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So I have a q9450 (got it the day that intel released the 45nm chips for the first time) currently running at 3.71 stable 24/7 . Do you guys think it will bottleneck a gtx570? if so, if i overclocked it to 4.0(which i should be able to do once i get my new XSPC rasa cooling) will it still bottleneck it?

If you guys really think it will be a severe bottleneck, should i get a new processor? My board is currently DDR2, so I'd need new RAM, and it's 775 so I'd need a new board, and a new processor...that's a pricey upgrade, so I'm hoping the answer will be no...
    
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Absolutely no bottlenecks, especially at higher resolutions.

You have an excellent CPU.
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Absolutely no bottlenecks, especially at higher resolutions.

You have an excellent CPU.
sweet! thanks ...my friend actually looked it up and my cpu came from the center of the waffle! right next to a xeon! i was quite lucky with it!
    
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Your good for 1-2 years...

If you put another GTX 570 and play in 3D with 3 monitor... then you will see cpu bottleneck... till then, all games run in ''normal'' mode with high setting without any problem on your config.

I have simillar spec... (Q9550, GTX 470, 4gb DDR2 1066) and i think to update in one years to 2 GPU (SLI), new motherboard, ram, cpu, psu..
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