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You cpu is the bottlekneck for those cards, you should see improvement.
    
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OK. Thank's I'm going to attempt 4.0. its been stable at 3.8ghz now for 3 days.....idle at 38c never above 42c on load though.
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post #63 of 63
Increasing the CPU **** isn't going to bottleneck your system. I think it will help quite a bit.

Your mobo may be the limiting factor. An E8400 with the right cooling can reach over 4GHz and your temps suggest its got a way to go.
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