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XFX Radeon HD 6950 2GB is acting up

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by NOSDuco, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. NOSDuco New Member

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    Hello guys, for around the past year I have been troubleshooting with this card and I am beginning to think it may not be the card.
    I get around 30-50 FPS in Planetside 2 while on all low settings.
    From what I have researched, this is terrible. I should be getting 70-80.
    I also have a tendency to get low FPS in all games, I don't know if the card is just not that good of a card? Or could something else be causing the issue.
    Is there any possible way the CPU or motherboard could be the issue. I will have my specs pasted below, thank you guys!

    Intel Core i7 CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz
    16.0GB RAM
    AMD Radeon HD 6950
    1.5 TB HDD
    750 Watt Corsair PSU

    Also to save you time for suggesting what to do, I have already done the following:

    - Re-install Drivers
    - Downgrade Drivers
    - Re-install Windows
    - Swap RAM
    - Clean Computer with Air
    - Check all fans
    - Check GPU temps (which are fine)
    - Check PSU Watts (which are fine)
     
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    maybe it's throttling? Open CCC and look at the card temps. Idle should be around 40C.
     
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    Mine is currently at 51.
     
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    Maybe you should apply a new coat of thermal paste to the heatsink. I suggest MX-2 or MX-4.
     
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    Well when I play games the card doesn't seem to get too hot and usually doesn't even go over 70.
     
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    Check your CPU usage when you play the game and see if one or more cores are maxed out while the GPU is not reading as 100% loaded. Could possibly indicate a CPU bottleneck. I'm guessing you may not be able to overclock it either with your Dell motherboard, am I right?
     
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    Okay one moment, I will go and try that real fast.
     
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    Nope, none of my cores do that.
     
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    Yeah so I really do not know what the issue is. I am getting a new CPU and Motherboard for christmas, hopefully this will help!
     
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    I had an XFX HD6950 card that was stuck at 500 MHz in 3D(XFX was really shocked at this, gave instant RMA). make sure the card is clocking up right.
     
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    Did you ever resolve this? I get 50-70FPS, all high settings in Planetside 2 using the in-game (Alt + F) FPS meter (shows you if the CPU or GPU is bottlenecking too) with a 4.3GHz i7-3770K and 1GHz HD 7950. Most of my friends get somewhat crappy FPS in the game so I'm not sure if it is a software problem or their computers aren't great (some people were saying they were getting 2 FPS in some spots when my PC runs the game flawlessly).
     
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