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Palit 4870 512mb ATI GPU with OC'd 3.3GHZ processor

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 13, 2009 4:51:26 PM

Hello guys

Can you help me here a sec please. I recently bought a 64x2 AMD 3.0ghz Windsor processor and just the other day overclocked it to 3.3ghz and it runs very stable. I am confident in its performance. And, just the other day I bought a Palit Radeon ATI 4870 512mb graphics card - I'm still waiting for it to arrive.

Here's the thing, please can you tell me if my processor or anything is going to bottleneck the GPU.

Here are my system specs.

4x1GB Corsair Dominator RAM
3.3GHZ OC'd CPU AMD Windsor (dual core)
a 580 Watts Hiper Type M PSU
A gigabyte motherboard - model GA-M68SM-S2L (rev. 1.0)

Anything else just ask me

Thanks in advance
a c 169 U Graphics card
January 13, 2009 5:33:43 PM

Hello and welcome to the forums mate :) 
Your CPU is very good dont worry about it :) 
January 13, 2009 5:38:14 PM

Thanks for your help and the welcome buddy :) 
Well that's good news, I'm sorta hoping my PSU wont go 'Bang' when i fit the new card! But I think it should handle it...
Cheers again!
January 13, 2009 6:03:30 PM

What is the speed on your ram?
January 13, 2009 6:18:08 PM

My RAM runs at 800MHZ, with timings of 5-5-5-18

But I can reduce those timings in the BIOS right? With a bit of tweaking...?
January 13, 2009 6:25:53 PM

yeah to 4-4-4-12, be snappier
January 13, 2009 6:26:27 PM

Awesome, I might have to give it a try soon.
a c 187 U Graphics card
January 13, 2009 6:37:58 PM

You PSU is going to be fine, even the conservative `certified by ATI` recommendations show 530W Hiper PSU`s handling the HD4870:) 
January 13, 2009 6:46:40 PM

Ah great news. Thanks coozie, thats reassuring to hear.
I was always a bit uncertain about it until recently but that makes things better. Thanks!

So all in all the card wont be bottlenecked?
a c 187 U Graphics card
January 13, 2009 7:03:44 PM

And the current gen of ATI cards handle AA/AF very well, so do n`t be afraid to throw some of that at your new purchase.
January 13, 2009 7:10:48 PM

great, I can't wait to get this card! Thanks for your help everyone
a c 169 U Graphics card
January 14, 2009 8:21:29 AM

No problem mate :) 
Enjoy your new VGA :)