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Ok I have a phenom X3, Overclocked to 3.5GHZ.

But it's a phenom X4, but my mobo can only run it when it uses 3 cores.. so what kind of graphics card on the market today can i buy that's 100-200$ that wont bottlekneck my cpu?


Or pretty much, what graphics card will my cpu beable to handle ? the best one
post #2 of 23
Why is the fourth core locked?

Also, with that budget I suggest getting either an on-sale HD5850 (dirt cheap) or a GTX460 (not as good performer as 5850, but has the physx and tessellation stuff that some people like - not me)
   
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What is a "kneck"?
    
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I think you should be fine with a 560 Ti or even a GTX 460 1GB.

Why is your 4th core disabled?
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post #5 of 23
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Cause My mobo only supports 95Watts.... and to use all 4 cores it uses 125wats, 940 BE phenom X4..

When i bought the cpu i was looking at my wrong version of the motherboard on the website, lol.. .im a idiot.

so I atleast I can use the cpu but only 3cores, i guess that's 95wats or w/e,

Thanks guys can u all give me links on newegg of the cards?


What's the 560 TI ?
post #6 of 23
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I think you should be fine with a 560 Ti or even a GTX 460 1GB.

Why is your 4th core disabled?
i think he have the X3 processor and AMD has locked the forth core
    
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post #7 of 23
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I think you should be fine with a 560 Ti or even a GTX 460 1GB.

Why is your 4th core disabled?
My 300WAT PSU Will be enough for the GTX 460, and i wonder if my psu has the correct psu unit's to connect it properly?

How much better is the GTX 460 compared to my 4670 1GBDDR3?

Also, will the 300 psu be fine even if I keep my overclocked cpu, or should i reset bios and keep default stock cpu, so the psu can handle more load for the GPU?
post #8 of 23
Nah, the 940 is a quad.

A 560 is Nvidia's mainstream 5 series card. It's definitely a good card.
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post #9 of 23
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560 TI

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-136-_-Product
250$

no way in hell,

low 150$ price range plx XD



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-519-_-Product

GTX 460

150$

how better is this card compared to me ati radeon 4670 1gb ddr3, and will my PSU handle this 460?
post #10 of 23
You should probably replace that PSU. 300W doesn't cut these days.

I'd say buy a new PSU/mobo first, and then worry about a GPU.
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