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February 10, 2011 6:09:11 PM

I recently got a gtx 460 graphics card. i ozed it to 850mhz and i have a q8200 at stock speed (cuz its a hp computer) I want to know if i am bottlenecking but i honestly dont know!!! I dont know if i should exchange the card or what! What do you think! If i should exchange it what card should i get ( i have 2 days to make up my mind) URGENT HELP NEEEDED! i was told i wasnt really bottlenecking on another thread but i dont think he goes on cuz he hasn't answered my questions!
I have some benchmark results from before i oced and after if would like to see.
Benchmarks after oc:
http://3dmark.com/3dm11/603717
http://3dmark.com/3dmv/2907024

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February 10, 2011 6:12:43 PM

What resolution do you play your games at?

Also what games do you play?
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February 10, 2011 6:16:42 PM

i play lots or source games like counterstrike source, i play wow, left 4 dead call of duty, im looking into getting crysis and i play at my monitors native 1600x1050
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February 10, 2011 6:21:38 PM

Your CPU is most likely bottlenecking your GTX460, however your Frame rate in the games you listed will be very high, so no need to worry to much.

An easy way to find out if your CPU is bottlenecking is to download Fraps, record your FPS with a game on max settings but no AA (V-sync off), then record your FPS with the same game on max with AA set to the highest amount.

If your frame rate doesn't drop significantly when AA is applied then you have a CPU bottleneck.
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February 10, 2011 6:38:09 PM

K i tried this with counterstrike source, but i don know if this is the best game to try this out with...
Also i am not sure what AA means lol. But i think it is antialasing mode.
K with antialasing set to none i got a fps range of 130 to 180ish (probably more like high 170's) i was watching it ans it kinds looked like it was like averaging at 15-160 fps.
Then when it set to 16x AA i dont know i think its what it was, it was the max setting under that tab. I got a range of like high 120's to like 230. With an average of like 160-170.
Im not sure but thats what i think it was the numbers were changing real fast and by large amounts.
Do you think i should get another gpu? if yea which one?
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February 10, 2011 6:42:36 PM

Doesn't CSS have a built in benchmark/test? If so then use that with and without AA (Antialiasing).
But Like I said before (and your results prove it) your getting frame rates that are ridiculously high, I wouldn't worry to much as the games you play aren't highly CPU intensive like say for example BFBC2 or Starcraft 2
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February 10, 2011 6:51:27 PM

i payed alot of money on this card and since i cant use it to the max i dont think i should keep it. I payed 280 dollars for it.. what other cheap card can i get that i can completely utilize. I am looking to keep this comp for m another 3 years so any suggestions cuz i probably will return it.
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February 10, 2011 7:00:39 PM

Rustyy117 said:
Doesn't CSS have a built in benchmark/test? If so then use that with and without AA (Antialiasing).
But Like I said before (and your results prove it) your getting frame rates that are ridiculously high, I wouldn't worry to much as the games you play aren't highly CPU intensive like say for example BFBC2 or Starcraft 2

I am not familiar to ati cards? i think they might be better for gaming but i dont know. Do you know any good ones? I am open to nvdia to tho plz reply!
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February 10, 2011 7:11:29 PM

im thinking mabey this gts 450 i found by nvidia for 100$
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February 10, 2011 7:20:55 PM

Who can say how demanding games will be in 3 years time or what API will be used...

I don't know why your so eager to return your card, you don't know if your CPU is bottlenecking its performance, but if our really want to send it back then a HD5770 or GTS450 would be plenty for the games you've mentioned.
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February 10, 2011 7:42:31 PM

anything?!
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February 10, 2011 7:47:37 PM

thanks! its cuz i payed 280 dollars for that and im not getting the best out of it
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February 10, 2011 7:57:31 PM

Well if you can get a GTS450 for $100 then go for it, it'll still play the games you listed and you'll net $180 (roughly)
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