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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by madswimmer, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. madswimmer

    madswimmer New Member

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    so i recently built a computer and everything seemed alright. however when i started playing games my fps would be at 100. about 5 minutes later it will suddenly drop to 7... what is wrong with this? is it a bad gpu? or is this sumthing else?
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    Hi and Welcom to TPU, please add your system specs otherwise we arn't gonna be able to help you :)
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    Sounds like graphics card overheating to me
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    +1 cause it sounds like it. Need to know your specs though.:toast:
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    AMD phenom 2 955 BE
    asus 790x evo
    g skill ram(i forget its ddr3 1333 tho)
    antec tp750 psu
    sapphire 5770 vapor x(havent fixed the shader issue yet, havin a bit of trouble)
    WD 750gb black
    coolermaster cm690
    sunbeam core contact freezer

    u prolly didnt need all that but just to be safe. anyway, im not sure its overheating cuz the card has excellent cooling. could it be game settings?
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    @ what resolution is your screen? A 5770 should game easily @ 1920" with some aa and af. It depends on the game actually. In what specific games is it doing it? Could you be more specific cause its pretty much complicated finding a bug in pitch black ;)
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    cod4, it was acting up at 1650. however i tried 1080 or sumthin around there and it didnt rly act up. however i didnt try it too long. could the res be the issue?
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    I can play cod4 @ 1920x1080 with a 9800gt on high, so its unlikely the issue. But what about aa and af? cause even though i game @ that resolution, i have to tone down aa and af.
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    aa is at 4x. sry wat is af?
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    Anisotropic Filtering, it improves focus on the distance drawing.
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    oh well thats down all the way
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    so could this just be a setting issue?
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    Sounds like it's the cpu freaking out, not the gpu, it always causes this kind of framerate buggery (I've had a decent amount of experience of it happening to me when i had the crappy stock amd fan and my oc).

    Download speedfan, to see what it says about your core temps. if they're high (60C+)consider replacing the thermal paste/reseating the heatsink or taking off any overclocks on the cpu, even though your cooling is excellent, it may just be that it needs reseating.
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    i have amd overdrive and it says 40c while playing cod4
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    ok, so its not settings, i tried many different res's and settings and they all did it, it also happened in different games.
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    Does it randomly slow down like this just for a moment and then go back to normal or does it just crap out for good until you restart the game or the computer?

    Things I would do:

    1. Memtest. Test the stability of your RAM. You can also do this by just removing a stick and running the system and see if one of the sticks is bad.

    2. Background processes. There could be some application that you have running that performs a specific task every once in a while. Might wanna go and exit/quit everything that's hiding in your system tray and see if it still does it.
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    which drivers are you using and which games besides cod are u playing?

    what was your previous gpu installed if anY?

    did u install chipset drivers too since this is a new build...
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    i actually found a newer driver that i just downloaded, ima test it out and see if i still have issue tomorrow, ill fill u guys in when i see
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    +1 for heat , but not only GPU see cpu temp

    and check ATI drivers try download last one
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    may sound stupid but amd cool n quiet reduces performance when its not using it right? could this affect it?
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    driver didnt fix, however..

    i found out that if i just tab out of the game to desktop, and then go back in my fps goes back to 100. wat could this mean? i feel like its something really simple
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    Well we know you got DRR3 but how many GB's?
    What OS are you using?

    Disable Cool & quiet , AMD Overdrive & all save power mode in windows & bios (i never use those i want my pc @100% all the time , i shut down my pc once i finish anyway)
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    4gb ddr3
    windows 7
    and i leave my computer on 24/7 soo wat ya think? should i still disable em?
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    so i think im going to just return it and by a different card, this is a huge hassle and no one seems to know on here or toms hardware. any last minute diagnoses?
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    no man its not GPU Problem
    1-Try To Reset the BIOS if Still The Same
    2-Format Your PC and try To install deferent version of windows 7

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