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Could my intel core 2 quad 8200 bottleneck my nvidia geforce 9800 gt 512mb in sl

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May 2, 2010 2:52:57 AM

Hello, could my Intel core 2 quad 8200 @ 2.33GHz bottleneck my nvidia geforce 9800 gt 512MB in sli?
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May 2, 2010 3:04:03 AM

I wouldn't think so, if it did, not by too much anyway. The 9800GT in SLI performs slightly better than the GTX 275, which probably wouldn't be bottlenecked by a Core 2 Quad Q8200 at stock. Mainly depends on the game and resolution.
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May 2, 2010 3:44:32 AM

Im running a 1440x900 19 inch display and sometimes i get hickups and was wondering if it was the cpu not up to par with the gpu. Thanks for the responses!
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May 2, 2010 4:41:46 AM

archangel514 said:
Im running a 1440x900 19 inch display and sometimes i get hickups and was wondering if it was the cpu not up to par with the gpu. Thanks for the responses!

Turn all the eye candy up and OC the CPU if you can, the 9800's are closer to a GTX280 when the game uses SLi but they do like a fast CPU that has lots of onboard cache.
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May 2, 2010 5:55:14 AM

So if i cant OC my q8200 because my motherboard is locked, should i bother doing anything or just keep what i got? All i really use my build for now is WoW and RTS games like starcraft II.
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May 2, 2010 6:03:38 AM

Well just try turning up the eye candy to max, or highest without stuttering or lagging at your resolution, your Q8200 won't be too much of a bottleneck.
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May 2, 2010 4:30:02 PM

My mobo wont allow ocing, but do you think its worth buying a new mobo so i can oc my intel q8200?
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May 2, 2010 4:53:16 PM

If it's a prebuilt system from Dell, HP, etc, it might use the BTX system...meaning you'll have to buy a new case, CPU cooler, etc
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May 2, 2010 11:41:15 PM

Thanks everyone for your help and opinons!
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May 3, 2010 4:15:56 AM

8000 series quads from Intel suck royal ass. Bottleneck = yes.
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May 3, 2010 4:30:56 AM

werxen said:
8000 series quads from Intel suck royal ass. Bottleneck = yes.

Well its better than normal ass
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May 3, 2010 4:38:04 AM

Best answer selected by archangel514.
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May 3, 2010 5:10:49 AM

I have a Q8200 with 2 9800 GTX in SLI and at stock it was definitely bottle-necking my cards but I was able to overclock to 3.1 ghz and it helped alot. I was using an E84 @ 3.8 ghz at first but for games that can use multi threading the lower clocked quad killed with those games especially BF2 and GTA. I could probably get a little higher but my RAM is holding me back. But a Q8200 is a solid processor when overclocked at stock forget about it 2.33 is not enough to be a good gaming CPU. Max OC for these CPU usually tops out around 3.2 and it will take a good bit of voltage to do so but at 3.0ghz it will be more then enough for good gaming if its a prebuilt try set FSB or ClockGen to overclock I do know on stock voltage it will do 2.7ghz no problem getting higher then that stable needs some extra voltage.
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May 3, 2010 12:11:37 PM

archangel514 said:
LMFAO

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