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GTX 550ti a dud?

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Just wanting some reasurance on this purchace. I bought an EVGA GTX550ti FPB because I figured it would be a good fit in this PC and I'd like to max some games out @ 1920x1080. Well I can max the games I wanted to, but 3Dmark06 is reporting this card is scoring below average. Is it bottlenecked by this system or is it a dud.

System specs are:
Pentium E5500 @ 3.5Ghz
PNY DDR2@ 832Mhz
ASUS P5g41-m
Corsair 550w

I thought this was a good home for a budget card like this. Its either way better than I thought or somthing is wrong with the card its self. I scored 14580 on 3dmark06. Proc was about 500 points above the norm and SM2.0 was about 500 points below the norm.
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inb4 CPU bottleneck

if the games you care about run fine, who gives a crap about 3dmark
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Run vantage and 3DM11.
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LOL 3dmark11 reports same thing pretty much. I'm gonna go with cpu bottleneck and yeah it works good enough regardless of 3dmark scores. Probably lack of PCIe 2.0 or CPU. Meh!

Thanks for the help:)
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