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Intel E4300 duo core processor on Intel 945G Motherboard handle a r7 260x graphics card?

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June 14, 2014 11:55:06 AM

Hey toms, I overclocked my e4300 to 3.1 ghz(because I still have stock cooler) in my current rig, still handles games like l4d2 or gmod on high and games like JC2 on low/mid. I have my parts on the way and whoopty doo gotta wait 2 more weeks to utilize the r7 260x(which came in first) and I was wondering if my old rig can game with it. Need answer ASAP toms, and will it also be bottlenecked? Thanks.

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June 14, 2014 12:24:13 PM

Your CPU will most likely be bottlenecked. It might run the GPU (depending on whether or not your PSU can supply enough power to it) but you will face problems like random display cut outs, possible screen tears etc.
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June 14, 2014 1:03:39 PM

Bottlenecking does not cause display cut outs or screen tears, or any issues like that. You just don't get the full performance that the gpu is capable of.
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June 14, 2014 1:16:36 PM

k1114 said:
Bottlenecking does not cause display cut outs or screen tears, or any issues like that. You just don't get the full performance that the gpu is capable of.


I disagree purely based on issues I've had. I once had an E7500 Dual Core, with 4 Gb of DDR2 RAM. My GPU ( a Radeon 6750 w/ 2GB of DDR3 VRAM ) would randomly black out during games and even when writing documents on Word or browsing on Chrome. I'd get a screen tear here and there randomly as well.

Upgraded CPU (as well as Mobo) & RAM and all was well. No issues. I assumed it would be a bottleneck here since " Outdated CPU + Newer GPU = Mess of Random Issues" was my PC life for 8 months
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June 14, 2014 1:28:13 PM

That's a compatibility or stability issue. I've seen much lower cpus, even pentium 4, with higher end cards, 6850, 560, and they don't have those issues. You can't single out 1 personal instance and say bottlenecking was the cause.
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