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I still experience slowdowns playing Dragon Age 2[My card is OCed to max limit set by CCC]. Why? Is it my NB/SB?
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Overclock that cpu some more! What are your RAM timings and speed?
    
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Originally Posted by WildcatWhiz View Post
Overclock that cpu some more! What are your RAM timings and speed?
How can I check RAM timings and speed?? CPU will be OCed after I get my Hyper 212 Plus!
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how can i check ram timings and speed?? Cpu will be oced after i get my hyper 212 plus!
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How can I check RAM timings and speed?? CPU will be OCed after I get my Hyper 212 Plus!
If your having a bottleneck thats what it will be. Just be patient and OC to 3.8-4.0 when you get that Hyper 212.
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I still experience slowdowns playing Dragon Age 2[My card is OCed to max limit set by CCC]. Why? Is it my NB/SB?
Make sure your NB isn't overheating in HW Monitor. Other than that, there isn't much else you can do short of upgrading your processor or video card. Not sure entirely how Dragon Age 2 runs, but if it's like Dragon Age 1 then it prefers Intel CPUs.
Edited by Kvjavs - 4/7/11 at 11:40pm
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post #7 of 19
U running DX11? card might not be up to snuff.

Also tweak ram timings in BIOS and benchmark your rig to make sure your gaining performance when doing your tweaking. I have got Lower performance with tighter timings likely becuase the ram couldn't handle them well.
Edited by Killam0n - 4/7/11 at 11:47pm
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@Wildcat
4gb DDR3 dual-channel


@Kvjavs

HWmonitor does not label which one is NB, what temp is considered overheating?

@Killam0n

It's DX11. ram timings are above, not sure if it's tweaked.

Thanks for the great suggestions guys!!!
Edited by rockasaur - 4/7/11 at 11:57pm
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post #9 of 19
>>Channels: Dual
>>DC mode: Unganged.

Unganged = single channel mode. That right there, would make a difference.
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post #10 of 19
Single channel makes little difference. Dragon age 2 isn't optimized that well.
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