Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD CPUs › How bad is my bottleneck?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

How bad is my bottleneck?

post #1 of 30
Thread Starter 
I wanted to know how bad my bottleneck is due to my cpu.

It's a Athlon II x3 425 @ STOCK speeds

Due to my mobo I can't really OC SO I am buying this and this in hopes that this will help me OC and get better FPS in games.

Thanks.
The Computer
(7 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 970BE @ 3.5Ghz ASRock Extreme3 870 @ 2.4Ghz 2x GTX 465 sli [1.03v 730/1460/1650]  8gb DDR3 @1333mhz 
CoolingOSMonitor
CM V8 Win7 64bit HP 2210m 1920x1080 
  hide details  
Reply
The Computer
(7 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 970BE @ 3.5Ghz ASRock Extreme3 870 @ 2.4Ghz 2x GTX 465 sli [1.03v 730/1460/1650]  8gb DDR3 @1333mhz 
CoolingOSMonitor
CM V8 Win7 64bit HP 2210m 1920x1080 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 30
I have the 2000 MHz version of that ram, spent $70 on it and it performs well for the cost.

The board looks decent, but it's 4+2 phase power, if you ever wanted to upgrade your chip down the road it's slightly limiting as with x6 chips you'll want 8+2.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i5 2500K P8P67 PRO NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 
GraphicsRAMRAMRAM
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT G-Skill A-Data G-Skill 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
A-Data Crucial M4 64GB + 1TB F3 Spinpoint $155 LS/DL DVD RW $?? Windows 8 64-bit "Epic Registry" Edition 
MonitorPowerCase
ASUS 21.5 1920x1080 2ms $135 CORSAIR HX850 $120 Mother Earth $free 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i5 2500K P8P67 PRO NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 
GraphicsRAMRAMRAM
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT G-Skill A-Data G-Skill 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
A-Data Crucial M4 64GB + 1TB F3 Spinpoint $155 LS/DL DVD RW $?? Windows 8 64-bit "Epic Registry" Edition 
MonitorPowerCase
ASUS 21.5 1920x1080 2ms $135 CORSAIR HX850 $120 Mother Earth $free 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 30
Board looks like overkill, RAM looks like garbage.
The Douchebag
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8320 SABERTOOTH 990FX AMD Radeon (TM) R9 380 Series Mushkin  
  hide details  
Reply
The Douchebag
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8320 SABERTOOTH 990FX AMD Radeon (TM) R9 380 Series Mushkin  
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 30
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post
I have the 2000 MHz version of that ram, spent $70 on it and it performs well for the cost.

