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Happy New Year to everyone on Overclock.net!
(I know you have all probably heard this many times but still.. )

So basically, I'm upgrading from 2GB of Kingston, DDR2, HyperX RAM to a hopefully total 6GB of the stuff

With;
Intel Core2Quad @ 2.5ghz
6GB of Kingston, HyperX - DDR2
ASUS GTX 470
ASUS P5Q-EM Motherboard
Western Digital, 640GB, 16MB cache

.. Would I get any conciderable bottleneck at all?
Also on top of that - How do I know if my system is bottlenecking in gameplay or in general use or whatever. lol

(I run my computer at a resolution of 1920x1080)
Thanks guys.
Edited by DannyTheGamer - 1/7/11 at 4:38am
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The only potential bottleneck that I can see is the low speed of the processor; 2.5GHz for a C2Q isn't great - imho with a bit of tinkering it should hit 3GHz.

@1920x1080 the CPU is less of a concern, so the bottleneck may not be serious anyway.
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The only potential bottleneck that I can see is the low speed of the processor; 2.5GHz for a C2Q isn't great - imho with a bit of tinkering it should hit 3GHz.

@1920x1080 the CPU is less of a concern, so the bottleneck may not be serious anyway.
I've been told to OC my processor quite a few times :L
Also with my current 2GB of RAM is there more of a bottleneck until I upgrade to 6GB?
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just try to clock your cpu to at least 3.0 and your good to go....

any real uprade would be in an SSD
    
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I've been told to OC my processor quite a few times :L
Then do it
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just try to clock your cpu to at least 3.0 and your good to go....

any real uprade would be in an SSD
I'll take that into concideration.
I was thinking of installing my OS into an SSD and the games too.
What kind of advantages and disadvantages are there in doing that with an SSD?

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