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March 11, 2014 6:48:42 AM

I replace my AMD 1090t x6 processor for a FX-8350, and upgraded RAM from 6GB to 8GB, but I'm not noticing any increase in performance.

Could this problem be because I didn't reinstall my windows 7 after replacing these things or is the upgrade not huge enough to notice any difference?

My GPU is a Radeon HD 7870 for the people wondering.
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March 11, 2014 6:53:34 AM

no performance increase in what?
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March 11, 2014 6:53:38 AM

it means whatever your doing is not requiring any extra cpu or ram and the bottleneck stopping you from higher performance is elsewhere, likely graphics card.
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March 11, 2014 7:08:51 AM

fields224 said:
it means whatever your doing is not requiring any extra cpu or ram and the bottleneck stopping you from higher performance is elsewhere, likely graphics card.


Hmm... do you think a Radeon HD7870 bottlenecks a FX-8350? I thought they go pretty well with eachother
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March 11, 2014 7:11:48 AM

minkey said:
fields224 said:
it means whatever your doing is not requiring any extra cpu or ram and the bottleneck stopping you from higher performance is elsewhere, likely graphics card.


Hmm... do you think a Radeon HD7870 bottlenecks a FX-8350? I thought they go pretty well with eachother


well out of the two the graphics card is the weakest link, but its still a good graphics card, its just that if your sticking with amd the 8350 is high end, but the graphics card is a bit more mid range.
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March 11, 2014 7:16:38 AM

rgd1101 said:
no performance increase in what?


fields224 said:
minkey said:
fields224 said:
it means whatever your doing is not requiring any extra cpu or ram and the bottleneck stopping you from higher performance is elsewhere, likely graphics card.


Hmm... do you think a Radeon HD7870 bottlenecks a FX-8350? I thought they go pretty well with eachother


well out of the two the graphics card is the weakest link, but its still a good graphics card, its just that if your sticking with amd the 8350 is high end, but the graphics card is a bit more mid range.


Alright, I already thought this might be the problem in my computer, what would be a good upgrade? Crossfire my sapphire Radeon Hd 7870? or buy an upgrade?
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March 11, 2014 7:23:41 AM

minkey said:
rgd1101 said:
no performance increase in what?


fields224 said:
minkey said:
fields224 said:
it means whatever your doing is not requiring any extra cpu or ram and the bottleneck stopping you from higher performance is elsewhere, likely graphics card.


Hmm... do you think a Radeon HD7870 bottlenecks a FX-8350? I thought they go pretty well with eachother


well out of the two the graphics card is the weakest link, but its still a good graphics card, its just that if your sticking with amd the 8350 is high end, but the graphics card is a bit more mid range.


Alright, I already thought this might be the problem in my computer, what would be a good upgrade? Crossfire my sapphire Radeon Hd 7870? or buy an upgrade?


well it depends on budget really, you could crossfire the 7870, but personally im not a fan as there are some games etc that do not run well with multiple gpus.

personally i would go for a r9 280x if thats in your budget and you want to stay on the amd side.
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March 11, 2014 7:30:46 AM

fields224 said:
minkey said:
rgd1101 said:
no performance increase in what?


fields224 said:
minkey said:
fields224 said:
it means whatever your doing is not requiring any extra cpu or ram and the bottleneck stopping you from higher performance is elsewhere, likely graphics card.


Hmm... do you think a Radeon HD7870 bottlenecks a FX-8350? I thought they go pretty well with eachother


well out of the two the graphics card is the weakest link, but its still a good graphics card, its just that if your sticking with amd the 8350 is high end, but the graphics card is a bit more mid range.


Alright, I already thought this might be the problem in my computer, what would be a good upgrade? Crossfire my sapphire Radeon Hd 7870? or buy an upgrade?


well it depends on budget really, you could crossfire the 7870, but personally im not a fan as there are some games etc that do not run well with multiple gpus.

personally i would go for a r9 280x if thats in your budget and you want to stay on the amd side.


