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Never got this clear, but, is my Athlon II x4 620 @ 3.05Ghz bottlenecking my GTX560 (non-ti)? FPS drops at 45 during black ops, averages about 60, can reach 80?
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post #2 of 35
Check your GPU Usage, if it's hitting 99%, there is no bottleneck.
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post #3 of 35
My Phenom II 3.0 bottlenecked my 460 but that was at 1280x1024.
    
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post #4 of 35
Yes its bottlenecking your 560TI, I used to have a Athlon x4 running at 3.6GHz, and it bottlenecked my 460, when I upgraded to a sandy bridge rig, I saw a HUGE boost in performance.
post #5 of 35
your definitely bottlenecking your gpu upgrade to a phenom x4 and OC to 3.8+ or get a 6 core. if you want to see the true performance of your card
post #6 of 35
Overclock that athlon to 3.6+ ghz. It will relieve the bottleneck. Also, as atom mentioned, check the gpu's usage. If its low, that means the processor can't feed the gpu enough quickly enough to process, if its in the high 90's, you have no problem.
    
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post #7 of 35
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@jay247 I clearly stated it isn't the Ti version, and @daydream99 my gpu usage remains 90+ while black ops is running.

I'm playing the game at 1920x1080 with max settings, my CPU is currently running at 3.05GHz, any time i take the FSB past 231, my pc freezes at loading and screen, and i have to remain @ 3.05GHz, i have a stock cooler, but im sure i can go to atleast 3.25GHz, no clue on how to do it though, help will be appreciated!
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post #8 of 35
Are you on stock CPU cooling?
If not vrms are uncooled and could be causing protective CPU throttling, lowering performance
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Yes, my CPU has the current stock AMD fan/cooler.
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post #10 of 35
How are the CPU temperatures themselves? If they are too hot (ie improper mounting) that could also be causing some sort of mid game throttling/performance drop.

RAM usage also, how is that?
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