where is my FPS bottleneck , heres specs:

P4 3.4 on Asus P4C800-E deluxe mobo
1 gig kingston dual-channel
BFG geforce 6800 GT OC (stock clock 375 / 1.0 )

I know my system specs are high end and my games all play awesome except in countstrike:source, while the game is still playable it is noticably around 25-30 FPS @ 1280x1024 with all goodies on BUT it has the same framerate at 1024x768 and 800x600 and down

I use the command cl_showfps 2 to show a consistant FPS reading of 90 - 100 FPS @ pretty much all resolutions HOWEVER I KNOW the framerate is no-where near that visibly to me, is this because my monitor is 4 1/2 years old (samsung syncmaster 955 DF,) ? i know the monitor is very popular among gamers but will the latest games with every bit of eye-candy turned up cause the monitor to not support a high enough refresh rate ?

ANY bit of input or guesses as to what might be going on here would be greatly appreciated.
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  1. do you have AA or AF on? if so turn those off. nvidia cards are not good for source and AA/AF on high resolutions. besides that i think u should be able to at least hit 60 fps on those specs. Use FRAPS. More reliable FPS showings.

    im on a P4 2.26, ATi Radeon 9800 Pro OC to 425/370 and i get 40 FPS with 1280x1024 High AF 4x AA 2x
  2. I get 68fps on the Stress Test on 1280x1024 with 3.1P4 and stock 9800Pro. But FPS is like a rollercoaster depending on your map and situtuations. I've hit over 100fps but usually stay within the 40-50 range, 30 when near water and junk.

    p4 2.8c @ 3.1ghz | Allied AL-B450E | ABIT IC7 | 2x512 Corsair TwinX PC3200 | BBA Radeon 9800Pro 128mb @ stock | 32gb WD Raptor & WD 120gb 7.2k rpm | SB Audigy LS w/ Creative T5400 5.1
  3. i dont think a ATI owner should be saying much about a nvidia 6800gt if they have a 9800pro lol rofl.

    mate your cards fine it could be down to you not having the latest drivers or your using beta drivers in that case go back to recommended drivers, you certanly have sum sort of problem cuz with a system like yours you should be creaming it.

    If you look at evil mike he has a decent less powerfull setup but achiving more look into ur drivers.

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  4. heya ohbaggins;

    V-Sync is on by default in the NV control panel, it is set to application prefrence, If the game prefers V-Sync that will slow down the FPS tremendously, Anti Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering is also On, set to application prefrence, you may want to disable them all and see if that helps, you can also try disabling the NV optimizations. If you already disabled all that stuff then my advice is play a different game, untill some game specific driver optimizations can be made. I dont think your monitor has anything to do with it but you can try setting the Hz at 90-100, and see if that helps at all.
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