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post #1 of 15
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i have an amd athlon x4 630 2.8 ghz, and i recently just bought a radeon hd 6870. is there some bottleneck going on? i cant oc my cpu either since my motherboard doesnt support it ;_;
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post #2 of 15
there is definitely a bottleneck,overclock to 3.0 or 3.2 and you should be alright
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post #3 of 15
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is their a program for overclocking because i checked bios and it didn't support ocing.
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post #4 of 15
I doubt there's much of a bottleneck there. Depends on the game really, but even battlefield bad company 2 shouldn't have a terrible bottleneck with that setup. Now if you were to get another 6870 for crossfire or something, then it's possible you'd have an issue.
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post #5 of 15
Your CPU is fine, obviously the higher the clock the better games will do, but your CPU is more than enough - a bottlenecking CPU is when the CPU cannot supply a GPU with enough information to keep it at a high percentage (90%+) - check your GPU usage in a program such as MSI Afterburner, you'll probably see usage ~ 99%
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post #6 of 15
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when i was using furmark i got 100 percent usage and 93 percent for gpu-tool.
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post #7 of 15
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oh also since i dont want to make another thread is there a way to unlock overclocking in amd overdrive?
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post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by ilikepancakez;14552418 
when i was using furmark i got 100 percent usage and 93 percent for gpu-tool.

told you,there is a slight bottleneck overclock your cpu to 3.0 and it should be fine
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post #9 of 15
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no what im saying is, theres nothing in the bios for ocing, and amd overdrive has ocing locked. now what i would like help with is finding a program that can overclock my cpu or unlocking amd overdrive
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post #10 of 15
are you sure you motherboard doesn't allow it? The cpu might have a locked multiplier in which case you can overclock by changing the bus ratio
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