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December 26, 2010 6:15:24 PM

I recently picked up a EVGA GTX 460, and the performance is a little less then I expected, Im wondering if this is caused by my processor which is a Intel C2D E8400 @ 3.0Ghz.
ATM the moment I'm not able to purchase a new processor so I am wondering if this is the problem and what can be done about it with my current specs. Thanks.

Intel C2D E8400 @ 3.0Ghz
4 Gb DDR2 800Mhz
Intel DG43GT
EVGA GTX 460 1gb @ stock clocks
Windows 7 Pro. 64-Bit

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December 26, 2010 6:28:51 PM

CodyMcInnes said:
I recently picked up a EVGA GTX 460, and the performance is a little less then I expected, Im wondering if this is caused by my processor which is a Intel C2D E8400 @ 3.0Ghz.
ATM the moment I'm not able to purchase a new processor so I am wondering if this is the problem and what can be done about it with my current specs. Thanks.

Intel C2D E8400 @ 3.0Ghz
4 Gb DDR2 800Mhz
Intel DG43GT
EVGA GTX 460 1gb @ stock clocks
Windows 7 Pro. 64-Bit


Hi,

Your CPU shouldn't bottleneck too much (only a little bit though if you are comparing your performance with systems equiped with an i7 or i5).
But what do you mean by "performed a little less well"? Have you run some benchmarks or have some framerates for us?
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December 26, 2010 6:54:47 PM

You could benefit from a mild overclock, but like said above, your processor shouldn't bottle neck a single gtx 460 too badly. If you have the option, try to push the cpu to pretty easy 3.4ghz.
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January 1, 2011 11:59:42 PM

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