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A 6950 2gb xfx to be exact. How will my Cpu cope with it? Running unlocked x4 @ stock 3.2ghz, real nice. Have run it stable @ 3.6ghz for a few days and 3.4ghz for a few weeks and no problems but don't like not being able to see core temp due to it being unlocked.

Been reading mixed and badly explained opinions on this everywhere... but will my current cpu clock bottleneck my new gpu?

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Keep it around 3.5 or so and I don't see a bottleneck.
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Just run it on your max stable overclock, doesn't hurt to squeeze out the most of your CPU, but if you're worried about temps just tone it down to your liking. You're going to get a performance drop, but I doubt it'll bottleneck your card.

Edit: How high are we talking here? If it's under 65C at max load I would not worry about it at all.
Edited by LivingChampion - 3/20/11 at 6:18pm
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Possibly slightly, but the bottleneck would'nt be noticed. Super playable frame rates will be experienced. Enjoy.
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