would an x2 3600+ @ 2.85GHz bottleneck an hd4850?

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  1. wow what are your settings to run that high? i had mine that high but i had to use 1.5 vcore and yes it would.
  2. I wouldn't worry about any "bottleneck" you might have with that chip. You won't have any problems playing any of the newest games out.
  3. okay, thanks
    i run 1.4V ;)
  4. If you play at a high resolution and enable all the eye candy then the video ard will matter more and the CPU less. Even if the card is unable to work at 100%, I'm sure it will still be a good gaming machine.

    Eroc, is your CPU a Manchester or a Brisbane? That is, socket 939 or AM2? If it's socket 939 you'll have a very hard time upgrading the CPU, unless you buy a new MB too. If it's AM2 it should be easy.
  5. aevm said:
    If you play at a high resolution and enable all the eye candy then the video ard will matter more and the CPU less. Even if the card is unable to work at 100%, I'm sure it will still be a good gaming machine.

    Eroc, is your CPU a Manchester or a Brisbane? That is, socket 939 or AM2? If it's socket 939 you'll have a very hard time upgrading the CPU, unless you buy a new MB too. If it's AM2 it should be easy.


    AM2, i built this machine last year, i was debating building a new one with a q6600 and everything, but i figure this machine can hold me over with a basic GPU upgrade; the 7900gs i have in it is really not enough anymore. besides with nehalem around the corner i figure i should just wait
  6. i play @ 1440x900 btw
  7. Give it a try. I'm sure it will be a major improvement. If you're not happy, get an X2 5800+ ($96 at Newegg) for example.

    I hope your PSU is up to the challenge. The 7900GS recommendation is 20A on the 12V rails, while the HD 4850 wants 32A.
  8. aevm said:
    Give it a try. I'm sure it will be a major improvement. If you're not happy, get an X2 5800+ ($96 at Newegg) for example.

    I hope your PSU is up to the challenge. The 7900GS recommendation is 20A on the 12V rails, while the HD 4850 wants 32A.


    i have a 550Watt PSU with dual 12v rails @ 18amps each, what do you think?

    thanks for the input thus far
  9. eroc said:
    i have a 550Watt PSU with dual 12v rails @ 18amps each, what do you think?

    thanks for the input thus far

    Sounds sufficient to me
  10. i have a quick question related to this.

    say a game uses 100% of all cores or at least all the cores it can use.
    Would the game benefit from a faster cpu?
  11. yes
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