Will these specs bottleneck my GPU?

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.
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  1. You should be fine but if you can overclock the c2d to about 3GHz then you will reduce/eliminate any potential bottleneck.
  2. it will but only in a few games only
    and as rolli59 stated , try a little overclock
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. even at stock it shouldn't bottleneck but OC is not a bad idea either.
  6. 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 .
  7. Here is our c2d overclocking guide there are plenty more if you google http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/259899-29-core-overclocking-guide
    An aftermarket cooler is recommended for overclocking.
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