Do these numbers sound right for a GTS 450?

Zotac Geforce gts 450 (fermi) zt4050110l...
February 14, 2011 at 17:06:44
Specs: Windows 7, AMD 235e/ 6gb DDR2
Do these number sound right for a GTS 450? In my gaming computer i am getting 50-60 fps from this card playing Battlefield Bad Company 2. The resolution is set at 1920 x 1080 with medium settings on a 24" monitor. I'm new to gaming so i didnt know what to expect. Looking back i wish i had gone ahead and bought a gtx 460. Is it the card or does my computer help with the numbers? it has a 970BE with 8gb of hyperx memory.
The specs for the card say i need a 400 watt power supply. i currently have a 750, so no problem.
Just for the heck of it, i took it out and put it in my Emachines ET1331G-03W. The card fits with no problem. This is a windows 7 computer with an amd 235e processor and 6gb of DDR2 memory. I have never seen a desktop computer that runs as quiet and cool as this one. I hooked up the card with the molex to 6 pin connector and it works great. This comp has an 80 plus 300 watt power supply made by FSP. So far i have only watched a couple of movies and it runs cool. Would i run into any problems by running this card in this computer? I havent loaded the game yet, not sure what to expect. But it looks like an awesome home theater card to me. Right now im watching wedding crashers and according to EVGA precision tuner, the gpu temp is 34, at 2% gpu usage, and fan is at 44%. i'd have to say i'm pretty impressed. BTW, this is a Zotac ZT-40501-10L and paid $129 from newegg.

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February 14, 2011 at 17:40:41

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February 15, 2011 at 05:04:47
i wish someone would read the post and reply. thanks in advance.

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February 16, 2011 at 09:47:02
You're getting hung up on framerates. If your game is playable & enjoyable & there's no lag, what difference does it make if the farme rates are 50FPS or 100FPS. Do you think your eyes can tell the difference? If you hadn't run FRAPS or whatever you used to check the FPS, I doubt you'd be concerned.

I don't know how long ago you bought the GTS 450 but it sells for about $100 (after rebate) all over the place these days, including newegg. The GTX 460 sells for about $130 (after rebate).

Your eMachines motherboard is based on an old/outdated nForce4 chipset that was released over 5 yrs ago. The PCIe x16 slot is version 1.1 so it only supports 50% of the bandwidth of PCIe 2.0 or 25% of the bandwidth of PCIe 3.0, plus the board only supports 1000MHz HT, not to mention it has a weak CPU. I'm sure the card will work fine in it, but it's probably being bottlenecked.

Check this GTS 450 vs GTX 460 article:

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