I have been experiencing a problem where decreasing the resolution doesnt improve my framerates. After much discusion on the forums we think it comes down to my Cpu being the weak link so i have overclocked it and seem to have got a conclusion which i would like your opinions please. Asus m3a-h/hdmi board Athlon 64 x2 5000+ 2.6ghz ocz 2gb ddr2 5300 667mhz memmory HD 4870 512mb gddr5 Graphics running overclocked 790/1100 Windows xp 32 15" crt monitor.@ 60hz 850w psu At stock 2.6ghz Crysis Benchmark ran 1280x1024=36.48fps 1024x768=36.52fps At 2.997Ghz Crysis Benchmark ran 1280x1024=42.20fps At 2.997Ghz Crysis Benchmark ran 1024x768=42.15fps (lower res and fps worse?) Amd overdrive Benchmark 2.6ghz 6830 Amd Overdrive benchmark 2.997ghz 7921 as you can see the extra 400mhz has improved framerate over stock setting but reduce the res at any given cpu speed it stays the same. What could be causing this? Please could you advise if this is a healthy overclock never done it before and i used amd Overdrive manually adjusted. Cpu 2.996Ghz @1.3750v HT Clock 230mhz HT link1153mhz PCie Speed 110mhz from 99mhz Max Cpu temp with Amd Overdrive stability test 11mins was 49 degrees idling 33 degrees with stock heatsink and fan + 3 case fans. System seems stable so far not tried any games yet.