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C2D Q8300 Bottlenecking HD5850?

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July 9, 2010 9:15:56 PM

Hello,

Recently installed a HD5850 along with a clean Windows install but benchmark scores don't seem to be a lot higher than with my 8800GTS. Could the CPU be the culprit? It is running at stock 2.5Ghz.

Thanks!
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July 9, 2010 9:21:24 PM

depends on the game, a lot simply use two cores even if you have 3+
July 9, 2010 9:21:33 PM

Other important specs:

500Watt Spire Rocketeer PSU
Gigabyte P35-DS3R F9 BIOS
4GB DDR2 800Mhz (4x1 Corsair XMS)
2x 160GB Seagate 7200rpm HDD's running in RAID0
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