Is Crysis even using my GPU?

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Just changed my power options from balanced to performance. Tried crysis again, same thing. I'm currently using 1680x1050 resolutions right now. I didn't try 1024x768 again yet.


 

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My money is on the CPU creating a "bottleneck." If that is the case, only thing to do is overclock that thing to +3.0ghz or get a new cpu/mobo, if you are wanting higher FPS in Crysis. Just my .02. Good luck!
 

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Alright just saw this video of a guys gameplay.

He's pretty much on the same system: E5200 260gtx, but he overclocked his CPU to 3.9ghz while I'm still at 2.5(bios won't let me overclock). He overclocked his video card. I did too, but when I did I didn't get much increase in performance.

He's running at Enthusiast settings (highest setting) and getting 25-35 fps with fraps on. I'm getting anywhere from 9fps-25fps on highest setting without fraps.

We're both running same resolution 1680x1050.

So.... It does look like it's my cpu. I don't get it though I hear people with my same CPU E5200 get better results than me without even overclocking. Could motherboard hold you back?

Here is the guys youtube video if you want to see. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoSLpPfc3js
 

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Looks like my next logical step is a new motherboard. Crap, already way over budget by getting a gtx 260 instead of a used 9800gt on ebay hah. Original budget was around $60.00-$70.00. I ended up spending $219.00 on the GTX, $100 on a new pc case, $15 for a hard drive cooler.
 

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