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XFX Radeon HD 6950 2GB is acting up

NOSDuco

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#1
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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#2
maybe it's throttling? Open CCC and look at the card temps. Idle should be around 40C.
 

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#3
maybe it's throttling? Open CCC and look at the card temps. Idle should be around 40C.
Mine is currently at 51.
 
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#4
Maybe you should apply a new coat of thermal paste to the heatsink. I suggest MX-2 or MX-4.
 

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#5
Maybe you should apply a new coat of thermal paste to the heatsink. I suggest MX-2 or MX-4.
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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#6
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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#7
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?
Okay one moment, I will go and try that real fast.
 

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#8
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?
Nope, none of my cores do that.
 

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#9
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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#10
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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#11
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).