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Old 12-20-2009, 12:57 PM   #1
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Default Underclocking is Boosting CSS FPS Performance!!!

Hi, over the last 2 months (i think) my FPS in CSS is not what is used to be. It may tie in with upgrading to windows 7 a couple of months back. But i've tried both Nvidia's and windows 7's driver for my 8800GT. So I thought I'd overclock my CPU (Q6700), to a higher rate to see if my FPS would be increased significantly. So I loaded up a local server and looked a specific location on the wall. Increasing my CPU speed seemed to do nothing (except decrease it slightly). I then began to reduce the CPU speed to see if that made a difference - whether it was the gfrx or CPU bottleneck. What happened was from 2.6Ghz to 2.2 I got 35-50 (~160fps) fps jump!! I clocked it back upto 2.6Ghz and got ~115fps...

What does this imply. The card is an ASUS 5122mb En8800GT, is it because of the power supply (some cheap 650W thing that's lasted me a year and a half) - I shall be putting a WATT meter on the computer to see what is drains, because I'm sure it only drains a tidly amount.

Anyway I said my pc used to peform better... not sure why it's decreasing. I should be maxing CSS out!


also with a wattmeter the wattage of the comsumption of the pc at idle is about 130 (that includes a sub, 2 LCD monitors and a wireless phone)

when I launched css there is no difference.

Remember the PSU is 650W - not that I'm saying it'll deliver the full 650 - it's cheap and probably fairly inefficient.
1: Q6700 @ stock 3GHz 775 6GB-DDR800 ASROCK penryn 1600SLI, 1GB ATI RAEDON 5770 ~ 3TB internal;
2: 3.2Ghz Phenom 9550 Black ed 4GB-DDR3, ASUS skt AM3, HD 4850 512MB
3: Core i7 3.2GHz, 6GB DDR3, 512MB EN8800GT, 1TB Internal
4: Athlon 4000+ skt 939 6600GT 3GB
5: P4 3.4GHz, 3GB-DDR, ASUS skt 775, ATI RAEDON 9550
+ all my other lovely comp parts :)
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