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Recently I have been getting poor gaming performance in Stalker and Warhammer Online. My TF2 fps isn't that great either. When I change resolutions with this monitor, my fps barely increase at all. 5 fps at most.

 

I play on 1920x1200, I can swap out my monitor with my brother's 1600x1050. Not that it would increase my fps by much. Already tested it. Right now I'm planning on reinstalling Windows and re-overclocking my cpu and gpu. Hopefully it will improve my performance enough to avoid upgrading.

 

Which would be the best upgrade:

1. Intel dual/quad core upgrade and reuse old parts. (Sell the current processor, ram and mobo).

2. New video card.

3. Sell current rig and build a brand new PC. (No clue how much I would get for my rig).

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What are your clocks at?

 

I haven't had any trouble playing any source game...at 1920x1080. I usually crank up the settings to almost max (max for games like CS:S, but I still get extremely playable frame rates)

 

I'm at stock on the CPU (2.4GHz) and 700 core / 1750 shader / 1000 memory on the 8800GTS.

 

You should be able to get pretty good clocks out of that CPU, dependent on good cooling, of course.

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Well i know for a fact that my performance in TF2 is cpu limited, and clocked at 2.7Ghz or 3Ghz, mine is a fair bit faster (a stock speeds the E4300 and 3800X2 are pretty much even). Also our gfx cards are similar (8800GTS 320), with yours being a bit quicker obv but i used a 8800GTS 512 for a while and honestly didnt notice the difference. So basically i'd say upgrade the cpu if you can because thats what's holding me back and it's prolly the same for you.

 

Oh yea and stick in some more ram if you can.

Edited by Comp Dude2

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That memory is DDR-500, right? Just run take her up to 250x10. You might be able to get that on stock volts, maybe a little more. I ran my 144 at 289x9 on stock volts.

 

If you want a little more in depth setting tweaking help, I'd take a look at the OCDB (it's here). There were a bunch of guys who had theirs in the 2.8-3.0 range.

 

EDIT: Here're some entries to take a look at:

 

http://forums.overclockersclub.com/index.p...t&p=1499224

http://forums.overclockersclub.com/index.p...t&p=1506117

http://forums.overclockersclub.com/index.p...t&p=1525559

http://forums.overclockersclub.com/index.p...t&p=1401514

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