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December 30, 2012 2:54:00 AM

I was looking to upgrade my cpu and motherboard because i have been experiencing bottle-necking. I was wondering if these two components would potentially prevent bottle-necking and work with my graphics card. Motherboard= AS Rock LGA1155 (http://www.amazon.com/LGA1155-CrossFireX-Motherboard-Z7...) and cpu= Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...). I'm slightly a noob because i got myself into this situation in the first place, so all responses help.

specs:
AMD Phenom II X6 3.3 GHz Processor
AMD Sapphire HD 7970 Vapor-X GHz edition
8 gigs of DDR3 ram
Asus M5A97 motherboard
1000W silent Pro

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December 30, 2012 4:20:52 AM

crystalchamp said:
I was looking to upgrade my cpu and motherboard because i have been experiencing bottle-necking. I was wondering if these two components would potentially prevent bottle-necking and work with my graphics card. Motherboard= AS Rock LGA1155 (http://www.amazon.com/LGA1155-CrossFireX-Motherboard-Z7...) and cpu= Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...). I'm slightly a noob because i got myself into this situation in the first place, so all responses help.

specs:
AMD Phenom II X6 3.3 GHz Processor
AMD Sapphire HD 7970 Vapor-X GHz edition
8 gigs of DDR3 ram
Asus M5A97 motherboard
1000W silent Pro


What exactly is your problem because a six core Phenom II should not be bottlenecking a 7970.
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December 30, 2012 4:42:56 AM

Yes your current cpu is good.
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December 30, 2012 6:29:46 AM

Looks fine to me, I ran an X4 965 with my 7970 until i moved to intel and it worked perfectly with smooth fps, have you tried overclocking it a bit to see if you gain any performance?
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December 30, 2012 3:32:04 PM

rds1220 said:
What exactly is your problem because a six core Phenom II should not be bottlenecking a 7970.


I get low fps in about all games i play even on medium settings, about 30 fps or lower, and ive tried all other ways of fixing it but im completely stumped. And i assumed bottlenecking was the problem
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December 30, 2012 3:44:57 PM

You can try overclocking the CPU and see what happens. That is the best way to tell if you are getting bottlenecks. But as I said before a 7970 should not bottleneck a six core Phenom II.
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December 30, 2012 4:40:54 PM

rds1220 said:
You can try overclocking the CPU and see what happens. That is the best way to tell if you are getting bottlenecks. But as I said before a 7970 should not bottleneck a six core Phenom II.


This is what my cpu and gpu usage are when ingame without overclocking http://i48.tinypic.com/mc3ujs.jpg

It seems the cpu is not at its full potential staying in about 40-50 percent in game.
Thanks for the help i have been struggling with this for a long time.
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January 5, 2013 4:48:58 AM

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