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Yes.

The benefit of a faster cpu at this point would only be a slight improvement overall.

However if you went CF a cpu upgrade would be required to get the full potential out of that setup.
    
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I think we're done here, thank you very much Balla, you have been most helpful.
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is your frames not playable? download the caps at the bottom. see if it helps. i recent did a build for a customer using the athlon 640 clocked at 3.5ghz and it pulled the gtx470 just fine.
http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/radeon_win7-64.aspx
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Originally Posted by sleepergsr;13206028 
is your frames not playable? download the caps at the bottom. see if it helps. i recent did a build for a customer using the athlon 640 clocked at 3.5ghz and it pulled the gtx470 just fine.
http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/radeon_win7-64.aspx

My frames are at 40-45avg on max, pretty playable indeed. Just some drops here and there, nothing that bothers me. I will try the patch. Thanks.
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Not a problem at all buddy smile.gif

For reference this is what an i5-2500k does with a slightly more powerful GPU:

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Here is that same setup with SLI:

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As you can see even with lower clocks on the gpus and a higher clock on the cpu I'm still getting some bottlenecking to occur.

The difference here is that even in SLI I get more gpu usage than a Phenom II would get on the single card setup, going into SLI the difference would be drastic, which is reflected in the scores / fps when comparing the two systems.
    
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You should be fine. As for overclocking your cpu further, try increase your cpu volt to 1.45 and raise frequency to 240 mhz (15 x 240= 3.6ghz). You should keep the HT link at 2000mhz at all time.
    
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No.
    
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Originally Posted by GanjaSMK;13206372 
No.

Why.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AngeloG.;13212643 
Why.

Because your processor is more than powerful enough to power that GPU. tongue.gif
    
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Yeah, but you need to disregard proof and come to that conclusion.
    
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