GTX 550 FPS Under 30 in CoD4?!

Hi guys, I just got my new computer today, here's the problem.
All options in nVidia control panel are optimized for performance, graphics in CoD4 are on minimum - single player
Same thing happens with Black Ops Multiplayer - Fps going from 4 to 80, never stable.
For both games - com_maxfps = 250

My computer configuration:
Zotac GTX 550 Ti AMP 1Gb
AMD FX 3120 X8 3.1/4.0 GHz, L2 4x2048, L3 8MB
G.SKILL 2x4 Gb 1600 MHz
500W Corsair PSU
ASRock 880 GMH

Windows 7 newly installed today, DX 9.0c, nVidia official drivers, motherboard drivers, some other stuff, including ESET protection.
Cooling is perfectly fine, 100% CPU usage - 38˙C
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  1. How are you checking your Temps and frps? What is your card set to like the core clock and shader clock and memory clock? I can tell you part of the problem is your 550 ti it is on the low end of the GPU's and it is very weak to play these top games. I have two of them in SLI and I run them OC'ed They are just not worth the money.
  2. At what resolution are you playing? 1080p will slow your 550ti, especially on Black Ops. COD4 would be a no problem/issue. Did you turned off the V sync on each game?
  3. At what resolution are you playing these games at?
    Also, did you mention that the CPU usage is over at 100%?
  4. Im not Sure But ur Windows 7 Shouldn't it be Direct X 11? In that way,The 550 Could Really Show the real Capable of running that card,and, I think you have to double Check the Drivers at ZOTAC website.
  5. DM186 said:
    How are you checking your Temps and frps? What is your card set to like the core clock and shader clock and memory clock? I can tell you part of the problem is your 550 ti it is on the low end of the GPU's and it is very weak to play these top games. I have two of them in SLI and I run them OC'ed They are just not worth the money.

    WOW. two of them in SLI and OCied? 550 ti Not worth the $ ? @@
  6. You should have payed a little more and get the 6850. I have it and I run MW2 maxed out at 91 fps almost constant.
  7. IRhythMz said:
    WOW. two of them in SLI and OCied? 550 ti Not worth the $ ? @@


    They arn't worth it compaired to the 6870 which blows the doors off the 550 even a 460 blows them away. Two 550's can't touch one 560. I tried playing BF3 and it was only able to get good frps on low settings, and that was 25 frps.

    The only thing these are good for "ah let me think ah man it is coming to me I guess nothing". :) No seriously These cards only get 77% fan speed. The only one game I get truely get any descent frps is ShoGun 2 total war. On the campain map 25 to 30 frps in battle I get 60 to 90 frps.

    These were the first of the 5xx series and they just don't have the power in them to give you more bang for the buck. They are good to give you less bang for the buck.
  8. trubilo said:

    graphics in CoD4 are on minimum - single player
    Same thing happens with Black Ops Multiplayer -



    There is your problem right there. CoD games
  9. lol any Cod game a gtx 550 ti will still max it something else is wrong there
  10. in your power options turn to high performance and go into and make sure minimum processor use or whatever is 100%, some kind of cpu bottleneck i suspect
  11. Any other game showing the same problem?
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