Originally Posted by NrGx
Err my card isn't good enough for Gears of War? My framerate never drops below 40 even with DX10 and 4xAA on.
That's why I suspect my CPU. It's not even annoying stutter. It's like for 3 second every 5 minutes or so.
IÂ´m sorry, excuse me for coming down on you that hard, but people tend do think that a new CPU do wonder to there fps.
Maybe itÂ´s nothing wrong with your system, maybe itÂ´s the game.
I had hugh drop in fps when I played RSV and RSV 2 when new levels was loaded ingame and that was with my Striker Extreme Rig (E8400@3,6 450x8, RAM@1200 5-5-5-15, 8800GTX SLI, WD Raptor and with bandwitdh above 10k.
What I ment in my post where that donÂ´t save money on your grahpics card, you be better of with highend grahpics card then with a highend CPU.
HereÂ´s a example.
Done with Crysis Benchmark Tool, Far Cry Benchmark Tool on my Rampage Rig
266 9 2,4, 800 5-5-5-15 PL5
1280x960 Low Q 0xAA 78,63 fps
1600x1200 High Q 0xAA 28,57 fps
1600x1200 Low Q 0xAA, 0xAF 131,28 fps
1600x1200 All juice on 16QxAA, 16xAF 39,44 fps
475 8 3,8, 1266 5-5-5-15 PL7
1280x960 Low Q 0xAA 119,75 fps
1600x1200 High Q 0xAA 28,42 fps
1600x1200 Low Q 0xAA, 0xAF 210,80 fps
1600x1200 All juice on 16QxAA, 16xAF 39,42 fps
ItÂ´s not a noticeable difference with high resulotion and high quality even thou we have FSB 266 and 2,4 up to FSB 475 and 3,8 but with low resulotion and low quality there is.
I have showed similary example to folks and recommed then (if they game) to put there money on a better grahpics card then on mobo, CPU and memory.
So going with for example E8400, 800 5-5-5 and a highend grahpic card with out OC is good enough as it is.
But I you want OC your system you got for example, a more responsive and snappier system and your loading times for games gets shorter and applications starts faster and donÂ´t forget, the wellbeing of how good your are OC your system.
When all this is said and done a hope you can forgive me for being hard on you.