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Is my 4400+ bottlenecking my 8800gt?

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Hey everyone so im currently running a stock 4400+( wont oc) and im just wondering that in games like crysis and such, will the cpu reduce the 8800gt's performance?
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I am assuming that the 4400+ refers to AM2 one at 2.3G. Yes. It is bottlenecking the GT.
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you could use a little more power
    
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lol, thanks linskingdom, i thought so, cant wait for my C2D!
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post #5 of 11
Yes, even on a q6600 at stock clocks the card is bottlenecked. Sounds like time for a new CPU to me. I am looking at a 9800GTX however i realise that until i get a better CPU (i have a X2 6000+) there isnt really much point
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No. The card is fine. What you really should ask is "is my CPU holding back my in-game performance?". For that the answer will be "yes, compared to other systems with the same video card but with a faster CPU".
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Turn up AA/AS and the CPU bottleneck will disappear in most games.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Turn up AA/AS and the CPU bottleneck will disappear in most games.
Do you mean it will dispear because the extra stress on the GPU will lower the FPS anyway, or does it actually take stress off the CPU? I've always wondered...
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sabzi View Post
Do you mean it will dispear because the extra stress on the GPU will lower the FPS anyway, or does it actually take stress off the CPU? I've always wondered...
It'll just slow down the card to match your CPU.


Why can't you overclock your CPU?
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Hey It should be just fine look at my CPU its 4200+ on stock and I run the latest games fine.
 
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