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AMD Athlon X3 440 bottleneck GTX 560 Ti?

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So I recently purchased an NVIDIA GTX 560 Ti. (Full specs in sig rig)

IT hasn't lived up to my expectation. I mean, I get decent FPS but by no means smooth as I would like them. I do not like stuttering at all.

Would upgradging from my Athlon to a Quad Phenom actually make a difference in my FPS?
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Have you tried unlocking the athlon? I don't think there should be a bottleneck, my friend has a e8400 @3.5 and it played pretty smooth on a 560ti.
    
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I have but the Athlon II X3 440's 4th core is totally unable to unlock. just doesnt work. No one that I have read about has got it to unlock.

Also, i don't want "pretty smooth" I want smooooooth. >:|
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Upgrading to a quad Phenom would make little difference in games that don't utilize 4 cores, and a little bit of a difference in games that do.

The only difference between Athlon and Phenom is the L3 cache. (and in your case an extra core).


EDIT: and your current motherboard wouldn't like a Phenom's 125W TDP either. MSI + 760g chipset + unheatsinked VRM's + Phenom II 125W is a recipe for blown VRM's, especially if you plan to OC it at all.

960T Phenom II is a 95W, however. wink.gif
Edited by iinversion - 4/16/12 at 10:40pm
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How is the gpu and cpu usage in games?
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Yeah I was going to try to keep it low wattage but oc.



They both usually stay under 100%
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