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Upgrade from 8800 GTS 640 MB

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January 2, 2011 8:11:17 PM

I mostly play Starcraft II, Battlefield Bad Company 2, Counter-Strike Source, Call of Duty: MW, MW2, L4D2 and TF2. I want to upgrade to GTX 460 Superclocked 1024MB EE? Would my current motherboard be able to use it? Or is it even worth upgrading?

My specs:

Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 (F7)
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 @ 3.01 GHZ (430*7@1.325) running 24/7
Prolimatech Megahalem Rev. B
eVGA 8800 GTS 640 MB
Corsair 750W TX
2X1 GB (2GB) Crucial Ballistix w/ LED

Also, would my CPU bottleneck that 460?

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January 2, 2011 10:40:20 PM

1. Yes, your motherboard supports the GTX460.
2. Yes, that CPU most likely will bottleneck.
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February 3, 2011 12:20:03 AM

Get the most out of your system and go forth and build a new one when you can afford it.

You should be able to play and have a good experience all be it at a lower detail level perhaps if you wanted to upgrade on the cheap I'd prolly think more of upgrading your CPU.

Other than that run it into the floor and get a new system.
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February 3, 2011 12:59:47 AM

I suggest that you go ahead with the new GTX 460 with with further upgrades in mind. One sort comment about the rest of the system good job as not many don't even get that far with a cpu with such a low multiplier.
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February 4, 2011 1:28:52 AM

I could probably still push my E6300 to 3.6 - 3.8 ghz if I need to. Just that I'm too lazy to find the best setting for that speed. As for upgrading my PC I don't have the money for the upgrade...
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February 4, 2011 5:13:00 AM

do you want another 8800gts 640 for sli??
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February 4, 2011 5:24:28 AM

Just to give you a heads up 2 8800gt in sli equal a gtx460, also Starcraft II does not use sli.

That said if you can overclock that cpu it should not be that big a deal after all if you get a 8800 in sli you will probably bottleneck it anyway so just get the gtx460 it's twice the performance of 8800 so you have nothing to loose.

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And when you upgrade your rig just get another GTX460 and sli those but next time get a decent CPU.
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February 4, 2011 1:17:53 PM

Your cpu is fine (core 2 duo @ 3 GHz) and 8800 GTS 640MB 320-bit still rocks and gives good fps at almost all games. Maybe you need to buy additional RAM! +2Gb should boost your fps and pc work will be faster in general.

But if you decided to change that 8800 GTS to GTX 460 you won't make mistake!

- GTX 460 WILL WORK in your pc!
- That CPU will not bottleneck your GTX 460! Even if it does a little in some new games so what!? I bet you won't even notice! It's not like you have a Celeron 1,2GHz and a GTX 580...

I say buy that GTX 460 and buy additional 2GB RAM and ENJOY!

How am i sure? Well first, we play the same games, and second we have the same components... :sol: 


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February 4, 2011 1:59:54 PM

^+1

People always say "what you have i17 4.0 GHZ 16 cores" ...no you will get a bottleneck and you have to upgrade ...
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February 4, 2011 3:32:06 PM

zoro_2009 said:
^+1

People always say "what you have i17 4.0 GHZ 16 cores" ...no you will get a bottleneck and you have to upgrade ...


or are rocking 128 itanium 2 cpus with 256gb and got like 2PB in raid 0. :/ 
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February 5, 2011 2:11:07 AM

I'm planning to push my E6300 to 3.8 Ghz soon, and I also Fold so the GTX 460 will help on that part as well as for gaming.
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February 5, 2011 2:22:34 AM

That is crazy knowing how high the NB will have to be clocked as well as the ram. I wonder how your system i/o will be like. Can you post some i/o and synthetic benches some time?
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February 5, 2011 2:30:44 AM

My CPU is only clocked at 3.0 ghz right now, I could post a CPU-Z Validation for the time being... The NB would probably get really hot but my computer is right beside the window as of right now and it's pretty chilly outside.

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1638016
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February 5, 2011 5:26:21 PM

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February 5, 2011 7:19:55 PM

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