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My 7800GT will be here in a couple of days, and I was curious if my AMD 64 3000+ would bottleneck my video card at all? I plan to upgrade my processor in the future, but not THAT soon. My processor speed is at 2.1GHz. If it will bottleneck it, how much of a performance decrease will I see? Thanks
post #2 of 13
as far as I know NO I don't think it will bottleneck your system.
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Are you running "default" or OCing?
Ocing it will serve the 7800GT well ... at default you will still do ok but not as well with an OC
    
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Go into your BIOS, set your HT multiplier to 3x, your RAM (CPU Ratio) to 133 or 150, set your HTT (FSB) to 267, set your V-core to 1.55.
Do this and you'll be at 2.4ghz and you'll be fine with stock cooling. This will insure that no bottle happens.
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Originally Posted by Commander Kool
Go into your BIOS, set your HT multiplier to 3x, your RAM (CPU Ratio) to 133 or 150, set your HTT (FSB) to 267, set your V-core to 1.55.
Do this and you'll be at 2.4ghz and you'll be fine with stock cooling. This will insure that no bottle happens.
Lol, not all chips are the same man, depending on the chip his comp might not even boot.
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Lol, not all chips are the same man, depending on the chip his comp might not even boot.
Correct.... with a 10x on that 3200 it may be an issue
    
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he has a 3000+ 9x, not a 3200. you can easily go higher on that chip, i have the same chip at 2650 mhz and its perfectly stable. but if you're at all worried about bottlenecking, another 200 or 300mhz would get you into the clear.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Orion14_99
he has a 3000+ 9x, not a 3200. you can easily go higher on that chip, i have the same chip at 2650 mhz and its perfectly stable. but if you're at all worried about bottlenecking, another 200 or 300mhz would get you into the clear.
Opps. I stand corrected
    
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My processor at default was 1.9GHz, I did the regular overclocking to 2.1GHz, I didn't change the multiplier or anything like that. I'm a bit of a noob at overclocking.
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Keep the multiplyer at default ... you want to up the HTT (Formerly known as FSB).
With the right voltages and divider on the RAM 2.6 is the minimum you should get with out driving yourself crazy
    
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