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Kevin,

Good upgrade. 6870's are EXCELLENT cards. Huge upgrade for you, congrats.

With that said, you've got a CPU bottleneck going on, and 2gb of ram isn't helping.

-Grab an aftermarket CPU Cooler. You can get a good LGA775 cooler for cheap. Last i remember a Hyper 212 Plus was ~30$. It should be more than capable of taking a 6600 to 3ghz or more... have you ever OC'ed before?

-Grab 2gb of additional ram. Preferably the same ram, if not same settings.

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Here is a quick video of a guy playing with the same processor slightly OC'd to 2.7Ghz and a far worse GPU. Lower resolution though but the best I could find in a quick search.

Anyways you should get better then these results (35-40FPS on Medium) or I would say check your nVidia drivers are completely wiped.

Go to the actual youtube page to see his setup.

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I know that bf3 is much more cpu intensive than bfbc2. I used to be able to fold with bfbc2 running, and now if I fold during bf3 I get lag.
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Thanks alot guys!
I need help on OC'ing my CPU. I've seen some really really good OC's on youtube that are apparently stable. I tried it once and it shutdown on me. I'm too cautious to do it again haha.
As for the RAM:
1) How do I get it to run at the full 1066MHz and
2) I've ordered another 2GB of it.
I've fully wiped out the Nvidia drivers...and I'll probably buy that cooler for the CPU as Dmac73 kindly suggested.
So yeah, I kind of need help on the steps I need to take next Feel slightly ashamed about being such a noob haha.
Thanks a million guys...You guys are great...
post #25 of 28
Well to get your memory running at its rated speed.
In BIOS look for Memory timings / CPU overclock page
Set Memory frequency to 1066
tCL:5
tRCD:5
tRP:5
tRAS:15

Set voltage to rated voltage (usually 2.0/2.1 for performance) - I saw some Corsair rated at 1.8 so you need to double check.
Leave everything else at Auto

This is the quick and easy way.
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CPU bottleneck.


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Quote:
Originally Posted by kevinyellow View Post
Thanks alot guys!
I need help on OC'ing my CPU. I've seen some really really good OC's on youtube that are apparently stable. I tried it once and it shutdown on me. I'm too cautious to do it again haha.
As for the RAM:
1) How do I get it to run at the full 1066MHz and
2) I've ordered another 2GB of it.
I've fully wiped out the Nvidia drivers...and I'll probably buy that cooler for the CPU as Dmac73 kindly suggested.
So yeah, I kind of need help on the steps I need to take next Feel slightly ashamed about being such a noob haha.
Thanks a million guys...You guys are great...
If you order that cooler on newegg today you can use the 20% off coupon

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Originally Posted by kevinyellow View Post
Hey guys, thanks for the input. Here a pic of some of my components and their properties:
http://s9.postimage.org/8i530afe7/GPU.png
And heres the screenshot of the furmark + cpu performance:
http://s8.postimage.org/qnykrtco5/Untitled.png

Now theyre a tiny bit pixelated but you can make out the text pretty fine
Thanks again guys!
Looks like CPU bottleneck. If there were GPU-Z sensors screen with GPU load meter in the second screenshot, it would be obvious. But I noticed Furmark shows %99 GPU load though I'm not sure since it's so small . I would guess less GPU load than %100, strange. You should use full resolution to make GPU work harder. But I still think it's CPU bottleneck. Also you are at the line of your RAM limit.

As others said, you can buy an aftermarket cooler and get your q6600 towards 3GHz. That would surely help on FPS. And upgrade your RAM to 4GB. Here are some FPS results on a review by guru3d, you can use them as reference.

Good luck to you. And keep this thread updated
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