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April 21, 2011 2:16:39 PM

I'm running 2 nvidia GeForce 9800 GT's in SLI. I have a asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard with a AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core CPU. I wanted more FPS when playing "Nascar Racing 2003 season"
I bought one PNY GeForce GTX 550Ti and hooked it up. My frame rates wernt quite as good as running the 2 9800's in SLI but pretty close. So I've ordered another PNY GeForce GTX 550Ti I should have it Tuesday 4/26. I'm hoping that two 550Ti's running in SLI will let me run all the eye candy pluss after I intall them and play "Nascar Racing 2003 season"

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a b U Graphics card
April 22, 2011 2:46:32 PM

To tell you the truth, Nascar racing 2003 is pretty old and I think a 9800 GT SLI can handle it perfectly. How much FPS do you get ? Haven't you maxed out the game with your current GPU itself ( GTX 550 Ti ) ?
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April 22, 2011 3:07:09 PM

instead of gpu i would focus on the mobo and cpu also consider ssd or 10000/7200 rpm hdd
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April 23, 2011 2:08:37 AM

I don't know ! It's to late now. The other GPU (550Ti) will be here Tuesday. Then I'll hook them both up in SLi mode and see what happens. I already have the Nvidea drivers I'll need after the swap.
I'll let you both know what happens.
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April 23, 2011 2:17:32 AM

Gman450 said:
To tell you the truth, Nascar racing 2003 is pretty old and I think a 9800 GT SLI can handle it perfectly. How much FPS do you get ? Haven't you maxed out the game with your current GPU itself ( GTX 550 Ti ) ?



With the newer tack downloards and 2011 mods in High Res. running 2 9800 GT's in SLI The best FPS 75+ lowest 35 thats at Daytona Revamed 2011 track. Latest track download. thats with eye candy 3/4 turned on.
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a b U Graphics card
April 23, 2011 7:04:56 AM

But why did you choose a GTX 550 Ti ? The GTX 460 would have been better, even the 768 MB version could have done you better than a GTX 550 Ti. Its costly and doesn't give much performance as a GTX 460 768 MB.

Anyway, its too late now
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a c 172 U Graphics card
April 23, 2011 7:11:02 AM

the problem is your cpu, you will find no benefit from a new card your wasting your money. even a single 9800 is bottlenecked by an athlon x2. a gtx550 is also a *** card. you should have just stuck with your 2 x 9800's and got a faster cpu. but you asked the questions too late. to bad for you really.
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a b U Graphics card
April 23, 2011 7:21:12 AM

Yes
@OP
You should have gone for a new CPU like the AMD Phenom II X 4 965 BE or something similar. That would not cause much bottleneck.
Now, since your getting a GTX 550 Ti in SLI ! , the bottleneck would increase big time. As posted, 9800 GT ( single itself) can cause a bottleneck.

Sorry I dint say this earlier, because I did not check your CPU.
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April 23, 2011 12:21:25 PM

I was on here a few weeks ago and asked how to get better FPS and was told to buy new GPU. I At first I was going to buy a new CPU. So what would be the best gaming CPU for my motherboard. "ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe" with AMD Socket AM2+/AM2
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April 23, 2011 12:27:43 PM

How about a "AMD Phenom II X 4 940 Black edition Quad Core" I can get it for $109.99 Pluss S/H
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a b U Graphics card
April 23, 2011 1:13:16 PM

kegga62 said:
How about a "AMD Phenom II X 4 940 Black edition Quad Core" I can get it for $109.99 Pluss S/H


That would do nice
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April 23, 2011 3:52:18 PM

Then That will be my next PC upgrade. I'm pretty sure the (AMD Phenom II X 4 940) is compatable with my Motherboard.
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a b U Graphics card
April 23, 2011 5:12:54 PM

Yes, you motherboard is compatible with the 940.
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a b U Graphics card
April 23, 2011 7:51:10 PM

like some have said the problem is your weak cpu, keep 9800 sli and upgrade your cpu and make sure you have at least a 7200 RPM HDD.

