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April 5, 2010 10:24:32 PM

hey
i am playing a heaps of new games heavly such AC2, MW2 Just Cause 2, bioshock1 and 2, and range of others i seem to lag after 5 to 10 minutes on the higest settings on my system
i7 920 @ 2.66 GHz (no overclock)
6Gb of RAM @ 1333 MHz
EX58-UD3 gigabyte
GTX 260OC (not super OC) gigabyte
500GB segate 7200 rpm with 16 MB cache
WD 320 GB hard drive (from pervious Computer)
Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate build 7600
i thought these were good specs but most games after 5-10 minutes lag.... i got NO IDEA!!
But i did manage to see that my GTX 260 OC does jump from 60 degrees idle to 80 degrees during AC2 and Just Cause 2... and its not all games lag some dont like MW2 on higest settings
i think i need to upgrade my card if so wat card there seems to be heaps on the market.
so final if there is solution to this please tell me if not wat card do i need to buy thats under $500 USD??
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April 5, 2010 10:30:08 PM

What resolution do you play at? under 500 is a pretty big window, you could get a 5850 for $300 or a 5870 for a bit over $400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Both of which will run cooler than your GTX 260 and out perform it significantly. You may want to try furmark first though to see if your card really is over heating and causing the lag before you drop that much on a new GPU though.
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April 5, 2010 10:31:31 PM

Upgrade from GTX260 minimum HD5850 recommend for the bigger wow effect HD5870.
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April 6, 2010 2:41:51 AM

Honestly i think it's a heat issue. Your rig should be fine. My buddy has the 260 with a core 2 duo and he has no issues at all at 1900x1200
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April 6, 2010 2:50:13 AM

Agreed that it could be a heat issue. Try improving your airflow before spending $300+ for a video card you may not need.

Just a hunch, but what kind of power supply do you have? When upgrading the power supply in the past, I got some performance boost for some reason.
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March 5, 2011 9:52:47 PM

clutz said:
Agreed that it could be a heat issue. Try improving your airflow before spending $300+ for a video card you may not need.

Just a hunch, but what kind of power supply do you have? When upgrading the power supply in the past, I got some performance boost for some reason.

thank you guys i haven't logged on o the forums like last year
but u were right heat issues i ending up getting one more GTX 260 in SLI for around $100 AUD then acouple on months l8er i had a lot of extar cash from part time job at Coles and bought myself the following
HD 6870
SuperFlower 700 WATT 80+ gold
Coolit Vantage Push pull (added a spare fan)
and the rest is as follows
i7 920 at 4.11GHz 21x196
Kingston RAM 1333MHz 6GB
Two Segate 500 gb HDD in RAID 0
two DVD drives (one by HP the other Benq)
Gigabyte EX58-UDR3R
Windows 7 ultimate X64 Build 7600
Samsung 233SW
MX 5500 Logitech
Microsoft Sidewinder X8
Logitech X530 5.1 channel Surround
i and now am looking for some one who wants it for around 2000 AUD the whole thing includes everything :) 
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March 5, 2011 10:16:42 PM

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