R9 280x sounds great, but it might be a little out of my budget range. I've got about 200~250 euros to spend, what would be a good upgrade with that amount of money, which will go well together with the Fx-8350 and wont cause any bottleneck problems?
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March 11, 2014 7:41:20 AM

minkey said:
fields224 said:
minkey said:
rgd1101 said:
no performance increase in what?


fields224 said:
minkey said:
fields224 said:
it means whatever your doing is not requiring any extra cpu or ram and the bottleneck stopping you from higher performance is elsewhere, likely graphics card.


Hmm... do you think a Radeon HD7870 bottlenecks a FX-8350? I thought they go pretty well with eachother


well out of the two the graphics card is the weakest link, but its still a good graphics card, its just that if your sticking with amd the 8350 is high end, but the graphics card is a bit more mid range.


Alright, I already thought this might be the problem in my computer, what would be a good upgrade? Crossfire my sapphire Radeon Hd 7870? or buy an upgrade?


well it depends on budget really, you could crossfire the 7870, but personally im not a fan as there are some games etc that do not run well with multiple gpus.

personally i would go for a r9 280x if thats in your budget and you want to stay on the amd side.


R9 280x sounds great, but it might be a little out of my budget range. I've got about 200~250 euros to spend, what would be a good upgrade with that amount of money, which will go well together with the Fx-8350 and wont cause any bottleneck problems?


well for that budget, personally i think i would go for a gtx 760 which is around 230 euros i think, and that will work fine with the fx 8350.

because the next up from that really is the gtx 770 and the r9 280x but as you said they are quite a bit more money, although the graphics card is the part of the system you just need to really get the best you can afford as it will usually be the bottleneck even if not noticeable.

for example i have a gtx 780... and thats the bottleneck in my system, as upgrading other parts i will not see an increase in games, but adding a 780 TI i would see some fps increase.
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March 11, 2014 7:45:06 AM

fields224 said:
minkey said:
fields224 said:
minkey said:
rgd1101 said:
no performance increase in what?


fields224 said:
minkey said:
fields224 said:
it means whatever your doing is not requiring any extra cpu or ram and the bottleneck stopping you from higher performance is elsewhere, likely graphics card.


Hmm... do you think a Radeon HD7870 bottlenecks a FX-8350? I thought they go pretty well with eachother


well out of the two the graphics card is the weakest link, but its still a good graphics card, its just that if your sticking with amd the 8350 is high end, but the graphics card is a bit more mid range.


Alright, I already thought this might be the problem in my computer, what would be a good upgrade? Crossfire my sapphire Radeon Hd 7870? or buy an upgrade?


well it depends on budget really, you could crossfire the 7870, but personally im not a fan as there are some games etc that do not run well with multiple gpus.

personally i would go for a r9 280x if thats in your budget and you want to stay on the amd side.


R9 280x sounds great, but it might be a little out of my budget range. I've got about 200~250 euros to spend, what would be a good upgrade with that amount of money, which will go well together with the Fx-8350 and wont cause any bottleneck problems?


well for that budget, personally i think i would go for a gtx 760 which is around 230 euros i think, and that will work fine with the fx 8350.

because the next up from that really is the gtx 770 and the r9 280x but as you said they are quite a bit more money, although the graphics card is the part of the system you just need to really get the best you can afford as it will usually be the bottleneck even if not noticeable.


Alright, thanks for the info, I will save up some more money and buy the R9 280X when I have enough.

Would it be a good idea to OC the Radeon HD 7870 for now, so it wont bottleneck as much as before?
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March 11, 2014 7:47:03 AM

minkey said:
fields224 said:
minkey said:
fields224 said:
minkey said:
rgd1101 said:
no performance increase in what?


fields224 said:
minkey said:
fields224 said:
it means whatever your doing is not requiring any extra cpu or ram and the bottleneck stopping you from higher performance is elsewhere, likely graphics card.


Hmm... do you think a Radeon HD7870 bottlenecks a FX-8350? I thought they go pretty well with eachother


well out of the two the graphics card is the weakest link, but its still a good graphics card, its just that if your sticking with amd the 8350 is high end, but the graphics card is a bit more mid range.


Alright, I already thought this might be the problem in my computer, what would be a good upgrade? Crossfire my sapphire Radeon Hd 7870? or buy an upgrade?


well it depends on budget really, you could crossfire the 7870, but personally im not a fan as there are some games etc that do not run well with multiple gpus.

personally i would go for a r9 280x if thats in your budget and you want to stay on the amd side.


