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February 26, 2014 1:35:55 PM

I just bought an Asus nvidia gtx 650 ti boost dcuii 2gb ddr5...
I have overclocked it to 1202mhz core which boosts upto 1359 in game, memory to 6600...
I want to know I have an i3 2120 processor and an x16 pcie 2.0 slot...
does this bottle neck the gpu..?

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February 26, 2014 1:40:34 PM

Will it bottleneck? Probably no. However I do think that this setup will need another upgrade sooner or later with Ivybridge CPU and GTX 650 Ti Boost
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February 26, 2014 1:51:00 PM

Your graphics card and CPU are both too slow for a PCI-e x16 2.0 slot to bottleneck them. In CPU limited games, your CPU will bottleneck your GPU, and in GPU limited games, you'll bottleneck at the GPU. That's just the way it is. GPU bottlenecking can be reduced or eliminated by lowering your rendering resolution.
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February 26, 2014 9:45:12 PM

I am planning to buy an intel i5 3570k...I think that will work...
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February 26, 2014 9:51:53 PM

Just gotta make sure your motherboard is compatible
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February 27, 2014 1:18:00 AM

Yeah its an lga 1155...though I will buy an asus p8z77 v pro later...is that good
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February 27, 2014 1:26:37 AM

It's a very nice board.
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February 27, 2014 1:58:56 AM

Yes it is....
hey do you know how to unlock a gpu bios..?
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February 27, 2014 2:07:28 AM

I don't know, and don't see it being necessary for your situation, unless you're just asking out of curiosity.
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February 27, 2014 2:27:31 AM

I have tried it by increasing voltage and power limit but I don't know to set the clocks while editing the bios, its just boost past stable...
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February 27, 2014 2:39:15 AM

I think it's better to just let it run cool so that it'll scale itself higher with GPUBoost
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February 27, 2014 2:50:31 AM

Cool..? It runs at 75 degrees in hitman absolution, crysis 3 etc at highest settings....
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