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6400 core 2 duo (2.13 Ghz) bottleneck a 9800GTX+?

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September 21, 2008 6:39:34 PM

Will my 6400 core 2 duo (2.13 Ghz) bottleneck a 9800GTX+?

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September 21, 2008 6:49:43 PM

Maybe a tad but, but nothing major. I used to have an 8800 GTS 320 paired with a stock E4300 (1.8 Ghz) and after i overclocked my proc i got a few extra frames in most games, but that's it.

Although, depending on your motherboard you might try oc-ing a little. That proc could probably hit 2.8-3.0 Ghz with a decent heatsink and a little work.
September 21, 2008 6:53:29 PM

I'll keep that in mind, the only reason im considering it is because its on sale for the same price as 9800GTs
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September 21, 2008 6:54:19 PM

Depends on the games and the resolutions you play it. Generally though your CPU will be the bottleneck in that case.
September 21, 2008 7:04:23 PM

im not really going to be stressing this thing out my monitor is only 19" full.
September 21, 2008 7:07:29 PM

well according to an article posted lately here on tom's an 8800gt needs at least a 2.6 ghz cpu to prevent bottlenecking,and the 9600 is in the same class,,plus it's nice to always have a little extra on the pedal,,as it were..:) 
September 21, 2008 7:29:19 PM

i gained a good increase when i oc'd from 2.0 to 2.66 with my e4400 and 8800gs. I think it would take about 3.0Ghz from that to keep up with the 9800 gtx.
September 21, 2008 7:52:48 PM

The answer to OP's question is most certainly yes.
September 22, 2008 1:13:01 AM

Damn. I just realized I can't overclock with this MoBo as its an Intel and they lock out the settings. Bah!

so it will just limit my performance i guess. No biggie I'm intending to do a full upgrade later maybe i will buy another 9800GTX+ and SLI them.
September 22, 2008 1:26:25 AM

Clockgen.
its not supported anymore but im sure it will work with your board.
September 23, 2008 11:01:31 PM

I can oc my e6400, but it makes my soundcard create popping noises :(  So I keep it a stock.
Don't feel alone in that you can't oc.
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September 23, 2008 11:06:08 PM

yes ur cpu will bottleneck it a little bit. if u figure how to oc it i would recommend 2.5ghz+
September 23, 2008 11:13:18 PM

russell_J said:
Damn. I just realized I can't overclock with this MoBo as its an Intel and they lock out the settings. Bah!

so it will just limit my performance i guess. No biggie I'm intending to do a full upgrade later maybe i will buy another 9800GTX+ and SLI them.



Just to be clear, you checked both the FSB and multiplier, and not just the multiplier, right? I know intel always locks their multiplier (sans the extreme line) but I don't know of any intel board with a locked FSB too. Unless you have a dell or gateway or some other proprietary hardware.
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