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with my current setup i played quake 4 with with only my 8800gts oc'd to 640 and 990 and everything else at stock. my cpu at stock is 2.2ghz, cpu voltage is 1.35,ram divider set to auto (probably 333mhz or 400). i was gettin 60fps with these settigns.
when i oc'd my rig to 2.6mhz and upped the voltage to 1.45v and set ram divider to 400mhz i still got 60fps. i left the vid card settings oc'd. but shouldnt the fps number be a little higher after i oc'd my system? or is the fps count based more on the video card?
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post #2 of 13
you arent bottlenecking that badly with an x2, dont worry about it.
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post #3 of 13
I dont know much about these new-boys.

But I'd say - the fact that after increasing your CPU's freq, you see no performance increase, suggests that you're NOT bottlenecked...
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so after oc'ing and no performance gains, what could be holding it back?
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post #5 of 13
vSync is holding you back
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Originally Posted by Jakg View Post
vSync is holding you back
Yep. Refresh rate is prob 60Hz, so if your v-sync is on it will match your FPS with that.

But otherwise, I don't think a decent AMD X2 processor like yours is going to bottleneck an 8800GTS very much. At least not enough to matter. I wouldn't worry about it.
    
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post #7 of 13
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vSync is holding you back
exactly, vsync caps your fps to your screen's refresh rate
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post #8 of 13
Nope, Quake 4 is capped at 60 FPS because of the Doom 3 engine.

EDIT: You can change the FPS cap in Doom, but not in Quake
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post #9 of 13
Almost anything bottles a G80. Your CPU is probably a little, but it's very minor, I really wouldn't worry about it.
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrPwnage View Post
Nope, Quake 4 is capped at 60 FPS because of the Doom 3 engine.

EDIT: You can change the FPS cap in Doom, but not in Quake
Beat me to it.

+1 Rep for you new person.
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