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June 30, 2013 9:07:06 PM

i got a asus gtx 550 ti and was wondering if my cpu is decreaseing my perfomance system specs motherboard:landark dk790fx cpu: amd anthlon 64 x2 5000+ oc 3.10 ghz ram:gskill 6400 800mhz latency 5-5-5-15 gpu:asus gtx 550 ti

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June 30, 2013 9:30:33 PM

pathil123 said:
i got a asus gtx 550 ti and was wondering if my cpu is decreaseing my perfomance system specs motherboard:landark dk790fx cpu: amd anthlon 64 x2 5000+ oc 3.10 ghz ram:gskill 6400 800mhz latency 5-5-5-15 gpu:asus gtx 550 ti


Yeah the Athlon 64x2 is a very old cpu and will bottleneck the gtx 550 ti like hell.....Try to upgrade your cpu...
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June 30, 2013 9:33:41 PM

there is always a bottleneck but how bad it is, is obviously what ur wondering lol well the 5000+ being a fairly old cpu even with an oc its prob not allowing for max performance, my 6400+ at 3.2ghz didnt fully utilize one of my 6770 but that was in bf3 which a dual core isnt the best for but since u alrdy own these components download msi afterburner and get the framerate and gpu usage to show on screen or another monitoring program that will show max gpu use and cpu use. If the cpu is near 100% and the gpu is less than about 95-99% then ur losing performance due to the cpu.

My friend has a phenom II x4 945 at 3.0ghz and it bottlenecks a 5850 as while the cpu is at 100% the gpu stays at 85% and is restricting game quality as in with a better cpu it could play ultra bf3 and gets set back to high , with urs it may not be the exact same u may not even see a setting difference as the 550 ti isnt a high end card so i think it will pair good enough with the 5000+ but will prob not be near 100% utilization.

As i said run a monitoring program to see how well the cpu uses the gpu in a game or benchmark that will stress it to show to bottleneck, and if u think u want the higher performance pretty sure that board being a 790fx will take more than just a athlon 64 x2 5000+.

My bro in law saw a big increase in performance when he updated to a phenom X4 9650 from his 5000+, but his was stock clocked
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June 30, 2013 9:47:14 PM

It would bottleneck your GPU. But not to the point that it will only render 20fps. Still should be smooth. Try to OC it more, around 3.8. I have that CPU before, I know I've reached 3.8 with regular temps before. :) 
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June 30, 2013 10:24:10 PM

Try and upgrade to a new cpu...even a fx 4300 will give you much better results.
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July 1, 2013 7:50:35 AM

adimeister said:
It would bottleneck your GPU. But not to the point that it will only render 20fps. Still should be smooth. Try to OC it more, around 3.8. I have that CPU before, I know I've reached 3.8 with regular temps before. :) 

in my bios theres no options to increase the power only cpu speed
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July 1, 2013 10:41:49 AM

When you are gaming, do you notice some lags? If not, don't bother upgrading your rig now. Save now, then upgrade later. :)  There are a lot of cards coming out, wait for the 8 series of ATI. Then make your decision. :) 
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July 1, 2013 11:19:37 AM

adimeister said:
When you are gaming, do you notice some lags? If not, don't bother upgrading your rig now. Save now, then upgrade later. :)  There are a lot of cards coming out, wait for the 8 series of ATI. Then make your decision. :) 
kk well when i do the heavon tessalation it seems to run at 10-20 fps witch aint bad when its all on high yeah i guess my pc is good enough ty for the help :) 
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July 1, 2013 11:48:11 AM

No problem bro. Next time when you run games at 1080 res, and all high, without AA, then you lag, maybe that's the time you feel the NEED for an upgrade. :)  As they say, the performance with these new cards compared to their older series isn't that much of a diff..
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