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Looking for cpu bottleneck help/suggestions please?

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My amd phenom II x4 940 at 3.6ghz bottlenecks my gtx 480. Is there anyway to try and clock it high for no bottleneck or to just save up for a new cpu and deal with it?
    
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First things first, I don't think that it's the cpu bottlenecking your 480. Not at 3.6GHz at least.
Since you are on water, you can still bump it up to 4.0GHz

http://www.overclock.net/t/506756/phenom-ii-steppings-and-max-oc-550-940

http://www.overclock.net/t/226958/overclocking-guides-information

Funny thing, AM2/AM3 guides available, but no AM2+ (due to similar paterns and ways to apply the OC I assume)

http://www.overclock.net/t/525113/phenom-ii-overclocking-guide

http://www.overclock.net/t/307316/offical-overclocking-guide-amd-socket-am2

Have fun.
   
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Kingston Value RAM Seagate Barracuda (Died) WD Caviar Black Sony DVD/RW 
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15'' CRT Broken Yes,it has. Fridge 
MouseMouse PadAudio
In the lab for exeriments  To disect the mouse Audigy 3 
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5930k ASUS Rampage V Extreme Sapphire R9 290 Ripjaws V 2400MHz  
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