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What is your MONITOR RESOLUTION
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I play at 1280 x 1024. I tried TF2, League of Legends, SC2.
    
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To be on the safe side. I would first upgrade the PSU to a 600w then I would upgrade to a Phenom II X4 955.
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I play at 1280 x 1024. I tried TF2, League of Legends, SC2.
you probably would of been fine with the 9600gs or gt. you've called it both in your original post. i assumed you had a decent monitor which was actually putting strain on your system. Your processor is most likely holding you back at this res. overclock and try for new results. replace cpu for a decent quad.
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I play at 1280 x 1024. I tried TF2, League of Legends, SC2.
That's why.. at that resolution your gpu is basically getting no load while your slow processor is taking it all. get a 1920x1080 monitor to take advantage of your gpu's power.
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It's a GT My mistake. Apologies.

SO the problem is the monitor?
    
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It's a GT My mistake. Apologies.

SO the problem is the monitor?
the resolution your are playing at is NOT demanding of the graphics. therfore its your next weakest link, most likely your cpu.
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Alright. If I get a new CPU will it also require a new Motherboard?

ALso; Thanks for all the answers, Gentlemen.
    
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for anythign worth while, yes. To keep cost down stay amd. im pretty sure the amd fans will chime in with a 890 chipset (insert board make here).

a good quad, or if you wanna pay for it and extend your epeen, get a six core.
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That's why.. at that resolution your gpu is basically getting no load while your slow processor is taking it all. get a 1920x1080 monitor to take advantage of your gpu's power.
correct
this is the main reason and it was the same story with me till i bought 1080p monitor, but it still is a bottleneck
let me tell you bottleneck will not go, you will just have to overclock your cpu, or might have to buy a new one
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