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P4 3.0GHz bottlenecking my 8800GTS ?

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Hi,
I was referred to this site, because I'm having problems with my setup. I think my cpu is bottlenecking my card? I don't see a huge difference in games, the likes of COH gives an 'average' rating and Oblivion is nearly the same as my old 7600GT !
Here is the thread I started earlier if you would like to read:

http://www.gamespot.com/pages/forums...2034#288882034

My specs are:
Dual Core 3.0 GHZ, 2GB DDRII RAM, 250GB HDD, EVGA GeForce 8800GTS KO ACS3 640MB, Creative X-FI Extreme Gamer, 20" LG LCD Widescreen

oh and I'm a total noob when it comes to overclocking, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
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Have you tried different drivers? Also at the top of the page where it says "USER CP", go there a fill out your system specks to better help you.
post #3 of 71
Definitly.

That bottlenecks the 7600gt (i think)

Definitly the 8800gtx then
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Quote:
Originally Posted by iampoor View Post

Definitly the 8800gtx then
GTS.
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I only got a 3dmark06 score of just unde 4500. Also my board doesn't support core 2 duo, so I'd have to get a new one. Is it worth overclocking my CPU? how much of an increase in framerates do you think i'd get with a core 2 duo 6600?
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something is definetly wrong, my rig gets almost 4500 in 3DMArk06...
     
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post #7 of 71
I am not sure (only you can definitly tell) but it will be a hudge increase.

Overclocking will be worth it because it will stop bottlenecking it however you will need new cooling (if its stock).

Basically you would be better off going C2D
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I don't know, short of a format and Windows reinstall with ALL the newest BIOS / drivers for your system...
     
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post #9 of 71
Quote:
Originally Posted by iampoor View Post
Definitly.

That bottlenecks the 7600gt (i think)

Definitly the 8800gtx then
It wouldn't bottleneck the 7600, but will bottleneck the 8800.
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yeah, but his setup should be beeting mine by more than a hundred points or two. Notice I have a Sempron 64 which was bottlenecking my old x1600 Pro, let alone my x1950 GT. He should be closer to 6500 in 3DMark06 should he not? Some Core2/Quad setups w/ GTS are getting past 10000 I believe, or just under anyway. There's no way a Core2 should effectively double his score, in my opinion anyway.
     
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