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quad core and a 6950 is a better combo , overclock that cpu to 4ghz and your set ..
    
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When I had SLi 9800 GTX's, I noticed no performance difference from going from E8400 to my Q8300. I'm just saying what I know. And I still don't think there is going to be a noticeable bottleneck on that card. 3DMark will notice it of course, but his games aren't gonna notice.
e8400 and q8300 are the same thing pretty much , 2 extra cores to work from..obviously you didnt see a difference . Though put your sli 9800gtx with an i7 and watch the difference .
    
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double post sorry , oc.net is very laggy today .
    
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bottleneck... yeah.. how much.. idk.. im sure my e7300 is bottlenecking the crap out of my sli 460's ... but in any game it def isnt noticed... with low ram cards and VERY high resolution .... an easy 4ghz overclockwill do good on a single card... great mobo and cpu.. just wondering why only 3.6?
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You will be bottlenecked by that processor however itll still be a huge upgrade and you could upgrade the cpu later with a new mobo....
    
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Thinking about purchasing the VisionTek - Radeon HD 6950 2GB (i've got gift cards to best buy, only one they provide), but I just wanna make sure that my core 2 duo e8400 overclocked to 3.6hz won't be a bottleneck for this card? Running a Corsair 650watt psu, Gigabyte Ep45-UD3LR, and ddr2 ocz ram at 1066. Just trying to avoid upgrading to a q9550 . I've got an older ati hd4770 now (wasn't originally built as a gaming machine!)
You should ask yourself if the 6950 will BN your CPU, i have an E5200 paired with an HD5850 + Gt240 and sometimes i think im GPU lagged.
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At this point in the game sell rig and get sandy bridge.
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bottleneck... yeah.. how much.. idk.. im sure my e7300 is bottlenecking the crap out of my sli 460's ... but in any game it def isnt noticed... with low ram cards and VERY high resolution .... an easy 4ghz overclockwill do good on a single card... great mobo and cpu.. just wondering why only 3.6?
I needed some help with my last overclock, couldn't get stable, got frustrated and went back to the good ole stable 3.6 ghz. Had it up to 4.0 ghz at 66 degrees through stress testing, ran prime for 18 hours without fail, but computer would do a random blue screen.....need to make a post in the intel forums about it, using a dark knight cooler as well
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You should ask yourself if the 6950 will BN your CPU, i have an E5200 paired with an HD5850 + Gt240 and sometimes i think im GPU lagged.
HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHA that is sig worthy .

Honestly theres no way in hell your 5850 is bottlenecking ur cpu , thats just stupid . Your 5850 is generations in front of your cpu .. Your cpu wouldnt even get bottlenecked by a 9800gt .

silly people .
    
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Originally Posted by tyson171 View Post
I needed some help with my last overclock, couldn't get stable, got frustrated and went back to the good ole stable 3.6 ghz. Had it up to 4.0 ghz at 66 degrees through stress testing, ran prime for 18 hours without fail, but computer would do a random blue screen.....need to make a post in the intel forums about it, using a dark knight cooler as well
patience is a virtue ... you should really put the time into it... very worth it imho...

would also like to help a fellow 775'er ... idk if i can but willing to try... maybe ram issue.... fill out your system specs so we dont have to go thru a q&a here lol

(ram, speeds on ram... voltages...etc)
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