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NVidia EVGA GeForce 9800 Graphics Card Being Bottlenecked By CPU?

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August 4, 2009 6:26:46 PM

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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August 4, 2009 6:36:46 PM

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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August 4, 2009 6:48:44 PM

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.
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August 5, 2009 4:37:44 PM

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?
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August 30, 2009 9:53:55 AM

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

That's $13.50 more than I would offer, you damn generous man.
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August 30, 2009 2:57:48 PM

He did say it was good quality, whatever that means. I'm a sucker for a sales pitch!
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August 30, 2009 3:00:45 PM

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: 
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August 30, 2009 7:24:23 PM

Seriously, what 3D games can play on an 8400 GS? Quake 2 from 10 years ago?
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August 30, 2009 7:52:26 PM

Actually L4D played disturbingly well.
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August 30, 2009 9:11:10 PM

, yes you majorly need a new cpu,

that 9800 wiill crank

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