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Old 06-21-2006, 09:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Greetings,

I am new to PC tweaking and overclocking, so please bear with me.
I would like to know if there are any utilities that can be used to identify bottle necks in PC's that are layman-friendly, or is just a matter of knowing the speeds and the relationship between them? This is what I currently have:

Asus A8N32SLI-Deluxe
Athlon x2 3800+ (OC to 2200MHz)
2 x 1GB Corsair Value RAM (220 MHz, 3-3-3-8)
EVGA 7600GT (OC 626/838)
Antec TruPower 430W
Zalman coolers on CPU and GPU

I plan to add another PCI-E card in a few months (7600GT),
or perhaps it is wiser to get a single, more powerful card.

I am a gamer. I would like to get the best performance w/o having to sell a kidney on the blackmarket.

Please post your thoughts and opinions, thanks for your time.
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Old 06-21-2006, 10:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't SLI 7600's get a 7900GT, mich better preformance and then you can sell your 7600GT. The if your feeling up to it later down the road you can buy another 7900GT.
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Old 06-21-2006, 03:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i dont knwo about any programs... your bottleneck might be at your ram (lower timings?)
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Old 06-21-2006, 04:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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There's no real bottleneck on that system but if you really want better gaming preformance get a 7900GT not a 2nd 7600GT.
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