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8800gt dead! Now what?

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February 10, 2011 6:29:27 PM

I had an onld build in my basement that has a Q6600 in it with 4gb of old ddr2 memory. It just had the graphics card die, and I was wondering what graphics card would be worth buying that would be good but not bottlenecked by a slower cpu

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February 10, 2011 6:56:34 PM

you could put a gtx460 without much bottlneck. what resolution is your monitor? If your into overclocking, that cpu can reach 2.7ghz on stock voltage and cooler and more depending on cpu. with a slight voltage increase you can hit 3ghz+. If it was my computer i would try to aim for 3ghz assuming it does not get too hot. I wouldnt bother with aftermarket cooling unless you can get something really good for cheap. but as a stock system a gtx460 would be as high as i would go. if your running 1920x1080 res, you could aim for a slightly better vid card, especially if you play crysis as its more gpu limited.