Is this normal ? Same crappy graphics card GTS 250 512mb overclocked on both setups. Before I upgraded (from an i5 750 @ 4ghz) my framerates were pretty crappy. Had to run at 1280*whatever. Now I upgraded (2500k @ 4.5ghz) I get a near constant 60fps (vsync on) at 1600x900, dx9, pretty high settings. To say I am pleased with my upgrade would be an understatement. Shocking such an old GPU can run BFBC2 so well I will be upgrading my GPU for BF3 though !