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Old 03-11-05, 01:15 PM Thread Starter   #1
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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!
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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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Old 03-11-05, 02:44 PM   #2
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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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Old 03-11-05, 03:09 PM   #3
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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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Old 03-11-05, 07:18 PM   #4
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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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Old 03-11-05, 07:48 PM Thread Starter   #5
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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

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ohh, by the way, contiune the discussion incase he wants it again! heheh.. i might happen?

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ahh yes the 1.6a, old school beasts. Easily did 2.4 ghz

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Old 03-16-05, 09:27 AM   #9
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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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