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Will a c2d e6750 @ 2.66 ghz OC to 3.8 Ghz bottleneck a gtx 560?

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April 19, 2011 5:42:03 PM

hi,
i have an old system that want to upgrade.i have a c2d e6750, asus 945 motherboard etc. i will buy a new mobo that can overclock myc2d to 3.8 or so and which also support x16 pcie for gtx 560 ti.so will my oced c2d bottleneck my gtx560 ti or vice versa.also i have 2x(ddr2 667 mhz 1gb) ram.plz suggest a mobo that can oc my c2d and also suggest that should i keep my old ram or should go for ddr3?
thnx
P.S. any other sujession welcome.
Edit:i can also buy ati 6850 and would prefer it coz its cheaper that 560 with near same performance.
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April 19, 2011 6:06:59 PM

At 2.66 or 3.0ghz I don't think you'll have any issues at all with a single GTX560, SLi'd 560's would run better with the CPU at 3.6ghz or higher.
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April 19, 2011 6:11:36 PM

Mousemonkey said:
At 2.66 or 3.0ghz I don't think you'll have any issues at all with a single GTX560, SLi'd 560's would run better with the CPU at 3.6ghz or higher.

thanx
can u tell me why i always get late reply and only from mods who search for unanswered questions but others get nearly instant 4-10 reply?
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April 19, 2011 6:17:34 PM

According to the time code you only posted about half an hour ago.
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April 19, 2011 6:30:19 PM

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April 19, 2011 7:40:40 PM

There's definitely a few games out there that really like more cores, so even a super fast dual core might show a little bit of bottlenecking. That said, at 3.6ghz it's nothing to really concern yourself with at this point.

As for the other concerns, I would recommend an upgrade to 4gigs of RAM and Windows 7 64bit (OEM version to save a little). 2 gigs of RAM can definitely slow a system down these days. I know XP is lighter but for me Win 7 uses around 1.8gb on it's own (I should also note that I have 8gb available so my file paging is very low... when I had 4 gigs windows used closer to 1gig)

BUT! If you end up going so far as to buy a new mobo, gpu, ram, and OS... you're literally only 1 step away from just getting a new CPU and having a signficantly upgraded system. You don't need to go top end right off the bat either, like an i3 sandy bridge CPU for now on an AsRock mobo with DDR3 RAM (which is cheaper than DDR2). Then down the line if you have great upgrade options - i5 2500 or i7 2600 CPUs and SLI 560s.
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April 25, 2011 4:08:10 PM

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April 25, 2011 4:31:13 PM

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