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 noidea_77 a b U Graphics card a b à CPUs 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. m 0 l 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 m 0 l Related resources Did latest nVidia drivers destroy my video card? - Forum Did I destroy my CPU? - Forum Did I destroy my $500 graphics card??? - Forum Did I Destroy My CPU? - Forum Did I just destroy my Kraken X60? CPU cooler guru's please help! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer whatsthatnoise a b à CPUs 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. m 0 l 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) m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWould my CPU bottleneck this video card Forum SolvedWill pouring water over CPU or RAM permanently destroy it? Forum SolvedGaming AM3+ CPU suggested for Nvidia video card GTX 650 1gb? Forum SolvedCPU/video card/case fans spin, but no post or boot Forum Solved Did I destroy my CPU? Forum SolvedShould I upgrade my CPU and MOBO first or my Video Card first? Forum SolvedWhat is the Normal temperature for Cpu and MotherBoard or overall system with video card Forum SolvedWhich Video Card To Buy + Will My CPU Bottleneck My Choice? Forum SolvedWill this video card will work with an AMD APU? My GPU is built into the CPU. Forum SolvedCan not having thermal paste on CPU keep video output from showing up via HDMI? I use a GTX 770 but I'm RMA'ing the card just Forum SolvedVideo card for apu/cpu Forum SolvedUpgrading CPU, Video Card, and Mobo need advice Forum SolvedShould i uninstall drivers prior to installing new CPU, Video card, and Memory? Forum SolvedWill My CPU Bottleneck My Video Card? Forum SolvedCPU or Video card. Its been a long time since Ive upgraded my computer and I haven't kept up with the times. Open to any sugge Forum More resources Read discussions in other Video Games categories Console Gaming PC Gaming Handheld Gaming Nintendo Playstation Servers Sims World of Warcraft Xbox 360 !