Serious Problem with 8800 GTS
About half a year ago I bought a Geforce 8800 GTS 640mb gpu, expecting to be able to crank my settings to the max or close on CS:S or WoW and be able to get a high frame rate. However, for every game I played, I notice that my frames were highest at 60-90 and very often fell to 30 and below when there were a lot of people on a server or simply many characters on screen, and that's without any Antialiasing or Anisotropic filtering. I just accepted this performance, thinking thats the way it runs, but I've always wondered whether something was preventing my card from fully doing its job. I was backed by this statement as many people online who have 7800s or 7950s have been getting much better frames at the highest settings, and were surprised at my problem when I told them my specs.
I seriously don't know what to do. I installed the latest firmware from the Nvidia website this weekend just in case, but still nothing. My specs are below (the Pentium-D is a slightly older dual core processor than the Core 2 Duos), and my power supply is 600W and recommended for my card (SLI) even, so any advice is appreciated. I'm just desperate to get my games running the way they should be. Thanks.
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
ASUS P5Q Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz
4Gb DDR2 Kingston RAM
XFX Nvidia 260 GTX 896Mb
Ultra 1000W PSU