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Dear overclockers,

I constated a problem with my computer when running dirt 2.
according to this results:

http://nl.hardware.info/reviews/1938...t-2-directx-11

at 1920x1080 with 0 AA you should be around 90 fps and i only get an fps of 55. What could be the problem? I have ccc 11.5 and all drivers installed correctly. Can my GPU be bottlenecked by my cpu?

System specs:

XFX radeon Hd 6970
Asus M4A89TD PRO/USb 3
AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1090T Processor (6 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
Logitech z-2300
Razor imperator mouse
Saitek cyborg keyboard
Club 3D Theatron Agrippa DTS 7.1
Western digital HDD 1TB
Samsung SH-B123L blue ray
Ante quattro 1200W
Antec twelve hundred
Corsair 8 GB DDR3-1600 Kit
Edited by veronex - 8/22/11 at 10:13am
post #2 of 44
Your CPU is most likely bottlenecking the card, overclock it.
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thx i will certaintly try that.
post #4 of 44
Overclock your CPU untill you see 99-100% GPU usage in the game, and you can be safe that you have minimized any bottleneck between the cpu/gpu. I wouldn't go any higher then 3.6 unless you have an after market cooler though.
post #5 of 44
Try reinstalling drivers, just because you have the latest drivers doesn't mean its the best drivers.
post #6 of 44
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How can i see how much my GPU uses in game?
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How can i see how much my GPU uses in game?
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gpu-z or msi afterburner will tell you. I'm sure there are others.

Just download gpuz and go to the sensors tab. Check the box that says something about refresh while in background. Run the game for a bit, alt+tab out, and chech gpu usage.
    
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in msi afterburner.

btw... in that review wich cpu did they use???
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That site was using:
i7 965

Found on the conclusions page oddly enough.

When you actually try and search for a Dirt2 CPU comparison, it's actually pretty hard to find, lol.
Was trying to see how much of a difference there was between the 965, or a lesser CPU versus the 1090t in Dirt2, could compare the 965 to the 920 or whatever and get an estimate.

I know it outperforms the 1090t, 30FPS is a massive difference though, so I'm not sure it's just the processor, like everyone said, OC your 1090t, but don't leave out the NB, overclocking that brings the most gains in gaming.
Try for 3.8GHz with a 2800MHz NB ans around 2000 on the HT.

Ultimately it depends on your cooler, so take it in your stride.
You got the right Motherboard, so good luck and let us know how it goes.
 
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