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hey guys i picked up a gtx 280 and a athlon ii 250 for folding and some gaming when buddys come over.

but question is will this cpu bottleneck the card when gameing at 1080p, the cpu is at 3.790ghz nb at 2500 ram 1333
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I doubt it, at 1080p you won't see that much of a bottleneck.
    
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the cpu is at 3.790ghz nb at 2500 ram 1333
please tell me settings for your overclock on that athlon 250. my 255 doesn't like going above 3.6ghz
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ok so is there a problem with gpu while folding it goes between 95 and 99 and while doing stabliy text it goes around 93 tahts why i asked about bottleneck...

do you think i could run a gtx 560 and gtx 280 off same board to fold on as the board i was gonna use stoped working. my psu is a thermaltake tr2 600watt
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ok so is there a problem with gpu while folding it goes between 95 and 99 and while doing stabliy text it goes around 93 tahts why i asked about bottleneck...
do you think i could run a gtx 560 and gtx 280 off same board to fold on as the board i was gonna use stoped working. my psu is a thermaltake tr2 600watt

look at utilization while gaming... if it rarely or never goes above 95% there's probably a bottleneck albeit a minor one.

I highly doubt your PSU could handle both a 560 and a 280.
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alright well turns out it was the wu/driver it was great and i had it on different psu the thermaltake tr2 600 it power thenm both all night but i was stupid and put my gt 430 in to pull extra folding point and it went pop pop at lunch but i think it would have powered the the gtx 280 and gtx 560.


now i am goingt o rma the thermaltake and i was think about getting a corsair 650 this one http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=33_443&item_id=040598 or

http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=33_441&item_id=036008
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