Should be getting my 550 Ti soon (Returned it for a refund because I thought there was something wrong with it). I'm planning on getting the EVGA model. Turns out my CPU (Athlon II x3) was bottlenecking the GPU due to the fact I was running at 1280x1024, causing the strain on the CPU because the GPU doesn't need to work as much. I only have a 1280x1024 monitor and a 1366x768 monitor. Is there any way I can prevent the bottleneck via software or something (Possibly underclocking to even them out?) since I don't have the money for a new monitor or CPU. This isn't a giant problem for me, but it's bad enough to only allow me to run Battlefield 3 at medium settings (Though I should be able to run at Ultra at 1280x1024). I really don't want to end up not being able to play games properly, but I just don't have the money for new hardware right now.