I want to ask you to help me upgrading my computer.
Until November my computer looked like that:
OS: Windows 7 professional 64-bit
Motherboard: Asus P5LD2 (LGA775)
Processor: Intel Pentium D830 3GHz (2 cores)
Graphic card: Gigabyte nVidia Ge-Force 6600 GT
RAM: Kingston 3Gb DDR2-533 MHz
HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB
And on the first December I bought a new graphic card: Gigabyte nVidia Ge-Force GTX470 (GV-N470SO-13I)
After installing new graphic card (and new PSU - corsair AX750) (oh, and 2 more fans on my case) I run FSX and... i didn't see any huge increase of performance. What's more I on not much detailed scenery and on crowded airport my framerate don't exceed 4fps...
So I checked how much the CPU and GPU are used during the game.
CPU is always 100% used, both cores, GPU is used maybe in 10-20%.
I have also played new Need for Speed Most Wanted and also the problem is the same, framerate is very low.
So I decied to buy a new processor. I have following options:
1) Buy a faster processor, LGA775 in order not to change motherboard
I'm thinking of Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650
2) Buy a new motherboard and think about Intel i5 or i7.
The problem is that I don't really have enough money to buy a new motherboard to, so I'd rather buy just processor LGA775.
I just want you to give me your opinion is my understanding correct, and maybe you have any other propositions??
I'll appreciate any constructive opinion. Thanks in advance!