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I am buying parts for my new computer i plan on building but in the mean time i want to use some parts. Ok so here is my specs

5400 rpm 640gb hdd
5400 rpm 1TB Hdd
700Watt PSU
AMD Phenom quad core (dont no the name off the top of my head all i know that the stock speed is around 2.30GHz but it is performance rated at 4.30GHz

But ok here is what i think the bottleneck might be I am using a stock motherboard and the stock CPU which is that Quad core

Motherboard http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...c=en&cc=us#N94
 
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Your motherboard will rarely be a bottleneck unless you're dropping an AM3 chip onto an AM2 board (which isn't the case here as that IS a socket AM3 board). Right now, your HDDs are the slowest component in your computer (which they frequently are).

Without getting more specific on what CPU you have, the GPU you're using, if any, etc, nobody could tell you if you have more than your hard drives slowing you down right now.
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post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by CTRLurself [Knyte Custom] View Post
Your motherboard will rarely be a bottleneck unless you're dropping an AM3 chip onto an AM2 board (which isn't the case here as that IS a socket AM3 board). Right now, your HDDs are the slowest component in your computer (which they frequently are).

Without getting more specific on what CPU you have, the GPU you're using, if any, etc, nobody could tell you if you have more than your hard drives slowing you down right now.
i agree
post #4 of 14
Performance rated?
post #5 of 14
A PC always has a bottleneck somewhere. Where it is, and by how much, depends on the task.
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Performance rated?
It's from one of those things like the "can you run it" website which gives you a number (which itself is a rough guess) presumably comparing it to a Pentium 4 at X clock speed.
post #6 of 14
Download CPU-Z and run it, and post a screenshot here (or at least the info on the CPU and GPU).
    
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LOL i cant believe i forgot to post my graphics Card lol its a GTX 460 cyclone (master chief the Program Canyourunit.com tells you the performance rating) I am going to look at what CPU i have
 
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post #8 of 14
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i Have a Amd phenom quad core 9650
 
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post #9 of 14
It's your CPU. I've never heard a nice word about first-generation Phenoms.
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Originally Posted by Princess Garnet View Post
A PC always has a bottleneck somewhere. Where it is, and by how much, depends on the task.It's from one of those things like the "can you run it" website which gives you a number (which itself is a rough guess) presumably comparing it to a Pentium 4 at X clock speed.
I don't know why people Don't choose p4's if they want to break a Ghz OC record. I've seen those things @ 7Ghz Here on OCN.
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