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Amd athlon 64 x2 5000 with ati xfx 4890.. Good or Bad mix?

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October 30, 2009 11:23:46 PM

I recently bought the Radeon xfx 4890 and threw it in my computer because my xfx 8600gt died. I was wondering if the card I bought my be a little to powerful for my processor and if that's the case does that mean I am not using my card to its full potential. I have never really OC'd but am willing to try bumping my processor speed a bit to see if that helps. What do you guys think?

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October 31, 2009 12:52:43 AM

You are definitely bottlenecked.

64x2 is an AM2 processor, amirite? See if you can find an Athlon II x2/3/4/ that's AM2.

But in the case you're strapped for cash, a simply .6ghz OC can yield 40+ FPS.
October 31, 2009 1:07:50 AM

Thanks for responding Shadow,

Geez I don't even know where to start. I believe its an AM2 but I am not sure. So if I were to go to go the OC method your saying a .6ghz increase on a 2.6ghz processor should allow me to get the full use out of the card?
October 31, 2009 3:16:00 AM

Yes, this is an AM2 CPU. Try overclocking, but if you are new to this, please make sure that you do a lot of reading first. And use a good quality HSF. Google is your fiend, my friend.