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AM2 bottlenecking 8800GTS ??

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August 29, 2007 11:09:52 PM

Me and My friend are wondering IF the 4000+X2 brisbane AM2 cpu would bottleneck the 8800 GTS 320MB ?? If it does, how far would it needed be oc'D to resolve the bottleneck??
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August 29, 2007 11:26:58 PM

You could toss on a 400mhz OC with stock volts or even undervolt it for good measure (would take minutes to do), but no, I don't think your CPU is bottlenecking it very much, if at all.
August 29, 2007 11:29:12 PM

alright thanks appreciate the help.
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August 29, 2007 11:34:40 PM

A PCis as fast as its weakest component, so yer it will bottle neck it. so a 6000+ will be faster than the 4000+ no matter what card you used in each set up .
August 29, 2007 11:38:05 PM

well then The OC on the 6000+ is not as impressive for its price for that price might as well go intel lol
August 29, 2007 11:48:57 PM

if you arent a fool, i wouldnt even think about AMD. unless you are on a tight budget or you are just tight. if not go for intel, they overclock like mad, the day i see a 3800+ x2 OC to 3ghz the day i will be amazed. basically intel is better, without a doubt!
August 29, 2007 11:52:44 PM

true I understand that INtel OC's like crazy but my friend does not have C2D he got an AM2 Mobo right now and all he needs is a proc to gowith it when he tried to order the 3600+x2 Brisbane they out of stock on new egg so he is looking at the next lowest thing since he dont got deep pockets. and he really wants the 8800 GTS
August 29, 2007 11:53:47 PM

which in his case It is btter to go for the 4000 and the 8800gts instead of the 6000 and a 7900 gs. Since he is a gamer
August 30, 2007 12:00:24 AM

alright now would the 640 MB version of the 8800gts be bottlenecked more by the 4000 brisbane ??
August 30, 2007 12:05:21 AM

trencin said:
true I understand that INtel OC's like crazy but my friend does not have C2D he got an AM2 Mobo right now and all he needs is a proc to gowith it when he tried to order the 3600+x2 Brisbane they out of stock on new egg so he is looking at the next lowest thing since he dont got deep pockets. and he really wants the 8800 GTS


Look at the 5600+, 4800+, 4600+, or even the 5000+.
Since your friend already has the AM2 mobo, no need to ditch it for an Intel system. Get the best CPU that will work with his board, for what he is willing to pay.
The 8800GTS 320MB is a good GPU (I have one), and even if the CPU might be the cause of a bottleneck, unless he totally cranks out the eye candy and plays at a ridiculously high resolution, any of the the above CPUs, or even the 3600+ he was looking to get, should be a decent enough gaming system.
August 30, 2007 12:08:58 AM

ok, its better to get a mid range cpu and a high end Graphics card for gaming. as most games are GPU dependent. so yes just get a 4000+ and a 8800 gts 320m if you have the money get the 640 as a number of games use more memory.

the only downside is that this set up will only favor gaming, any other software will benefit from a better cpu, but its up to him. i would just get the 8800 gts 640.
August 30, 2007 12:09:16 AM

he has a 22 inch Monitor like me a Samsung 226BW and he want to play at the native resolution of 1680x1050 PLaying Bioshock everything cranked at max except the DX10 since he dont have vista
August 30, 2007 12:12:34 AM

It would not really Bottleneck the System.
Clearly a faster CPU would make things run faster but that CPU would not be a serious bottleneck.

The other thing to remember is how many frames you need?
How many frames are you getting?

Example - If you go from 30->60 Frames then you have likely gained something.

If you go from 90->180 Frames, you likely will not gain much since it was already running faster than you could perceive a difference.
August 30, 2007 12:21:41 AM

yeah I see your point. I am not running the game at all since I am not the one that has the Game but is looking forward to buying it when I get my paycheck this week hopefully with a brand new build of my own C2D of course. But right now he is playing bioshock with a S939 3500+ 2X512 MB DDR with a 6600 Nvidia so He is in a serious upgrade need. He is playing bioshock at everything turned to minimum and playing at a 1280X1024 which looks terrible and he is refusing to play the game until he gets his new AM2 system built.
August 30, 2007 12:48:02 AM

Be careful about the amount of times you uninstall Bioshock, they are supposed to fix the DRM, so you should check 2k's website to be sure. Would suck to burn the licence on a 60$ game.

Sorry for the unrelated post...
August 30, 2007 12:55:20 AM

no probs haha. Yeah he is fully aware of the situation.
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