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my gpu usage remains 90+ while black ops is running.
Then its the other way around.
Your GTX560 non Ti is the one bottlenecking your athlon quadcore.
Upgrade to a GTX570 or HD6950 if you wanna play at max settings
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Then what did xd_1771 refer to when he said "VRM cooling?"


See those things outlined in hot pink? Put simply they feed your CPU power, and in doing so especially under load they get very hot. Some ASUS boards have VRM protection which auto throttle the CPU when they (VRM's) reach a certain temperature.

http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/94...fety-125w.html
    
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? how can the 560 be bottlenecking an old athlon ii quad?
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post #24 of 35
Because Athlon quad @ 3 GHz is rated pretty decent. 560Ti should have a pretty neat performance gap when compared to non-ti. Should try that one to see if there are any changes to better if its possible.
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Well it's been a couple weeks since I got my 560, don't think I can trade it for a ti now, guess ill have to stick with it/ find another solution
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post #26 of 35
If your GPU usage drops when the frame rate drops then you're CPU limited.

If when the frame rate drops the GPU usage is still at 99% then your GPU limited.
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Turned AA down from 16X to 4X, and the gpu usage was average 65%, meaning I should be maxing out settings?
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Just checked, my CPU usage seems to be pretty high to while playing B OPS
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post #29 of 35
Try overclocking the gtx560 a bit. If the minimum fps increases by at least 5fps, its the bottleneck. Otherwise, its time to overclock the athlon to 3.5ghz

In my opinion, your athlon quad and gtx560 is already a well balanced system.
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Is my mo-bo capable of going to 3.5ghz? From what i've heard it's a pretty bad one.
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