Temps are fine. That PSU has enough power to drive that rig as well. Which "online baselines" are you looking at?
Sorry if this is the wrong section, I'm not sure which one is the right one.
As for benchmarks, I was using 3DMark06 and PerformanceTest 7.
I just ran PT7 again, and it gives me a score of 212.8 overall. In nearly every category it scores about 20% of the baseline with the same CPU, GPU, and OS.
Now, I'm not expecting near that performance, but at least subjectively, I find it suspicious that I can't run FFXIV beta on lowest settings at 720p (it lags to nearly unplayable) when people online report being able to run it at near highest settings at 1080p.
I know it's bad methodology to test only one game, but that leads me to suspect that at the very least something is bottlenecking the potential performance of the card.
Have you verified 1) Your CPU is showing as supported in your BIOS (meaning it doesn't show unsupported CPU), and 2) Your BIOS are the correct version for your CPU?
Having a unsupported CPU will cause the system to down clock resulting in an underclocked CPU and low performance results:
Hmm, I just realized that even though CPU-Z and the Phoenix BIOS is reporting the mobo as N61PB-M2S the mobo I bought is listed retail as the MCP6P M2+.
I'm not sure what you mean by supported in BIOS, since I don't see where it lists the CPU. However, I am able to OC and see the Vcore numbers fine, and it's listed on Biostar's site as a compatible CPU:
Thanks for the help guys, btw. I really do appreciate it.
Is your RAM compatible with your BIOS?
My old system had that problem so the RAM was underclocked.
Otherwise, I'm not sure how your system is handling FFXIV so poorly, maybe some of the more experienced members here could provide feedback and advice.
The only way possible that your system could be running that slow is that you have not installed the 4870's drivers. Hell I had an older 6000+ with a 3870 and it ate modern games for breakfast...download the latest catalyst driver from AMD's website and run those benches again...20% man you have got to be joking that''s a beast of a card, and although not the fastest CPU..it's plenty to give that card a good boot.
Try downloading the latest Catalyst drivers for that card. Or follow up on checking whether your BIOS is compatible with your RAM and CPU.