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March 4, 2013 8:41:49 AM

I want to know if my motherboard and cpu are capable of handling gtx 660 or 7850 radeon. I am not an expert so please help :) 

System spec

1-0G GT640 DVi / HDMI/VGA Gaming Graphics
Asrock N68-VS3  fx Motherboard
8.0g DDR3 1333mhz
500g Sata III 7200 HDD
Micro ATX Case  Black Good Cooling Stylish
Branded 500W PSU
 Wifi 802.11 b/g/n

Thanks. Moe elia

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March 4, 2013 8:47:10 AM

With no problem. However you might experience "bottlenecking" from the CPU.

Bottlenecking is when one component doesn't allow the other to run at its' full potential. Like a too slow CPU (as in your case), won't allow the GPU to run at 100%. It could also be the other way around. - Here is a more proffesional explanation.

Still upgrading the GPU would serve as a great increase of performance in your games. :) 
March 4, 2013 9:06:27 AM

Thanks for your reply :) 

How about 7770 ramd? It should be better than my current 640 gtx
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March 4, 2013 9:31:08 AM

Yes your mobo and cpu are fine for a 7850 you just need to overclock your cpu a little bit not a big deal imo.
March 4, 2013 9:43:18 AM

Thanks bigcyco1.

I have no idea how to overlock a cpu, but I am sure the repair shop next to my area will know and hopefully do it for me.

And again thanks both of you for helping a newbie.
March 4, 2013 9:49:45 AM

No problem bud anytime your welcome enjoy!
March 4, 2013 11:19:40 AM

should i over clock to 4.2 ghz for it to match the 7850? or less or more? and do i need a new cpu cooler as well or the stock is fine?

sorry for the long questions.
March 4, 2013 11:56:06 AM

Yes 4.2GHZ would be fine and yes you need a aftermarket cpu cooler one of these should do the trick. CPU Cooler:COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+

March 4, 2013 1:28:25 PM

Alright cheers mate.

Although newegg is based in america, I would prefer a uk dealer :) 

One last thing. I have a spare 7770 amd that my friend don't need anymore, can I put that card with out over clocking?

March 4, 2013 2:50:56 PM

Thank you for being so helpfull mate.
March 4, 2013 2:54:56 PM

No worries your more then welcome.