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Solitare and Minesweeper. Can't seem to get 100% load.
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I have nearly the same setup as you and I have nearly no bottleneck, I also run my cpu at 3.6 or 3.7 during heavy gaming and bump it to 3.8-4.0 on air when benchmarking. The mobo you have is really OC friendly at least from my experiences, you can definitely clock it higher just in case. What cooler do you have?

Ill try and find it but there was a 8 page long thread of a kids experience overclocking the same setup with people giving him the walk through whenever he hit a wall, which might be helpful to you.
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If it's at 2.8GHz CPU-NB, no way.
    
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The only thing I would worry much about is that Raidmax PSU.

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As RichardS pointed out, it totally depends on the game. CPU intensive games like BC2 and Starcraft II probably won't perform optimally with your Phenom II, but not POORLY either. As you turn your detail settings higher, your CPU matters less. So games like Crysis Warhead at 1080p with Enthusiast settings and 4x AA shouldn't take much of an FPS hit (if at all) due to your CPU.
Just because you increase settings doesn't mean you need to worry about the CPU less. You'll be more GPU limited but that doesn't mean the load is taken off of the CPU. it's not like higher details lowers the CPU requirements.

Maybe people are just wording it wrong, but I see it a lot in these discussions.

The explanations from the Starcraft 2 Graphics menu should be standard with other PC games as it fully explains which part of your system is going to be taxed with each setting.
     
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I had one of those 965 140w cpu's before, uuhhg. You should be fine though. Like someone mentioned earlier, thats a pretty good balance. Keep that cpu cool.
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We need an entire section on OCN just for bottleneck threads

For real though, if the game runs the way you want it to, who cares
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Just because you increase settings doesn't mean you need to worry about the CPU less. You'll be more GPU limited but that doesn't mean the load is taken off of the CPU. it's not like higher details lowers the CPU requirements.

Maybe people are just wording it wrong, but I see it a lot in these discussions.

The explanations from the Starcraft 2 Graphics menu should be standard with other PC games as it fully explains which part of your system is going to be taxed with each setting.
Good point, but his 965 should be enough to not bottleneck a pair of 6850's at 1080p with high details. Of course an old Core 2 Duo or Athlon 64 X2 would perform poorly with his system, but in his case, I think he's fine.
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I have nearly the same setup as you and I have nearly no bottleneck, I also run my cpu at 3.6 or 3.7 during heavy gaming and bump it to 3.8-4.0 on air when benchmarking. The mobo you have is really OC friendly at least from my experiences, you can definitely clock it higher just in case. What cooler do you have?

Ill try and find it but there was a 8 page long thread of a kids experience overclocking the same setup with people giving him the walk through whenever he hit a wall, which might be helpful to you.

i cant get it any higher than 3.6 ive tried upping the voltage and everything :/. it refuses to go passed 3.6 gahhhhhhhh. i have the Hyper 212 Plus. and i got the dual fan set up going. Can u find me that thread plz?
Edited by Quesoblanco - 4/25/11 at 5:10pm
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The only thing I would worry much about is that Raidmax PSU.


idk so far its perfect and quiet had it for about mmm 3-4 years i think. my buddy has the step down version and they are all handling everything well.
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