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I just built a new system and kept my Gtx 280, which I will be upgrading by summer. I ran 3dmark06 and received a 22.5k score on the Free standard settings. I used the Asus Autotune and it showed my system running at 4.2 ghz, but Windows says ~5.8 ghz (obviously wrong) 3dmark06 isn't showing the overclock (I don't think it ever has for me). I will be Overclocking manually soon. I overclocked my GTX280 to approx. 730/1420/1115, (no artifacts).

While playing Starcraft 2 @1680X1050 res. on Ultra with Shadows, texture, terrain @High, and Vsync on, I was getting a mere 20fps. Any suggestions?
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while Starcraft 2 is running, check if your cpu is actually at your overclocked speed and check if your GPU is at said speed. Sometimes there is the situation where the GPU won't go up to max speed and just stays at idle speeds.
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My Gtx280 seems to be staying at 400mhz. Cpu is at 4.3ghz like it should be when game is running.
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Do you use EVGA Precision to overclock your GPU?
Nonetheless you shouldn´t be expecting much from a 280 in that case anyway but when max overclocked you should get about 30fps
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Do you use EVGA Precision to overclock your GPU?
Nonetheless you shouldn´t be expecting much from a 280 in that case anyway but when max overclocked you should get about 30fps
Yes I do use Precision, but the card is staying throttled down to %60 as I am getting 36fps and the GPU load is 90%+
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GTX 280 is pretty old, Maybe a 2nd one? Im sure you can find one for like 100 somewhere...
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GTX 280 is pretty old, Maybe a 2nd one? Im sure you can find one for like 100 somewhere...
I guess I just expected a bigger improvement in performance,

Q6600 to i5 2500k, bout a %15 jump in performance.

I am getting a Gtx570 soon.

Thanks for input though!
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post #8 of 16
Gaming rigs are all about the gpu.If your gpu wasn't bottlenecking then you won't gain much with a cpu upgrade.At least you didn't buy a hyper threading cpu like so many people do for a gaming rig.
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If you overclocked correctly the problem is 100% with the card ...it is very old though don´t forgetPlay it on lower resolution and get into your Nvidia Controll Panel set the Physx off Auto select and on GTX 285 A
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post #10 of 16
there is something wrong with your card and its not because is old i don't get lower than 30fps with vertical sync enable 1920x1080 with everything max on big battles and that's on stock settings have not tried it overclocked plus i am guessing my card is lower than yours.
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