Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared
OP can you run a gpu bound test, like 3Dmark11, or Heaven? It will be easy to see if the card is performing as it should or shouldn't be in either of those tests since they use very little cpu power.
What I suggest is running MSI Afterburner or a similar program and use the OSD (on screen display) it will show core, shader & mem clock speeds as well as GPU % usage.
Then run a few 3D benchies.
and monitor the GPU usage to be sure its hitting 100%.... Those should all push your card to 100% regardless of the CPU
It kinda sounds to me like your card is stuck in 2D mode for some reason.. Maybe try a few different drivers if you havent already...
PS: If your card is running at the right speeds and your seing low GPU % Use then chances are its your cpu not being able to keep up with the gpu..
Why it causes less FPS is strange to me... Never heard that..Edited by 10acjed - 5/13/11 at 3:55pm