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What's my local NAS bottleneck?

Q: What's my local NAS bottleneck?

So I just set up FreeNAS on my LAN. I have a Linksys router.... I believe everything is 10/100 but for some reason its transfering at about 8.61MB/s.

Now before I start posting all my equipment specs, would anyone know right off the bat what my bottleneck is, or give me a clue how to figure this out? I'm apparently not thinking properly enough to figure this out at the moment.

BTW, everything plugged in... so I'm not transfering wirelessly.

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A: What's my local NAS bottleneck?

You're transferring at almost 70 mbit - your network is probably your bottleneck. Are you sure there is no additional activity on your network? You should be able to reach between 80-90 if nothing else is going on and the rest of the environment is lean. If everything is working absolutely great I would say you can even reach mid to upper 90's. See if the system sending files has plenty of CPU cycles available by opening your task manager. Also, are you transferring lots of small files or one big file? Larger files will transfer faster than a bunch of tiny ones. At most you can expect a file transfer speed of about 12 MB/sec on a 100 mbit network.
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Hi guys,

I built a new system which you can see at my system specs. As you can see, the only bottleneck I have now is the RAM as I can't go higher than 800Mhz ubtil I change my mobo but is not driving me crazy. My question is about my HDDs. I have only 1 x 750 GB with 32 MB of cache and there's a 2nd one coming next week and it's exactly the same. What I would like to do is have them both on RAID 1 to have backup of all my files and have a 3rd HDD with my OS and software. The problem is that I can't afford a 3rd HDD right now. Will a 250 GB WD Caviar with only 8 MB of cache make a huge bottleneck? They are al SATA 3.0 G/Sec access of course.

Thanks in advanced,

A:Will I have a bottleneck?

First off, i have one hunch why you cannot reach 1066 on your ram. OCZ is a very "cheap" brand. sure at the time you probably had no other choice about what ram you were going to choose, but OCZ doesnt overclock to its full potential most of the time. I always go with corsair or G skill which sometimes can be the cheaper brand. but on a 780i it shouldnt be a problem. with the 680i, it was because it was new to the 1066 interface.

now onto the hard drive question. where you planning on buying the 3rd HDD? and how much is your budget? because 250 Gb go for a low 40-50$ or not even that much sometimes. But no, you shouldnt have a bottleneck with any SATA drive these days.
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Will installing a video card help in this case? Also, what's the cheapest you can get that can do just that? She's a bit tight on her budget

A:CPU or GPU bottleneck

You mentioned that the CPU is maxed out during Facebook games. Therefore, it's most likely CPU limited. You can get a Nvidia GeForce GT 630 which is a pretty good budget card to assign some processing to the GPU. It should costs about PHP 2400.00 or $60. This GPU should help out with many flash games as well web browser GPU acceleration. However, CPU can still bottleneck the GPU on some flash games.
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-a pretty lightweight Award 300w power supply.

So far I can't seem to get my fsb above 210 with tight timings (2-3-3-6) or about 220 with pretty loose timings 3-4-4-8. It seems like the ram, while not being capable of getting into that 300 range that i've been reading about, still should be able to go higher than this.

1) What's most likely holding me back? Is it the motherboard or is it actually likely to be my RAM's cap? What should that RAM be getting up to?

2) How much of a factor is my crappy power supply in achieving higher speeds, not the safety of my components.

3) Also, if i did want to get up into that 300 range, what would i need? Some ocz pc 3700 and a better motherboard like that DFI lanparty one?

A:Where's my OC bottleneck?

Does your motherboard have a working PCI/AGP lock ?
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My motherboard has AGP 4x. I have seen several sites claim that 8x is the standard for video cards now. Does this mean if I get a card that wants to use 8x it will only run at half its available speed? Or is the difference between running 4x and 8x negligable (Ive noticed a few people have 8x compatibility run at 4x to avoid lockups/instability?)

PS: The card I will most likely get is a radeon 9600 or slightly above. (ie not strapped for cash but not fanatical gamer)

Thanks in advance,


A:AGP - 4x bottleneck?

IMHO, In the real world, running a card at 4X besides 8x wont have a little or no degradation in terms of performance. Why? This is because there not many or no games at all that can make full use of the 8x bandwidth. If I were in your situation, I will still continue to keep the 4x motherboard and upgrade to Radeon 9600 without any hesitation.
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A:bottleneck cpu

assuming your mobo supports that cpu then yes it will be better than the one you have , will you notice any improvement ingame? im not so sure , cpu bottleneck is a much discussed subject and will depend very much on the game you are playing ,

make sure your mobo and bios support it before upgrading , i have no experiance with Dell stuff
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A:Where's my bottleneck?

