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GTX 660ti and 1055t AMD CPU

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October 26, 2012 8:13:28 PM

Hi, i've recently bought an GTX 660ti and i haven't seen that much improvement in games, apart from battlefield 3 which works perfect on ultra now. I was just wondering, is it my CPU bottlenecking my pc? 6 cores running at 2.8ghz each, if i was to overclock this to 4 ghz per core with a cooler, would this help?
THanks.

Specs:
GTX 660ti
1055t amd 6 core
8gb ram
windows 7 64bit
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October 26, 2012 8:19:33 PM

what did you upgrade from? have you downloaded and installed the latest drivers? the overclocking will help but it seems a shame you haven't had better performance.
October 26, 2012 8:21:18 PM

I did have a GTX 440 which could only handle battlefield 3 on high settings, but gta iv plays the same, but i know that's cpu intensive. Full settings on gta iv and i get around 50fps, dips down to 30 now and then.
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October 26, 2012 8:21:45 PM

First off, what was your old video card?

As far as overclocking goes, I don't know if you're going to be able to hit 4GHz stably, but a 3.6Ghz (or similar) overclock would definitely help.
October 26, 2012 8:22:02 PM

I've seen videos of people safely overclocking to 4ghz with a good cooler
October 26, 2012 8:23:40 PM

Also borderlands 2 doesn't seem to play very well, i get around 50fps with dips to around 30, not sure if it's my cpu keeping it back or not, it should work fine on mine, and my gpu usage stays at 60%.
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October 26, 2012 8:50:31 PM

i wouldn't blame your CPU right now . .do you have this?
GeForce 306.97 WHQL 32/64-bit

i'd look at the drivers first. also you have a better than 500 watt PSU?

well i do want to ask if you possibly have some cores disabled on the cpu for any reason and forget. weird question, i know but didn't think i'd hurt to ask.
October 26, 2012 9:05:05 PM

I recently updated to the 310.33 beta drivers and i have a 750 watt power supply. Also, all my cores are active.
Edit: Just had a look at what Ram i have and i have 4 sticks of 2gb Kingston Hyper-X 1600MHz DDR3 Dual Channel memory
October 28, 2012 12:22:31 PM

I've also noticed, while playing crysis 2, while my gpu is at 70% my cpu is hanging around 80% and i know crysis 2 only uses 3 or 4 cores and so this means my cpu is bottlenecking it. If i overclock from 2.8ghz to 4ghz, will i notice a difference? or is it time to buy a new cpu?
Edit: I have a M4A87TD/USB3 meaning it only supports amd3, will upgrading to the new AMD Bulldozer FX-8150 Black Edition 3.60GHz Eight Core Processor help? - Just found out it wont work on my board as it needs amd3+. Would you reccomend i buy a new board and getting this new cpu?
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October 28, 2012 3:28:55 PM

you will benefit from overclocking but not from getting a 8150.
October 28, 2012 4:19:36 PM

I'm thinking of getting the £60 NH-D14 cooler so i'm able to overclock to 4Ghz, would this be the better option then?
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October 28, 2012 4:25:58 PM

yes!
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