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AMD Bottlenecking Question

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October 8, 2008 10:57:46 PM

ok I now know that my AMD 4200+ socket (939) is bottenecking my nvidia 9800GT 512mb DDR3

but i'm wondering will it damage my card for bottlenecking...?

my psu is fine 550W thanks Alex.
October 8, 2008 11:41:40 PM

No it will not damage your graphics card, it just won't perform as well as it does with a faster CPU.
October 8, 2008 11:43:27 PM

Very unlikely.

If your chip is good from the start, then you can only damage it by overvolting, overclocking, overheating. Other means including dipping it into toxic acid or shoot a bullet through it. Since your card is very unlikely running at full speed, the chance of overvolting, overheating and overclocking is reduced.
October 9, 2008 4:20:40 AM

What resolution are you gaming at? CPU bottlenecks are also influenced by resolution. A CPU that bottlenecks a GPU at 1280 x 1024 (17" CRT or 19" LCD native resolution, though some 19" LCD are 1440 x 900), might not be a bottleneck at 1680 x 1050 (22" LCD).

Using a higher resolution allows the GPU more headroom. The GPU cranks out fewer fps, but the CPU can often handle it, so the actual fps you get go up a bit.

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