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Effects of bottleneck?

by Froger / November 1, 2005 9:16 AM PST

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ & MSI K8N Neo 4 Platinum = s$625 ( Processor and Mobo)

Cosair PC 3200 DDR 400 1 GB (2 x 512mb) = s$170 ( RAM )

MSI GeForce 7800 GT PCI Express = s$718 ( Graphics Card )

Seagate 160Gb 7200 rpm 8MB cache (5 years) SATA = s$158 ( Hard Drive )

BenQ DW1640 16x DVD+_RW = s$83 ( DVD Writer )

Antec True Power 2.0 430W = s$162 ( Power Supply )

Lian-Li PC7A+ Black = s$139 ( Case )

Keyboard, some cheap Logitech = s$20 ( Keyboard )

Razer Diamondback = s$88 ( Mouse )

Func 1030 = s$ 40 ( Mouse Pad )

TOTAL = s$2203, US$1,302.94

Its a bit of a bottleneck, just wanna know what the effects and what can i do about it. Thx in advance

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Not sure what you mean
by Steven Haninger / November 1, 2005 10:02 AM PST
In reply to: Effects of bottleneck?

A bottleneck refers to an area where the path is too narrow to handle the traffic. Are you saying your performance is not as expected?

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It means
by Froger / November 1, 2005 4:18 PM PST
In reply to: Not sure what you mean

as in the whole thing is not really balanced, the graphic card is top of the line, but the rest are below it, someone else in the forums said it was a bottleneck, so i just wanna know what that might do to the performance

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In that case my thoughts are
by Steven Haninger / November 1, 2005 9:49 PM PST
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that a higher end graphics card can, in some cases, compensate for deficiencies in other areas. It can relieve the CPU of some work and improve visual performace in that way. The opposite is not always true. Putting an extra 100 bucks into a slightly faster CPU might not give the graphics boost of putting the same into a better video card. Only benchmarking can validate this however.

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by scottinindy / November 1, 2005 4:44 PM PST
In reply to: Effects of bottleneck?

It really shouldn't be a huge problem at this time, Not that many games out where you would find a problem in regard to your cpu bottlenecking your system. Games such as BF2 are more of a memory hog than a CPU hog. If you think you are feeling the crunch upping the memory to 1.5 or 2 gigs has made a much bigger impact for many people than upgrading the processor. Overall you have a very solid system listed and it should game quite well.

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