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Is my RAM or CPU bottle-necking my GPU?

Last response: in Systems
September 8, 2013 10:18:05 PM


I have a GTX 560 TI which appears to be getting bottle-necked hard. I believe this is my RAM's fault.

Memory: 8GB DDR2-400mhz 6-6-18-24

This could also be my CPU's fault:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.6ghz.

I don't really care about fixing the bottleneck since this system was given to me for free. I'm currently in the process of building a new one, but I'm just wondering if my RAM or my CPU, or maybe both, are bottlenecking my GPU.
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September 8, 2013 10:21:06 PM

What are your CPU/GPU usage when gaming, or doing whatever you're doing with it ?
September 8, 2013 10:25:45 PM

Heh... just checked and had a little chuckle. CPU usage at IDLE is 95%. I can't imagine what it is during gaming. I'm pretty sure it's my CPU's fault for the bottle-necking.

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a b à CPUs
September 8, 2013 10:26:37 PM

Well, here's your answer then, sir.
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