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It shouldn't bottleneck at all with the speed. I managed to get rid of the bottleneck on my HD 6950 and Phenom II 840 (lol, i know it a 80.00 cpu) by overclocking it to 3.6ghz .

I like to check with GPU-Z, you can log what is happening to the gpu during a game, and can see the gpu usage. If you are getting 40fps, and the gpu usage is only 70%, you have a bottleneck.
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Bah, I've hit 1180...it works at 1.195v but at 1.3v I can't go 1mhz more without seeing artifacts...
    
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I didnt want to get rid of my motherboard and CPU quite yet. Im getting between 30-60FPS on Heaven Benchmark and I can play BF3 Maxed so why change the CPU when it plays BF3 Fine
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Don't change the CPU then. rolleyes.gif
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I didnt want to get rid of my motherboard and CPU quite yet. Im getting between 30-60FPS on Heaven Benchmark and I can play BF3 Maxed so why change the CPU when it plays BF3 Fine

If you are happy with it there is no reason to change it. The only reason to change it is if you want to get the most out of your card. But if you are not having any issues with it I would just keep on using it. The longer you wait the more performance per dollar that CPU upgrade will be.
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