Intel P4 1.3GHzClick to expand...

get a cpu upgrade.

Sure, the 9800 will deliver great, high quality fps, but your cpu will be holding back this card in a BIG way. You probably won't even be able to run max details in games b/c the cpu can't handle the load. Basically, you'll still be gaming with a few details (in game), but w/ great AA and AF.
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-gfx card
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(would like to get a second one)

other parts:
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So my question is this, where will I get a bottleneck in performance, and with todays latest games will I see and major performance increases if i get another gtx560 and run them in sli?

Hope someone could help me with this, or should I spend the money of the second gfx card and upgrade something else.....I'm note looking for braging rights, just as best performance I can....


A:where is the bottleneck??

Im building a rig with almost the same board right now

If you could get ram at 1600mhz you will be real good

the cpu i heard that it would be better to use BE edition phenoms such as the 965 70 etc

other then that everything looks great if you like you can check out the post on my build these guys are great on instrutional help / they can guide you home
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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 740 @ 1.73GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 4020 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6370M, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 164684 MB, Free - 22453 MB; D: Total - 290244 MB, Free - 84997 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc., K52JT
Antivirus: None

It says I have 8 processors, but I have a quad core... It says that is has "hyperthreading".
Battlefield Bad Company 2 runs at 15 FPS, even on the lowest settings you can go. I want to find out which of the hardware devices is bottlenecking the performance. Should I get 8GB of RAM? Will that even help?

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or is my video card not any better?
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and i feel like its too low for my hardware. games like arma i cant get above an avg of 25ish.
cpu: amd a8-5600k apu 3.6ghz / amd fm2a75m mb
ram: 8GB
gpu: R7850 DD 2gb

A:Is my cpu a bottleneck?

You can run performance tests to answer your question yourself.,2738-2.html

There are probably too many variables in your question to answer with any real meaning without system testing
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A:Will this GPU bottleneck my CPU?

Im not to sure about the bottleknocking issue. BUT I can tel you that your PSU IS NOT MADE FOR GAMING. Especially since your GPU REQUIRES MINIMUM of 500W PSU. Yours simply wont handle the stress and also wont provide enough power either. I would recommend a
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Current setup:

- BFG tech. 8800GT OC2 (oc'd to 700 Mhz core, 1,000 mhz memory).

- AMD Athlon 5400+ Black Edition (oc'd to 3.0 Ghz)

- 4GB of PQI Turbo ddr2

- ECS c51pvgm-gb motherboard (cheap) oc'd PCI-E Reference clock to 2,925 Mhz

- 550w Rosewill PSU

- x1 Hitachi 250gb, x1 Seagate Barracuda 300gb

- Air cooled w/ x2 80mm exhaust, x2 120mm intake (Scythe Ultrakaze @ 3,000 RPM and 144CFM)

A:What's my rig's bottleneck?

Hi pingpongmury,
that's a pretty evenly matched it comes down to what you use the system for. if its gaming then obviously a new GPU would be in order. if multitasking, then a CPU.
i see two very weak spots though, the motherboard, ECS is not a well built MB. and two, the Rosewill PSU. for the same reason. Rosewill is a Newegg house brand. I have talked with a tech @ newegg and even he called the Rosewill brand a "work in progress"
just some things to consider.
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It would seem so.. while your processor is by no means bad, I remember having a X2 4400 like 5 years ago or something. It might be time to upgrade your processor
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Hey all,
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450W with combined 33A on the 12V+ rail (18A + 18A)

I tried overclocking my CPU but the ram is limiting it I believe, since it's being 667....
Anyway, is it possible that my 4600+ is bottlenecking my system in games?
I play CoD4 and get 80-90 FPS on 1024*768 res and all settings on low.
And when I shoot it goes to like 50 fps, quite an annoying jump.

Anyway, I was thinking if the 4600 ISN'T bottlenecking my system, I would probably get myself an 8800GT 512mb.
And if my cpu is Bottlenecking, would it be worth getting an 8800GT at all? Or should I just get a new motherboard and wait for the new and cheap intel chips to come out?

A:Possible Bottleneck?

I know a guy with a 7800GT who gets 125 constant with a decent resolution and medium settings.. arr what the HELL?
Why is my setup lagging behind..

EDIT: even a guy with a 3800+ X2 is getting 125 constant (CoD gamers love to cap to 125 =>). I assume he has an 8800GT however. But still.
My card shouldn't perform this badly? And I got enough power to it, 18A+18A on the 12V+.
All the latest drivers are installed.... errh!
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Yes your processor, RAM, and FSB are all bottlenecks. - Time for an upgrade
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XFX GeForce GTS 250 @ 800MHz

A:GTS 250 bottleneck?

