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Im new to all this!

Whats my bottleneck?

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
CPU
AMD Athlon II X4 640
Propus 45nm Technology
RAM
8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 675MHz (8-8-8-24)
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-880GM-USB3 (Socket M2)
Graphics
MB24W (1920x1200@60Hz)
1024MB GeForce GTX 560 Ti (PNY)
Hard Drives
1465GB Western Digital WDC WD15EADS-11P8B2 ATA Device (SATA)
Optical Drives
LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1L ATA Device
Audio
High Definition Audio Device


And how should I overclock what I have! biggrin.gif! (>^.^)>!
post #2 of 13
It helps to understand what your purpose is. If you want to run Minesweeper all day, there is no bottleneck.
    
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All I play is Battlefield 3 and SWTOR.
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Depends what your looking to improve? Just by looking I would say ram speed assuming its 1333, but 8 gb is plenty. Gpu is good for moderate to high gaming and cpu is the same quad core i have in my second rig, haven't overclocked that one yet. for overall loading speeds get a ssd enough for windows and few games and such, sli your gpus for more gain there but with that board I would keep the 640, really just depends... again what your looking to improve?
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post #5 of 13
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Well as of right now. I want to improve my FPS in SWTOR, I run it at 60fps but it dips... to 12fps sometimes T_T.

So I wasnt sure If I had a bottleneck or if I need to OC something.
post #6 of 13
In that case overclocking cpu to a safe stable point will help playing games like bf3, for biggest gains in gaming I would say ssd for loading speeds or and another 560 in sli for fps and overall graphics ability, assuming you have a powerful enough/capable psu?
Edited by sgtgates - 3/12/12 at 9:15pm
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post #7 of 13
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My PSU is 850 watts from when I sli'ed 8800s

my mobo isnt sli though so id have to get a new board for that.

as far as CPU overlocking goes, I see that some people OC'ed it to 3.9ghz but I hear mixed things about this CPU and its hard to find a good guide on this CPU, not to mention... I am a complete noob to OC.
post #8 of 13
Alright well as long as you have enough pci-e connectors on your psu for another card its got enough power, but ya new board would be needed can give suggestions if needed. As far as overclocking i am pretty good at amd chips but like I said I haven't messed with the 640 even though I have one redface.gif, but I can probably get you started if not all the way. You can always p.m me if you have questions regarding your build/mod help if they venture outside this thread
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post #9 of 13
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Awesome. I will have to do it at a later time though. smile.gif
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Okie dokie smile.gif
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