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June 5, 2013 9:20:18 AM

Hi!

A couple of weeks ago my old motherboard died (it had an Athlon 64 x2 and an nVidia 520), so I decided to spend some money and upgrade it with something up-to-date to be able to play current games without any kind of problem. I bought an ATI 6950 graphic card, an Intel Core i5-3470 processor, a Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H motherboard and a couple of Kingston HyperX Blu DDR3 1600 (8GB in total).
I had some problems at first (Windows didn't detect the ethernet connection from the motherboard, which is weird because Linux did) that I solved installing some drivers.

Everything seemed to work, so it was time to see the real performance and I run Sleeping Dogs (it has a benchmark in it). With my old configuration I was able to play it on a "medium" graphic setting, so I tested the new one with "high" graphics settings. The results were awful: http://imgur.com/rXUsC1o (average fps 12 and it even reached 5 as the lowest one!). With the medium settings I couldn't play either.
Maybe it was a problem from the game, so I installed League of Legends and the FPS were also bad. It vary a lot (from 5 to 65) and when lots of characters were in the screen it was pretty bad (again, with my older computer that never happened).
I think that every driver I need is installed: http://imgur.com/Fg3Exdb
I've googled it and I changed some settings from the BIOS, tried to see the Windows power management configuration and nothing worked.
My first thought is that I'm not using the ATI graphic card and that I'm using the integrated one (the processor has a shitty one), but the system "realises" that the ATI is installed and it should use it whenever it needs, right?

How can I solve this?

Thank you!

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June 5, 2013 9:27:05 AM

When you installed these new parts did you do a fresh installation of windows?
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June 5, 2013 9:31:55 AM

My first thought is that I'm not using the ATI graphic card and that I'm using the integrated one (the processor has a shitty one), but the system "realises" that the ATI is installed and it should use it whenever it needs, right?

Which port is the monitor physically plugged in to?
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June 5, 2013 9:35:31 AM

firo40 said:
When you installed these new parts did you do a fresh installation of windows?


Yes. Windows didn't work so I did a clean installation.

USAFRet said:
My first thought is that I'm not using the ATI graphic card and that I'm using the integrated one (the processor has a shitty one), but the system "realises" that the ATI is installed and it should use it whenever it needs, right?

Which port is the monitor physically plugged in to?


I forgot writing this!
I have it plugged into the DVI of the graphic card. I had to use the DVI to VGA piece because my monitor only has VGA and the graphic card HDMI and DVI.
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June 5, 2013 9:37:44 AM

first, this is not an upgrade - it's a New Build
with that said...
did you install the Windows OS clean on an un-partitioned drive? Doesn't sound like it reading that you had problems after install and Linux didn't - so you installed Linux first and are dual-booting

here's what I suggest you do..
-download all the latest drivers for your motherboard (including chipset) and video card
-install the Windows OS clean on the drive first, after deleting any and all partitions on the drive, and not having the 6950 GPU installed in the motherboard - you should only have 2 sticks of RAM and 1 drive connected
-after the OS install, install all the latest motherboard drivers
-then run windows update (at least 3 times) and reboot when prompted to

At this point you should have a stock running Windows OS with no issues in Device Manager. From here you follow the instruction on how to install your 6950 and configure it properly in CCC. After that's complete, you should have no issues and can install your games and programs.

Now test and see the performance
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June 5, 2013 9:46:00 AM

dingo07 said:
first, this is not an upgrade - it's a New Build
with that said...
did you install the Windows OS clean on an un-partitioned drive? Doesn't sound like it reading that you had problems after install and Linux didn't - so you installed Linux first and are dual-booting

here's what I suggest you do..
-download all the latest drivers for your motherboard (including chipset) and video card
-install the Windows OS clean on the drive first, after deleting any and all partitions on the drive, and not having the 6950 GPU installed in the motherboard - you should only have 2 sticks of RAM and 1 drive connected
-after the OS install, install all the latest motherboard drivers
-then run windows update (at least 3 times) and reboot when prompted to

At this point you should have a stock running Windows OS with no issues in Device Manager. From here you follow the instruction on how to install your 6950 and configure it properly in CCC. After that's complete, you should have no issues and can install your games and programs.

Now test and see the performance


I have an SSD with Linux and another hard drive with Windows. I did format that hard drive and installed Windows from zero. I'll try to install every driver I find for the motherboard although I think I already did.
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June 5, 2013 9:59:19 AM

If you have a 6950 why does your computer think you have a 7900 series graphics card? Sounds like a driver issue to me.
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June 5, 2013 10:01:08 AM

burdenbound said:
If you have a 6950 why does your computer think you have a 7900 series graphics card? Sounds like a driver issue to me.


You're right. I used an AMD software that downloaded the correct driver depending on your machine and it seems that it screwed it up. I'm going to install the right one now. Thanks!
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June 5, 2013 12:05:23 PM

burdenbound said:
If you have a 6950 why does your computer think you have a 7900 series graphics card? Sounds like a driver issue to me.


I uninstalled every graphic card driver and download from the AMD webpage the driver for the ATI HD 6xxx series. I installed it, made the Windows 7 test again and it keeps saying that the adapter is: AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series. I'm pretty sure that there's nothing from the previous installation.
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