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How so BF2 is also DX9 only, maybe you mean BFBC2

Yes I meant BFBC2
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Wow ... this thread is just ... so breathtakingly full of fail.

Ex ... yes, in theory, if you are ALWAYS at 99% usage, you are most likely in a gpu-bottlenecked situation (on that game, at those settings). This means that yes, in theory, you probably could downclock your cpu, and get the same FPS, as long as gpu stayed at 100%.

That doesn't mean at 4.2GHz you have a 'worse bottleneck' though, it just means your cpu isn't currently the limiting factor to performance in that game, at those settings. You've gotten rid of the bottleneck by having your cpu running that fast.
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post #23 of 26
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Bottleneck = slow component holding others back.
Think of the neck of a bottle.
If you make the neck of the bottle smaller, it will obviously hold the rest of the bottle's potential energy back further.

"Am I more bottle necked now that I overclocked to 4.2 Ghz?"
I almost pee'd myself laughing...
I almost pee'd myself laughing after reading what you typed LOL
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HT can also stand for HyperTransport.
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HT can also stand for HyperTransport.
Yes, but you can't turn HyperTransport off, which is what he asked. He said "Do you have HT on or off?" in that instance he meant hyperthreading, which is Intel only.

And I'm sure it was just an honest mistake of him not checking what kind of make his CPU was and assuming it was Intel. Or he could have got the users mixed up. Either way, just a simple mistake, no big deal.
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i just thought that as long as i keep gpu at 100% then i would have the same performace if i down clocked my cpu
downclocking your cpu will make things worse, and at 4.2 GHZ you shoun't have any bottlenecks with just a GTX460
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