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July 19, 2013 10:47:40 AM

Greetings!

i am having performance issues the last two weeks and i have tried everything i could think off without any luck. I don't even know if the problem is gpu related.

Here's how the issue started.

i decided to update - flash my bios and the power went off in the process. i managed to reflash it but my ethernet port was dead. Since the bios update -I've made sure that the bios settings were the same as prior the update-, the pc post - boot times went up to 25 seconds and performance in games disappointed.

No matter the graphical settings, the same games that i could pretty much fps cap at 60 gave me anywhere from 30 - 60 unstable fps. By unstable i mean that the while the game playable character(s) are moving the fps goes from 60 fps to 30 - 40 and back at 60 within seconds. Sometimes it hits 0 fps, causing the screen to freeze. Also the character models will just appear out of nowhere.

I thought it was my motherboard. So i went to the shop and they replaced it for me.

Even with the new mobo, i am having the exact same issues. (The ethernet port is working tho ;p)

Pc specs :


    PSU: CoolerMaster SilentPro 1200W
    Mobo: Gigabyte x79-UD3
    CPU: i7 3930k
    Cooling: Corsair H100
    x4 Kingstone HyperX Geneis RAM sticks (16GB)
    GPU: GTX 670
    1 Corsair Force 3 SSD
    3 SATA 2 HDs



Things that i have tried so far :


    Prime95 CPU test overnight - stable
    Memtest86 overnight - no errors
    Installing latest GPU Drivers
    Installing latest Mobo drivers
    Clean format
    Upgrading from windows 7 to 8
    Modifying Nvidia control panel settings
    Disabling turbo boost
    Swapping gpus. - I had one gtx 275 and i tried to play the games with it. Although the fps were lower than the original card, fps were unstable as well.


I really have no idea what to do anymore :( 

Below i've included one picture with the gpu,cpu etc usage while gaming. Also one 3dMark11 benchmark in case it is helpful to diagnose the problem.

Thanks for your time and understanding.
Also i apologize for my awful English skills! :) 

http://i42.tinypic.com/i73ack.jpg
http://i39.tinypic.com/zvzpko.jpg



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July 19, 2013 10:56:41 AM

i see that you run your CPU @ 4,2 GHz. Try to run it @ default clocks and see if the issues go away.
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July 19, 2013 10:58:25 AM

Thanks for your fast answer!

I tried that already. The problem is still there :/ 
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July 19, 2013 11:04:45 AM

you have the same boot time with the new mobo?
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July 19, 2013 11:11:18 AM

I think both the GPU's are faulty. Try it on another system(if you could), if you see the results are the same than replace the GPU. And windows 8 is no good for gaming. Or borrow a GPU from somebody and test it on your system and see the results.
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July 19, 2013 11:13:32 AM

lonewolf7 said:
. And windows 8 is no good for gaming..


really? where did you came up with that?

anyway, my first suspect is the CPU... why? you said "nomather what video settings"...

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July 19, 2013 11:14:24 AM

yup ( ~20+ seconds until post. It is quite strange. i don't know if it is worth mentioning but since the long post and performance issue started when i hit the power button the h100 buttons led are activated after 3 - 4 seconds and not instantly
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July 19, 2013 11:52:30 AM

crisan_tiberiu said:
lonewolf7 said:
. And windows 8 is no good for gaming..


really? where did you came up with that?

anyway, my first suspect is the CPU... why? you said "nomather what video settings"...



Sorry, I do not have the time to answer you, but you can search for which one is better for gaming and computing WIN 7 or WIN 8, if you are not too lazy.
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July 19, 2013 12:00:42 PM

lonewolf7 said:
crisan_tiberiu said:
lonewolf7 said:
. And windows 8 is no good for gaming..


really? where did you came up with that?

anyway, my first suspect is the CPU... why? you said "nomather what video settings"...



Sorry, I do not have the time to answer you, but you can search for which one is better for gaming and computing WIN 7 or WIN 8, if you are not too lazy.


http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/windows-8-gaming-pe...
tell me, is gaming really bad on Windows 8?.. i dont get it
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July 19, 2013 1:21:10 PM

Sounds like your BIOS might be messed up. If you are feeling adventurous, you could try reflashing one more time but MAKE SURE that it doesn't get interrupted.
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July 19, 2013 1:39:25 PM

smeezekitty said:
Sounds like your BIOS might be messed up. If you are feeling adventurous, you could try reflashing one more time but MAKE SURE that it doesn't get interrupted.


he got a new MOBO and still got the issues :) 
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July 19, 2013 1:49:52 PM

crisan_tiberiu said:
smeezekitty said:
Sounds like your BIOS might be messed up. If you are feeling adventurous, you could try reflashing one more time but MAKE SURE that it doesn't get interrupted.


he got a new MOBO and still got the issues :) 

Nevermind. I am an idiot because I missed that
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July 19, 2013 1:58:49 PM

could it be the PSU by any chance ? :) 
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July 21, 2013 1:16:57 PM

I tried with a new psu and it didn't work.

So i tried to play diablo 3 to check my performance. I've played that game last year and i remember that it was smooth at 60 fps with everything maxed out. The results were AWFUL! FPS could go anywhere from 30 to 60 fps whenever i moved the character, used skills, etc. Sometimes it would stay stable at 60 but not for long.

Here's a picture of msi afterburner while playing.

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=21afhp1&s=5

Should i go back to the store and ask them to replace my card ? It is still under warranty :) 
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July 21, 2013 1:23:05 PM

I tried with a new psu and it didn't work.

So i tried to play diablo 3 to check my performance. I've played that game last year and i remember that it was smooth at 60 fps with everything maxed out. The results were AWFUL! FPS could go anywhere from 30 to 60 fps whenever i moved the character, used skills, etc. Sometimes it would stay stable at 60 but not for long.

Here's a picture of msi afterburner while playing.

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=21afhp1&s=5

Should i go back to the store and ask them to replace my card ? It is still under warranty :) 
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July 21, 2013 1:56:55 PM

I tried with a new psu and it didn't work.

So i tried to play diablo 3 to check my performance. I've played that game last year and i remember that it was smooth at 60 fps with everything maxed out. The results were AWFUL! FPS could go anywhere from 30 to 60 fps whenever i moved the character, used skills, etc. Sometimes it would stay stable at 60 but not for long.

Here's a picture of msi afterburner while playing.

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=21afhp1&s=5

Should i go back to the store and ask them to replace my card ? It is still under warranty :) 
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July 21, 2013 3:34:33 PM

Yep, get it back to the store :) 
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July 21, 2013 5:30:09 PM

I've played the same game again with my 4 year old GTX 275... Although i had to set the video settings down, i had a way smoother gaming experience than my expensive GTX 670!

Once again i've uploaded a screenshot of afterburner while gaming.

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=344f9j8&s=5
Is it safe to say that we've found the cause of my issue ?

Thanks for all your replies and interest folks :) 
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July 22, 2013 8:46:56 AM

So what I said earlier turns to be right!!!!!!!!!!lol.
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