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September 28, 2009 10:42:19 PM

Is Ati's GPU 4850 bottlenecking the AMD 4200+ X2 Processor it runs at 2.20 GHz if overclock is the answer please instruct me how to ...

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September 28, 2009 10:46:35 PM

its not possible to arbitrarily know, the easiest way to check is pick a game that has a benchmark utility built in, run it, then lower the settings dramatically and run it again, if the FPS doesnt increase you have a CPU bottleneck.
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September 28, 2009 10:49:36 PM

hunter315 said:
its not possible to arbitrarily know, the easiest way to check is pick a game that has a benchmark utility built in, run it, then lower the settings dramatically and run it again, if the FPS doesnt increase you have a CPU bottleneck.


I agree, though my gut feeling says yes, there is a CPU bottleneck and overclocking that CPU (try a modest 10%) would probably help.
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September 28, 2009 11:17:31 PM

Gulli said:
I agree, though my gut feeling says yes, there is a CPU bottleneck and overclocking that CPU (try a modest 10%) would probably help.

Ok thanks for the instructions how to see if i have bottlenect but how do i overclock please tell me ...
September 29, 2009 1:04:55 PM

No i havent been testing resently but i will ofcourse im playing on 1440 - 900 Ressolution and mostly playing WoW its very laggy with 20-30 FPS....i hate it ..
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September 29, 2009 4:43:15 PM

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WoW could be lots of things. I fail to see why you responded asking for overclocking instructions when it has been suggested to you first how to check if you would benefit from it.


Yes, check that first, because although I believe there is a bottleneck, it should not really be apparent in a "light" game such as WoW, so I want to ask you how much memory you have.
September 30, 2009 1:05:07 PM

Guys i havent bought the card yet i wanned to ask if there is any bottlenecking... with my type of processor ... Btw im using 3Gb of memory
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September 30, 2009 1:29:39 PM

stole38 said:
Guys i havent bought the card yet i wanned to ask if there is any bottlenecking... with my type of processor ... Btw im using 3Gb of memory


Then just buy the card, it'll run WoW flawlessly, and if you encounter any stuttering in heavier games you can always overclock the CPU.
October 1, 2009 2:58:22 AM

Man i dont know how to overclock it please instruct me
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October 2, 2009 3:24:58 PM

stole38 said:
Man i dont know how to overclock it please instruct me


There's a guide on Tom's Hardware, there's also this thing called Google, learn how to raise the FSB and you're there, it's a lot of stuff to explain.
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October 2, 2009 3:28:21 PM

His mobo might not allow and, not to mention that processor is extremely old. I run the same except a 2ghz version.

If you want to be play WoW nicely, get a 4670. Lighter, cheaper, and you shouldn't go through any 'necking.
October 2, 2009 10:44:18 PM

that chip is giving such horrible bottleneck issues with the 4890 i just installed :( 
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October 3, 2009 1:30:27 AM

Subversion said:
that chip is giving such horrible bottleneck issues with the 4890 i just installed :( 


Maybe with Crysis or Supreme Commander, but you'll be fine with WoW, wouldn't you say?
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October 3, 2009 2:22:33 PM

There's no doubt the X2 4200+ will limit the HD 4850 in many games, at least up until a resolution where the HD 4850 itself stuggles to deliver. See this old Tom's article: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/athlon-gaming-bench...

But you are talking WOW only? Not my game, but I guess among other things your 2.2GHz AMD could be causing lowered minimum fps. This is a more powerful C2D: http://www.pcgameshardware.com/?menu=browser&article_id...
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