What are your full system specs? the 550 blows it is bad price/performance, it is a fodder card you will be much better served by 9800 gt sli... I would at least go for a gtx560ti as an upgrade from 9800gt sli... but more importantly you need to get a 955 and oc it as high as you can....

you are better off going for this cpu for 40 more dollars roughly for its easy oc potential look at my sig...

but please list your full specs including psu make and model and monitors res?
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a b U Graphics card
April 23, 2011 8:00:25 PM

maciacia1 said:
instead of gpu i would focus on the mobo and cpu also consider ssd or 10000/7200 rpm hdd



You are quite wrong about the SSD, as long as the OP has a 7200RPM HDD he will be fine and see zero loss of frames (FPS is what he is concerned with)

An ssd will provide zero fps over a standard 7200rpm which creates no bottleneck during games. The SSD will just decrease load load times, which for the price is not worth it imo...

Bottom line OP:

Get a P2 955, return the 550, and run 9800 sli with your new cpu.. but first like I said above list your full specs
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a c 172 U Graphics card
April 24, 2011 12:09:43 PM

i agree, ssd is bullshit for gaming unless you have cash to blow. it will make load times faster, that is all. large amounts of ram is good though to reduce loading during gaming.
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April 24, 2011 3:15:49 PM

I don't think I can take back the 550Ti GPU's. I got the first one at Best Buy for $200. I know I got Ripped off. The second one I've ordered through Tiger Direct.com and will be receiving it Tuesday. But I'm going to buy a new CPU Friday. I'm thinking about getting a AMD Phenom IIx4 940 Black Edition Quad Core. That should really make a diffrance in my FPS. A guy I race with told me last night. That he runs the Nascar 2003 Racing Season game in 1980 x ? Res. with 120+ FPS with all the eye candy on. I'm only playing it in 1280x1024 Res with 3/4 of the eye candy turned on with highest FPS at 75 now. Hopefully that will increase with the new GPU's on Tuesday but should really inprove once I install the new CPU. Will I be able to use the same CPU cooling fan I have now on my AMD 64x2 for the new CPU ?
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a b U Graphics card
April 24, 2011 8:04:21 PM

with sli 550s you will need to get a better monitor to make use of your gpu power or else it will be a big waste imo you can get a 22-23" lcd for around 160 ish these days, getting sli 550s is bad enough as it is but then to run nascar 2003, this is a shameful attempt...
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a b U Graphics card
April 24, 2011 8:06:00 PM

and also if you are getting 75 fps already then why are you upgrading? you need to think about some of your moves before you make them bc you are making some wasteful and unnecessary purchases imo, the cpu is what is holding you back.... period.... the 9800 gts in sli should be more than enough for your purposes and really the two 550s are not going to be all that much faster not to mention the fact that you will not be using dx11 while playing nascar 2003... it just makes not sense to me, get a new cpu, a new monitor and be done with it until you start playing some real demanding games
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April 25, 2011 9:12:06 PM

Nascar 2003 isn't the only game I play. Call of duty Black Ops, Tom Clancy's Hawk II ect..... But you are right. I do need a new monitor. I will probably see if I can take back the 550Ti's and use the 9800 I have with the new CPU and monitor. Thanks.
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a b U Graphics card
April 25, 2011 9:19:51 PM

sounds good lcds are relatively cheap nowadays enjoy...
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April 30, 2011 11:23:40 AM

I have ordered the new CPU (AMD Phenom II x4 940 Black Edition Quad Core) and a new monitor. ( ASUS 24"widescreen LCD 1080p 1920x1080, 20000:1Dynamic, 16:9) It should all be here Tuesday.
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a b U Graphics card
April 30, 2011 2:24:15 PM

Good, that's a good choice.
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