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Is i5 3570k good enough for a 670x ?

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June 16, 2013 5:50:35 PM

When i have been playing League of legends, my fps has been going down to 20 and lower. I have a i5 3570k and a GTX 670x. I even put all the settings on low, every single one. I do not understand why my computer is having such low fps on a game that is not graphics intensive at all. I know that they are not overheating as they rarely reach 70c or higher.
Here are my specs:
cpu- i5 3570k
gpu- GTX 670x
mobo:GIGABYTE Z77X-D3H
psu- 600w
ram: 16g

More about : 3570k good 670x

June 16, 2013 5:59:34 PM

I did cyri on Crysis 3 and passed the recommended.
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June 16, 2013 6:04:05 PM

hafijur said:
You must be using the intel hd 4000. Go on nvidia control panel and go on add program section then add the game and then select it to use high performance nvidia graphics processor.


I am on the nvidia control panel and cant find the "add game section".
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June 16, 2013 6:11:08 PM

hafijur said:
You must be using the intel hd 4000. Go on nvidia control panel and go on add program section then add the game and then select it to use high performance nvidia graphics processor.

Could you tell me where it is?
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June 16, 2013 6:14:08 PM

Here's a question, are you physically connected to the video card or the mobo? If you are connected to your motherboard, connect it to your graphics card and try again. Also, whats with the 670x? I've never heard of a 670x...
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June 16, 2013 6:17:48 PM

googoo1876 said:
Here's a question, are you physically connected to the video card or the mobo? If you are connected to your motherboard, connect it to your graphics card and try again. Also, whats with the 670x? I've never heard of a 670x...


Sorry i meant GTX 670. Im sort of tired, sorry.
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June 16, 2013 6:19:39 PM

googoo1876 said:
Here's a question, are you physically connected to the video card or the mobo? If you are connected to your motherboard, connect it to your graphics card and try again. Also, whats with the 670x? I've never heard of a 670x...

To answer your question, Im not sure if i am physically connected to the video card or mobo. When i installed the gtx 670 i put it into the mobo...i dont know if that answers your question, i have little knowledge in the field.
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June 16, 2013 6:22:57 PM

I mean your monitors cable, whether it be DVI, VGA, DisplayPort, or HDMI.
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June 16, 2013 6:27:39 PM

googoo1876 said:
I mean your monitors cable, whether it be DVI, VGA, DisplayPort, or HDMI.


HDMI, and it is into a 32 inch Phillips tv.
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June 16, 2013 6:30:25 PM

I should be more clear about this, the 3570k has on board graphics, as such there are graphics ports on your motherboard, and there are graphics ports on your graphics card, which one is it connected to?
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June 16, 2013 6:36:30 PM

googoo1876 said:
I should be more clear about this, the 3570k has on board graphics, as such there are graphics ports on your motherboard, and there are graphics ports on your graphics card, which one is it connected to?


Would a few pictures help? I am not sure which one, i think the motherboard but i wouldnt want to tell you the wrong thing.
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June 16, 2013 6:41:45 PM

Pictures would help yes, but its really not that complicated, if its connected to the motherboard, it will be surrounded by the other ports, like USB, sound, internet, etc, while the graphics card will just be DVI/HDMI/VGA, if your not sure, changing it and checking won't do any harm.
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June 16, 2013 6:43:23 PM

Well, I can't see that, just connect it to your graphics card, and try again, it should work.
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June 16, 2013 6:44:39 PM

googoo1876 said:
Well, I can't see that, just connect it to your graphics card, and try again, it should work.


You mean connect the HDMI cord directly to the gpu and not the back of the case?
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June 16, 2013 6:45:24 PM

Okay, let me find a picture to explain this. I'll post back in a sec.
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June 16, 2013 6:49:55 PM

Okay this was quickly drawn in paint, is it connected to the thing I'm pointing at, or the box I crossed out?
http://imgur.com/XXXYyvR
Edit: Well the way you are hosting the pics I can't see...
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June 16, 2013 7:00:54 PM

googoo1876 said:
Okay this was quickly drawn in paint, is it connected to the thing I'm pointing at, or the box I crossed out?
http://imgur.com/XXXYyvR
Edit: Well the way you are hosting the pics I can't see...


Here, i think its connected to the thing you are pointing at.
http://imgur.com/BF7TGy5,638EKP0
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June 16, 2013 7:04:37 PM

Yes it is, did you change it, or was it like that before? If You changed it, test it again?
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June 16, 2013 7:05:47 PM

googoo1876 said:
Yes it is, did you change it, or was it like that before? If You changed it, test it again?


It has always been like that, i did not change it. I just looked at where it goes on the mobo and the cap is still over the outlet thing where it would go, so i have never plugged it into the mobo.
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June 16, 2013 7:13:34 PM

Hmm, okay, when you open the nvidia control panel are your drivers upto date? Does it detect your card as a 670 correctly?
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June 16, 2013 7:20:59 PM

googoo1876 said:
Hmm, okay, when you open the nvidia control panel are your drivers upto date? Does it detect your card as a 670 correctly?


