Is my Core i7 2600s bottlenecking my HD 7950?

By Jory Anderson
Dec 13, 2012
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  1. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,033   +2,538

    I hope you have at least a 500W power supply. If not you will need one for that card. As for the CPU, I think you will be fine with the i7-2600S. My only other concern would be, if you have clearance in that HP case for the HD 7950.

    Radeon HD 7950
  2. Jory Anderson

    Jory Anderson TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Yep, I got my new 550W PSU today, and I already measured out my case before I bought it, I only need to move some cords from the PSU to fit it, which are all probably going to go into my empty DVD-Rom and Hard Drive bay slots.


    EDIT: One more thing, I was wondering if you could give me tips on how to OC my new card. I've noticed it's easily OC able.
  3. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +170

    Download MSI Afterburner, it's pretty intuitive to use. I suggest keeping the voltage at stock and upping the core/memory clocks to 1000Mhz/1500Mhz and going from there. You can also create a custom fan profile if your card is getting too hot (which it might do in that case).
  4. Jory Anderson

    Jory Anderson TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Alright, thanks! Which one is better? TriXX or Afterburner?
  5. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +170

    Whichever interface you prefer really, they do the same things.

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