Hey, my specs are in the description... I'm torn between getting faster RAM and a new mobo, or a new 6950 gpu... Right now, I'm relatively happy with my 5850, it plays almost everything I can throw at it, but I'm not entirely sure whether I should upgrade or not... As for RAM, Wouldn't my Phenom II play better with ddr3 anyway? so wouldn't that be the best bet?
hmm... good point... all I really need is an additional 5 fps in some games like crysis 2 and crysis wars... I could probably get that by ocing the 5850... I think my lag could be caused by my cpu in crysis wars seeing as my gpu is only going at 60% load... that sound right?
At 1600x900, It could be bottlenecking a bit. I think it's the GPU though, as most of the time a processor will not bottleneck unless it's old/slow. You have it OCed even.... Try testing to check if the 5850 bottlenecking by turning up the anti aliasing and details but keeping the res low ingame.
Sounds to me like a GPU issue.... Instead of going single 6950, have you considered Xfire 5850's? They currently have one out that's $150.... It would be a cheap upgrade that will last you another few years.
like faulty gpu? or just not enough power? and Wow... that cheap? I might get one now! what about selling my current 5850 and xfiring 6870s? wouldnt that be more power? (since the 6870s are better at xfire...)