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6870 Went from 60fps to 22fps

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The card in my system specs is went from getting 60fps to all the sudden getting 22fps in games like starcraft 2 and dota 2. I have had this card for quite some time. GPUz shows the core clock and memory clocks are where they are supposed to be.
 
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whats temps like while gaming ?
 

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check your CPU temps as well.
 
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Temp 1: 43C; Temp 2: 127C; Temp 3: 36C

Temp 2 seems false to me.
 
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My GPU temps go as high as 56 C.

Sitting on 22 FPS....
 

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you have to tell us what temps those are. and you will need to take the reading during the game when you are facing this problem.
have speedfan running, in the graph tab.
 
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The CPU does not go over 50 C during game on temp 1 2 and 3 in speed fan. The GPU goes to a maximum of 57 C.

Those temps are during gameplay.

All of those temps are acceptable.

TEMP 2 on speed fan is reading 127 and never changes. It is a false reading.
 
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Same drivers?
 
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I've been running stable drivers for months now.
 
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I think the card may have over heated due to restricting the fan to 30%. The air flow probably wasn't turbulent enough and the temperature probably exceeded 85 degrees C for a prolonged time.
 
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Things to try..
Update DirectX or Uninstall/Install
Set game video settings to the lowest possible (just to see if the fps actually go up)
 
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Seems like it all started when I installed DOTA 2. So it may be software related. I'm going to remove my GPU drivers with driver sweeper. I'll reinstall and see if I notice improvement.
 
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did you check for dust?
 
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The problem with reinstalling the drivers is that every time windows 8 boots without drivers installed, it installs Microsoft catalyst 12.1. the controls are not accessible. When I install the 13.1 drivers it tells me 12.1 is installed, however, I can't access gpu overdrive. Not being able to access gpu overdrive is normally related to previously installed old drivers. However, even after using driver sweeper Microsoft automatically installs the old driver. This happens even when I turn off the automatic function...
 
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Turn off Windows Update, then uninstall and reinstall.
 
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Its not downloading through the internet. It is downloading from a driver bank in windows 8.
 
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It shouldn't matter. If Windows Update is off, it won't update.
 
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The CPU does not go over 50 C during game on temp 1 2 and 3 in speed fan. The GPU goes to a maximum of 57 C.

Those temps are during gameplay.

All of those temps are acceptable.

TEMP 2 on speed fan is reading 127 and never changes. It is a false reading.
the 127 is probably your VRMs, and thats way too high. They should be around 90-100

Thats proboly why you are throttling.
 
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Constant 127 from boot up to heavy load to sleep and wake? I highly doubt it.
 

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Constant 127 from boot up to heavy load to sleep and wake? I highly doubt it.
maybe the VRM sink has fallen off, in which case it is possible
 

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I think the card may have over heated due to restricting the fan to 30%. The air flow probably wasn't turbulent enough and the temperature probably exceeded 85 degrees C for a prolonged time.
you just said they are at 57C during gaming :confused:

85C is okay for a GPU.
 
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Turn off Windows Update, then uninstall and reinstall.
I turned off Windows Update and it works to an extent. It will not reinstall drivers if I uninstall ATI catalyst control center, then uninstall the driver from device manager, then use driver sweeper. When I reboot I install catalyst control 13.4 and I still cant see any GPU over driver options...

The software says it is the current version. I am going to test game performance now.
 

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the 127 is probably your VRMs, and thats way too high. They should be around 90-100

Thats proboly why you are throttling.
Constant 127 from boot up to heavy load to sleep and wake? I highly doubt it.
Or maybe it's a sensor that doesn't exist... :wtf:

Make sure your power settings are set to balanced or performance. SC2 is very CPU dependent and if the cpu isn't ramping up or boost isn't kicking in, it might impact performance. My 6870s work plenty well on SC2 with the 13.5 beta drivers.
 
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Software Windows 10.0 Pro 64 Bit
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Working now. I repeated the same process. Frames are still low. 6870 cant handle SC2 on ultra anymore....
 
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