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Will Phenom 9500 Quad bottleneck HD 6670??

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May 27, 2012 3:52:09 PM

Hello, my current PC has the following specs:

Phenom 9500
HD 3650
2GB DDR2 800MHz RAM
LC Power Supersilent 600W
MSI k9n6pgm2-v2 MOBO

First of all, is my mobo is compatable with HD 6670 ?
I want to upgrade my graphics card to Powercolor HD 6670 DDR3 1gb. I m wondering will my current CPU be enough for that card?
I m also wondering how will this set up handle skyrim and oblivion @ 1024x768 resolution. I would like to play skyrim on at least medium settings if i can.
Also how much of performance improvement will HD 6670 be over HD 3650??
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May 27, 2012 5:51:50 PM

Hi :) 

The Phenom will be fine as thats only a low/medium graphics card anyway......

All the best Brett :) 
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May 27, 2012 6:06:40 PM

No it won't bottleneck at all.
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May 27, 2012 6:32:00 PM

Thanks.
I also plan on overclocking my CPU, so i m wondering, will some cheaper cooler such as HyperX TX3 be enough for reaching 2.4-2.6 GHz?
Also i m still concerned about my mobo. Is there a large performance difference between DDR2 and DDR3 memory? Cuz my mobo only supports DDR2 @ 800mhz so if i buy 2X2 gb DDR3 memory i don't know if it will be compable with my mobo...
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May 27, 2012 6:40:59 PM

to overclock from 2.4-2.6GHz u need to have decent aftermarket cooler and it also depend on ur Chip how much and how far it can get with less volt cosumption = less heat and the RAM compatibilty depend on which mobo ur using if it support ddr3 then only it ll support

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May 27, 2012 6:47:13 PM

The hyper TX3 is perfect (I have one, runs my Phenom II X2 @ 3.72GHz cool) DDR2 is fine for your CPU and is the only RAM compatible with it anyways.
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May 27, 2012 6:57:05 PM

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/K9N6PGM2-V.html#/?div=Det...

is this above ur Mobo then it does not support DDR3 only DDR2 533/667/800,Supports a maximum memory size up to 8GB.

well abt ur urpgrade from hd 3650 to HD 6670 yes definetly there ll lot of difference from the card u are using at now and no idea abt how much diff well for getting rough estimation u can check the toms graphic card heriachy chart those are graded as per bench scores.

here below u can check card ratings:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
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