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help with low fps on a GeForce GTX 560

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April 28, 2013 2:22:57 PM

after four months of flawless gaming, im suddenly getting horrid performance, ie 3 to 10 fps in WoW farcry etc.. low fps on multiple platforms. Ive updated drivers, Checked voltages, checked for malware. basicly everything i can think of, is my card dieing? only 4months old.

temps are perfect 93f on the gpu 104f on the cpu

Specs:
evga x58 mobo
8gb memory
asus geforce gtx 560
intel i7 920 2.67 proc
win 7 64 bit
April 28, 2013 3:46:31 PM

Unplug and replug the PCI-E power connector to the card. If it is not making good contact the card will not switch to high performance 3-d mode.
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April 28, 2013 4:41:43 PM

thanks for the tip!
but i verified the connections, reconnected all 4, (since its a modular psu) afraid that did not resolve the low fps
6.5 to 10 fps on "good" settings.
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April 28, 2013 4:57:01 PM

Did windows update install video card drivers?
Download the latest drivers from Nvidia.
My next step would be to uninstall drivers. Delete the VC from device manager and reboot in safe mode. Use Driver sweeper or Driver cleaner to remove left over driver fragments. Reboot into normal windows.
Then install the latest drivers for your card.
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April 28, 2013 5:59:48 PM

will attempt to uninstall, use drive sweeper 3.2, and reinstall in safe mode. i have previously uninstalled/updated to current drivers, even tried beta drivers. will edit post in a few.

again, thanks tons for any ideas.
anything but rma'ing the card lol,
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May 10, 2013 7:09:00 PM

Sorry for the delay in my reply. So ive followed your instructions, down to the letter. And no change.
uninstalled drivers, manually removed the VC from system, restarted in safe mode, ran drive sweeper. restarted, reinstalled and updated from latest drivers from nvidias website. Now im frustrated..
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May 10, 2013 7:35:19 PM

Next to check would be overheating
Download hardware monitor run it while playing a game.
Report back minimum and maximum temps for the video card and processor.
Also download MSI Afterburner and run it while playing your game.
Report back the min and max for the core clocks.
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May 11, 2013 2:09:54 PM

Ran the MIS Kombustor stress test. 1024x576 aa:o ff 25min run. fps=164 avg=107 (i fired up a game and it dropped to 16.)
gpu load 96% gpu temp 57C. Core clock, Min:405 max 851 MHz

Cpu 51C. according to my EVGA E-leet tuning tool, here are the volts/temps
Volts
+3.3v = 3.36v +5v = 5.02v
cpu vcore = 1.25v +12v = 12.33v
dram = 1.55v vsb3v = 3.28v
cpu vtt = 1.20v vbat =3.20v
Temp
cpu 37.0c core 1= 51.0c
vreg 54.0 core 2= 47.0
system 36.0c core 3= 47.0
core 4= 46.0
i hope that data is useful. and in a way that is legible. thanks again for the help.
nb core = 1.09v
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May 11, 2013 3:15:47 PM

Do your game settings include a high level of AA and or AF? Extreme view distances or lots of post processing effects?
Temperature and clocks look to be normal. Voltages are good also.
The minimum of 405core clock on the video is a little concern though.
Can you retry running the software and just run your game. nothing else . Just the temp/voltage software and your game.
We want to make sure the video card reaches maximum clocks while gaming.
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May 11, 2013 6:57:52 PM

i have been running on ultra for last four months, now anything over "fair" quality is unplayable.
ie "good" setting results in 10 fps. i can break down the exact settings, but im almost positive its not a settings related issue.
could the issue be related to a unseated/miss seated cpu?
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May 11, 2013 7:10:40 PM

Jay Westbrook said:
i have been running on ultra for last four months, now anything over "fair" quality is unplayable.
ie "good" setting results in 10 fps. i can break down the exact settings, but im almost positive its not a settings related issue.
could the issue be related to a unseated/miss seated cpu?


In your earlier post you stated the GPU minimum was 405mhz. This is half speed for your GPU.
Was this speed while running your game?
The max speed 851 was probably the stress test.
Please rerun the software and your game so we can see if your gpu is going to full clocks while gaming.
Just the MSI Afterburner and your game.
Let us know what the max clocks are while in your game.
Do not run the stress test or any other 3d software.
We need to know the clocks for your card while in game only.

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May 11, 2013 7:37:08 PM

reverted my ingame settings to ultra, running at 3.8FPS.

afterburner reports core clock at min 51 max 851 current is 851
changed graphics settings to every possible option, and afterburner reports the same info. core clock min:51 max 851 current 851.
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May 12, 2013 11:45:08 AM

Jay Westbrook said:
reverted my ingame settings to ultra, running at 3.8FPS.

afterburner reports core clock at min 51 max 851 current is 851
changed graphics settings to every possible option, and afterburner reports the same info. core clock min:51 max 851 current 851.

Are you using FPAPS to determine your FPS in games?
Or another software?
Do you have it set to record your games?
Are you using multiple monitors? Or upgrade to a larger monitor?
We have ruled out hardware, your temps are fine ,clocks are fine.
So now we need to look at software

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May 13, 2013 3:54:36 AM

I've had the same problem with my gtx 460, was running at ultra with 60 fps on ultra, now im running at 30fps on fair.
I've updated drivers, changed OC settings and still nothing. Maybe its WoW ?
I'll be keeping an eye on this thread hoping for a solution
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May 13, 2013 4:32:02 AM

post & match you 3mark 11 score to rule out the doubt of card not performing or game engine is limited
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May 20, 2013 4:55:31 AM

ran benchmarks on farcry 2, (the standard benchmark tool that comes with the software) average fps 9.05 max fps 12.22 min fps 7.01.
Yes i run multiple monitors. But i have made zero changes to my system when this drastic drop in fps occurred. one day ultra 60+ fps.. next day 3 to5 fps on ultra..
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May 20, 2013 6:28:50 AM

Have you tried re-seating the video card in the PCI-E slot? and also what resolution are you running on your multiple monitors?
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