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Will Ath II X3 bottleneck X2 5770?

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June 10, 2010 3:47:07 PM

Building a friend a gaming PC. He wants to play games on his 46" 1080p Plasma HDTV.

The plan was a Athlon II X3 440 or 445 (with mild overclock), a 5770 1GB, And a mobo that would allow him to add a second 5770 in a couple years.

I wonder if the Athlon II x3 will significantly bottleneck the two cards?? Thanks for the help/advice.

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June 10, 2010 4:07:14 PM

Define mild overclock. 3.4ghz+ You should be quite fine.
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June 10, 2010 4:28:12 PM

shadow187 said:
Define mild overclock. 3.4ghz+ You should be quite fine.


Ok, thanks a lot. I just worry, because I have yet to successfully OC my X3 440 (not even stable at 3.3, but i guess thats a diff topic for another day).
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June 10, 2010 4:34:49 PM

EnderYeah said:
Ok, thanks a lot. I just worry, because I have yet to successfully OC my X3 440 (not even stable at 3.3, but i guess thats a diff topic for another day).


Your rana should be able to do at least 3.6Ghz with proper cooling, let me know if you need any help ;) 
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June 10, 2010 4:36:55 PM

Best answer selected by OvrClkr.
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June 10, 2010 4:37:47 PM

Agreed, most/all Athlon IIs get to 3.8ghz before they start having issues. Remember, AMD cpus are less sensitive to voltage adjustments than intel CPUs are.
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June 10, 2010 5:01:06 PM

I'll probably write a more comprehensive post regarding my rana OC sometime soon, but here is a quick breakdown:
It wont boot at speeds beyond 3.3 and it crashes (forced reboot) in games if above 3.1.
I think I just need to update the BIOS. Ive havent had the time to sit down and figure it out, but maybe this weekend. Also, Im not sure how to update a bios. I think my ASUS 790x mobo has an easy Bios Update Utility.

Thanks for all the help guys. I'm really impressed with the quick and high-quality answers ive been getting.
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June 10, 2010 5:15:46 PM

Send me a PM and I will make sure you get at least 3.6Ghz, you can also create a thread if you want and send me the link, which ever is easier for you.
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June 10, 2010 6:01:38 PM

OvrClkr said:
Send me a PM and I will make sure you get at least 3.6Ghz, you can also create a thread if you want and send me the link, which ever is easier for you.


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Awesome. Thanks! I'll send you something when i get out of work in a few hours.
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