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AMD Phenom II X4 965 to bottleneck Hd6870 crossfire?

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Well I checked the web and some people including someone in my steam friends list sayd that this CPU will bottleneck with games like crysis/SupCom and it will hold the 2 GPU's back .

Can someone please clear thing up permanently !! I can't sleep with something like this on my head .

I also dont know if my current ram will effect fps and that Crosshair IV motherboard.
Edited by galaxy366 - 10/14/11 at 12:15pm
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You should be fine with a 965 and 1 6870
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You'll get better performance with two 6870s compared to one. Sandy Bridge would provide better performance matched with Crossfired 6870s than your Phenom II. That's all there is to it. Don't worry too much about it.
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You'll get better performance with two 6870s compared to one. Sandy Bridge would provide better performance matched with Crossfired 6870s than your Phenom II. That's all there is to it. Don't worry too much about it.
Thank you so much !, Im always afriad for something like that because I will not upgrade my pc for the coming year because of school and driverlessons when Im 18.

Btw now that you rested my asure , how far can that cpu go on a Crosshair IV? Is 3.7ghz stable? Im not going to do it hardcore way like 4ghz, I still have to use if for sometime!
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4.0Ghz should be easy with adequate cooling.
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Thank you so much !, Im always afriad for something like that because I will not upgrade my pc for the coming year because of school and driverlessons when Im 18.

Btw now that you rested my asure , how far can that cpu go on a Crosshair IV? Is 3.7ghz stable? Im not going to do it hardcore way like 4ghz, I still have to use if for sometime!
That depends on how well your specific cpu overclocks. If I remember correctly, I had an athlon II 635 that overclocked to 3.6, so I'd say there's a chance.
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4.0Ghz should be easy with adequate cooling.
Would my zalman work? Its in my signature
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It all depends on the chip mate. A 965 should be able to hit 3.7Ghz with little to no tweaking. Heck, could probably hit 3.8Ghz easily. My 955 didn't take much tweaking to get to 3.8 and an increase from 1.375 to 1.4 vCore.

All you've got to do is make sure how you set your voltages and determine whether or not to use LLC. These two things can make a huge difference in how far your overclock will go and your temperatures. But if you can hit the 3.7-3.8Ghz barrier, then your cards will be bottlenecked very little if at all.

Hope this helps!
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It all depends on the chip mate. A 965 should be able to hit 3.7Ghz with little to no tweaking. Heck, could probably hit 3.8Ghz easily. My 955 didn't take much tweaking to get to 3.8 and an increase from 1.375 to 1.4 vCore.

All you've got to do is make sure how you set your voltages and determine whether or not to use LLC. These two things can make a huge difference in how far your overclock will go and your temperatures. But if you can hit the 3.7-3.8Ghz barrier, then your cards will be bottlenecked very little if at all.

Hope this helps!
What does LLC mean? , plus the ROG motherboard has a build in user menu where I can easily overclock it. Just so you people know I am not really an expert in OC
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if you're going to buy a new processor and mb go intel.

faster and better upgrades......

amd = bottleneck
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