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OK right now I have a p4 2.8 ghz, 1 gig ram and a geforce 5600 and I want to upgrade my video card to a 6800 or a 7800 but my friend says my processor will bottleneck the card and make it run poorly, is this true?
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post #2 of 20
He is correct you should have atleast 3ghz for 6800 3.2ghz for the 7800. Nothing a little ocing wouldn't solve.
post #3 of 20
Well yea but i mean it will still give you a huge increase in power, you should defintly bump that 2.8 to 3.4-3.6 easily......that would make it a lot better
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post #4 of 20
Your system will be bottlenecked but still run better.
post #5 of 20
Overclock your 2.8 to 3.4 (Easy) and the worry is over.

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So if I don't bother to overclock [I will, don't worry] how will my new system [with the 6800] play oblivion? Right now it runs on lowest settings with tons of lag, I'm guessing it will go med/high with the upgrade?
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post #7 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zakaloot
So if I don't bother to overclock [I will, don't worry] how will my new system [with the 6800] play oblivion? Right now it runs on lowest settings with tons of lag, I'm guessing it will go med/high with the upgrade?
correct... then with it OC'ed it will play almost all maxed.
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post #8 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pbasil1
correct... then with it OC'ed it will play almost all maxed.
Whoa... I think I just ejactulated over my keyboard
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Yeeeeeeeeeee!!!
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post #10 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zakaloot
Whoa... I think I just ejactulated over my keyboard
I dont think we need to know what you are doing right now
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