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well heres my msi would my i5 650 be bottenecking my 560?
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E8400 isnt enough it bottlenecks in most games due to my piss poor OC, Balla FYI That was after half an hour of "Gaming" you know the thing you play online with mates?

EDIT: Crispy you are fine, 70-100% is good, your average is more important which will probably be 84%~
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is there a huge diff between the 2500 and the 2500k as far as unlocking potential? I know the k means unlocked multiplyer but just wondering if its still overclockable without the k?
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post #34 of 79
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Originally Posted by IXcrispyXI View Post
well heres my msi would my i5 650 be bottenecking my 560?
Yes, but not greatly in that screen. Not sure how you're playing, but you're losing some performance (though not a great deal of it) currently.

Upgrading to SLI 560's would be a bad idea, you wouldn't see much if any increase in min fps, you would however see an increase in average/max but typically those occur around 40+ fps so it wouldn't be a noticeable upgrade unless you upgraded your cpu as well.


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is there a huge diff between the 2500 and the 2500k as far as unlocking potential? I know the k means unlocked multiplyer but just wondering if its still overclockable without the k?

Yes the 2500 doesn't have an unlocked multiplier so your max overclock will be around 4.1GHz I believe, where as the k model is unlocked and will reach higher speeds.


With 1155 overclocking with the fsb was pretty much killed, you can only get it up to around 105-107 max before it causes system instability.
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You're confusing the cpu test with the gpu test.
I just ran the first bit of the first GPU test. While it isn't using HT, it definitely uses more than two threads.

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is there a huge diff between the 2500 and the 2500k as far as unlocking potential? I know the k means unlocked multiplyer but just wondering if its still overclockable without the k?
Here we go.
It can.
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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post
Yes, but not greatly in that screen. Not sure how you're playing, but you're losing some performance (though not a great deal of it) currently.

Upgrading to SLI 560's would be a bad idea, you wouldn't see much if any increase in min fps, you would however see an increase in average/max but typically those acure around 60 fps so it wouldn't be a noticeable upgrade unless you upgraded your cpu as well.





Yes the 2500 doesn't have an unlocked multiplier so your max overclock will be around 4.1GHz I believe, where as the k model is unlocked and will reach higher speeds.
well thats playing black ops at max settings and getting around 100-150fps bc2 i get around 60-90
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Black ops is a crappy console port from hell and BFBC2 is very hard on the CPU..
I believe BFBC2 uses up to 8 threads?
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I just ran the first bit of the first GPU test. While it isn't using HT, it definitely uses more than two threads.

Windows will spread a single thread over multiple cores, just because you're seeing cpu usage on multiple cores that is no indication of how many actual threads the program is using.


You can test this yourself with Super_PI 1.5. Simply run 1M with a cpu monitoring program up and you will see activity on all cores, the benchmark itself however is only single threaded.
    
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