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Will XFX 8800gt 512mb and intel Pentium D 925(3.0Ghz) bottleneck

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December 8, 2011 2:53:26 AM

will 8800gt (512mb) and intel pentium D 925(3.0ghz) bottleneck ..
or a new cpu is required ??
can i overcome it by overclocking CPU ??if yes then by how much ??

and what is power requirement of this card ??

More about : xfx 8800gt 512mb intel pentium 925 0ghz bottleneck

December 8, 2011 3:15:45 AM

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December 8, 2011 3:23:29 AM

minimal system power is 400w
with a 6 pin and 8 pin power connector from PSU

http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_geforce_8800_gt_us...


if it is a OEM factory tower then chances are you wont have a 6 and 8 pin adapter
or strong enough PSU

there are adapters to change power connectors

what are the rest of your system specs?

as far as bottleneck
I wouldnt be concerned
obviously if you have a custom rig and have the ability to OC the CPU
than that would help
but Pent D ran hot and were not very good overclockers
might be possible to swap in a Core2Duo in that motherboard
since it is usually a LGA775 socket for Pent D
just depends on the chipset used

try running this program
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

that is cpu-s
it will tell you what chipset you have
and from there we cant tell what CPUs are supported

do be warned not to spend any real money on the system
if you can get a Core2Duo CPU really cheap then great

but otherwise start planning a new build for the future if possible
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December 8, 2011 3:30:41 AM

Pentium Ds are not good overclockers... are you kiding me... this guy knows jack... its easy to take um past 4.3 on air... ofcourse a aftermarket air cooler is needed. I was just messing around with my older Pentium D 945, stock 3.4... running stable at 4.3 36c idle 58c full load Prime95 for 2 hours... this chip can almost hit 5 on air... almost 7 on ln2....

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December 8, 2011 3:38:45 AM

Well I am wrong
you are right zloginet
though no need to be rude
did find this link




funny thing is my old Core2Duo 1.8 E4300 stock would beat my old Pentium D 945 in benchmarks like Cinebench and Passmark
though I never overclocked the 945

Learn something new every day
thank you
zloginet
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December 8, 2011 3:43:38 AM

fz8975 said:
config
mobo asus p5gz-mx http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5GZM...
socket intel i945GZ
psu - mercury 400w (17A on 12V rail)

i have after market cooler

i have another option of Nvidia gt240 (but itsfrom PALIT) what about this one ??



saw this link in wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_chipsets#9xx...

states about the 945GZ chipset

"945GZ - Same feature reductions as 945PL but with an integrated . No support for external graphics cards."

I dont completely trust Wikipedia so I will check Intel website
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December 8, 2011 3:49:58 AM

according to Intel data sheet PDF file
http://www.intel.com/Assets/PDF/datasheet/307502.pdf

it doesnt look like the 945GZ chipset supports a PCIE x 16 slot

(though I can always admit when I am wrong)

quote intel
 PCI Express* Graphics Interface (82945G/GC/P/PL
only)



edit
I looked up your motherboard on link
and it shows a PCIe x 16 slot running at 4x
so hopefully I am wrong

just Intel doesnt show support for PCIex16 in data sheet for GZ series

does also look like it can use a 800mhz FSB Core2Duo
like an E4700 2.6 which would destroy an OCd Pentium D easily
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December 8, 2011 4:28:24 AM

should i go for palit gt240 ?
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December 8, 2011 4:33:34 AM

fz8975 said:
should i go for palit gt240 ?


What king smp was trying to say in the above post is that a regular graphics card might not even work in your computer, since it does not have the proper port for it.

I find it hard to believe that it wouldn't, but it happens. The 8800GT 512 would not bottleneck too much, not to a noticeable extent.
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December 8, 2011 4:52:18 AM

anyway current psu is not good enough ...but i am gonna upgrade to corsair vx450 or fsp saga 400w

8800 or palit gt240 ?
gt 240 would bottlneck by how much ?
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December 8, 2011 4:55:38 AM

The 8800GT is better, and I personally don't think it won't bottleneck too much unless you are playing some insane high end games.
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May 20, 2012 11:56:17 AM

YES, the 8800gt will be bottleneckd by pentium d.I bought a new 8800gt and had pentium d 925,i didnt see any fps boost from 8500gt to 8800gt.when i added a core 2 quad q6600,fps went up by 80 fps in every game,i can play bf3 @ 1400x900 low at 60fps no probs.so yes pentium d will stop ur 8800gt
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