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first off here is my build
Evga 780i FTW motherboard
Evga GTX 295 graphics card
BFG 800w powersupply
Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 3.16GHz
seagate barracuda 7200rpm 500 gig hard drive
patriot viper 2x2gb memory

I am still new to gaming pcs but,

The problem is that I used EVGA's step up program to go from a gtx 260 to a gtx 295 and have seen no preformance increase.
same frame rates all the highest settings in crysis, farcry2,call of duty world at war and team fortress 2.
For these tests I was running it at 1680x1050 60Hz

I called Evga and they said it might be because I am using a low def resolution so now I have it hooked up to my big screen running at 1900x1080 60Hz and no improvement.

My monitors are an Element 1080i HDTV(The screen that only displays 1650x1050)
big screen is a Philips(full 1080p television but there is a special port for dvi to hdmi on the tv)

I did some searching online and found out that cpus can bottleneck the gpu so I overclocked my cpu to 4GHz and still no improvement.

Is it that the gtx 295 needs a four core cpu, or is the gtx 260 216core really that awesome a card and the gtx295 is a waste of money.

Also any tips for getting rid of screen tearing because I get a lot of that when I play these games, happend with both the gtx260 and gtx295.

any help would be appreciated,
thanks
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