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Bottleneck - could it be the motherboard?

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November 15, 2012 10:47:42 PM

Hi everyone. I'm here because I recently purchased a 670, and it's not really living up to the pricetag. I suspect it's my motherboard's fault. My motherboard is pretty old. Anyway, here are my specs:

ASUS P8P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS (I would link to it but it's discontinued. Was $150 or so.)
i5-2500k @ 4.7, 1.36 vcore
670, OC doesn't really make any difference in framerate
2x4GB RAM @ 1600
1TB hard drive, crashes infrequently on certain folders or something but I don't think that's the issue really. I haven't really got around to fixing that, I'll probably just reformat the boot partition. but I don't think it's the issue anyway.

To give some perspective, I still get 30 fps in Sleeping Dogs during the day, and dips down to 15 in ME3 and 30 in AC:Revelations when it has to load big areas.

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November 16, 2012 2:07:25 AM

Does it have a 2.0x16 slot? If so, it should be fine. There might be a problem with the gpu.
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November 16, 2012 2:14:35 AM

what are you playing
whats your screen resolution?
what did you have b4 the 670?
what operating system do you have?
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November 16, 2012 7:14:20 PM

Sleeping Dogs, ME3, AC:Revelations
resolution is 1920*1200
before, I had a 570
Windows 7
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November 16, 2012 8:56:41 PM

did you uninstall the previous graphics card driver ?
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