Well the new GPU is in, installed, and games run and all.. but.. I am still not satisfied... not that the PC is bad or anything it's just... eh.. I expected more?
I think I need to Optimize my system... I am sure there is somethings I don't know about that are making it not as performance perfect as I was hoping.
Seeing Fallout3 in Full 3D, full Textures, Full Render, Full Screen and HDR is nice though.. good so see what Nuka Cola Quantum looks like with it's glow on too lol.
My FPS isn't as great as I was expecting.. but then again I am playing on a much larger size resolution, from 1024x768 to 1900x1080 , so I am sure this and the Low to Ultra detail levels are what killed my expected constant 60+ FPS (Rarely I drop to 40- FPS for a few moments)
My temps: I was scared to get GPU first because of this old case and it's lack of High Air Flow capabilities... but... I am rather amazed at the results.
Before my CPU would idle at around 44C and full load at about 72C with the new GPU in (which is a 2 slot and vents out the back) it actually helped my Temps drop down. I idle around 41-42C now and max load is still 70-71C now, but the best news is = They didn't go UP.
I don't know how to set up my GPU temp stuff.... the instructions the GPU came with.. don't go into that detail, I kinda expected "Plug N Play" but.. yeah.. for some reason RealTemp won't read the GPU temps.
I haven't played a whole lot of games, just STEAM's "Killing Floor" and Bethesda's Fallout 3 (all DLC) the graphics improvements are highly noticed, especially in lighting/shadow, however the games don't run as glassy smooth as expected.. again probably due to increased Resolution size.. but I thought this could handle it....
OC may become an option... after Optimization of course.
HAWX is an ok game I guess.. but.. it really needs a Joystick.
I guess part of the expected graphics change were not on my PC side at all but the Game Engines' capabilities... and I never thought about it... I want to go into HL2
M now to see if the "Odd Reflections" still happen to me, where everything (even cloth) seems glassy or metallic (downloading and installing)
If anyone has any Optimize Windows 7 RC ideas let me know here, I will be spending a few hours browsing the threads and net for any pre-made tutorials.