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Will my 9600GT be bottelnecked by my CPU?

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Rawr, finally ready to get that 9600GT. Do you think it will be bottlenecked by my Pentium D 930? If so, how about the 8800gs?
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Yeah both of them will be, but either way I would buy the video card since you will still notice a difference. And if you ever upgrade from that Dell you will have a good video card. Oh yeah and upgrade that PSU before you purchase the 8800gs or 9600gt, if you haven't already.
    
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Yes it will be a bottleneck at low resolution but if you go up like 1600*1200 you will see very little differencve compare to a CD2. CPU bottleneck is in low resolution.
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post #4 of 19
rofl no save it and buy a better computer
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post #5 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by aksthem1 View Post
Yeah both of them will be, but either way I would buy the video card since you will still notice a difference. And if you ever upgrade from that Dell you will have a good video card. Oh yeah and upgrade that PSU before you purchase the 8800gs or 9600gt, if you haven't already.
Why upgrade the psu?
His 375w psu has 30amps.
Dell put 8800GTX's in some XPS's with that same psu.
post #6 of 19
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I play with 12**x10**. I'm selling my 8600gts to a friend who needs it. Should I just buy another 8600gts since they are relatively cheap?
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post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by Carlin View Post
I play with 12**x10**. I'm selling my 8600gts to a friend who needs it. Should I just buy another 8600gts since they are relatively cheap?
Does anyone have any more thoughts?

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post #8 of 19
I wouldn't get another 8600... Nah!

What about the ATI HD3870?
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post #9 of 19
dont put off buying something because you have a bottleneck
you can always upgrade the proc later then take advantage of the cards full potential instead of buying a weak card and when you upgarde you still have a weak card
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post #10 of 19
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Ok, thanks everyone. I'm prob going to get the 8800gs cause im a broke highschool student :-D
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