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bump due to realizing this, rep+ and should be a sticky

have no hesitation of using an 8800/3800 or next gen on my 939 system
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bump due to realizing this, rep+ and should be a sticky

have no hesitation of using an 8800/3800 or next gen on my 939 system
I would lol. My frames double from a Opty 170 to a Q6600 (@3GHz). Of course, part of the problem was my S939 board wouldn't go over 200FSB. Nothing like a blazin' fast 2GHz A64.
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I would lol. My frames double from a Opty 170 to a Q6600 (@3GHz). Of course, part of the problem was my S939 board wouldn't go over 200FSB. Nothing like a blazin' fast 2GHz A64.
The joys of owning the best 939 motherboard It will hold me over for another couple of months and thats fine with me
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Excellent article! Bookmarked!
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It's like in BF2142 Titan for me.
I can play on 800x600 on lowest everything and get 10fps on a full 48 player server. Lower it to 40 players or less and my fps are over 30.

Is it my CPU causing the slow down? It's mainly when there are a lot of people on the Titans...
Actually, this is one of two things. One, I know from playing that game there is ALWAYS a momentary pause when you go into the interior of the titan, moreso if there are a ton of people in there. This is from textures/map/etc being loaded up into your RAM. This is just crappy coding at its best and simply cannot be avoided.

The second is that it IS your CPU (or less likely the internet connection) that's causing the problem.

Is the FPS constantly low or is it a pause? Does declocking the processor make it worse? Does declocking the GPU make it worse?
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So what I got from this thread is that if you have an E6600/8800GTS 640 you shouldn't worry about upgrading...

This thread was completely pointless and IMO you wasted a lot of time on this, you never even consider that you can run a game at under 60 fps, but with games like Crysis you would be lucky to get above 60 fps with settings turned on, and every sub-$180 video card won't be able to run newer games at max 60+fps, so that means that the bottleneck is below 60 fps, zomg this thread is already pointless. Then you have to consider that not all of us have enthusiast DX10 video cards and 2.6+GHz conroes so that means that upgrading will have an impact. And you say that CPUs will never be a source of bottleneck, well when I upgraded to my opteron from an 3200+ my framerates more than doubled and I was able to turn the settings up, and going from an A64 to any Conroe is a huge increase, not just in avg fps, but in the fps variation, load times, and even general system performance. For non C2Ds, cpus bottleneck all the time, whenever a game stutters for a second every 15-20 seconds you can be pretty sure it was the cpu. A friend of mine has a high end rig with an 8800GTS 640, and 2GB OCZ ram, but only an X2 3800+, and my sig rig runs CoD4 better than it because my 2.4GHz Opteron is better than the 2.0GHz 3800+.
    
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Actually, this is one of two things. One, I know from playing that game there is ALWAYS a momentary pause when you go into the interior of the titan, moreso if there are a ton of people in there. This is from textures/map/etc being loaded up into your RAM. This is just crappy coding at its best and simply cannot be avoided.

The second is that it IS your CPU (or less likely the internet connection) that's causing the problem.

Is the FPS constantly low or is it a pause? Does declocking the processor make it worse? Does declocking the GPU make it worse?

It's constantly low, usually around 10fps.
It was worse with a stock CPU.

But no matter now, I quit BF for good. Moved on to better games. (in my opinion)
    
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Ihatethedukes, hows the Crossfire working with your quad? I bought a HD3870 and I was trying to Crossfire it with my HD2900PRO 1Gb without any luck.
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Ihatethedukes, hows the Crossfire working with your quad? I bought a HD3870 and I was trying to Crossfire it with my HD2900PRO 1Gb without any luck.
So far, it's not. I can't get it to work. I really need to reformat though as this install has gone through 3-4 different cards and I just don't have the time/patience to get it working as I don't game too much.
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i had no idea and am currently working on building a system, thanks man. great article
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