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    R. Kelly is my roll model EvilCloudStrife's Avatar
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    Will My CPU bottleneck a 6600GT AGP 8x

    okay, here is my system i am selling to a friend

    1.6 P4 northwood.. Overclocks great!
    2100 DDR mushkin memory 512MB
    visiontek geforce2 MX400
    Antec Case and 350W PSU
    7.1 channel soundcard (soundblaster platinum?)
    Norcent 16x DVD-Rom
    13 gig IBM 2 mb cache 7200
    80 gig IBM 2mb cache 7200
    Floppy
    Abit SR7-8x Motherboard
    Stock Heatsink/fan

    i am kinda doing the research for him.. i wanna know if i got a 6600GT if this setup would bottleneck the videocard and by how much exactly? i could overclock the ram/cpu.. keep that in mind... thanks for your input

    EDIT: and yes, i am talking about the CPU.. Because i was thinking about dropping a 2.6-2.8 in there for like 100-160 more bucks.... but i dont know if that would make a difference... let me know for sure
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    Motherboard: DFI NF4 Ultra-D Bios 623-3
    CPU: AMD 939 Opteron 148 CABYE 0536 & XP-120 W/ Sanyo Denki 120mm Fan - 11x264 - 2900Mhz - 1.52V - 25C Idle - 38C Load
    RAM: OCZ Gold Edition 2GB (2 x 1GB) - UCCC - 1:1 - 264Mhz - 3-4-3-8 - 2.68V
    Videocard: Evga 7800GT 256-P2-N518 (500/1200)
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    A 6600GT would be a good match for that system, especially if that Northwood can hit 2.0ghz or better.
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    Yeah running stock FSB it'll be a bottleneck, but get that puppy to 2ghz and you'll be good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilCloudStr
    EDIT: and yes, i am talking about the CPU.. Because i was thinking about dropping a 2.6-2.8 in there for like 100-160 more bucks.... but i dont know if that would make a difference... let me know for sure
    I reckon a faster CPU will make a difference, some if not a lot.

    I went from a GF2 GTS (250/400) to a 5900xt, and I noticed a lot of difference performance wise.
    But the difference between my 5900xt running at stock (390/700) or 450/820 hardly made a difference in games / benchmarks which utilized the CPU beyond mere graphical calculations alone. (IOW only my 3dm2k3 score increased noticably).
    That is with my CPU running at xp1900+ (fsb 143 ... I ought to update my sig), so how much would a P4 1.6 @ 2Ghz + 6600GT differ? A 6600Gt would compared to a 5900xt, but a lot with the difference between my and your CPU?

    My opinion: if you got the money whack in a faster cpu and see if you can overclock it even further. But if your friend isn't really into gaming (or not the newest games) I wouldn't bother and leave it all like it is (6600GT but w/o new CPU).

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    R. Kelly is my roll model EvilCloudStrife's Avatar
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    AHHH!! some friend... he backed out.. what a jerk..... i was selling this whole thing for 200 bucks.. i deal if ya ask me
    Name: Apocalypse
    Motherboard: DFI NF4 Ultra-D Bios 623-3
    CPU: AMD 939 Opteron 148 CABYE 0536 & XP-120 W/ Sanyo Denki 120mm Fan - 11x264 - 2900Mhz - 1.52V - 25C Idle - 38C Load
    RAM: OCZ Gold Edition 2GB (2 x 1GB) - UCCC - 1:1 - 264Mhz - 3-4-3-8 - 2.68V
    Videocard: Evga 7800GT 256-P2-N518 (500/1200)
    DVD: NEC 16XDVD+/-RW
    Hard Drives: (1)Western Digital 7200 250GB 16MB SATA2, (2)Western Digital 7200 250GB 16MB SATA2, Western Digital 7200 200GB 8MB IDE, (1) Westen Digital 7200 250GB 2MB IDE, (2) Western Digital 7200 250GB 2MB IDE, (3) Removable Western Digital 7200 250GB 2MB USB2 Enclosure
    PSU: OCZ 520W SLI Powerstream

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    R. Kelly is my roll model EvilCloudStrife's Avatar
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    ohh, by the way, contiune the discussion incase he wants it again! heheh.. i might happen?
    Name: Apocalypse
    Motherboard: DFI NF4 Ultra-D Bios 623-3
    CPU: AMD 939 Opteron 148 CABYE 0536 & XP-120 W/ Sanyo Denki 120mm Fan - 11x264 - 2900Mhz - 1.52V - 25C Idle - 38C Load
    RAM: OCZ Gold Edition 2GB (2 x 1GB) - UCCC - 1:1 - 264Mhz - 3-4-3-8 - 2.68V
    Videocard: Evga 7800GT 256-P2-N518 (500/1200)
    DVD: NEC 16XDVD+/-RW
    Hard Drives: (1)Western Digital 7200 250GB 16MB SATA2, (2)Western Digital 7200 250GB 16MB SATA2, Western Digital 7200 200GB 8MB IDE, (1) Westen Digital 7200 250GB 2MB IDE, (2) Western Digital 7200 250GB 2MB IDE, (3) Removable Western Digital 7200 250GB 2MB USB2 Enclosure
    PSU: OCZ 520W SLI Powerstream

    Chuck Norris owns the greatest Poker Face of all-time. It helped him win the 1983 World Series of Poker despite him holding just a Joker, a Get out of Jail Free Monopoloy card, a 2 of clubs, 7 of spades and a green #4 card from the game UNO

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    R. Kelly is my roll model EvilCloudStrife's Avatar
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    Name: Apocalypse
    Motherboard: DFI NF4 Ultra-D Bios 623-3
    CPU: AMD 939 Opteron 148 CABYE 0536 & XP-120 W/ Sanyo Denki 120mm Fan - 11x264 - 2900Mhz - 1.52V - 25C Idle - 38C Load
    RAM: OCZ Gold Edition 2GB (2 x 1GB) - UCCC - 1:1 - 264Mhz - 3-4-3-8 - 2.68V
    Videocard: Evga 7800GT 256-P2-N518 (500/1200)
    DVD: NEC 16XDVD+/-RW
    Hard Drives: (1)Western Digital 7200 250GB 16MB SATA2, (2)Western Digital 7200 250GB 16MB SATA2, Western Digital 7200 200GB 8MB IDE, (1) Westen Digital 7200 250GB 2MB IDE, (2) Western Digital 7200 250GB 2MB IDE, (3) Removable Western Digital 7200 250GB 2MB USB2 Enclosure
    PSU: OCZ 520W SLI Powerstream

    Chuck Norris owns the greatest Poker Face of all-time. It helped him win the 1983 World Series of Poker despite him holding just a Joker, a Get out of Jail Free Monopoloy card, a 2 of clubs, 7 of spades and a green #4 card from the game UNO

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    ahh yes the 1.6a, old school beasts. Easily did 2.4 ghz
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    I think it'll be a bottleneck. A P4 running at 2GHz would've been a bottleneck for a 9700 PRO so I think the same would apply for a 6600GT. Perhaps a regular 6600 or an X600 PRO would be a better match for that CPU (both of which would OC quite a bit), otherwise it would be a good idea to upgrade the CPU in order to match the 6600GT.
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