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Will Core 2 Duo 2.2 ghz bottleneck gtx 650 ti

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July 8, 2014 8:17:19 AM

my specs are
core 2 duo 2.2ghz
gt 630
4 gigs of ram
i going to buy a msi oc gtx 650 ti
so will my cpu botleneck this gpu
if bottleneck should i overclock my processor
does core 2 quad q6600 bottleneck this gpu coz im going to buy this processor in a few weeks
thanks in advance

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July 8, 2014 8:30:21 AM

The Q6600 won't bottleneck that GPU very much, the 650ti or 750 would be as high as I would go for that CPU and platform.
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July 8, 2014 8:32:20 AM

i am afraid yes and why are u buying a core 2 quard q6600 its a 7 year old processor at least by a i3 processor if u want to avoid bottlenecking.
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July 8, 2014 8:36:24 AM

Id rather gather more money if i was you and upgrade to at least i3 or AMD FX-6300 and 750ti never buy old hardware like the 650ti as it will be 2 gen old in few months

and yes your c2d will bottleneck that kind of graphics card and cpu bottleneck also depends on your resolution just get 1920x1080 and your cpu wont be that issue cause your gpu will start to bottleneck too..something similar to that...
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July 8, 2014 8:36:34 AM

I have a 650ti with a amd a6 3600 I have a bit of a bottleneck that's why I'm upgrading in the cpu soon but I think there might be some of a bottleneck beacuse I think the processior I have is a little faster not sure
As for overclocking I would say if you see a problem overclock but your best with a new cpu and more ram helps alot to if you use all of it when useing your computer but its up to your bugget
But I can tell you for a fact your computer will be about 15x faster with the new gpu even if I does bottleneck

I hope I helped you and if I sayed any incorrect info feel free to correct me
Thanks :) 
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July 8, 2014 8:40:07 AM

The user might not want to upgrade the entire platform which would add in costs of OS ($100USD +), possible/probable new PSU ($50USD+), new memory ($70USD+), new motherboard ($80USD+) etc etc, vs the price of a used Q6600 ($30USD). That is a huge disparity in costs. An overclocked Q6600 is still a useful processor as long as resolutions of possible demanding games isn't too high.
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July 8, 2014 8:47:29 AM

dwatterworth said:
The user might not want to upgrade the entire platform which would add in costs of OS ($100USD +), possible/probable new PSU ($50USD+), new memory ($70USD+), new motherboard ($80USD+) etc etc, vs the price of a used Q6600 ($30USD). That is a huge disparity in costs. An overclocked Q6600 is still a useful processor as long as resolutions of possible demanding games isn't too high.


i agree with you but the processor itself is very old decpite of its 4 core its still lack L3 sets it behind..i used intel core 2 quad q8400 for about 5 years without any problem i upgraded to fx-6300 and i honestly saw a tragic difference in term of cpu power!
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July 8, 2014 9:00:07 AM

I agree that the chip can't be compared to anything current unless you're in lower end pentium territory. But I think it's more a question of programs used/games played, obviously budget, time frame and level of desire for a plug and play 'upgrade' vs the more complex new build. The closest I've owned for a system was a DP Xeon board (asus Z7s-WS) with two e5410's (2.33ghz). I had an AMD 6850, fairly comparable to the 650ti, on it for a long time which let me play pretty much any game, even at 1920x1200 (old used dell ultrasharp). I know the cache sizes are all different, but depending on resolution, I think that the q6600 as a very budget upgrade might help get the user by for longer than the C2D. Tough call on a very budget stop-gap upgrade vs waiting for a whole new platform.
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July 8, 2014 9:03:07 AM

well then id say an upgrade of q8400 is better or even q8600 which will give him an experience of the latest cpus
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July 17, 2014 7:15:55 AM

It won't, but I advise going up to at least 2.9 Ghz so you can future proof your pc.
A good place to go if they have them wherever you live is CEX:www.webuy.co.uk or somethisng like that. They sell used electronics, but they are all tested, so don't worry


Hope this helped, NeurAxaL
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July 17, 2014 9:18:47 AM

To OP - If you still consider the Q6600 + GTX 650 Ti upgrade, check that your current PSU can handle them, because they use more power than the C2D 2.2GHz + GT 630.
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July 20, 2014 9:45:41 PM

To the OP: A Q8400 will easily outperform the Q6600, and they are the same socket and cost the same used.
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