I upgraded from a E5200 with 4gigs ddr2 667 ram.
I'm using 1680x1050 resolution and I'm playing all the new games right now.
I've noticed my performance jump tremendously when I upgraded, but I still get some lower FPS sometimes. Nothing major, but I can definitely see it.
Yes I did a clean install of everything. Reformatted.
My temperatures are fine. It says the GPU gets up to 79celsius during heavy gaming. I never really see it go over 80c. Voltages are all stock. Nothing is overclocked.
For example: In farcry DX10 ultra high settings if I do max AA ( i think it's 8x or 16x i forget) my FPS is low like 25-35. But if I turn it down to 2x or 4x it jumps to around 40fps. I'm just wondering if it's my GPU or CPU