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Would an i3-2100 bottleneck a Radeon 6850

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October 12, 2011 2:52:34 AM

So basically would an i3-2100 bottleneck a 6850. If it does if I were to buy a new CPU would I have to buy a new copy of windows 7? Only because I bought my PC and I know about all the stupid OEM stuff just wondered if it would effect it.

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October 12, 2011 3:21:43 AM

no the i3-2100 is perfectly fine with a 6850.
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a c 877 ) Power supply
October 12, 2011 3:25:13 AM

^+1 no it will not bottleneck the HD6850. OEM windows follows the platform that is the motherboard not the CPU so no problem upgrading CPU!
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October 12, 2011 3:38:04 AM

Nope. A 2100 is good enough even for GTX560Ti/HD6950's on high resolutions.
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October 12, 2011 10:36:01 AM

Would a new CPU require me to do like a BIOS update, I'm still new with this kinda stuff but I'm learning fast.
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a c 877 ) Power supply
October 12, 2011 11:04:05 AM

It depends on the motherboard.
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October 12, 2011 12:25:19 PM

I have a biostar h61mh I plan on getting a crossfire capable board in the future, but the cost for a.new OS will suck
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a c 877 ) Power supply
October 12, 2011 12:55:50 PM

That board supports all the current Sandy bridge CPU's so no problems.
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October 12, 2011 1:08:05 PM

yeas it would support it because you are using a good system
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October 12, 2011 7:20:47 PM

Thanks guys lots of help i'm beginning to like tomshardware lots of smart people!
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October 12, 2011 7:37:53 PM

i3-2100 will have no problem hanging with the fastest video card out there.
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October 13, 2011 2:37:40 AM

Best answer selected by Russosaur.
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