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What is this? ive heard this word the last few days, im going to guess it means..

for example, if a 8800GT was in a AMD sempron rig with 512mb ram, that would be major bottlenecking right? meaning the 8800GT can perform much better if the other components were better.

if this is true, would my new graphics card im getting (8800GT) bottleneck with my rig

AMD Athlon single core 4000+
1gb generic ram
80gb HDD ide

im guessing it would, but how much power would i lose? im hoping with this rig and that graphics card id be able to get 80+ fps in half life 2 engine games, cod4 all in high detail @ 1280 1024 resolutions.
    
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Yes it would, pretty badly.

You really do need a dual-core.
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What is this? ive heard this word the last few days, im going to guess it means..

for example, if a 8800GT was in a AMD sempron rig with 512mb ram, that would be major bottlenecking right? meaning the 8800GT can perform much better if the other components were better.

if this is true, would my new graphics card im getting (8800GT) bottleneck with my rig

AMD Athlon single core 4000+
1gb generic ram
80gb HDD ide

im guessing it would, but how much power would i lose? im hoping with this rig and that graphics card id be able to get 80+ fps in half life 2 engine games, cod4 all in high detail @ 1280 1024 resolutions.
It would yes, if you had a dual core it would help..but bottleneck is a rather loose term that gets thrown about a lot. In your case the more eye candy (Higher Details) you can set in games the less CPU bound the game becomes. You want more load on a GPU.

Same is said in my case, for my GPU's to really show their stuff i would need a CPU in the 6Ghz region (based on current tech).
 
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are you on am2 or s939
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Socket 939 -.- it sucks.. cause if i wanna upgrade my processor, i gotta upgrade the motherboard and ram
    
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