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First post so bare with me--ok so I noticed gaming above DX8-9 my fps doesn't hit around nearly as high as most newer games (300 fps area) and noticed my cpu and gpu usage percentage don't really hit above 50 percents--come to find out I used OCCT program and noticed the cpu frequency underclocks that happens when not gaming and it flickers on and off between the original 2666 and 2000 while gaming or not.

Now for my newbie questions..

How would I go about disabling that feature in bios regarding cpu offloading?-- I want the speed to remain the same regardless of what i'm doing.

The Q8400 has not much room for overclocking I read around and i'm not certain which ratio my memory clocks are to my cpu? (suck at math I know)

What would be the most optimized stable values I would want for cpu/memory and which extreme values should I play around with?

Overall I would like my computer to use as much power as possible for workload during gaming on any game whether it's fullscreen or not--while showing 100percent usage on both cpu and gpu...or would that be bad? Cause to me 50 percent is only half the work..(I don't run anything else while gaming besides ts3 and windows processes if its a fullscreen game)

I don't have much room for GPU clocking because It is defected I believe but I managed to fix it all these years by keeping the core voltage (mV) at 1000 and keeping the original clocks on a regular GTX 260. (still able to push 300 fps+ on DX8-9 games)

*All drivers/bios/windows updates are latest updates*

System Specs:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 @ 2.66GHz --H50 Corsair Liquid Cooling
4 sticks of 1024 (4.00 GB) Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 399MHz (5-5-5-18) --on auto in bios
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5N-D (Socket 775)
896MB GeForce GTX 260 (XFX Pine Group)

CPU/Mobo: (40c on idle)
+5V4.973 V
+12V12.096 V

Bus Speed 333.7 MHz
Rated Bus Speed1334.9 MHz
Stock Core Speed2666 MHz
Stock Bus Speed 333 MHz

GPU: (69c on idle) <--defected I know gonna replace thermal paste to it soon)
Current Performance LevelLevel 3
Current GPU Clock 576 MHz
Current Memory Clock 999 MHz
Current Shader Clock 1214 MHz
Voltage 1.120 V

Size4096 MBytes
Channels #Dual
DRAM Frequency400.5 MHz
CAS# Latency (CL)5 clocks
RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD)5 clocks
RAS# Precharge (tRP)5 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS)18 clocks
Bank Cycle Time (tRC)23 clocks
Command Rate (CR)2T
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Try using Gamebooster.
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post #3 of 5
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Originally Posted by grimreaper01 View Post
I already have gamebooster and it barely makes any difference..
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Crap I don't even think the video card volt I had set with MSI Afterburner even works since I just noticed it reads 1.20v instead of 1.00v as I had set to on the program--must be hardlocked :\\
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really no more replies already?
Not sure if bumping is allowed but I guess no one has any input :\\
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