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with the specs below, would my PC bottleneck the 460 GTX?
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how many GHz you running your dual core at?

Although that might change your awnser, I still think itll be fine. Most games dont even take advantage of 4 cores. What games are you playing? and what GHz is your CPU? that will determine
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Isn't the CPU only a bottleneck when SLI/crossfire comes into play? Also, I hear people saying that the higher the reso, the less the CPU matters. That's not to say the CPU doesn't matter at all
 
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2.5Ghz is the stock frequency for that CPU.
If you could bump that up to 3.0Ghz-3.5Ghz, it should do ok.

The higher up in res you go, the more the game demands from your GPU, but a certain amount of power from your CPU is required to hit a GPU bottleneck.

If you could get that CPU at 3.0Ghz, a 1GB GTX 460 would accompany that nicely.
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with the specs below, would my PC bottleneck the 460 GTX?


Only way it will be a bottleneck is if your gonna play a CPU dependent game, like red faction guerrilla.


I can blast through that game driving and running, but when the CPU needs to come (destroying a building or driving a car through a building) then it slows down. Not like a slide show, just like slow motion, but after its done it goes back to being amazing to play.

But in COD world at war, my sig rig handles it very well.
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Only way it will be a bottleneck is if your gonna play a CPU dependent game, like red faction guerrilla.

I can blast through that game driving and running, but when the CPU needs to come (destroying a building or driving a car through a building) then it slows down. Not like a slide show, just like slow motion, but after its done it goes back to being amazing to play.

But in COD world at war, my sig rig handles it very well.
He's right. In fact, I've used that exact same processor in a PC and with an inferior card to yours (GTS 250) it was able to play every game I threw at it on the high settings (just no anti-aliasing). I never even bothered to overclock it. It wasn't necessary.

I'm not sure how many different versions of the E5200 there are, but that was originally one of the best dual cores for overclocking, with some people getting 3.6 GHz on air.

However, if you have a bunch of crap running in the background or unnecessary windows processes, that will slow everything down. I disable about 20 different services for Windows 7 on any gaming rig I use. I also make sure that no programs are starting with Windows.

That can make a difference of as much as 10 or 15 frames for a weaker CPU like that.
    
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i have a e7300

and a 460 1gb i can play all games on high-max-ultra whatever

and its runs fine but if you look at the gpu useage it mostly between 20-60% depends on the game

some games only get 25-40%

so it bottle neck but you can play games max with out serios lagging
gta 4 runs at 22-30 fps in game mostly max out with custom cars
crysis max out 18-28 mostly

dirt 2 max out dx11 55-60
RE5 max 70fps+
nfs shift 50-60
nfs hp 2010 30-45 and sometimes(dep where 50-60)
CoD black ops 45-50

thats the average fps for me and its smooth enoth to play even with a bottleneck


but i am w8ing for sandybrige and if it to mutch i will just go with a i5 760 if my buget alow mw other wise i will go with amd x4 955
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