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will the 4850 be bottlenecked on my system?

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My current system is a Pentium D 930(dual-core CPU) clocked at 3.675Ghz on a MSI 945P Neo 2-f, with 4x512 667 Corsair value ram, running Windows XP Pro 32bit, displayed at a resolution of 1280x1024 on a 19" LCD.

I am considering replacing my Leadtech 7600gt with a HD 4850.

The problem is my system is kinda dated and I have no plans to update it or shud I say I can't because of my mobo.

What I'm worried about is that my system might bottleneck the HD 4850 and therefore me wasting extra $ on a better Graphic Card that my system can't utilise.

So I need some advice and opinions whether this will be so, and if it is so will it just be a slight or severe bottleneck?

I'm planning to replay Crysis(lolz played it on the lowest setting...=.=) and ACreed and Mass Effect and want to know if adding a HD 4850 to my system would get me playable FPS of 30+
Especially for Crysis, I'm planning to play it at 1280x1024, High, full AF, low or no AA. On a review site the HD 4850 on a high-end "Core 2 Duo X6800 Extreme" System was able to juice 47 fps, I'm aiming 25-30+, is it possible?

I also have a bad feeling about my PSU as the 12V Max combined wattage from this manufacturer is normally 150-200 watts lower than its rated wattage.My 450w psu specification pdf

so will it be as bad as the HD 4850 not having a significant advantage over the 9600gt /3850/3870 or will the HD 4850 be significantly much better than the 9600gt/3850/3870 but just that I won't be able to use it at 100% maybe at 90% or lower?

Hope to get some help here!

THX IN ADVANCE!
Edited by animemaniac - 6/28/08 at 1:21pm
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Well it will bottleneck but not as horribly as you think. You'll be able to play Assassins Creed and Mass effect maxed out and still probably play Crysis on high with 40FPS.
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well guys in anoth forum think otherwise so I'm trying to get as much feedback as possible cause I'm considering getting this card at mid, end July, hopefully one without a reference board, cooler.

Anyway your the 1st person not to pour cold water on my hopes so Thx really!

Now to wait and see what the rest have to say.
Edited by animemaniac - 6/28/08 at 12:57pm
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As your CPU is at 3.675Ghz that will help alot with the bottleneck, relax.
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As your CPU is at 3.675Ghz that will help alot with the bottleneck, relax.
Kickass cool! only if I could OC even more. temps are stable but my mobo or something doesn't let me pass 3.675Ghz. Posted around here but sadly few have my board.
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