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November 24, 2010 8:10:50 PM

I bought a GTX 580 to put into my old dell xps computer. It is part of an upgrade to a newer computer. First I upgraded my power supply so that isn't the problem. The system is currently running a Q6600 core 2 quad processor with 4gb of ddr2 667 ram and windows 7 64-bit. The problem, as my title says, is that I'm getting low FPS in many games. I ran a Medium ranch benchmark in far cry at 1680 with everything maxed and 4x AA and I'm getting HALF the fps that I should be getting around 65. My 3dmark score is also way lower than what everyone else is getting for the GPU score like 9000 points too low. Idk if my processor is too slow or what? I don't know what is going on. Anyone have ideas please help.

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November 24, 2010 8:29:16 PM

Are you using the latest drivers off the Nvidia website? What kind of power supply do you have? Did you run 3D Mark Vantage? What was your GPU score vs. your CPU score?
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November 24, 2010 8:56:49 PM

I just downloaded the 263.09 drivers today. The PSU is a seasonic x650. My scores for 3dmark vantage on the performance preset are 18127 GPU and 39738 for the CPU w/PPU enabled. w/ PPU disabled I get 18079 GPU and 8433 CPU.
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November 24, 2010 9:04:07 PM

gtguy257 said:
I just downloaded the 263.09 drivers today. The PSU is a seasonic x650. My scores for 3dmark vantage on the performance preset are 18127 GPU and 39738 for the CPU w/PPU enabled. w/ PPU disabled I get 18079 GPU and 8433 CPU.

That is not a bad 3D Mark score, but I would expect over 20,000. Post your score after you try with the new drivers. Do you have any software installed that tells you what your core/shader/memory speeds are? It would be good to confirm that those are all at stock/normal speeds.
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November 24, 2010 9:06:33 PM

Your gpu score is about right.
Everything is being held back by the 2400mhz and ddr2 memory.
If you could o/c it would give things a big boost imo.
Far Cry likes cpu speed and keeps scaling upwards up to a 4ghz i7, you will never get the numbers from reviews with that cpu.
Play some newer games , where the quad helps, crank all settings to high .
Download and run heaven benchmark, see what you get.
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November 24, 2010 9:39:04 PM

I was hoping it was just the CPU because I didn't want anything to be wrong with the graphics card. When I run heaven as I turn up the resolution it actually seems to get smoother as it shifts away from the CPU to the graphics card. That seems to confirm that its time to upgrade the CPU.
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November 24, 2010 10:26:04 PM

Yeah, I'd also definitely say it's a CPU bottleneck...

I got the (crap) AMD Phenom 9950 2.6Ghz quadcore, and made the mistake of pairing it with a GTX 260. I was getting lower frames than my brother was on his new Core 2 Duo with a 9800GTX+.

Upgrade the Mobo, CPU and RAM.
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November 25, 2010 10:33:10 AM

yeah, bottlenecks really suck when you spend a lot of $$ on hardware, unfortunatly, most of us learn the hard way.

At least you got a lot of use out of the 6600, if you upgrade to the 1366 socket, you'll love the 580.
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November 25, 2010 11:22:40 AM

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Your cpu is good.Overclock that cpu to 3.0ghz plus.

Its assumed he can't do that :
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my old dell xps computer
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November 25, 2010 2:23:48 PM

maybe the pin mod will help you get more life out of your cpu :)  google "q6600 pin mod"
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December 1, 2010 11:56:51 PM

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December 2, 2010 10:53:28 AM

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