Well, your CPU and your RAM are kind of vintage. With the CPU there is little you can do because you are stuck with the 939 socket. Whether you could use faster DDR3 RAM depends on your board.
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antec tru 380watt

I dont really play any maj games just watch movies, play music.

A:CPU Bottleneck

A CPU bottleneck occurs when the processor in your computer becomes the main component that is hindering performance.

Whether your CPU is a bottleneck, depends on what exactly you do with your computer and where you experience slowdowns.
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Good upgrade yes/no?


Yes, its a good upgrade....will a quad core be better....yes
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A:Will It Bottleneck??
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I have a GREAT 939 mobo i just acquired and do NOT feel like buying a brand new AM2 board. However, the fastest x2 series processor i could find was a 4200+x2 on newegg. I cant get an opteron (cause mobo needs a bios update meaning i need to get a "loaner" 939 processor) and i am definitely NOT going to buy a 4800+x2 for the $400 price tag ive seen around for the 939...

SO, will i have to worry about a bottleneck with these components?

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A:8800GTS 320 Bottleneck

Hmm.... Thats a tough call. I'd say depend on the game you're playing.

However, it'll definately bottleneck the 8800GTX.
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I don't understand what everybody means about cpu bottlenecking.
can someone explain it to me? and how do i know if a cpu is bottlenecked?

thank you.

A:bottleneck definition

Hope this help explaining what a bottleneck is.
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Important Specs:

9800gt 512mb
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With this, I was just wondering if my parts are limiting my performance at all. Or is this normal.

A:Bottleneck Question

Andyour point... you asking about .01 fps difference, or am I missing something ?
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A:Internet seems to bottleneck

Sadly I'm using a pretty old systemClick to expand...

That's probably the issue.

Please, post some computer info:
- processor type, amount of RAM (hold Windows logo key, hit Pause/Break key)
- hard drive size/free space (open "My Computer", right click on hard drive letter, click "Properties")
- security programs in use (antivirus, firewall)
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A:CPU a bottleneck issue?

I would recommend a better cpu, I'd suggest going for a 8400 not the e8500, no need in paying for the extra few hundred megahertz. I'm not sure if you can upgrade with a bios update, but you need to make sure that you can, that's the first thing you should do.
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Just as a FYI - I'm leaning towards FX-6300/990X/8GB DDR3-1800/FirePro or two gaming type cards (looking to add a 3rd monitor).

A:CPU, GPU and/or RAM -- (?) Determining which is bottleneck

I would think a lot of that would be governed by your internet connection. If you use actual software (not a web-browser), I would look into their recommendations. If the CPU is what the software depends on, go with something from the Intel line. I'd be surprised if dual gaming video cards would be necessary at all. When you hit these volatile moments, what process is eating up your CPU cycles?
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In the PNP settings of my BIOS:

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DRAM Freq: 133

BUT... the AMD Athlon XP Processor that I have has a 266mhz bus. I am running a bottleneck arent I?

A:Running a bottleneck?

Nope... You're not bottlenecked... (at least in that regard)

Your motherboard shouldn't be running more than 133Mhz when you've got an athlon with a 266Mhz FSB...

The cpu effectivly doubles the FSB from 133 to 266, so it can transmit/receive data at twice the speed, without putting more stress on the other components...

It's kinda like DDR, which doubles the data rate at the same speed...

This is as good as explanation I can give you without becoming too technical...
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A:Will a Ph II 965 (3.4) bottleneck a GTX660TI SC?

You may see some extra performance just by going with a new CPU with stronger/more efficient cores. Most "bottleneck" questions are difficult to answer without testing though. If you had a single core processor and 1GB of RAM with that same video card, then the answer is easy.....yes there is a severe bottleneck. A quad-core CPU from that generation will probably work well with lower-mid range cards, but you are going to gain FPS in games with a newer CPU just because games aren't 100% based on the GPU and a more powerful CPU will net higher frame rates.

What Intel CPU are you going with?
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Here's my specs:

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Video Card: EVGA 8800GTS 512MB

If so, any recommendations?

Thanks for any replies

A:Bottleneck from AMD x2 4600+?

Can you list the motherboard and PSU as well, thanks.
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A:System Bottleneck?

your system is fine, get the 6800GT. i have an an athlon xp 2500+ (1.8gigs) and a 6800GT(AGP) and i can play games at really good resolutions will settings on high. im not overclocking anything either.
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my system is

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1GB Geil DDR400 cas 2.5
Maxtor diamondmax 9 160gb
seagate barracuda 80gb
Antec Trueblue 600w PSU
2 dvd drives

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any ideas?

