Will these specs bottleneck my GPU? Tags: GPUs Bottleneck Components Last response: December 27, 2011 11:46 AM in Components Share jimmybaws December 26, 2011 2:40:27 PM Hey guys, i was thinking about buying a new GPU in the next couple of days and i was wondering if these specs following would bottleneck the below GPU: Powercolor GDDR5 1GB 6870 Was also looking to overclock it. Core 2 Quad @ 2.66ghz 4gb DDR2 memory 650w PSU Any help is appreciated. Thanks. More about : specs bottleneck gpu rolli59 December 26, 2011 3:08:36 PM You should be fine but if you can overclock the c2d to about 3GHz then you will reduce/eliminate any potential bottleneck. truegenius December 26, 2011 6:10:05 PM it will but only in a few games only and as rolli59 stated , try a little overclock Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jimmybaws December 26, 2011 10:52:10 PM truegenius said:it will but only in a few games only and as rolli59 stated , try a little overclock To overclock a CPU is it through bios or a program?, i have no idea on bios :S truegenius December 27, 2011 6:47:25 AM bios overclock is more stable and need a ton of patience to do that. Their are softwares that can do that (like intel control centre) and are easy to use. BUT IF YOU ARE NEW TO OVERCLOCK THEN YOU HAVE TO DO RESEARCH, AND SHOULD HAVE FULL KNOWLEDGE OF HOW TO TWEAK BIOS. esrever December 27, 2011 7:04:54 AM even at stock it shouldn't bottleneck but OC is not a bad idea either. sod16 December 27, 2011 7:24:24 AM I have q6600 (2.4) with a HD6850 Black edition... Fine but in bf3 I get 94% to max CPU usage... You should be fine, not perfectly fine, but more then fine. Fine as in the card will work and will make games playable. There will come a game or two your cpu will push hard to play. Bf3 on High, and ultra (24fps) for splayer. Multilayer can be annoyingly stuttery . rolli59 December 27, 2011 11:46:35 AM Here is our c2d overclocking guide there are plenty more if you google http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/259899-29-core-overcl... An aftermarket cooler is recommended for overclocking. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !