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Is my CPU bottlenecking my GPU(s)

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October 21, 2011 2:47:21 AM

Guys,

I have old rig the only thing I've kept up to date (somewhat) is the graphics cards. Current Specs:

AMD Athlon x2 5400 @2.93ghz
2gb OCZ DDR2 800
Gigabyte GA-m55sli-s4 mobo(was top of the line when new)
Sata disk drives.

Playin on a 24inch 1080p with graphic settings on high.

2x MSI GTX460 Hawks.
My question is after i added my second card for sli, i didnt see that much difference in FPS in gameplay, the avg frames i usally get in crysis 2 is about 55ish in sli, where before i was getting about the same. Is there any software out there that will tell me if my CPU is holding me back? I dont want to upgrade unless im going to see a big increase in frame rates.

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October 21, 2011 3:38:39 AM

Yes, it seems like your cpu is bottlenecking. Overclock? :S
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October 21, 2011 3:52:34 AM

Your CPU and RAM are holding you back a lot. You would see a HUGE difference with a modern quad core (Phenom II or i5) and 4 or 8 gigs of RAM.
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October 21, 2011 8:05:10 AM

Are you sure SLi is working correctly? Have you enabled the indicator in NVP to show that it is working in game?

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October 21, 2011 8:18:14 AM

Yes it is... You would have to get at least a Phenom X4 955 or something to get it to perform better!
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October 21, 2011 4:13:17 PM

not only your cpu but 2gb of ram is definitely not enough. 4gb should be a minimum nowadays. even goin from 4gb to 8gb i noticed a huge difference right away.
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October 21, 2011 4:48:57 PM

Years ago, I got a HUGE boost in gamin going from X2 4400+ to a E8500, both stock, when I was using a 9600GT.

I can't even imagine the gains going from a 'similar' CPU to a Phenom II or a core i5, when using a SLI GTX 460.

If u need any benchmark reference, I have a SLI GTX 460 system with stock clocks. I could ran some benchs here If u want
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October 21, 2011 11:25:30 PM

Well I've been holding back a while now i guess its time to upgrade to the i5 2500k, I just really like my old rig it was my first build and its never given me a problem.
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