This site has help me build my system from the ground up. Unfortunately, a few components are out dated. I hope to receive more assistance before buying aimlessly newer parts to replace older parts, to ensure that my new GPU is not being and/or limiting bottlenecking.
So this questions/thread is about steps I can take(or anyone) that can help remove the bottlenecking of my GPU.
From what I've researched, potentially 2 things need to be addressed in my system to successfully eliminate bottlnecking of my GPU, but before I do this, I want to ask for help to make sure that if these are replaced with more "high-end" components, if it will eliminate/limit bottlenecking. I only have 1 PCI-E x16 and was hoping to get this GPU in to a PCI-E 2.0.
Can these two components in sync bottleneck my GPU? I'm very limited in OC settings in my BIOS, but the FSB : RAM ratio is 1:1. I cannot control timing for the RAM and I cannot change the PCI Express frequency to 100 in BIOS. Is my system hopeless with the Q9550 @3.4ghz/3.6ghz (with better RAM)?