock speeds and such, but I think you will be fine with the 460 and that CPU. Then invest in a better mobo so you can OC it more.
I'm buying a 460 and a 955 I'm not wasting money on an AM3 mobo because id have to spend more on that then i have i have 300 minus 160 for the 460 so am3 is not an option
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post #19 of 76
You can get an AM3+ motherboard for $140...
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You can get an AM3+ motherboard for $140...
plus 90 for ram plus over 100 for cpu mine isn't AM3 its AM2+ i believe. and 140 is not worth it to me considering i can buy a black edition CPU and a 460 for 300 shipped.

also you call this not a bottleneck? cpu usage was 97% and it was on LOW



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