R9 280x sounds great, but it might be a little out of my budget range. I've got about 200~250 euros to spend, what would be a good upgrade with that amount of money, which will go well together with the Fx-8350 and wont cause any bottleneck problems?


well for that budget, personally i think i would go for a gtx 760 which is around 230 euros i think, and that will work fine with the fx 8350.

because the next up from that really is the gtx 770 and the r9 280x but as you said they are quite a bit more money, although the graphics card is the part of the system you just need to really get the best you can afford as it will usually be the bottleneck even if not noticeable.


Alright, thanks for the info, I will save up some more money and buy the R9 280X when I have enough.

Would it be a good idea to OC the Radeon HD 7870 for now, so it wont bottleneck as much as before?


yes definitely a good idea, aslong as you have good case airflow its something you may aswell do, just be careful not to go too far as you dont want to damage the card forcing you to upgrade before you can get the 280x !
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March 11, 2014 7:54:22 AM

fields224 said:
minkey said:
fields224 said:
minkey said:
fields224 said:
minkey said:
rgd1101 said:
no performance increase in what?


fields224 said:
minkey said:
fields224 said:
it means whatever your doing is not requiring any extra cpu or ram and the bottleneck stopping you from higher performance is elsewhere, likely graphics card.


Hmm... do you think a Radeon HD7870 bottlenecks a FX-8350? I thought they go pretty well with eachother


well out of the two the graphics card is the weakest link, but its still a good graphics card, its just that if your sticking with amd the 8350 is high end, but the graphics card is a bit more mid range.


Alright, I already thought this might be the problem in my computer, what would be a good upgrade? Crossfire my sapphire Radeon Hd 7870? or buy an upgrade?


well it depends on budget really, you could crossfire the 7870, but personally im not a fan as there are some games etc that do not run well with multiple gpus.

personally i would go for a r9 280x if thats in your budget and you want to stay on the amd side.


R9 280x sounds great, but it might be a little out of my budget range. I've got about 200~250 euros to spend, what would be a good upgrade with that amount of money, which will go well together with the Fx-8350 and wont cause any bottleneck problems?


well for that budget, personally i think i would go for a gtx 760 which is around 230 euros i think, and that will work fine with the fx 8350.

because the next up from that really is the gtx 770 and the r9 280x but as you said they are quite a bit more money, although the graphics card is the part of the system you just need to really get the best you can afford as it will usually be the bottleneck even if not noticeable.


Alright, thanks for the info, I will save up some more money and buy the R9 280X when I have enough.

Would it be a good idea to OC the Radeon HD 7870 for now, so it wont bottleneck as much as before?


yes definitely a good idea, aslong as you have good case airflow its something you may aswell do, just be careful not to go too far as you dont want to damage the card forcing you to upgrade before you can get the 280x !


Alright, thanks for your help! And I will be careful!
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March 11, 2014 8:24:00 AM

Alright, I overclocked my GPU as follows:

Clock speed - 1050MHz to 1150MHz.
Memory speed - 1250MHz to 1450MHz.

This overclock seems to be stable, and improved my FPS with 10%.

I tried overclocking to 1175/1200 clock speed, but this wasn't stable enough without adjusting voltages (which I'm not a fan of).

Do you think this is an alright overclock, or is there something you might change?
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March 11, 2014 8:26:12 AM

yea thats a nice overclock really, i mean obviously if you cant go higher and be stable then its advised to just stay wheres safe, and atleast youve gained 10% which can hold out until you upgrade, when it comes to overclocking you really just have to go up to the max you can get whilst staying stable, and it sounds like youve done that, so nice one
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March 11, 2014 8:31:58 AM

fields224 said:
yea thats a nice overclock really, i mean obviously if you cant go higher and be stable then its advised to just stay wheres safe, and atleast youve gained 10% which can hold out until you upgrade, when it comes to overclocking you really just have to go up to the max you can get whilst staying stable, and it sounds like youve done that, so nice one


Alright, great to hear, thanks for taking so much time to help me out! Cya around!
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