The board looks decent, but it's 4+2 phase power, if you ever wanted to upgrade your chip down the road it's slightly limiting as with x6 chips you'll want 8+2.
the main reason i'm going to get that board is it is one of THE few AMD mobo that supports SLI. I need the 3x PCI-E slots because I will eventually have a gts 450 sitting in the bottom slot with another 465 above it
The Computer
(7 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 970BE @ 3.5Ghz ASRock Extreme3 870 @ 2.4Ghz 2x GTX 465 sli [1.03v 730/1460/1650]  8gb DDR3 @1333mhz 
CoolingOSMonitor
CM V8 Win7 64bit HP 2210m 1920x1080 
  hide details  
Reply
The Computer
(7 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 970BE @ 3.5Ghz ASRock Extreme3 870 @ 2.4Ghz 2x GTX 465 sli [1.03v 730/1460/1650]  8gb DDR3 @1333mhz 
CoolingOSMonitor
CM V8 Win7 64bit HP 2210m 1920x1080 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 30
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by doritos93 View Post
Board looks like overkill, RAM looks like garbage.
Why is the RAM garbage?
The Computer
(7 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 970BE @ 3.5Ghz ASRock Extreme3 870 @ 2.4Ghz 2x GTX 465 sli [1.03v 730/1460/1650]  8gb DDR3 @1333mhz 
CoolingOSMonitor
CM V8 Win7 64bit HP 2210m 1920x1080 
  hide details  
Reply
The Computer
(7 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 970BE @ 3.5Ghz ASRock Extreme3 870 @ 2.4Ghz 2x GTX 465 sli [1.03v 730/1460/1650]  8gb DDR3 @1333mhz 
CoolingOSMonitor
CM V8 Win7 64bit HP 2210m 1920x1080 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by IzninjaFTW View Post
the main reason i'm going to get that board is it is one of THE few AMD mobo that supports SLI. I need the 3x PCI-E slots because I will eventually have a gts 450 sitting in the bottom slot with another 465 above it
How much are you looking to spend?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i5 2500K P8P67 PRO NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 
GraphicsRAMRAMRAM
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT G-Skill A-Data G-Skill 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
A-Data Crucial M4 64GB + 1TB F3 Spinpoint $155 LS/DL DVD RW $?? Windows 8 64-bit "Epic Registry" Edition 
MonitorPowerCase
ASUS 21.5 1920x1080 2ms $135 CORSAIR HX850 $120 Mother Earth $free 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i5 2500K P8P67 PRO NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 
GraphicsRAMRAMRAM
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT G-Skill A-Data G-Skill 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
A-Data Crucial M4 64GB + 1TB F3 Spinpoint $155 LS/DL DVD RW $?? Windows 8 64-bit "Epic Registry" Edition 
MonitorPowerCase
ASUS 21.5 1920x1080 2ms $135 CORSAIR HX850 $120 Mother Earth $free 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 30
Thread Starter 
Well ATM I only have $250 MAX on mobo + ram and what ever else I can throw in for $250
The Computer
(7 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 970BE @ 3.5Ghz ASRock Extreme3 870 @ 2.4Ghz 2x GTX 465 sli [1.03v 730/1460/1650]  8gb DDR3 @1333mhz 
CoolingOSMonitor
CM V8 Win7 64bit HP 2210m 1920x1080 
  hide details  
Reply
The Computer
(7 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 970BE @ 3.5Ghz ASRock Extreme3 870 @ 2.4Ghz 2x GTX 465 sli [1.03v 730/1460/1650]  8gb DDR3 @1333mhz 
CoolingOSMonitor
CM V8 Win7 64bit HP 2210m 1920x1080 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by IzninjaFTW View Post
Why is the RAM garbage?
I have no problem with mine, rated 1.55v to 1.75v 9-9-9-24 @ 2000, doing 9-10-9-24 @ 2150 with 1.65v.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i5 2500K P8P67 PRO NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 
GraphicsRAMRAMRAM
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT G-Skill A-Data G-Skill 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
A-Data Crucial M4 64GB + 1TB F3 Spinpoint $155 LS/DL DVD RW $?? Windows 8 64-bit "Epic Registry" Edition 
MonitorPowerCase
ASUS 21.5 1920x1080 2ms $135 CORSAIR HX850 $120 Mother Earth $free 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i5 2500K P8P67 PRO NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 
GraphicsRAMRAMRAM
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT G-Skill A-Data G-Skill 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
A-Data Crucial M4 64GB + 1TB F3 Spinpoint $155 LS/DL DVD RW $?? Windows 8 64-bit "Epic Registry" Edition 
MonitorPowerCase
ASUS 21.5 1920x1080 2ms $135 CORSAIR HX850 $120 Mother Earth $free 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128438
I think this mobo is better, and it has AMD chipset
Computer
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X3 B55 4.2Ghz Asus M4N78-PRO Sapphire HD7790 Muskin Redline 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Kingston V300 120GB Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB LG 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
TT Big Typhon Windows 7 23" Zalman K400g 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX650W Custom Logitech G502 Razer Goliathus Speed Alpha 
Audio
Creative Audigy 
  hide details  
Reply
Computer
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X3 B55 4.2Ghz Asus M4N78-PRO Sapphire HD7790 Muskin Redline 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Kingston V300 120GB Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB LG 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
TT Big Typhon Windows 7 23" Zalman K400g 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX650W Custom Logitech G502 Razer Goliathus Speed Alpha 
Audio
Creative Audigy 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 30
1. Never run an x6 on MSI's 5~6-phase power. Ever. Heatsinked or non heatsinked. This might limit your upgrade options. The ASUS M4N98TD EVO will be in stock in 3 days (Newegg usually gets things in less time from what I've seen), or you can get it on eBay Buy It Now which is actually a bit cheaper.
2. From what I've seen that A-Data RAM is incompatibility issues galore with AMD systems. This Team 1600 CL9 kit would be a better alternative. Better yet the Kingston HyperX Blu for $50, $40 AR which is a great overclocker.
Edited by xd_1771 - 1/26/11 at 5:12pm
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD CPUs › How bad is my bottleneck?