A:Help needed. Where is my bottleneck

Get another gig of ram for BF2.

It's a total stutter and swap fest playing online with 512mb-1 gig at even medium/high settings as it's a total pig on memory.

Adding another 512 or 1 gig should cure your stutter, pauses and performance issues.

I play the game @ 1280x1024 on an X800XT, 3.0ghz P4 and at 1 gig, it was brutal. I can now play it with ALL video settings on "High" (except lighting at medium as a personal preference) @ 1280x1024 with great framerates just by adding another gig. Level loads are much better too.. and when you first join a server, it's not a jerky mess for 2-3 minutes still swapping junk to the swapfile- instant smoothness on-join.
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A:System Bottleneck

Here are a couple of PC Performance Tests
PCpitstop performance test
Passmark Performance Test

Good Luck.
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My current pc is:
Amd64 3400+,
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6800GT AGP,

Thanks guys! Any help / advice is appriciated.



I will be doing a proper upgrade in about 6 months, but do you think this will do? (for now)

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what slot is it for the graphics card on the mobo agp pci or pci-e? If iots pci-e then thats good because soon they will all be pci-e and i think its better.... yes it would do you for now .. if it was a pci-e slot i would say get an ati x1950 pro graphics card i have one my self and the graphics are so crisp and smooth this the one i got >

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Vista will tell you in it's rating system what your "bottleneck" is. Just go into the Control Panel and select System. The lowest rated item is your problem area. My lowest rating is 4.8. This is also my systems score. This lowest rating is my video card/driver...
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I don't know about gen. rule apply
while 1 drive is read, write for OS the other read write your data
thats how I can edit 2 movies and copy same time
there is a limit ,one limit is the ide bus or sata controller
using raid will increase some at cost of drive space
also great on re-installs
this is just an opinion on my part
some don't use a smaller drive they will just partition
some say it (partitions)does not work for them
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If it only relates to Battlefield 3 and you don't see the problem with any other games, then the most likely answer is that the problem is the game.

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I have not used that board however here are some basic guidelines for how to OC.

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- Update drivers (every component)
- Internet connection? / P2P? Are you playing online, when this occurs?
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- Virus, Spyware ETC
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(btw: what's the cpu clock rate? Your ISP connection DSL vs Cable?)

Let's look at your Internet.
get a command prompt and let's do some tests:
find the domain name of one of the games that suffers (I'll use in the examples below

(copy and paste the results in your follow-up)

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If you are going to upgrade and your system supports it, you might as well try to get a 4 core. Especially on an AMD rig, where CPU performance is weaker than Intel core for core. The "AMD Athlon II X4 650" is about the weakest performance I would recommend to anyone. It is comparable to the Core i3-2100 which is as low as I recommend for Intel CPU's.

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This is something I dug up,

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Hi and welcome to TSG.

If neither your CPU or GPU are reaching 100% then they are likely not being bottlenecked. A bottleneck being where more data is passed to a component than it can handle. If the CPU was bottlenecking the system I would expect to see it at or very close to 100% usage all the time, the same for the GPU.

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Motherboard (including revision number)?
Power Supply (make, model, wattage and approximate age)?
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What do they use for processor ? Probably some i5 ?
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Sounds like driver didn't install

Sounds to me like the video driver did not install correctly.

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I personally think that your amount of ram (2 sticks for 4gb ram) is quite low for big games like GTA V.
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(I'm posting the video for educational purposes ONLY. I am in no way affiliated with JayzTwoCents)

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A:Can't figure out where the bottleneck in my system is

We need more information on your computer than you provided.

Do the following, and also provide a complete description of the power supply.


Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe) to the desktop.

After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.

Information about your computer will appear.

Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.

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Doh! I guess the newegg wish lists don't go public automatically.

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EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

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A:power supply bottleneck?

Besides only being 300watts, 15amps on the 12v rail isn`t good. particularly if your psu is a no name brand.

Check out this psu wattage calculator HERE.

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A:3850 --> 4870 Bottleneck?

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A:Bottleneck with a Radeon 5770?

Its not a big step up.
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A:Will XFX 8800GTS bottleneck my system?

Is my comp tp slow tp keep up with the XFX 8800GTS?
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A:Severe HDD bottleneck on laptop


Have you checked for disk fragmentation? Have you tried to run a chkdsk?

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Post Your system specs If it a build or a retail computer.This way someone can better assist you.
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A:How does a CPU bottleneck affect GPU performance?

You might gain a little in minimum frame rate depending on the screen resolution/video memory usage, but little else if the CPU is theoretically maxed out with a lower performing GPU.
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