Perfomance question

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by redguardsoldier, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. redguardsoldier

    redguardsoldier New Member

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    My rig is showed on the left :). I used NVMonitor (included in nTune) to log my system. I run some games, it showed that my highest CPU usage is 90%, highest RAM usage is 78%, CPU temperature is 38-60C, GPU is 45-60C, system is 31-34C. I think that my system is not running at its full speed, while the slowest component in my rig is the poor CPU. Any master can help me? Give me some reason, thank! I just want to understand.
     
  2. Lain

    Lain Master Guru

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    why do you think your system is not running at full speed

    PS: I think the temp sensor on your GPU is not working properly
     
  3. d_mouse

    d_mouse Maha Guru

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    those temps are about right for a 9600gt. mine has never gone over 62c, although i did force the fan speed to be a constant 35% with riva tuner, where at default it was only at 20%
     
  4. Nemes1s

    Nemes1s Master Guru

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    Your CPU is the reason your system is not running at full potential. Even though physical usage is only around 90%, the individual clock speed for the 3800+ is pretty awful. The cache size doesn't help either. I think it's a bottleneck.

    My CPU is a major bottleneck for me as well. Luckily i have a Q9300 coming in april. :)
     

  5. redguardsoldier

    redguardsoldier New Member

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    I already think my CPU is the bottleneck. But I have really limited choice. After just buying this 9600GT and AcBel I 510W, I run out of supply. I'm student, so I don't have much money. And my damn motherboard require BIOS update to support a reasonable Athlon CPU. I don't know what has happen to my motherboard. When I update my BIOS, it crash all the time. But when I insert its CD, the recovery started automatically.
     
  6. Doomster

    Doomster Master Guru

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    I could be a corrupt BIOS. ASUS Update should also tell you if the 9600GT is compatible with your motherboard. It is a SLI compatible motherboard and may have problems with single videocards installed.
     

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