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Will overclocking it further (3.4/3.6) decrease the bottleneck ?
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Will overclocking it further (3.4/3.6) decrease the bottleneck ?
Yes, and i dont think there will be as much of a bottleneck as these other people make it seem. You do not need an i7 to max out a 480 unless you are playing a very cpu dependent game. and gaming at your res will work the gpu pretty hard.

Just overclock your cpu as much as you can and you will be good, bottlenecks are not as prevalent as everyone makes them out to be
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Will overclocking it further (3.4/3.6) decrease the bottleneck ?
yes but as its only a duel core and your not gonna be playing at 1920x1080 the bottleneck will still be there. personally if you don't want to upgrade to SB or 1366 now i would suggest maybe getting a better monitor or even getting a quadcore 775 cpu for now...
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I don't think the bottleneck will be as huge as people are saying it will be.
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definitely upgrade if you can, my q6600 at 3.4 cant keep up with my 460 in most games(bad company 2, counter strike source, call of duty black ops,civ 5). Or just do what i did and pile on the AA until the gpu reads 99%

On average without AA, most games read about 80%gpu usage through afterburner.

2nd edit: in class now but when I get out id be glad to throw some numbers at you.
Edited by raven117 - 4/12/11 at 10:53am
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seriously dude get a better cpu already... 2011 not 2005 lol
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seriously dude get a better cpu already... 2011 not 2005 lol
His CPU is from 2009 (maybe 2008) and it's not a bad dual core chip at all.

I know it's not the fastest thing around, but it's not like it's a Pentium D or something.

It's a stripped down Core 2 Duo.
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well in terms of single threaded performance an e5x00 @ 4 ghz matches a stock i7 920 iirc

edit:you really trust that psu you got there with a 480
Edited by obsidian86 - 4/12/11 at 11:11am
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His CPU is from 2009 (maybe 2008) and it's not a bad dual core chip at all.

I know it's not the fastest thing around, but it's not like it's a Pentium D or something.

It's a stripped down Core 2 Duo.
Yeah exactly.. the newest thing out there is not always the solution for everyone.
Although, it would be nice if you buy a new sb/ib in the future and then you won't have to worry at all!
    
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