Will this video card destroy my cpu? Tags: PC gaming Radeon Graphics Cards AMD CPUs Video Games Last response: September 16, 2012 8:22 PM in Video Games Share drewbrooks September 16, 2012 7:49:03 PM I have an AMD A6-3620 and im buying an HIS Radeon 7870, will this work my cpu to hard? or do i need to buy an aftermarket cooler? More about : video card destroy cpu | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove noidea_77 Graphics card Expert CPUs Expert September 16, 2012 7:57:40 PM No video card will ever destroy your cpu! It might be that your cpu load rises in some games, but that will only make the fan spin faster. If it gets to loud you can buy an after market cooler later. | Report abuse drewbrooks September 16, 2012 8:09:07 PM Okay. I was told that it will most likely cause it to bottleneck, and result in working to hard/overheating | Report abuse whatsthatnoise CPUs Expert September 16, 2012 8:13:53 PM A "bottleneck" means that one component is slower than another and therefore the faster component can only go as fast as the slower one. Which means in your case: If your CPU can't handle the maximum performance of your 7870, the 7870 will slow down (or in other words never run at it's full potential). And that's about it. If for whatever reason your CPU cooler can't keep up with the CPU running at 100% for a long time. Just get a cheap aftermarket cooler like the CoolerMaster 212+ and temperature shouldn't be an issue. | Report abuse drewbrooks September 16, 2012 8:22:52 PM Thats what i was planning on in the future. Im currently buying upgrades for this pc that i will later build into a whole new system PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hmTH Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hmTH/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hmTH/benchmarks/ CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.98 @ NCIX US) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.98 @ NCIX US) Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.10 @ NCIX US) Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg) Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz) Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.33 @ NCIX US) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.59 @ Amazon) Total: $829.45 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-16 16:22 EDT-0400) | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Video Games>Will this video card destroy my cpu?> Related ressources: ForumDid I destroy my cpu ? ForumBuild a Super Fast Computer to Destroy Kids on Diablo 3 in May ForumDoes Power supply and other stuff in the rig can destroy GPU? ForumWhat ATI card will destroy the Xbox 360 with a buget of $200 ForumMotherboard can destroy Graphics cards? ForumOverclocking CPU & Playing High Graphic Game Destroy Power Supply Unit ForumWill I destroy anything if using AGP 4x card in agp 8x slot? Forum7850x2 Destroying GTX 680 in 3dmark11? ForumDid gfx overclocking destroy my display? ForumHow much heat (and time) does it take to destroy a processor? ForumDestroy , Corrupt, Permanently Delete Remote Instructions, .. ForumCurrent Best Gaming Video Card For At or Under $200? ForumUpgrading Video Card ForumShould I go with 1G or 2G for my video card ForumHigh voltage will destroy a chip...? ForumGood video card for minecraft ForumPS3, and Wii adding to wired network. ForumCan i play battlefield3 on this system? ForumI am looking for a old video game ForumCan I run bf3 on this pc on ultra :) More resources Read discussions in other Video Games categories Console Gaming PC Gaming Handheld Gaming Nintendo Playstation Servers Sims World of Warcraft Xbox 360 !