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Hey, guys. I just bought a Palit GTX 460 768MB today, and so far, I notice no improvements in any games over my 9600GT. Am I doing something wrong, or is my CPU bottlenecking it? I'm honestly clueless at the moment.

Any ideas would help.
    
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hey, guys. I just bought a palit gtx 460 768mb today, and so far, i notice no improvements in any games over my 9600gt. Am i doing something wrong, or is my cpu bottlenecking it? I'm honestly clueless at the moment.

Any ideas would help.
what games are you seeing no improvement?
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post #3 of 46
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Well first I loaded up Left 4 Dead 2, and then went towards Fallout: New Vegas.

I don't have much installed currently, so that's what I tried so far. Either way, I was expecting to see some sort of change, and did not.
    
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Cpu is bottlenecking, you need to buy new cpu
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post #5 of 46
CPU bottleneck for sure.
OC DAT NOW!!
my mom's opty 170 @ 2ghz necked hers too. i OC'D it to 2.4Ghz and i gained a ton of FPS.
a good 400-500 mhz OC can do wonders with K8 CPUs
    
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post #6 of 46
L4D2 is heavily cpu dependant, being a source engine game. I can't speak for Fallout since I've never played it. But in L4D, your CPU is definitely the limiting factor.

The nVidia 6 series cards could pull 60+ fps in source games.
post #7 of 46
Unless you're playing farmville on facebook, you should see some improvements? I'm running two in SLI (mainly got them for folding, but they were cheap). Noticed quite a difference in most games. I also game at 1920x1200 resolution, if you're gaming at a low res you also may not notice.

Edit: Just noticed the CPU... others beat me to it
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Well I'll try to pump my CPU up a little and see what happens. I'll return with the news.
    
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I think OC will not improve the situation enough to get rid of bottleneck
I speak from experience with similar processor, but try
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post #10 of 46
overclock as high as possible on the CPU.
if you are going to upgrade, i recommend at least a quad core.
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