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Just played Far Cry 2 and the gpu usage was up and down all the way through but I was still getting 50+ fps maxed out with 8x AA at 1024 by 768
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help?
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Has anybody mentioned your RAM? 2GB is a bit low with a 64 bit OS. Definitely OC that CPU and think about doubling your RAM.
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I am not sure that this is the case for you because I would need more diagnostics to know, but it seems like you system, especially your processor, is bottlenecking your card.

When you get less than 100% performance this can sometimes be the case. You see your CPU must supply your GPU with information, this information is then processed by your GPU and displayed on your monitor.

If your CPU does not get enough information to the GPU then the GPU only has that limited amount of information to work with and while the GPU could handle more information(it is not at 100% load), the CPU can not deliver it fast enough.

Edit: As previous poster mentioned I would highly recomend at least 4gb of DDR3 Ram at 1333Mhz.
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Yes, AT LEAST 4Gb. I have no problems on High, no stuttering, the 465 should be eating my setup for breakfast.
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As your resolution decreases, performance becomes more CPU dependent. Mix that with the fact that the game is already rather demanding on the CPU, and you'll get the results like you've described. It wouldn't surprise me if you see better, if not a bit more stable, performance at 1280x1024.

My 470 isn't that much better than the 465 and I pull similar performance numbers at 1920x1200 maxed.
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I had a feeling I would need to get more ram Can't really afford it for a while but I will definitely get both a new motherboard and more RAM. But that is in the future. I just Oc'd my CPU to 3.2ghz I think I can go higher but my mobo sucks and I don't want to take any chances. Thanks for your help everyone. And I must say 465 runs hot. But this cooler is amazing and keeps it under control
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I'm looking at your sig rig and I see you have a 1080p monitor. Why are you playing at 1024x768, which is a heavily CPU-limited resolution?
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by covertash View Post
I'm looking at your sig rig and I see you have a 1080p monitor. Why are you playing at 1024x768, which is a heavily CPU-limited resolution?
Well his cpu isn't going to be doing less work at 1080p.

A resolution step up never gave anyone more FPS
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Well his cpu isn't going to be doing less work at 1080p.

A resolution step up never gave anyone more FPS
While that may be true, his GPU is actually more powerful than his CPU (especially without much of an overclock). Increasing the resolution should, theoretically, shift the load balancing in favor of the more capable component, which in this case, would be the GPU. If nothing else, he may notice at least smoother and consistent gameplay instead of the sharp frame rate dips that he is currently experiencing.
     
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