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I just got my 8800gtx and with my cpu it seems I Am bottlenecking, especially when I play Source games, Can someone suggest a good AM2 cpu that would alleviate the bottleneck?
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post #2 of 10
get a brisbane 3600x2 and O.C. it to around 2.7 to 2.8. Cheap yet VERY effective! And most of them O.C. that high pretty easy.
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im very happy with my 3600+ it will definatly hold you over till the x4 phenom gets here which is backwards capable. i have my 3600 at 2.95ghz 12 hour orthos stable.
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post #4 of 10
i have the Athlon 64 x2 3800 cpu & seems to be pretty dam good so far & its fairly chaep to
& there is no OC at all on my system........right now at least

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...?EdpNo=2207238


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post #5 of 10
I give my vote to Athlon 64 X2 4600+ "Bang for the Buck" Choice
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I also own a 4600 machine and I gave it to my kids because the 3600 is just plain faster when O.C.'d. Even at the same 2.4 as the 4600 the 3600 beats it in almost every benchy! My boards and ram are IDENTICLE by the way.
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Originally Posted by PR1M3R View Post
I also own a 4600 machine and I gave it to my kids because the 3600 is just plain faster when O.C.'d. Even at the same 2.4 as the 4600 the 3600 beats it in almost every benchy! My boards and ram are IDENTICLE by the way.
probably due in part to running a faster FSB
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post #9 of 10
I had a 4600 before i bought my C2d rig and still had Bottlenecking (couldent push past 9.5k in 3dmarks 06) so i'm not sure what its going to take to get you to not bottle neck (i get 13k now with my c2d)
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post #10 of 10
I love my brisbane 3600 2.7 with a crappy heatsink and completely stable, I am sure when I get a good cpu cooler I will see 3.0 ghz.
    
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