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Will this CPU bottleneck my new GPU?

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March 5, 2014 5:28:53 PM

I currently have an A8 3850 APU (I know, it sucks that it's an APU..) but it was preinstalled, so can't do nothing bout that yet. I currently have an ASUS GTX 760 OC. Will the performance decrease then what is expected? If so, can I over clock my GPU to make it evened out? I'm hoping to buy an AMD FX 8350 by somewhere this year or next. (I ain't got money for that.)

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March 5, 2014 5:35:33 PM

the apu is bottlenecking so overclocking your gpu would make it worse you wanna oc your apu what cooler do you have dont tell me you have stock cooler...
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March 5, 2014 5:39:21 PM

also thats a nice gpu i have it my self paired with a fx 6300 so smooth on bf4
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March 5, 2014 5:51:19 PM

u guys know a good amd cpu for my 660 ti I play some bf3 also a good mobo with the cpu would be awesome ;) 
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March 5, 2014 6:05:44 PM

DeathFlows said:
u guys know a good amd cpu for my 660 ti I play some bf3 also a good mobo with the cpu would be awesome ;) 


whats yo budget?any reason why amd?
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March 5, 2014 6:18:43 PM

Raiderguy, yes I do have the stock CPU cooler. By this, you mean it is included with the box, right? Well, mine was preinstalled. LUCKILY, my brother has an extra CPU fan cooler from his i5-2500k. Is that fan better than my current AMD one? And if I were to use it, will it even be compatible with my system or something?
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March 5, 2014 6:25:53 PM

not compatible amd and intel heatsink mounts arent the same do you have a camera send me a pic of your heatsink if u can the amd heatsink is pretty recognizable also id reccomend spend 50-80$ on a decent liquid cooler to overclock and get rid of your bottleneck i got the corsair h55 all in one cooler for like 70$ and i was able to overclock my cpu from 3.5 to 4.8
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March 5, 2014 6:28:10 PM

I'm very noob at this, but the heatsink is connected with the CPU cooler right? And do think any other coolers that are mid priced like $20-$50 that are really good?
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March 5, 2014 6:33:17 PM

AuroraHD said:
I'm very noob at this, but the heatsink is connected with the CPU cooler right? And do think any other coolers that are mid priced like $20-$50 that are really good?


ok so the cpu heatsink aka the whole thing is on the apu it should be aluminum block with a fan on it unless if its liquid cooled also the cooler mastery hyper 212 evo is a good cooler only 30$
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March 5, 2014 7:40:56 PM

I was just looking at that cooler too!
Would you prefer using that cooler, like would it help the heat when overclocked? Or would thermal paste be better?
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March 5, 2014 7:45:55 PM

AuroraHD said:
I was just looking at that cooler too!
Would you prefer using that cooler, like would it help the heat when overclocked? Or would thermal paste be better?


lolololol haha sorry i realiz your a noob and everything but you need both haha 1 doesnt work without the other most heatsinks come with thermal paste alreqady applied (which i hope is the case with that cooler) otherwise youll have to put it on ive never done it myself (im only 14 and i only had 2 heatsinks both of which came with thermal paste) but what from ive heard if u put too litlle youll have really high heat but if you put too much it will act as an insulator and trap the heat in
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March 5, 2014 10:09:00 PM

I see. Also, do you have any idea on how to perfectly overclocking my CPU? I've found a way to do it without going to bios, instead it's a program on windows. Do you have any tips on what do I set, like voltage and such as? I've been snooping around forums and saw that my CPUs max core speed can be 3.8 ghz, which will DEFINITELY help with my gpu
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March 5, 2014 10:56:13 PM

ok wahats your stock speed sorry if you already said im dealing with 4 other threads right now and you can use amd overtune it has a feature built in that automaticly overclocks your cpu and does voltage for you its by amd too so i used that as a starting point on my overclock it took me from 3.5 to 4.4 then i did it my self to 4.8 but then stepped it back i didnt like my temps
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March 5, 2014 10:58:15 PM

also i dont even know if you have teh stock heatsink what does it look like do you have a photo of it or something or can u take one?
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March 5, 2014 11:14:19 PM

oh shit just realized somethin you have an apu so chances are your shit is fm2 mobo so you cant run an fx processor theyre all am3
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March 6, 2014 6:50:01 AM

raiderguy92 said:
ok wahats your stock speed sorry if you already said im dealing with 4 other threads right now and you can use amd overtune it has a feature built in that automaticly overclocks your cpu and does voltage for you its by amd too so i used that as a starting point on my overclock it took me from 3.5 to 4.4 then i did it my self to 4.8 but then stepped it back i didnt like my temps
My current stock speed is at 2.9 ghz. Is overtune much more safe?

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March 7, 2014 8:37:14 PM

AuroraHD said:
raiderguy92 said:
ok wahats your stock speed sorry if you already said im dealing with 4 other threads right now and you can use amd overtune it has a feature built in that automaticly overclocks your cpu and does voltage for you its by amd too so i used that as a starting point on my overclock it took me from 3.5 to 4.4 then i did it my self to 4.8 but then stepped it back i didnt like my temps
My current stock speed is at 2.9 ghz. Is overtune much more safe?



overtune steps up your clock 1 and if its not stable enough it bumps up the voltage for you then test see if its stable if so bumps up clock again if not bumps up voltage again and it keeps doing so until A)your vooltage is so high youi cant go any higher without destroying your cpu or B) it decides the temps are too high to go on
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March 7, 2014 8:38:31 PM

but you cant get the processor yu were talking about buying in the future it uses am3 socket yours uses fm2 soccked the phenom series has a good 6 core though
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March 7, 2014 9:08:20 PM

I see thanks. Also, I've heard about unparking CPU cores. Is there a bad side to this?
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March 7, 2014 11:09:28 PM

Sadly my mobo uses FM1 CPU socket. It won't be compatible with fm2 right?
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March 7, 2014 11:17:47 PM

AuroraHD said:
I see thanks. Also, I've heard about unparking CPU cores. Is there a bad side to this?


Heat is the only down side but that can be controlled so really, no.
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March 8, 2014 12:16:46 AM

unparking or unlocking unparking makes it so your cpu wont go go idle on some of its cores to save power so when you un park it =more fps SOMETIMES battlefield 4 helped a bit while unlocking tries to find a hidden core in your cpu that was locked out for A)stability reasons or B) they ran out of stock so they took a higher end cpu downclocked it and locked a core or 2 so they can keep up with demand
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