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Graphics new GFX card (Bottlenecking)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by adamg64, 12 Feb 2011.

  1. adamg64

    adamg64 What's a Dremel?

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    Hi cards sorry its another new gfx card thread.

    Had my old system running for 3 years nearly now my 9800GX2 died few months back and running an old 8600gt which is cool but nothing special.

    With Crisis 2 and Battlefield 3 out this year im gonna need abit more power to run them at a decent enough spec (1680 x 1050 Highest settings if poss)

    But with just about 150 quid budget only looking at upgrading my gfx card looking at a 1gig GTX 460, but i'm worried that the spec on my PC my create a bottleneck because ram/cpu etc aint up to it if you get my meaning.

    Im running:

    MSI P7N SLI Platinum nForce 750i SLI Socket 775
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.40GHz) G0 Stepping L2 8MB
    Arctic Cooling AC-FRZ-7P Freezer 7 Pro
    4 x 1GB DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 Memory
    150 gig 10000 rpm raptor
    900w hiper psu
    8600GT 512mb

    Ideas on GFX cards please guys?
     
  2. fuus

    fuus Rocking All Year Christmas

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    GTX 460 should be fine for anything you're using it for, cpu and ram all seem ok!

    If you're looking for a better gfx from that go upto a GTX 560Ti for £200
     
  3. Ljs

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    Also, try and get your Q6600 overclocked a little.
     
  4. adamg64

    adamg64 What's a Dremel?

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    Overclocking was the reason for the purchase i had it running at 3.00GHZ from new but had stability issues but that was down to my GFX card but not bothered overclocking since but seen as a new GFX is on the horizon i will playing around with it for sure.

    Hoping to pick up a 460 1gig for about 130ish less would be nice, £200 quid is more than i wanna spend but thanks for the heads up.

    Need to sort something out FPS on consoles suck! need to get back to ma roots!
     
  5. adamg64

    adamg64 What's a Dremel?

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    Wicked_Sludge My eyes! The goggles do nothing!

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    you will definitely want to overclock your CPU. the mid 3.0ghz range shouldnt be hard with that setup and will get your CPU back in the game.
     

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