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NVidia EVGA GeForce 9800 Graphics Card Being Bottlenecked By CPU?

I recently got a brand new nVidia EVGA GeForce 9800 GT, and it seems as though my frame rates are too low while playing Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor with all settings maxed up. Is my computer bottlenecking my graphics card? If so, what cpu do you recommend? I don't think this is a power supply problem because I upgraded my power supply as well, with a Corsair HX 520W Modular Power Supply.
My system specifications are:
1. Type: x64-based PC
2. Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, 3000 Mhz, 1 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
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  1. Sunny_12 said:
    I recently got a brand new nVidia EVGA GeForce 9800 GT, and it seems as though my frame rates are too low while playing Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor with all settings maxed up. Is my computer bottlenecking my graphics card? I don't think this is a power supply problem because I upgraded my power supply as well, with a Corsair HX 520W Modular Power Supply.
    My system specifications are:
    1. Type: x64-based PC
    2. Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, 3000 Mhz, 1 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)

    Most likely, yes.
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    Yes, but do n't bother returning it (I assume you're in the US) and do n't get lesser card and E-bay the 9800, you'll loose money either way.
    The only way to release the full potential of the 9800 is with a faster CPU and that will probably mean a new motherboard and RAM.
    Even if you have an early LGA775 motherboard finding a suitable dual core P4 may prove difficult: Craiglist and E-bay are a good place to start looking, though.
  3. Sunny_12 said:
    I recently got a brand new nVidia EVGA GeForce 9800 GT, and it seems as though my frame rates are too low while playing Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor with all settings maxed up. Is my computer bottlenecking my graphics card? If so, what cpu do you recommend? I don't think this is a power supply problem because I upgraded my power supply as well, with a Corsair HX 520W Modular Power Supply.
    My system specifications are:
    1. Type: x64-based PC
    2. Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, 3000 Mhz, 1 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)


    It's time to upgrade your CPU. What is your motherboard?
  4. Sunny_12 said:



    Worth around $14 in the used videocard market.
  5. hundredislandsboy said:
    Worth around $14 in the used videocard market.

    That's $13.50 more than I would offer, you damn generous man.
  6. He did say it was good quality, whatever that means. I'm a sucker for a sales pitch!
  7. hundredislandsboy said:
    He did say it was good quality, whatever that means. I'm a sucker for a sales pitch!

    Good job he didn't describe as 'shiny' then! :lol:
  8. Seriously, what 3D games can play on an 8400 GS? Quake 2 from 10 years ago?
  9. Actually L4D played disturbingly well.
  10. , yes you majorly need a new cpu,

    that 9800 wiill crank
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