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i have a monseter bottleneck my gpu useage is about 40-45% in most games
and are there a way i can get more gpu useage/better fps with out ocing my cpu?

like bump up aa or will it give me less fps?
or set something in nicidia control panel

thx
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post #2 of 13
Yea there is a way you can get better fps with out Overclocking your cpu

Replace it..

WHy dont you want ti overclock your CPU?
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Yeah i agree with post 2. you need to either OC it or replace it. My humble little E3200 cannot keep up with my GTS450 even. E3200 bottlenecks anywhere below 3.4GHz.
post #4 of 13
Run a benchmark at 8xAA
Then run it again at 4xAA
Then again at 0xAA

Compare FPS differences
If they are roughly the same then you have a bottleneck.

Most likely you do. Just OC the CPU a little and you'll be fine.

If you don't, probably a software related issue
Reinstall drivers? Older version?
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i am saving for a 2400 i5,4gb ram not sure about the mobo yet

i have stock cooling so i wont oc on that
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i am saving for a 2400 i5,4gb ram not sure about the mobo yet

i have stock cooling so i wont oc on that
You'll be able to overclock a little, at least.
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You'll get a better responce if you just reinstall the entire OS
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You'll get a better responce if you just reinstall the entire OS
why?
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why?
It will clear all the junk left by old drivers and software.

You should really just overclock. If you already saving for sandy bridge your probably not going to keep the current setup for to muchlonger are you.

You Can max oc that way before it starts burning out you can replace it.
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You'll be able to overclock a little, at least.
I agree. You can still get a mild overclock with a stock cooler. That will help a ton.
    
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