Need help with my new upgrade.

so i ended up getting rid of my 7950gx2 and getting a 2900pro and a water cooling system for the cpu. i got everything set up, installed the 7.10 drivers for my video card, and did a fresh install of windows. after getting all my temp reading to make sure nothing is overheating and that everything is on the safe side, i started trying to benchmark and play some video games. here come the problems:

-sometimes i notice some jerks in games with the new card.
-when i over clock the card, i get no performance benefit at all.
-3D and PC mark stop responding when they are collecting system information

here's the specs:
A8N32-SLI Deluxe
AMD 4800+ w/o IHS overclocked to 2.7GHz
2GB OCZ Golden Gamer DDR 450 at 2.5-3-3-5 1T
Sapphire 2900Pro
520W Corsair Power Supply and 250W Thermaltake VGA Power Supply
74GB Raptor Main Drive

the average fps of some of the games i play:
TimeShift: 52FPS
Need For Speed Carbon: 75PFS
Lost Planet (DX9): 30FPS
GRAW 2: 45-50FPS
Clive Barker's Jericho: 50-55FPS

overall, decent performance, but like i said, even if i overclock, i get no performance boost at all. and it's quite annoying that all the benchmarks i run stop responding.

Could it be the cpu holding me back in gaming, or maybe the nf4 chipset isn't playing too nice with the video card?

any help is appreciated.
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  1. A X2 CPU @ 2.7 wont be a bottlenceck (it peforms near X2 5600 ), u dont have any bottlenecks also , u have a very nice rig :)
  2. thanks :D . I'm just frustrated with the futuremark programs not working and the lack of performance benefit when i overclock
  3. Do you still have the 7950gx2?
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