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CPU bottle Neck?


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Naree

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I have 2 Gigabytes of RAM, and I am thinking of getting a 8800GS AD edition
The Card

But I only have a AMD 64 Athlon 3000+ Vience, which I can't over clock. (Locked BIOS)

exactly how much will his hurt my GPU's performance?
Right now I have a integrated Graphics chip, so I do need a GPU.

Would a 3200+ or a 3500+ chip be a big jump in performance?

Edited by Naree, 08 March 2008 - 07:08 AM.

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Maybe a cheap X2 will do you good like the 4200 or above but it will still not give you your full GPU strength.

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Venice? you are on S-939? It's hard to get a 939-dually now.. and upgrade to 3500+ wont do much either..

It indeed bottlenecked by cpu...
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Venice? you are on S-939? It's hard to get a 939-dually now.. and upgrade to 3500+ wont do much either..

It indeed bottlenecked by cpu...


Well, I can't get a new computer. So I'll just have to make do.
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Well, I can't get a new computer. So I'll just have to make do.


Erm.. my advice is go straight for a dually if you can find any.. Otherwise it's better just using the old one... It still a good processor but its up to you though :)
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Would a 3200+ or a 3500+ chip be a big jump in performance?

No it would not, I'd advize you not do spend money on this upgrade.

exactly how much will his hurt my GPU's performance?

It's definatly going to affect the overall performance, but no one can really give you exact numbers. I think your making a fairly good choice with this card, but it's not going to be around for much longer, so if you want it, I wouldn't hesitate :)
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