Will my e8400 at 3.6ghz bottleneck a 5870?

ellyo414

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Will my e8400 at 3.6ghz bottleneck a 5870?

I'm just wondering because if my e8400 is bottlenecking a 5870 that means that I would need to go pick up an i5/i5mobo/ddr3 for an extra 500$ (or so), and id rather not at this time :p (not strapped for cash atm)

Drop by and let me know.

Thanks.
 


It probably would, but at a socket 775 you could get a Q9XXX, could you not?

Lemme know if you'll sell the e8400 ;)
 

ellyo414

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Well I guess I could go for a q9 but 775 is slowly getting outdated... and i5 just seems the better choice at this point in time...

I'm pretty sure my e8400 is from a bad batch because I can't even load Windows at 4.0ghz 9 x 444 with a voltage of 1.4 and my 1000 mhz rated ram running at 800 mhz, 5 5 5 15 timings =/

Even right now at 3.6 my e8400 reaches mid/high 60's on intelburn test, which doesn't make sense because I'm running an OCZ vendetta 2 with OCZ freeze extreme TP.