I recentley Bought the EVGA Nvidia Geforce 550 GTX TI 2GB (Fermi) in hopes of playing GW2 and BF3 on High - Ultra settings. After installing the new card i was pretty psyched to see it in action however the performance i recieved was not at all what i expected. My PC would still not run games on max settings. while running WoW on ultra settings my FPS would drop from 40 to 17 doing very simple tasks such as jumping around. I honestly have no clue as to what is causing this problem i dont think it is the video card so my next assumption is going to be my CPU but just in case here is my system specs
Mobo: Gigabyte M68MT-S2
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1040T (2.7Ghz)
GPU: EVGA Nvidia Geforce 550 GTX TI 2GB (Fermi)
RAM: 2X 4GB Corsair PC3-10700H (667 MHZ)
PSU: PC Cooling and Sons Silencer 750W (SLI ready)
OS: Window 7 64 bit SP1
Like i said i have no idea what is causing this issue with the frame rates after reading reviews on the video card that i am currently using i want to assume it is not the GPU which is causing the problem seeing as how people have said they are running the games i was listing before with no problems on ultra settings.
Below are two CPU's i am looking into getting however i am unsure as to which one would best suit what i am trying to achieve as far as FPS goes.
Well to be honest the 550 GTX is on its way back to newegg i ordered the 560 GTX instead people said it is superior to the 550 and it was only a couple dollars more. As far as the OC goes on my CPU i have never OC'ed anything before mainly because i scared of frying it i dont even know where to begin when it comes to overclocking