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#1 21stCenturyBreakdown

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 02:06 PM

I have an AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Dual Core @ 3.4GHz

What is the minimum CPU speed/core count I should use so it won't bottleneck it? Or is a 3.4GHz dual good enough?

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 03:44 PM

3.4 ghz? is that an overclocked CPU, cuz last I checked the stock speed for the 6400 is 3.2 ghz. Dont particularly matter, there will probably be a bit of a bottleneck there but with most modern day games, not enough to really notice. Unless your doing something like Crysis warhead maxed out, I doubt youll notice any difference. quads are nice, but generally about twice as powerful as you really need these days. Im running a 6000+ at 3 ghz, with a ATI 3870 x2, and I can run COD4 and COD5 maxed out with no problem at all and can even alt tab between the two. Some people will freak out and say you have to get a quad-but in reality, your CPU is fine, unless you decide you really need those 2 extra cores, your CPU should do fine for most stuff.

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 05:18 PM

3.4 ghz? is that an overclocked CPU, cuz last I checked the stock speed for the 6400 is 3.2 ghz.

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