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Trying to figure out if system Bottleneck?

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September 26, 2010 4:26:33 PM

I recently built a new computer about 3 months back and i still feel as if something is not right. I play games such as WoW, Lord of rings online, BFBC2, GTA 4, TF2, and CSS. When im on the MMO games, i chug a lot, i think due to my graphics card. I put settings on Medium/high at 1440x900 res is were its orginally at and still chugs. My fps is usually at 30-40. When i play games like BFBC2 or GTA 4 i get the same problem. Res at 1440x900 and settings at medium/high, the fps is usually around 50. But i love when my games run smooth not have chug spots all the time. I have also reinstalled my drivers a what not, people might say that one of my components could be bottlenecking?? My system specs are:

Amd Phenom x6 1055t on stock cooler
Asus
M4A79XTD EVO Motherboard
XFX ATI HD 5850 @ stock
Western Digital 500gb Hard Drive
Corsair xms3 4gb 1600mhz
BFG 1000w Power Supply
Antec 902 Case

I ran furmark a while back and results 3561 points at fullscreen, res at 1400x900, no AA. Temps at 43 degree max.
Im completely clueless, my friend owns a gtx 260 216 graphics card that beats mine in any game on max settings. I need help to find out whats wrong.
September 26, 2010 4:58:14 PM

haha great picture (: but how much does the chipset matter like how much can it affect my gameplay?
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September 26, 2010 5:01:38 PM

Well like i said, the mobo isn't really a bottleneck.. it's just that this older chipset could be setting back the CPU.. the x6's were made for the 8XX chipset.. yes they will work on AM2+ even.. yeah yeah but 8XX would give the CPU some headroom.

Overclock your GPU a bit and are you running things in the background while gaming? GTAIV and BFBC2 take a lot of cores, with everything closed I bet your FPS will go up.
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September 26, 2010 5:21:00 PM

actually, the 1055t cpu might be your bottleneck. believe it or not.

im actually basing this on a review done right here on tom's, showing that the lower clock speeds (compared to say, the 965BE) on the 1055t tend to hold it back, especially in gaming where the games only make use of 1 or 2 (and sometimes 3) threads.
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September 26, 2010 5:27:41 PM

When will this review be done. I would love to find out whats wrong with my system. Possibly the x6 bottlenecking.
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September 26, 2010 5:30:10 PM

devorakman112 said:
actually, the 1055t cpu might be your bottleneck. believe it or not.

im actually basing this on a review done right here on tom's, showing that the lower clock speeds (compared to say, the 965BE) on the 1055t tend to hold it back, especially in gaming where the games only make use of 1 or 2 (and sometimes 3) threads.


It will slow some games alright. But still it wouldn't be much of a bottleneck. The extra cores might not help current games but It will boost video/audio conversion and many other things. Right ?
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