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Yes it runs very basic nvidia PhysX off the cpu only.
Er... no. If a game supports Nvidia's PhysX, it will use the GPU's CUDA cores. It's either PhysX or no PhysX. Not some half-baked "basic PhysX".

The game probably has a built in physics engine (not PhysX).
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Motherboard's been pretty stable for me. Not sure what you're getting at. Even overclocking has worked very well.
Your motherboard burns up when overclocking. You probably don't want to OC your processor with that motherboard.
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id get a phenom II x4, x6's don't perform great in gaming. You'll see a boost in performance in games from that. Also don't forget to oc your 460!

You should be able to get the same numbers on a gpu overclock as in my sig gpu, stock voltage.
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Your motherboard burns up when overclocking. You probably don't want to OC your processor with that motherboard.
It's been perfectly stable for 3 months now on a mild CPU overclock (300 MHz). Where are you getting this information from?
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Er... no. If a game supports Nvidia's PhysX, it will use the GPU's CUDA cores. It's either PhysX or no PhysX. Not some half-baked "basic PhysX".

The game probably has a built in physics engine (not PhysX).
It does use Nvidia PhysX... and only on the CPU....

http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=150315

http://www.gamespot.com/pc/rpg/drago...732&pid=920668

http://forums.bioware.com/viewtopic....37408&forum=84
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300$? I would wait until the new 6990 hits the market and Nvidia puts their card up. Everything underneath those cards will drop in price. Hang onto that 300$ for now.
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post #17 of 26
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It's been perfectly stable for 3 months now on a mild CPU overclock (300 MHz). Where are you getting this information from?
Read this thread. 300mhz with your processor probably won't hurt anything tho.

http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/94...y-usually.html
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post #18 of 26
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My CPU is only 95 watts anyway. If it's been stable for 3 months now I really don't see a reason to worry about it.
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My CPU is only 95 watts anyway. If it's been stable for 3 months now I really don't see a reason to worry about it.
Yes... With that processor a small overclock will probably be fine as long as the final overclocked wattage does not go above 125
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Yes... With that processor a small overclock will probably be fine as long as the final overclocked wattage does not go above 125
I'm still not sure I totally understand what was said in that topic. Care to dumb it down for me? If it really is a threat to my rig I'm obviously willing to listen. I suppose this is also a potential excuse for me to switch to sandybridge as well, eh?
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