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GTX 470 Q6600 3.01ghz help

Hello, can i use a q6600 overclocked at 3.01ghz with a EVGA GTX 470 without bottleneck and if there is bottlenecking how mich fps would i lose? would there be a lost in performances?

I have 4GB RAM DDR2 800mhz
ORION 850w psu
and a p5q se plus mobo

and sorry about my english
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  1. no comments?
  2. a core2quad at 3ghz is more than enough for a gtx 470. It is extremely unlikely that it would be bottlenecked at all. Maybe in some rts strategy games, but for most games, no.
    And yes, there would be a loss in performance if there was a bottleneck (but there won't be). The fps loss depends on how much bottleneck there is.
  3. The higher the CPU clock the more frames you will get so YES there will always be a bottleneck there but it shouldn't be anything to be worried about.

    Whats your screen resolution?
  4. i have q9550 @ 2.83 and it bottenecks my 5850


    it explains my low scores on 3dmark

    and also i've been told by the people here that it does bottleneck


    i would say that a q6600 @ 3 ghz is equal to q9550 @ 2.8 ghz

    EDIT: also keep in mind that 5850 is equal to 470.
    a 470 is a lil better sometimes at different games
  5. ^
    have you tried updating the driver for your card with the latest one?
    Your CPU shouldn't bottlenecking HD5850 so much...
  6. yes, of course.

    actually going from 10.4 to 10.5 resulted in weaker performance according to 3dmark06
  7. Yea same here, I reverted back to 10.4 because I actually lost a few frames. IDK what the deal is with AMD and their drivers, you would think that at this point in time they would have a fully working driver. To this date I still cannot get v-sync to run properly in BC2 as well as in windows. I get mad screen tearing upon bootup.
  8. OvrClkr said:
    The higher the CPU clock the more frames you will get so YES there will always be a bottleneck there but it shouldn't be anything to be worried about.

    Whats your screen resolution?


    1280x1024 is my max res and i use that res
  9. demonnn said:
    i have q9550 @ 2.83 and it bottenecks my 5850


    it explains my low scores on 3dmark

    and also i've been told by the people here that it does bottleneck


    i would say that a q6600 @ 3 ghz is equal to q9550 @ 2.8 ghz

    EDIT: also keep in mind that 5850 is equal to 470.
    a 470 is a lil better sometimes at different games


    So your saying i should go out and buy new motherboard and i5 or i7? i would but i don't have the money :(
  10. gtx 470 said:
    1280x1024 is my max res and i use that res


    You have too much GPU power for that res, your CPU is doing most of the work... So you have a MAJOR CPU bottleneck. Any plans on upgrading that screen?

    The lower the res the more stress on the CPU, the higher the res the more stress on the GPU.
  11. OvrClkr said:
    You have too much GPU power for that res, your CPU is doing most of the work... So you have a MAJOR CPU bottleneck. Any plans on upgrading that screen?

    The lower the res the more stress on the CPU, the higher the res the more stress on the GPU.


    lol i will just take my brothers screen would 1600x900 be good or i can ask my cousin for his.
  12. 1600x900 is much better =), there should be a significant jump in performance..
  13. demonnn said:
    i have q9550 @ 2.83 and it bottenecks my 5850


    it explains my low scores on 3dmark

    and also i've been told by the people here that it does bottleneck


    i would say that a q6600 @ 3 ghz is equal to q9550 @ 2.8 ghz

    EDIT: also keep in mind that 5850 is equal to 470.
    a 470 is a lil better sometimes at different games



    I have a Q6600 OC'd to 3.6 and it pushed my 5870 just fine, in fact, the 5870 performed just as good in my brother's system which has an i5 750 at the same speed. Your bottleneck has to do with something else...
  14. OvrClkr said:
    1600x900 is much better =), there should be a significant jump in performance..


    thanks man

    so should i buy the EVGA gtx 470? or just keep my EVGA 9800gtx+

    i will be using the gtx 470 to play

    napoleon total war
    crysis
    empire total war
    and half-lfe 2
    css
    bad company 2
    crysis 2 when it comes out on atleast lowest
  15. gtx 470 said:
    thanks man

    so should i buy the EVGA gtx 470? or just keep my EVGA 9800gtx+

    i will be using the gtx 470 to play

    napoleon total war
    crysis
    empire total war
    and half-lfe 2
    css
    bad company 2
    crysis 2 when it comes out on atleast lowest



    If you plan on staying with a 1280 x 1024 res, stick with the 9800GTX+, anything over that will be overkill by a mile.
  16. jonpaul37 said:
    If you plan on staying with a 1280 x 1024 res, stick with the 9800GTX+, anything over that will be overkill by a mile.


    so get the gtx 470 and a new screen? cause the screen i am using now is small and i guess if i get a new bigger screen it would be better for my eyes
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    gtx 470 said:
    thanks man

    so should i buy the EVGA gtx 470? or just keep my EVGA 9800gtx+

    i will be using the gtx 470 to play

    napoleon total war
    crysis
    empire total war
    and half-lfe 2
    css
    bad company 2
    crysis 2 when it comes out on atleast lowest


    Just like jonpaul said, if you plan on getting a bigger screen then the GTX 470 will do just fine, with your current monitor you should stick with the 9800GTX+..
  18. keep us posted =)
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  20. OvrClkr said:
    keep us posted =)


    yeah im clicks away from ordering the EVGA GTX 470 :D or i should cancel?

    and btw information was helpful thanks guys
  21. it all depends on the screen you will be using..
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