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Is my system bottlenecking my graphic card?

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January 6, 2011 2:52:07 AM

System specs-
Antec 300 case
Antec BP550 Plus PSU
GA-MA785GM-US2H mobo
AMD 435 X3 @ 3.25ghz
2X2gb ddr2 @ 833mhz
Evga Gtx 460 gpu @ 850/1700/2100
WD 500gb 7200rpm hard drive 32mb cache

I'm asking this because when I run games like Crysis on high no AA I get 15-30 fps and get a lot of chugging frame rates in other games. If it is my system, would upgrading to a p67 mobo, i5-2500k, and 4gb of ddr3 1600mhz ram fix this?

As a side note, with the new power efficency of sandy bridge, would I be able to run gtx 460's SLI with my current power supply and the upgrades listed above?


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January 6, 2011 7:05:41 AM

No, it shouldn't.What resolution are you playing at? In which level of Crysis do you get these results?
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January 6, 2011 3:03:13 PM

Isn't the 435 x3 one of toms best CPUs for the money? I'm pretty sure it won't bottleneck a GTX460. My guess is the same as Tamz's, resolution is to high. Realize that might mean you need to go lower then even 1680x1050.
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