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Misklahr
02-04-2012, 07:03 PM
Hi.

I got an Asus ARES GPU and a P5QD Turbo motherboard (http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5QD_Turbo). (Also a q9550 (http://ark.intel.com/products/33924/Intel-Core2-Quad-Processor-Q9550-%2812M-Cache-2_83-GHz-1333-MHz-FSB%29) @ 4GHz)
Is the ARES GPU compatible with my motherboard? I'm wondering since my motherboard only allows one GPU (it only has one PCI-e slot) and the ARES has two 5870 cores.

Why I'm asking this is because I can't play Battlefield 3 @ maximum graphics settings without some lag/microstuttering, but my friend can without any problems. I have the latest drivers and CAP etc.

HiVizMan
02-04-2012, 07:19 PM
The card is bottle necking your CPU I would think.

http://benchmarkextreme.com/Articles/I7%20920%20Bottleneck%20Analysis/P18.html

Have a read they say some interesting stuff.

Misklahr
02-04-2012, 09:25 PM
The card is bottle necking your CPU I would think.
How do you mean? My thought was that my old 775 socket Intel q9550 was the bottleneck.
(It's the same problem @ 3.8GHz)

HiVizMan
02-04-2012, 09:57 PM
Yes that is correct. The CPU can not handle the traffic so to speak.