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post #11 of 27
Quick answer.... Overclock Your CPU at leat to 4GHz or change it to Quad Core smile.gif GPU utilization is pretty low, man... It's very low lol I didn't expected that. It's 100% Your CPU fault caus it's bottlenecking Your GPU, which is too powerful for such a CPU.
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you just need to OC that CPU to 3.5ghz plus, then you'll see the difference.
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post #13 of 27
On my other rig with similiar equipment I still am heavily bottlenecked by my E5400 @ 3.9Ghz. Try turning on EVERYTHING such as 8x AA etc. Increased my framerate by some and game looks nicer.
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post #14 of 27
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I'm just curious, if it is my CPU's fault then why does it perform so poorly in an old game like The Witcher which my CPU should be more than enough for? Also, it still doesn't make sense why my performance would go down in these games. It seems they would at the very least be the same as my older GTX 275.
post #15 of 27
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I ran some benchmark software (Heaven & Tropics) to test the GPU. I ran Heaven in OpenGL because I was getting some weird wavy yellow lines on textures. Tropics I ran in DirectX 9.

Here are the hardware monitor results:

Heaven OpenGL (High settings, no AA, 8x AF, medium tessalation @ max distance, everything else on, resolution 1680x1050)



Tropics DirectX 9 (Everything turned on, everything on max, resolution 1680x1050)



I also took a screenshot of task manager while running the Tropics benchmark:



So it seems the GPU usage is around 99% most of the time with these benchmarks. I did try 3dmark06 but because it was the free basic version I couldn't change the image settings and was getting kind of low FPS for the default settings, which were pretty low.
post #16 of 27
Yes, everything says huge CPU bottleneck here. BFBC2 takes a lot of it. Tropics is a GPU benchmark, so it's calibrated to stress the GPU w/minimal CPU work.

But also I still think it may have something to do w/crap XP drivers for your GPU.

Not sure why it's worse FPS than 275 in gaming... maybe Fermi just has a much higher CPU overhead to operate, or requires more performance out of the platform as a whole, such as needing more system memory bandwidth for it's texture swapping I bet your new card CRUSHES 275 in actual GPU-heavy benchmarking tests like Tropics and Heaven though

Anyways, I think you may not be able to do anything about it aside from make some other upgrades. First off, you really need Windows 7 first, bro. Start with that, worst case having DX10/DX11 available will help you feel a lot less like you wasted money on the GPU that's CPU BN'd. Best case, the card works way better on se7en, and you're stoked.

Next you can pick up the older i5/i7 setups used for cheap right now, people upgrading to Sandy's

Til then, crank the settings as high as you can so at least you get the eyecandy even if you can't get the frames for now.

Lastly don't even bother w/3dMark06. It's so BN'ed at stock settings it'll just depress you.
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post #17 of 27
i have the same problem .my gtx260 was faster than my gtx560ti,in blackops,and gta4,and thats with a q6600 at 3ghz,windows 7 64bit,must be cpu bottleneck,im thinking of buying a better cpu cooler to get my q6600 to 3,6ghz,maybe it wont bottleneck then.
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I have read rumours about xp is no longer well supported by nvidia, and that newer nvidia cards require a more powerful cpu. Is it true?

Is it my imagination or does the size of nvidia drivers grow every year? Large driver download file may indicate more cpu power needed for running drivers. make sense?
     
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post #19 of 27
You're going to want to go with a Windows 7 upgrade* and overclock your CPU as much as possible. XP doesn't support some of the driver abilities on the Fermi cards, but some of them are automatic on the card and can only be disabled by the driver, chiefly power management (those huge dips in GPU core clock while gaming).

*If you're a student, Win7 professional for $29.99 . Also, some universities have it free if you're in the college of technology. Somehow though, it's not free for computer science majors?
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New CPU and win7 will fix everything with the least ammount of hassle, although some is required.
    
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