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Old 10-23-2007, 11:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 8800gts vs my processor

I recently bought a nice 8800GTS 640mb (BFG).

Now, i know this is far superior to my processor, but i was just wondering how much my processor will be letting my graphics card down.

I have an e6320 which is by default 1.8ghz, but i overclocked it to 3.0ghz. Also, I have 2gb of 667mhz RAM. In Windows Vista.

The main think i noticed was in the Crysis Beta my friend got superior framerates with the 320mb, non-overclocked version of the card. He has a 3.0ghz processor but it is not overclocked.

I don't plan on upgrading anything in the near future, i was just wondering how much potential i am missing out on.
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I think that its the speed of the RAM thats doing it more than anything else. Try to bump it up to 800MHz and see how it is then.
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Ah, you're already here!

I take it you would recommend the RAM you mentioned in my other thread, then?
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Ah, you're already here!

I take it you would recommend the RAM you mentioned in my other thread, then?
Yes, but I would still try to OC before buying anything else.
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Well i have already overclocked my processor to 3.0ghz and my graphics card was already overclocked a bit by BFG. What do you mean?
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Well i have already overclocked my processor to 3.0ghz and my graphics card was already overclocked a bit by BFG. What do you mean?
Overclock the RAM if its still at 667MHz. Whats your FSB/RAM ratio? Or does your mobo support unlinked overclocking?
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I think the RAM automatically went up when i did the processor, but i'm not sure. I'm quite nooby at this. What is the fsb/RAM ratio and how do i find it?
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Try bumping your ram up to 800mhz first and see if that helps. In the bios there will be a memory multiplier that adjusts memory speed vs fsb. You can find out what your current memory speed is by downloading cpu-z.
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I think the RAM automatically went up when i did the processor, but i'm not sure. I'm quite nooby at this. What is the fsb/RAM ratio and how do i find it?
Are you sure that the RAM is at 667MHz? I think that you should check. The FSB/RAM ratio can be found in the BIOS, in the overclocking menu.

BTW, what Mobo do you have?
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Here is all the info on the overclocking menu, it's easier if i just post this as i have little knowledge of what we're actually talking about

The motherboard is Gigabyte GA-965P-S3 Socket 775

CPU Clock Ratio: 6x
CPU Host Frequency: 429 mhz
PCI Express Frequency: Auto
System Memory Multiplier: 2.0
Memory Freqency: 858

Does that help or mean anything?
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