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post #21 of 43
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Originally Posted by Akatsuki No Tobi View Post
Half the people in this thread either don't know how to read or are lysdexic.
I dunno about that. He was asking if its his CPU bottlenecks his GPU. But people arguing that:

a> the GPU is the bottleneck since his C2D is 3.6

b> the CPU is the bottleneck since it is an allendale

c> the amount of RAM is too little

d> something not listed like drivers, overheating etc.


I vote for C. Get another stick.
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post #22 of 43
His question is backwards. The correct way would be: Is the GPU bottlenecking the CPU?

To answer the question, there is a possibility of a minor bottleneck. But the chances are rather slim, GPU tech has been way ahead of CPU tech for awhile.
post #23 of 43
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Originally Posted by douglash View Post
sometimes get a screen freeze almost as if the gpu is struggling to keep up with the cpu...
Thats his assumption. I still think its 1GB RAM that is freezing you.
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post #24 of 43
Does the screen freeze require a reboot? If so, it could be the result of an unstable overclock.
post #25 of 43
This thread is full of broken and mistyped thoughts. Its supposed to read as the title Can a GPU bottleneck a CPU. I would imagine it could but that RAM is horrible also, 8800GTS and 1GB more of ram should increase your FPS by like 50FPS
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post #26 of 43
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He was asking if its his CPU bottlenecks his GPU.
I disagree. He actually wants an explanation for the screen freezes. He has suggested that bottlenecking is the cause, but bottlenecking is just an idea. Fragmentation can cause screen freezes.

Bottlenecking exists in EVERY SINGLE computer ever, and just means your benchmark score and game FPS rate is being held back by the weakest component (eg, GPU). Upgrade that component, and either you have a new 'weakest component', or the upgraded component is still the 'weakest component'.
post #27 of 43
It's not that bottlenecking might not be the issue, but that he worded the incorrectly
post #28 of 43
waht is everybody babbling about. when does your screen freeze? i don't thinka a gpu can bottleneck a cpu as a gpu sends data to the cpu to process. 1 gb or ram is enough, i have 3600+, 7600gt, and 1 gb ram. and my screen does not freeze. so you might have a driver problem, a virus, or a lot of things are happening in the background.
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post #29 of 43
Thread Starter 
well - this has turned out to be interesting...

ok, so maybe i worded it wrong, but i was trying to say this,

"is my cpu to fast for my gpu now that i have overclocked it to 3.6ghz, resulting in temporary(approx. 1-2 secs) lockups?"

and the answer according to what i have read, is YES! if i am wrong, please let me know...

Solution: to all this madness and confusion there can only be one true solution to finding the answer in this thread and that is..... wait for it..... a little more waiting......

I'M GETTING A 8800GTS AND ANOTHER STICK OF RAM AND ANOTHER CASE AND ANOTHER SET OF SILVERSTONE FANS!!!!

WOOT!!!!

so then i'll know for sure what is happening... will post scores and stuff when i got the whole thing setup...

A BIG THANKS TO ALL FOR THE HELP AND ADVICE - sometimes i still feel like quite a N00B...
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post #30 of 43
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Originally Posted by thealmightyone View Post
Bottlenecking does NOT cause that. That could be a driver problem, overheating, fragmentation etc.

So, whether one is bottlenecking the other is completely irrelevant.

but if one can't keep up with the other, won't that cause problems?
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