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Hmmm as I said I would check your bios to make sure things are running at their proper clocks, also just for testing sake you could try making a local copy on the internal hard drive and see if that makes any improvement.

I have tried running it from an internal hard drive, there's was no visible increase in frames.

Right now I fear that I have damaged my Sapphire GPU after my attempts to overclock it. During my attempts, I have crashed it many times and I wonder if this may have damaged it.
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I have tried running it from an internal hard drive, there's was no visible increase in frames.
Right now I fear that I have damaged my Sapphire GPU after my attempts to overclock it. During my attempts, I have crashed it many times and I wonder if this may have damaged it.

I doubt it. The voltage is only programmable to 1.3v. You crashed because it was unstable. Typical 6850 overclock is 950-1000 core and 1100-1200 on the memory.

Did you try playing with low detail settings?

I would only run the game through a SATA storage device. USB could be causing issues.
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I doubt it. The voltage is only programmable to 1.3v. You crashed because it was unstable. Typical 6850 overclock is 950-1000 core and 1100-1200 on the memory.
Did you try playing with low detail settings?
I would only run the game through a SATA storage device. USB could be causing issues.

Hey guys, I'm sorry that it took me so long to reply, school work mounted up and I had my hands full.

But I've gone done played around with the settings. Turning it down to low doesn't really help as there were no significant differences in FPS between low and high settings. The FPS stays steadily above 40 in most areas, but the problem is that sometimes, often when I cover a big area, the whole game stutters, as in freezing for about 3 seconds.
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It should not be RAM as while 4 GB is not excessive today it should be sort of enough, it sounds more like some kind of bottleneck, possibly an hard disk although that should not lower the FPS that much. Aggressive Antivirus perhaps ...

As far as changing the motherboard goes - it will not need reformat although if its an OEM copy this would cause some issues. Windows 7 in general survives motherboard changes quite reliably although you would want to have a repair disk and new motherboard drivers (at least for the LAN) at hand beforehand. What usually happens is that it complain a bit for a first and ask for a repair disk, then you give it the disk and it tries to repair the startup stuff, usually claims that it failed, however boots fine after that although first time is pretty slow usually and it then resets all drivers to default and starts installing drivers for all the devices in the system from scratch.
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Well it definitely can't be the GPU because i have a HD6850 at stock clock and i can run Crysis on high settings and still have above 30 FPS (does lag with explosions and nukes though) , I think it's probably some useless crap running in the background slowing everything down
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games such as STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl would experience very low frames at certain parts of the game, such as the interior of the ship at the start of the game.
So I kind of wonder whether or not if I need to upgrade to an 8GB, or if it's some other problem with my system.

The entire STALKER series runs on a single threaded game engine.
A singlecore 3ghz will get the same FPS with a quadcore 3ghz.
so all the cores of that phenom is wasted, its like you are using a Sempron when playing stalker.

You can see for yourself.
Open the task manager while playing and you will see 1st core at 100%, 2nd core at 20%, 3rd and 4th at 0%
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