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Hey guys! I'm planning to upgrade my amd 645 and 550ti soon and was looking at the FX 4100. My questions is: do you guys think it will bottleneck a 560ti? Or a 6870?

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Get that FX 4100 running at 4.5Ghz and you won't
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I think even at stock you will be fine but get that beast as high as Possible tongue.gif
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Whoa! Thats almost 1ghz OC. I'm not wanting to go that extreme.
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if your going to run the FX chip you need to OC at that level. Your board is not going to get to that level.You can shoot for 4.0 but your not going to push a 560TI to the levels your wanting
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I'm pretty much wanting to play Borderlands 2 on high/ultra settings. I figured the FX4100 would do just fine but I'm worried about my 550TI. If I have to overclock that much then I'll need to get a new mobo and cooler. That would quickly turn this upgrade into a new build. Might just upgrade CPU and keep the 550TI :/
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post #7 of 19
I wouldn't use that board.

Its a weak unsinked 3+1 layout and while the 4100 is within the 95W limit; FX chips are essentially powerhogs and will be a little much for a sub-par quality 3+1 layout to handle.
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post #8 of 19
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Do you think my board could handle the FX 4100 without any overclock?
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I would try to sell your whole rig and build a new one. You are only getting very small upgrades compared to what you have now.

You should be able to max the game out with an i3 or overclocked 4100 and a GTX 560Ti(or better). I am pretty sure the game is going to implement physx so a nvidia gpu would be better.
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post #10 of 19
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I'm starting to think the only option is a new mobo/CPU/gpu.

*sigh*

Thanks for your help guys.
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