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If I get something like an X1950Pro (PCI-E) for my current system. Will I see any Bottleneck when I run my CPU @ 1.8Ghz if so how far would I need to get my cpu to be a normal point with the GPU.
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lets just say you'll see increased performance w/ a better video card.

but what you really need to do is stick w/ the current video card and update your motherboard and processor. it'll help you out on the performance more than that video card would.
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Yes there Will be a Bottleneck but not one that you will notice so harshly. Its the HDD that is a systems main bottleneck. However your gaming will improve alot with that card.
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lets just say you'll see increased performance w/ a better video card.

but what you really need to do is stick w/ the current video card and update your motherboard and processor. it'll help you out on the performance more than that video card would.
yea one day I will. But I don't have any money so im just going to stick with the Tforce 6100 to overclock
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Yes there Will be a Bottleneck but not one that you will notice so harshly. Its the HDD that is a systems main bottleneck. However your gaming will improve alot with that card.
my SATAII harddrive?. How can that bottleneck my system
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how much are you giving for this card? and is your motherboard s754 or s939, don't know much about it....
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how much are you giving for this card? and is your motherboard s754 or s939, don't know much about it....
What you mean. My AGP card?, Im giving it 594mhz core and 918mhz memory. I have an Socket 754 ECS K8M800-M2 but I got a Tforce6100 on it's way. Than I'm thinking about getting a new PICE card since Tforce has only PCIE This is where my question is because I dont know if my CPU can bottleneck the new cards out there
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What you mean. My AGP card?, Im giving it 594mhz core and 918mhz memory. I have an Socket 754 ECS K8M800-M2 but I got a Tforce6100 on it's way. Than I'm thinking about getting a new PICE card since Tforce has only PCIE This is where my question is because I dont know if my CPU can bottleneck the new cards out there
well honestly i wouldn't have picked that route to go

i was talking how much are you paying for your PCI-E card?
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I have experienced bottlenecking first hand. I will elaborate.
When i first bought my 7800GS it was running in an abit kw7 mobo, and an XP3000+ Barton I used to score 54k in aqua mark III which is crappy.

When i upgraded my mobo to my socket 939 epox and 3500+ my score shot up to 78k all at stock settings now mind you.. When i overclocked my cpu to 2.7 my score shot up to 83k .. See the bottleneck?

Having a faster cpu working in conjunction with a fast gpu will yield decent results. For instance when i had this card in with the barton cpu i would play ut2004 at maxed settings and on some maps would experience screen lag.

When i upgraded all that went away. Now all my problems are only server side. So yes bottlenecks do exsist. And anyone who says they dont have no idea what they are talking about. I have experienced it first hand.

So yes you will see some improvements with that card. But! to unleash its full potentional you need a faster cpu.

and hard drives only effect the loading time of the game. Not how fast the game will play..
But a faster hard drive will be benificial to your page file. if its on its own controller.
    
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I have experienced bottlenecking first hand. I will elaborate.
When i first bought my 7800GS it was running in an abit kw7 mobo, and an XP3000+ Barton I used to score 54k in aqua mark III which is crappy.

When i upgraded my mobo to my socket 939 epox and 3500+ my score shot up to 78k all at stock settings now mind you.. When i overclocked my cpu to 2.7 my score shot up to 83k .. See the bottleneck?

Having a faster cpu working in conjunction with a fast gpu will yield decent results. For instance when i had this card in with the barton cpu i would play ut2004 at maxed settings and on some maps would experience screen lag.

When i upgraded all that went away. Now all my problems are only server side. So yes bottlenecks do exsist. And anyone who says they dont have no idea what they are talking about. I have experienced it first hand.

So yes you will see some improvements with that card. But! to unleash its full potentional you need a faster cpu.

and hard drives only effect the loading time of the game. Not how fast the game will play..
But a faster hard drive will be benificial to your page file. if its on its own controller.
also having a fast proc period will boost up your scores because everything calculates faster. it might not be as much bottlenecking as just CPU intesive as well.... for instance going from a 3500+ to an fx-55 to an opty made my score jump considerably, but all i have is the x800xl radeon which isn't a hog of a card...

what i'm trying to get at is that going from a barton 32 bit core to a 64 bit venice is a big jump in CPU performance as well... just check out yoru CPU scores
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