Is there any way to check if my CPU is actually bottlenecking? Also, when I'm gaming, it seems like I only get about 70 fps compared to my old graphic card which was a Geforce 9800 GTX that had about 40-60 fps. Since I have a Radeon HD 6870, shouldn't I be getting a lot more FPS? My FPS sometimes drops down to about 50 too.
My Q6600 is 3 and a half years old and plus my PC gets pretty hot when I do heavy gaming. Is it a good idea to OC if I don't have very good cooling? Also, are there any potential hardware damage to bottlenecking?