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ok, I have had my rig for some time now but recently got two geforce 7800GT's
running at sli and want to know if and what is bottlenecking my system this is what I have:
socket 754 Athlon 3700+ @2508MHz
1 GB Gskill ddr500
250 sata drive
coolmax 600watt duel rail 12v@19a each
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RAM, motherboard, processor, and probably power supply.
    
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what do you mean?
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Well, the biggest limitation you have is the processor, motherboard, and RAM combo. The single channel bandwidth of Socket 754 processors becomes a real limitation at high clock speeds. That power supply is pretty weak too, having only 16 amps on the 12 volt rail. My 485 watt power supply has 18 amps on just one of its two 12v rails.
EDIT: Oh, it's 19 amps, still, for an SLi setup that's kinda weak.
    
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it's 19amps each rail not 16
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ok so my two 7800gt's are bottlenecked by my whole system
is there anyway to get better proformance out of my system without upgrading to socket 939?
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post #7 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by gundamx42
ok so my two 7800gt's are bottlenecked by my whole system
is there anyway to get better proformance out of my system without upgrading to socket 939?

I would save up for some new things to do a full update. If you really want to take advantage of those GTs your going to need some new equipment.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gundamx42
ok so my two 7800gt's are bottlenecked by my whole system
is there anyway to get better proformance out of my system without upgrading to socket 939?
Overclock till you drop And use the best combo of dirivders and multipliers to maximize memory bandwidth.
    
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