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Is my EVGA GTX460(EE) Bottlenecking my CPU?

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EDIT on title: Is my CPU Bottlenecking my EVGA GTX460(EE)


Motherboard: Asrock 870 Extreme3

CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 255(Regor) (OC'd 3.875Ghz) (well cooled)

GPU: EVGA EE GTX460 Oc'd 800/1600/1900

RAM: Corsair XM3 4g (2x2gb)


When I play Black Ops I seem to get some drops of frames/lag during large crowds in game(story mode). Running n windowed 12__x7__(cant remember) default settings.
Edited by Defend808Hawaii - 1/25/11 at 1:32pm
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A cpu cant really bottleneck. It would be a bottleneck to the card.
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No, I wouldn't say it was.

If you upgraded to a Phenom II X4, you would definitely see a difference with that card.
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A cpu cant really bottleneck. It would be a bottleneck to the card.
Yeah thats what I meant >.< sorry

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No, I wouldn't say it was.

If you upgraded to a Phenom II X4, you would definitely see a difference with that card.
I was thinking of getting a AMD Phenom II X4 955 when I get the money.

Overall, is my setup okay then?
post #5 of 12
I get it muddled up when people talk about bottlenecks. Effectively, are you thinking that your card might be too slow for your CPU, or vice versa?

And yeah, you have a nice setup there. If I had to upgrade one thing, it'd be the CPU to a X4.
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Effectively, are you thinking that your card might be too slow for your CPU, or vice versa?
Vice Versa. Because my computer is a $700 budget build.
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Vice Versa. Because my computer is a $700 budget build.
Oh right yeah, didn't seem to make as much sense the other way round.

I'd say that your CPU was holding back your GPU back, but only a little bit. You'll notice the difference going to a quad though.
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Can't the Athlon II's be unloc..
Nevermind, its a Regor.

The 955 BE would definitely open up some doors - lower binned 965/975 (and still unlocked multiplier) ftw
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post #9 of 12
If I remember correctly Black Ops is very CPU dependent. When I play I am running at 30%-60% usage on each core. Have you tried it on other games?
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If I remember correctly Black Ops is very CPU dependent. When I play I am running at 30%-60% usage on each core. Have you tried it on other games?

Actually, It runs perfectly fine on MWarfare2(high settings), But sometimes I experience frame lag. I was thinking it was my CPU but I wasnt too sure.

I guess its the CPU....I'll probably sell my CPU to my friend since he's starting to build a budget rig and use half the money to buy a 955 BE.

Thanks for the help guys. At least I know my CPU isn't bottling my GPU >.< (got worried there for a bit)
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