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Does by CPU bottleneck my ATI X800XT PE?

post #1 of 10
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So I have an X800 XT Platinum Edition on my server. (I play older games on it while I take a break from working on it)

I notice I get no FPS boost overclocking it.

My CPU is an Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz. No 64-bit, or Hyperthreading. Socket 478.

Should I just get an 754 AMD mobo and use my AMD Athlon 64 3000+?

My main rig is an AM3 socket, but I killed the mobo overclocking. Just recently sent it out for RMA. Just saying
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post #2 of 10
Use msi afterburner to show you your gpu load. Under setting you can configure it to display different stats while playing games. If your gpu is sitting at 95-99% then youre not being bottlenecked.
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ok, will pull MSI afterburner out of storage for a bit
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post #4 of 10
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how exactly do I set that?

My video card isnt supported for overcloking at all in MSI afterburner btw
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post #5 of 10
Doesn't matter, you can still set it to display info. Im on my phone so I can't walk you through it, it's some where under settings.
Edited by UsedPaperclip - 6/1/11 at 8:01pm
post #6 of 10
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Ok will look for it. anything specific to look for? dont need a walkthrough. is there a display on the corner or side i should look for?
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post #7 of 10
its on the right side and its a graph
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post #8 of 10
ati tray tool will give you fps and gpu useage overlay
post #9 of 10
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I dont see GPU usage. All i see is clock speeds, FPS and fan speed.
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post #10 of 10
what happens when you underclock the gpu? You could also try lowering the resolution, if the fps stays the same, you're bottlenecked.
Edited by qwertymac93 - 6/1/11 at 8:26pm
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