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Am I getting the full potiential outa my card?

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December 29, 2006 8:37:33 AM

I just received my eVGA Geforce 8800 GTS 640meg Graphics card. Might I add its huge. So, So far I have tested many games. Battlefield 2142 runs great, I didnt like seeing it go down to 45fps at some points where a ton of action was going but I didnt feel chopyness in the game so im happy. But average is about 55 FPS for Bf2 and 2142 with max settings.

My system:

E6600 Core 2 Duo
2 gig Corsair XMS2 Dominator RAM (Pc6400)
250gig SATA Harddrive
Asus P5n32-SLI SE Series Motherboard
550 Watt Rosewill Power Supply
Rosewill ATX Mid-Tower Case

Now, I think my system doesnt cause Bottlenecks for the card. What concerns me is the temperature of the card. On idle, my card runs at 60C and 70-74C while on load. 70-71 on 2142 and Need for Speed Most wanted, 74C. Another question is, since its running this hot, is it slowing my performance?

My case has good airflow, heres a picture:





It has 2 120mm fans, 1 front/rear, 1 80mm.

So do you guys think I have any bottlenecks? I do not overcloak my system and don't want to so leave overclocking outa the picture =) [/img]
December 29, 2006 8:55:10 AM

Lemme say i aslo have the EVGA 8800GTS and yes its fast, however if you have not OCed your processer already do so, as THG said it really does need a fast good CPU, I ran 3dmark05(I KNOW IT A BENCHMARK NOT A GAME DONT FLAME ME) with my rig,

E6400@2.13
680I
8800GTS
1gb Corsair XMS2 800mhz
450W Rosewill
and got 11k which is quite good, however i OCed the processor to 3.2Ghz effectively making its 400FSB(instead of 266)

and got a whopping score of 17k believe me just by OCing the processor you will see a HUGE increase in performance.
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