Is the problem from GPU or CPU?

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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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. If you mean 37-40C at full load, you can go beyond 3GHz. If you don't worry too much about CPU life.
  4. 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.
  5. 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?
  6. Nooooo
  7. A $119 Core 2 Duo E7400 would be a relatively cheap upgrade from the cpu you have now and would perform way better: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115206
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