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Old July 30, 2009, 11:08 AM
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Default Overclocking not showing FPS results.

I overclocked my e8400 from 3 to 3.6 and the results should be obvious.
The vista welcoming screen still shows E8400 @ 3Ghz
And so does RE5 benchmark.
Although BIOS shows 3.6Ghz and OCCT, cpuz and realtemp register 3.6ghz on load.
In RE5 benchmark the avg fps before OC was 37fps, and to my suprise is still 37fps after the overclock.
So am i missing something?
I have yet to run WiC benchmark.
GPU is not bottlenecking since its an overclocked version of 4870.
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Old July 30, 2009, 11:15 AM
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Welcome in real world. :)
No FPS gain means that game is GPU bound not CPU.

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Old July 30, 2009, 11:16 AM
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You might make more headway on games that scale better on CPU. Many RTS type games do this as well as some FPS like Crysis.
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Old July 30, 2009, 11:23 AM
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But in a game like WiC i maybe and MAYBE gained 2 fps? Is that normal? Cus in that case the OC was in vain.
Altho you might have a point... That benchmark might be GPU based too i think.
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Old July 30, 2009, 11:26 AM
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No FPS gain means that game in GPU bound not CPU.
But is it normal that many applications show my CPU E8400 @ 3ghz even tho its at 3.6ghz?
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What resolution & detail settings. The higher and the less difference you will see.
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Old July 30, 2009, 11:30 AM
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What resolution & detail settings. The higher and the less difference you will see.
1680x1050 but yeah those guys probably have a point with the GPU based thing.
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Old July 30, 2009, 11:56 AM
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But is it normal that many applications show my CPU E8400 @ 3ghz even tho its at 3.6ghz?
It's not uncommon, and it means that the program isn't actually bothering to report the clock-speed, it's just reporting the processor's default speed.
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Old July 30, 2009, 12:02 PM
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Man, for a game played in high res with full detail and AA/AF today CPU almost doesn't matter. Even it's an Nehalem or a dual core (of course I speak about balanced configs, not about a GTX 295 paired with an X2 3800+ ).
You can see a slight FPS increase in strategic games or others CPU bound but it will be nothing spectacular.
Your HD4870 is more than enough for your resolution, I'd say to leave your system at stock speeds because for few FPS's more it doesn't worth heat/consumption/noise/headache to find stable settings.
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