How Badly Am I Being Bottlenecked?

My system is
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.5GHz
4GB DDR3 RAM
And an EVGA GTX 580
700W PSU

Am I being bottlenecked really hard? I got the GTX 580 as a gift to replace my old GTX 260.
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  1. It is will bottleneck but not a huge bottleneck.only mainly in cpu intensive games.you can easily overclock that cpu to increase fps.
  2. ASHISH65 said:
    It is will bottleneck but not a huge bottleneck.only mainly in cpu intensive games.you can easily overclock that cpu to increase fps.


    Just get a Hyper 212 Evo and OC it. Shouldn't be much of a bottleneck
  3. I can't overclock.
  4. ^ why it quite easy to overclock!
  5. core2 with ddr 3. what an odd combination
  6. neon neophyte said:
    core2 with ddr 3. what an odd combination

    what you mean?
  7. i could be mistaken, but ever core2 ive laid eyes on used ddr2
  8. Yes most of core2 uses ddr2 but op has ddr3 mobo.
  9. Would you consider Far Cry 3 a CPU intensive game? It's quite laggy on my system.
  10. No, FC3 is a GPU intensive game. Cpu intensive games are mostly multi-player online games.

    At the wrong settings, FC3 will lag on just about any system. I have SLI GTX 680s and still turn some settings down to run smoothly.

    GTX 580 is fine. It's just a question of experimenting with the graphics settings until you find the ones that allow your system to run it smoothly.
  11. Yes i think so far cry is demanding game though untill i have not played it but also crysis 3 will be most demanding game ever.
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