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Hey I was wondering if it's possible that my current video card is being held back by my motherboard.

As you can see I use an intel DG33TL Which only has a pci express x16 slot.

Since this is a pci express 2.1 x16 card could it be getting bottlenecked buy not having a 2.0 slot?

Thanks in advance!
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Nope, you are more than fine! That is a pretty balanced system.
    
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Really? Cool thanks for the quick response!

I was questioning this because I don't seem to be getting the fps I'm looking for in many games. I guess it could be my ram and cpu then.
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Nope, you are more than fine! That is a pretty balanced system.
Wat

The CPU and Ram are holding that beast back.
    
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Nope, you are more than fine! That is a pretty balanced system.
Wrong.

The QX6700 @ Stock (2.66GHz) is not enough for the 5870.


It's bottlenecked.

I know from past experience.

I used to have the QX6700 with a 1GB 5870, and it was bottlenecked for sure.

Overclock that CPU to about 3.0GHz+


EDIT: I think that the RAM is fine.
It's the CPU that it's holding it back for sure.
post #6 of 16
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Hmm interesting.

Thing is I know that my board sucks at overclocking. (heck it's an intel board!)

Looks like I will need to upgrade the mobo, cpu and ram to get this beast going
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Originally Posted by Bobotheklown View Post
Hmm interesting.

Thing is I know that my board sucks at overclocking. (heck it's an intel board!)

Looks like I will need to upgrade the mobo, cpu and ram to get this beast going
If anything, go for Sandy Bridge.
    
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Didn't notice you weren't overclocked But, the pci express port isn't bottlenecking you, I'm sure you can get even an intel board to 3.0GHz.
    
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If anything, go for Sandy Bridge.
Well...He doesn't really have to do that....
He could save himself some money and Overclock it with an aftemarket cooler.
post #10 of 16
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I just looked up this "Sandy Bridge" and I gotta say I'm impressed!

The prices are looking decent as well

Also I've never really overclocked.. I've looked into it however I think ddr3 ram would also improve performance overall as well.

I think I'll end up going for an upgrade sometime soon...hopefully
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