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Oh no not another bottleneck question.

Yes sorry, I know this is fine, but I had just a few thoughts,

CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965 3.4Ghz (stock)
-Idle temps: 35-38c Load: 50-55
GPU: ASUS GTX 460 1GB (stock)
-Idle temps: 23-26 Load: 45-49
RAM: 2x2GB DDR2 800Mhz

CRAP I know, I shall upgrade to DDR3 1600 2x4GB once I get new mobo! But the ddr2 is bottleneck right?
PSU: CM 500w extreme.
HDD: 2x1TB WD 7200rpm 3gb/s
OS HDD: 320 GB 7200 rpm 3gb/s
OS: Windows vista home prem. x64

I do not wish to upgrade to win 7. I tried 7 I did not like the UI as much.

When I play BF3 at med settings, about 45-60 FPS (1920x1080) The RAM goes up to 3.85gb used, so 4 is not enough.

SO, apart from the RAM, am I in bottleneck right now?

-Thanks for the help;)
 

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Originally Posted by Speced View Post

No. a 965 with not bottleneck a GTX 460. 8GB DDR3 is dirt cheap.
Ah okay then, thanks. The new mobo I got, Gigabyte 990fxa-ud3, has support for amd FX, the 8 core ones, so I guess I could upgrade way in the future.
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Also I plan on getting another GTX 460 to SLI, would that then bottleneck the 965?

AND Yeah RAM is getting cheaper everyday.
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And DDR2 doesn't impose a significant performance drawback vs DDR3, although that might depend also on the timings...
 

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Originally Posted by Aregvan View Post

Yeah but I am at 800Mhz right now, so that is half of 1600MHz.
they make ddr2-1066, if ur really bothered that much.

Most games never take advantage of more than DDR-1333, so if u get some 1066 ram then ur 95 percent ok IMHO.
 
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