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Is the problem from GPU or CPU?

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May 21, 2009 9:52:52 AM

Hi
I bought EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX+.
I tested it by 3DMark Vantage.
And here the results:
GPU Score: 4607
CPU Score: 24414
I think gpu score is low, am i right?
I tested crysis and it was little slow on very high (lag) and it suppose to work on very high without problems with 9800 gtx+.

My computer's specification:
Core 2 Duo E4500 2.20 GHz 2 Mb
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L
EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX+
Ram 2 GB DDR2 800
2* Western Digital 160 GB 7200 rpm cache 2 MB
HKC USP 500 (500 watt)
LG LCD Monitor M2294A 22inch 1680X1050
Windows Vista Home Premium

CPU's Temperature: 37 degree
GPU's Temperature: 50 degree

What is the problem?
Is the problem from gpu?
or do i need to upgrade my cpu?

Thanks

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May 21, 2009 11:56:51 AM

Your CPU is the bottleneck.
You'll get much better scores if you overclock your CPU to 2.93 Ghz (11 multiplier X 266 fsb). The faster bus will boost your scores by around 15% if not more.
May 21, 2009 12:39:09 PM

hundredislandsboy said:
Your CPU is the bottleneck.
You'll get much better scores if you overclock your CPU to 2.93 Ghz (11 multiplier X 266 fsb). The faster bus will boost your scores by around 15% if not more.


CPU's Temp is between 37 - 40
I don't think I can overclock my processor with this Temperature

Maybe i should buy a better processor
What do you think of Core 2 Duo E8400? is it good with games?
and do you think i should upgrade my ram to 4 GB? or 2 GB is enough?

Thanks
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May 21, 2009 12:42:01 PM

If you mean 37-40C at full load, you can go beyond 3GHz. If you don't worry too much about CPU life.
May 21, 2009 1:30:57 PM

rags_20 said:
If you mean 37-40C at full load, you can go beyond 3GHz. If you don't worry too much about CPU life.


I mean 37-40 when the computer is idle.
May 21, 2009 4:38:23 PM

I downloaded Orthos Prime and Core Temp.
then i ran Orthos and I started it with one core.
after 20 minutes the temperature was 63.
can i overclock it?
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May 21, 2009 8:48:32 PM

Nooooo
!