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core 2 quad bottleneck my 670 ftw

will the wifes core 2 quad q9550 bottleneck my gtx 670 ftw that i would like to put in her machine.
at stock speeds

she is currently running a 1gb 7850 seems to be holding her machine back

any info is greatly appreciated

her machine is one of those dell xps machines that i got for a case of beer
8gig
q9550
nvidia proprietary dell mobo
1000w psu
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  1. Best answer
    No, that will be just fine. And a 1000w PSU? Good lord. 70% of that won't ever even be used lol
  2. i personally hate that computer as no standard mobo will fit in it. i think the 1000w psu used to get a bit of a workout due to the fact it originally had a gtx 280 installed
  3. redrigger said:
    i personally hate that computer as no standard mobo will fit in it. i think the 1000w psu used to get a bit of a workout due to the fact it originally had a gtx 280 installed


    No, the 280 still would only pull about a total of 350-400w at 100% load...

    But anyway, the 670 won't be bottlenecked by it at all :)
  4. now one last thing is a game like guild wars 2 cpu intensive cause thats really all she plays on pc?
  5. No it will do great on that, a lot better than the 7850 :)
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