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Asus p5n-d gtx470 question

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July 9, 2010 11:53:10 PM

I upgraded to a GTX470 from a 9600gt. I don't notice any frame rate difference in BF bad company 2 and in APB and I figured it would be completely smoother and great investment... I formated and re-installed windows as well before installing the video card for a fresh clean installation of the video card. I don't understand... I've read that people say it's like a night and day difference... Is there software I can get to make sure all my hardware is properly working? thanks.

I'm running:
Q8400
asus p5n-d
gtx 470
gskill 4g 800mhz memory
thermaltake black widow 850watts psu
Western Digital Caviar Black 640gb HDD

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a c 1649 U Graphics card
July 9, 2010 11:56:40 PM

Do you overclock your CPU?
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July 10, 2010 12:14:11 AM

nope
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July 10, 2010 12:14:24 AM

its @ 2.66ghz
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a c 1649 U Graphics card
July 10, 2010 12:43:00 AM

If you overclock the CPU you will see increase in frame rate. These new powerful GPU's of today need CPU speed of 3.0GHz or greater to keep up with them. What resolution are you playing at? The lower it is the bigger the CPU bottleneck.
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July 10, 2010 12:55:37 AM

bottle necking means that my cpu needs to be faster?
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a c 1649 U Graphics card
July 10, 2010 12:59:46 AM

Yes it basically means that the CPU is holding the performance of the GPU back.
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July 10, 2010 1:13:10 AM

what cpu wouldnt hold it back? i've OC'd it to around 3.3ghz and it still doesnt seem to do what im looking for....
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July 10, 2010 1:21:58 AM

i play at 1920x1080, but shouldnt that not matter with a quad and gtx 470?
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July 10, 2010 1:55:45 AM

which settings should i use in 3dmark? and i am using a native resolution on a 46" toshiba lcd tv... which is 1824x1028 would that affect anything?
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July 10, 2010 2:00:56 AM

the reason im using a native resolution is because it scales pass my screen so i have to use nvidia scaling to make it fit.
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