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Should i push more my E8400 running @ 4GHz. I don't want to have a bottleneck with my 6950 (unlocked 6970). And how can i exactly check if my system is bottlenecking?
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I suppose you run a pretty high resolution, so it's very unlikely your CPU is bottlenecking.

To check pick 3 speed bins for your CPU, say 3.6, 3.8 and 4.0 GHz. At each speed bin run your favorite game benchmark/3DMark and note the scores. You can compute how much % you gain for each 200MHz OC. If you have a flat line, no gain, then the bottleneck isn't the CPU speed. If you have a decent FPS gain, you'll be able to estimate if there would be potentially something to gain if you'd continue OCing over 4GHz.
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post #3 of 3
your at OCN ... of course you need to push more.

checklist
1. is it on fire?
2. is it smoking?
3. do you smell dead fish?
4. on fire now?
5. Increase more voltage
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