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Bottlenecking?


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#1 eastonch

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 04:40 PM

Hi i have been told about my previous post that the CPU might bottle neck due to the lack fo RAM on my Mobo and the CPU might bottlenck? what the heck does this mean?

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 05:09 PM

If you have a fast CPU but not much memory the CPU will be drastically slowed due to a lack of memory.
That is "bottlenecked"
[The neck o0f a bottle is much smaller then the actualy bottle & restricts the flow]

If you have a fast CPU but really slow memory that woll also cause a "bottleneck" .
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 05:34 PM

A bottleneck can also form with the graphics card and the CPU. For instance, throwing a 9800GTX into a PC with a Pentium 4 and 1GB of RAM would not be a good idea as there would be a bottleneck.

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