Thread: CPU Bottleneck

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    Ah I misread your post and I thought that the chip that you have was the one you wanted to get.

    I don't know enough to say what would be a good choice, but you can go browse anandtech and tomshardware and do some research, and ask some question on their forums. I bet they'd know the answer.

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    The blame lies more in the motherboard. Not to say graphics cards and processors can't completely interfere with each other, but 99% of the time, they don't. If they do, it's usually the motherboard's fault.
    Thats usualyl the case wher they used extremely old (i.e. cheap) memory manager chips or a cheap PIC or a cheap etc etc.

    What most people dont realize is that the motherboard has a greater effect on the speed of the computer than the CPU. So many times Ive seen strong cpu's straddled with an outdated mobo. The excuse is usually 'well, it fit'.

    Most of the time in modern systems the CPU is not the bottleneck, its usually the memory bandwidth. This is particularly the case with the new multicore designs.

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