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Amd athlon II x2 250 bottleneck a 6850?

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June 2, 2011 3:00:52 AM

Hey everybody!!!! I was just wondering how much an amd athlon II x2 250 OC'ed to 3.73 Ghz would bottleneck a 6850 at 1600 X 900 resolution



if you need my specs here they are

Foxconn a88gmv motherboard
you already know the processor :p 
4x1GB kingston ddr3 1066 ram
corsair CX500 PSU (I would probably need to upgrade this right?)


Thanks in advance!!
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June 2, 2011 3:08:11 AM

Especially with that OC I doubt it will be much of an issue.
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June 2, 2011 3:25:28 AM

jyjjy said:
Especially with that OC I doubt it will be much of an issue.

but what about the power supply do you think i would need to upgrade it?
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February 2, 2012 11:12:48 PM

kinda late i know but information to anyone needing it. i have the same cpu paired with a hd 6790. with my old ecs am2+ board it was bottlenecked (didn't see much improvement from my 9800gt). after i swapped my asus M4N68T-M V2 the video card picked up a bit. i am assuming it was the swap from pci-e 1.0 to pci-e 2.0 that helped. i run it with a cooler master gx450w with no problems. haven't OC yet so don't know if that will help out too, but i may not bother as i am getting a pII soon
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February 3, 2012 4:16:55 PM

Have a look for a phenom ii x3/x4 or try unlocking your Athlon ii into a 3/4 core. Can you unlock the cache as well with the cores? I think you will be slightly bottlenecked with a dual core CPU. What wattage is the Corsair CX500 PSU? If it's 500watts then its' fine.
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