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I have the 9600Gt superclocked version from evga.i ran the firefly forest test on 3d mark 06 on diffrent clocks and this is what i got.

stock (675/900)=27.247 Fps
675/1027=26.413 Fps
728/900=27.316
712/1000=27.796

confusing isnt it? maybe this test is just messed up or am just an idiot, someone wanna help me out?
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Try running the whole 3dMark06 test (stock 3dmark settings) and then post what score your get, It would be easier to give an assessment.
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1st, it could just be the new drivers

2nd, with that processor, any oc on your video cards isn't going to do squat, oc'ing the rest of the system definately will.
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well most of my system is overclocked.would i need a faster cpu so it can feed my video card, or is this one good enough to give the vid card all the data it needs?
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Considering the performance of those CPU's, your 9600 most likely isn't getting fully utilized. I think all you can do is to get a top of the line cooler to OC your proc more, but it might just be easier to get a BE cpu.
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i highly doubt its the cpu. i checked its usage and the max it ever reached when gaming with crysis was 74% but most of the time it was around 45-65%.however i did get a rly good oc on this card with around high 50's temp on load.i did some tests on call of duty, and i noticed a very good fps increase.
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post #7 of 36
It's not CPU usage, but CPU bottleneck
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i highly doubt its the cpu. i checked its usage and the max it ever reached when gaming with crysis was 74% but most of the time it was around 45-65%.however i did get a rly good oc on this card with around high 50's temp on load.i did some tests on call of duty, and i noticed a very good fps increase.
I highly think it is your cpu
-if you have an AMD cpu your 3dMark06 on average is 1000-1500 marks less than a comparable Intel cpu
-I have an X2 5400@2.8 and an o'cd 8800GT and the best score I've had so far is like 9500 marks
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well how much in numbers would you say my cpu is bottlnecking the video card? and if increased the pci-e clock would that help out?
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It's not CPU usage, but CPU bottleneck
No offense, but I highly doubt it.

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I highly think it is your cpu
-if you have an AMD cpu your 3dMark06 on average is 1000-1500 marks less than a comparable Intel cpu
-I have an X2 5400@2.8 and an o'cd 8800GT and the best score I've had so far is like 9500 marks
The 8800GT has 96SP vs the 64 of the 9600GT, it's possible that the card is bottlenecked somewhat by the CPU, but are you playing at 1280x1024 without AA/AF?

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well how much in numbers would you say my cpu is bottlnecking the video card? and if increased the pci-e clock would that help out?
The 3DMark score is very little relevant to the gaming experience overall. In this particular case you should try benchmarking the card in various games you use to see a gain. Also, test 3DMark at some settings closer to what you actually use in games, not the default 1280x1024 0AA/AF. This is a scenario that gets bottlenecked even by a Skulltrail, because nowadays Dx10 cards are are too powerful to be stressed by 3DMark2006. Wait a few weeks and test with 3DMark Vantage that is designed for these cards, the scores are likely to vary with the clocks of the card.

Raising the PCIe clock does help in some cases to stabilize high OCs of some cards, but it doesn't improve performance in itself.

Test the rig in actual games, you'll notice the performance improvements in games like CoD, Crysis, etc.
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