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Is my Q8200 bottlenecking my 6870?

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I get pretty big framerate drops if I look at particle effects in some games. Is there a program to graph CPU + GPU usage? I think my CPU's the problem, as Crysis 2 on medium settings shouldn't tax a 6870 much.
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You can use Task Manager / Resource Monitor / Process Explorer to monitor your CPU usage along with something like MSI Afterburner or GPU-Z to monitor the load on your card.
    
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Originally Posted by GanjaSMK;15357862 
You can use Task Manager / Resource Monitor / Process Explorer to monitor your CPU usage along with something like MSI Afterburner or GPU-Z to monitor the load on your card.

Alright thanks. I'll try that tomorrow. Would Ivy bridge work on a Z68 motherboard? If so I might buy a new board and a cheap i3 then wait for Ivy.
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I get pretty big framerate drops if I look at particle effects in some games. Is there a program to graph CPU + GPU usage? I think my CPU's the problem, as Crysis 2 on medium settings shouldn't tax a 6870 much.

I would imagine so. My Q8400 bottlenecked my GTX 465. After I upgraded my CPU I noticed the difference.
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Alright thanks. I'll try that tomorrow. Would Ivy bridge work on a Z68 motherboard? If so I might buy a new board and a cheap i3 then wait for Ivy.

Yes, Ivy Bridge will be backward compatible with Z68 chipsets. Just get a 2500K for $180-200 and overclock it if you are mostly gaming. Not worth wasting money on a lower end i3 processor IMO.
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Just OC your cpu... it's not like you have a tri Sli 580 or anything, nothing a good OC cant resolve, also what resolution are you playing and are you playing Crysis with texture pack Dx11 and all the goodies?
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Are you overclocking, OP?
 
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Can't overclock frown.gif Dell motherboard.
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That right there - that's your problem.
 
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That right there - that's your problem.

Ahah. Yeah I know :3 it's practically not a Dell anymore. Next up on my buying list will be a Phantom and a new CPU+Mobo.
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