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Ok,

So I have less money to play with than I thought and the only recourse I can find is to keep my existing IDE hard drives until I have the $$$ to move to SATAII and to keep my Pentium D 805 until again, I have the $$$ for an E6420.

Now I hear that you need a good processor in order not to bottleneck an 8800 but here's where it gets fun/weird/stupid/etc. I'll be performing the BSEL mod on my 805 to increase the FSB from 533mhz to 800mhz.

Will this cause a bottle neck in your opinion?

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post #2 of 5
What's the BSEL mod...LOL?
I don't see how adding more speed to the board will cause a bottleneck.
That is usually caused by power hungry graphics card fighting the CPU for PSU rights.
You can find a medium where they will both work optimally...just takes time.
The motherboard will do it's thing as long as the other 2 comply.
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BSEL mod = using a conductive ink pen to bridge two BSEL contact...thingies.

I should have probably checked before I posted instead of doing that pesky thing called work.

With the 800mhz FSB, an 8800 should run without any issues assuming I have a chunky enough PSU. If for some reason I cannot get the mod to work, would a 533mhz FSB bog things down?

Wow...I did a terrible job of explaining things on the opening post.
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Read this: http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...rned-stop.html

At 3.2Ghz, that CPU will not bottleneck an 8800, especially on a 15" monitor. If the BSEL mod works, that's even better.
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*hits forehead*

You would think I'd have seen that thread. I've clearly been neglecting OCN as of late.

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