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So...I had a crappy asrock mobo that only had pcie4x, only allowed me to overclock my cpu to 2.3ghz and only had SATA 1.5. Now I got this new mobo with full pcie16x, full SATA 3.0 and even overclocked my cpu to 3ghz but I don't see any improvement in games such as neverwinter nights 2, STALKER or Rainbow Six vegas.
Should this be a surprise? Thanks for commenting.
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Originally Posted by Nyuan View Post
So...I had a crappy asrock mobo that only had pcie4x, only allowed me to overclock my cpu to 2.3ghz and only had SATA 1.5. Now I got this new mobo with full pcie16x, full SATA 3.0 and even overclocked my cpu to 3ghz but I don't see any improvement in games such as neverwinter nights 2, STALKER or Rainbow Six vegas.
Should this be a surprise? Thanks for commenting.
Compare 3Dmark scores. I'm willing to bet that you could lose a few hundred points on the asrock.

I remember seeing reviews for that board, and anything faster than a 7600GT (or equivalent) could be choked by the 4x PCI-E slot.
    
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Make sure you got your chipset drivers and newest video drivers to. My friend has a crappy asrocks board we havet got it working yet but i only been able to get few mins here and their i dont like them already.
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Hmmm. I messed up my tests with STALKER.
I see a very big improvement with STALKER. It seems that the problem is simply the engine for Rainbow Six Vegas and Neverwinter Nights 2 sucking donkey balls as shown by the mass of complainers of these games.

I'd try using 3dmark scores but I'm just lazy to disassemble and assemble everything . But I am using FPS of games as a measure, even if it is far from an accurate measure . That's what matters most to me anyway.
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ya vega crashes on me often i never had problems with nwn2 but its pretty demanding i play it nearly maxed out with large sprites and stuff. Its funny Oblivion is less demanding on my system then nwn2 is.
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post #6 of 9
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Yea. I play NWN2 nearly maxed out too but the shadows just kill the fps. I have to use those little ball shadows to get an average of 35 fps.
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Tho i havet tried playing nwn2 sence i redid the voltmod on my videocards memory and got it up to 920mhz x2
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post #8 of 9
Nyuan, the bottleneck is probably your graphics card. Most of the time CPU upgrades (or more OCing) won't help games too much, since the games you were playing arn't very processor intensive. Now, if you played something like Supreme Commander, you'd have a very noticeable boost from the better (or more OCed) CPU.
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True. But the pcie4x was bottlenecking the card a bit, so going to pcie16x made a good difference in games with a good engine. I remember the days when my gfx card was bottlenecked by my crappy cpu , so I guess now my gfx is far from being bottlenecked by the cpu right?
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