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Intel core 2 quad q9400 @ 2 66ghz run a nvidia gtx 660 without bottlenecking

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
February 12, 2013 5:52:11 PM

Hello,

Will I be able to have a Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 with this setup without having to upgrade any hardware? I want to make sure everything will still run smoothly and not bottle neck.

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

CPU
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 @ 2.66GHz
Yorkfield 45nm Technology

RAM
12.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 331MHz (5-5-5-15)

Motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5Q-E (LGA 775)

Graphics
LG TV (1920x1080@60Hz)
512MB GeForce 9800 GTX (EVGA)

Hard Drives
932GB Seagate ST1000DM003-9YN162 ATA Device (SATA)

Thanks for the help!

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February 12, 2013 6:08:14 PM

Replace your mobo with a G41 or G45. these are very good mobos with DDR3 1333 OC capable. Buy some good DDR3 1333Mhz Ram sticks (8 GB). C2Q is a overclocking beast and better then Core 2 extreme when overclocked but the stock cooler from intel is hopeless. Buy a nice closed loop dual radiator liquid cooler and aggressively overclock your cpu.

TERRRRAAA ! Bottlenecking ghost is gone
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February 12, 2013 6:12:03 PM

Thanks Sanil.

I not very good with computer language, I can understand a lot of it but I really don't want to upgrade anything else so that is why I was wondering if this would be a good card for my machine. I don't have a lot of money and found a good deal on a 660.
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February 13, 2013 1:56:16 AM

Does anybody else have any opinions on this?
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June 30, 2013 10:42:02 PM

Just insert GPu and play.
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