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hehe, I just got this Q6600 lol So I'm gonna keep s775 alive and keep it, maybe i'll get the itch for a Q9550 though, who knows
A Q9550 OC'ed to ~4ghz will easily net a couple thousand extra '06 points.


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You know, I don't appear to be having a bottleneck, if any. If it is there, it's not by much. I will OC to 3.6GHz hopefully to help out that bottleneck if there is any apparent bottleneck.
Well there always technically exists a bottleneck in your system - absolutely even and perfectly matched hardware is literally impossible, because different hardware is stressed differently in different situations/applications.

A higher CPU overclock, or a more efficient CPU will feed your GTX470 more information quicker (laymen's terms) and thus hit higher frames. Until your videocard is getting the same scores regardless of higher CPU overclocks (at which point it becomes the bottleneck), your CPU is the bottleneck.

If you ventured into SLI territory I would suggest that a CPU bottleneck is quite likely.

Regardless you are right on the money for your hardware, and again I'm sure it games fantastically. The GTX470 is a wicked card ...
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A Q9550 OC'ed to ~4ghz will easily net a couple thousand extra '06 points.




Well there always technically exists a bottleneck in your system - absolutely even and perfectly matched hardware is literally impossible, because different hardware is stressed differently in different situations/applications.

A higher CPU overclock, or a more efficient CPU will feed your GTX470 more information quicker (laymen's terms) and thus hit higher frames. Until your videocard is getting the same scores regardless of higher CPU overclocks (at which point it becomes the bottleneck), your CPU is the bottleneck.

If you ventured into SLI territory I would suggest that a CPU bottleneck is quite likely.

Regardless you are right on the money for your hardware, and again I'm sure it games fantastically. The GTX470 is a wicked card ...
It is! Thanks for that information. I will most likely see a bottleneck with SLI, but here's to hoping I don't

Thanks for the comment. I appreciate it. The GTX 470 is a great card and I'm very happy with it so far.
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WOOT !!!

I got 20,087 3Dmark06 points !!!

Bumped my overclock to CPU 3642mhz, NB to 2585mhz and RAM to 1252mhz (over my Sig stats) and got my GPU @ 1009 core and 1172 Memory - I think my mem was clocked too high, giving diminishing returns.

3Dmark - 20,087
SM2.0 - 7,806
HDR/SM3.0 - 10,036
CPU - 5,141

So easy
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WOOT !!!

I got 20,087 3Dmark06 points !!!

Bumped my overclock to CPU 3642mhz, NB to 2585mhz and RAM to 1252mhz (over my Sig stats) and got my GPU @ 1009 core and 1172 Memory - I think my mem was clocked too high, giving diminishing returns.

3Dmark - 20,087
SM2.0 - 7,806
HDR/SM3.0 - 10,036
CPU - 5,141

So easy
Good work man, wish I could break 20k with my setup, I will with SLI for sure, but with a single card I'd be so happy hehe.

I'm gonna OC my proc to 3.6GHz when I get my new board

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Gonna have another crack at raising that score, see if I can't hit 20,500 or more! Wish me luck

*Edit* 20,185 - I'm hitting my limit here.

CPU @ 3673
NB @ 2606
RAM @ 1264 (same timings)

GPU @ 1018 core, 1175 mem
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Gonna have another crack at raising that score, see if I can't hit 20,500 or more! Wish me luck

*Edit* 20,185 - I'm hitting my limit here.

CPU @ 3673
NB @ 2606
RAM @ 1264 (same timings)

GPU @ 1018 core, 1175 mem
Nice work willbj!
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That's ok, the GTX 260 is still a good card! you can pick up another one for SLI if your board can do it for like $100 bucks off OCN
I can do hack SLI, but my GTX 260 is the 1st line, so, it's not core 216, it's core 192.
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I can do hack SLI, but my GTX 260 is the 1st line, so, it's not core 216, it's core 192.
oh... that's still alright. do you have 2 16x PCI-e Slots?
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oh... that's still alright. do you have 2 16x PCI-e Slots?
I have 4 PCI-E slots (x16/x16/x8/x4)
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Hmm I dunno man
Thing is as well, Your getting a higher 3DMark11 Score than me and I'm getting a higher 3DMark06 score than you
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