Yes, when i go under 3D settings, and under "Configure Surround, PhysX" It says GTX 670. So i think it knows i have a gtx 670. I have driver 314.07.
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June 16, 2013 7:24:08 PM

googoo1876 said:
Hmm, okay, when you open the nvidia control panel are your drivers upto date? Does it detect your card as a 670 correctly?


I just went to nvidia.com and saw 320.18 driver update is available, so im downloading that.
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June 16, 2013 7:32:38 PM

googoo1876 said:
Hmm, okay, when you open the nvidia control panel are your drivers upto date? Does it detect your card as a 670 correctly?


You there?
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June 16, 2013 7:35:27 PM

Sorry, I'm back I just ate dinner, just give me a sec.
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June 16, 2013 7:40:17 PM

googoo1876 said:
Sorry, I'm back I just ate dinner, just give me a sec.


Oh sorry. When it updated i got something called Nivida Geforce Experience, which makes sure i have all my drivers updated. Do you know what that is?
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June 16, 2013 7:42:54 PM

Yeah, that rolled out with the 700 series and is pretty much a auto updater that also sets your games to settings that run well with your GPU. I'm thinking about it right now, as another person said, I think its using the integrated card, now I'm thinking of how to make it easy for you to check/how to fix it.
EDIT: I should ask, are there any other games you play? Do they have the same problem?
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June 16, 2013 7:47:16 PM

googoo1876 said:
Yeah, that rolled out with the 700 series and is pretty much a auto updater that also sets your games to settings that run well with your GPU. I'm thinking about it right now, as another person said, I think its using the integrated card, now I'm thinking of how to make it easy for you to check/how to fix it.
EDIT: I should ask, are there any other games you play? Do they have the same problem?


Yeah its wierd, I didnt have fps problems, but if i played Far Cry 3 on 1980x 1080 resolution it would be perfectly fine for maybe 3 mins, and then all of the suddon blue screen of death and crash. This happened on some other steam games that are gpu intensive. I figured it was because of my weak cpu, the i5 3570k, and not my gtx 670. However i am not certain as i am not knowledgeable in this subject. The way i got this to stop was making it all low settings and a lower resolution, which made me sad since i spent so much money on such a nice gpu.
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June 16, 2013 7:54:02 PM

Most peculiar, first let me say this, at the moment I'm typing my response with a similar computer, a 3570k and a 670, both are very good parts. Could you answer the following:
1) What is your PSU brand?
2) Have you overclocked anything?
3) What version of the 670 are you using? Like a gigabyte one, evga, etc.
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June 16, 2013 7:55:10 PM

googoo1876 said:
Yeah, that rolled out with the 700 series and is pretty much a auto updater that also sets your games to settings that run well with your GPU. I'm thinking about it right now, as another person said, I think its using the integrated card, now I'm thinking of how to make it easy for you to check/how to fix it.
EDIT: I should ask, are there any other games you play? Do they have the same problem?

He said "Go on nvidia control panel and go on add program section then add the game and then select it to use high performance nvidia graphics processor." But when i go to nvidia control panel i dont see that " add program section".
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June 16, 2013 7:57:59 PM

Oh that, go to "Manage 3D settings", then the "Program Settings" tab
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June 16, 2013 8:03:49 PM

googoo1876 said:
Oh that, go to "Manage 3D settings", then the "Program Settings" tab


Wow, thanks, I found it. Ok so which feature should i change once i find it?
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June 16, 2013 8:10:05 PM

googoo1876 said:
Oh that, go to "Manage 3D settings", then the "Program Settings" tab


Is it the CUDA- GPUs thing that i change? It only shows the GTX 670 under that, no other option.
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June 16, 2013 8:11:18 PM

What you can try to do is set LoL to prefer "maximum performance" under power management, while you do that, can you try playing LoL with GPUz in the background?
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June 16, 2013 8:13:44 PM

googoo1876 said:
What you can try to do is set LoL to prefer "maximum performance" under power management, while you do that, can you try playing LoL with GPUz in the background?


Yes, i will play a game and download GPUz right now. Ill comment when im done in ~30 mins. THANKS!! SO MUCH
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June 16, 2013 8:49:07 PM

googoo1876 said:
What you can try to do is set LoL to prefer "maximum performance" under power management, while you do that, can you try playing LoL with GPUz in the background?


ok i finished my game. What now?
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June 16, 2013 8:58:50 PM

Well, how was it? Did it work well? In GPUz what was the max temp, max frequency, and max ram frequency?
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June 16, 2013 9:13:33 PM

googoo1876 said:
Well, how was it? Did it work well? In GPUz what was the max temp, max frequency, and max ram frequency?


Max temp was 44c, max core clock was 979.8 Mhz, max memory clock was 1502.3 Mhz.
The game was really smooth and i didnt experience bad fps.
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June 16, 2013 9:18:57 PM

Well then, I guess your issue is solved, the core clock seems a *bit* lower than normal, but then again I don't play LoL and don't know how the clock would change based on the low gpu intensity. Well I hope you have a fun time, if you have problems with other games, feel free to come post back.
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