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September 20, 2013 12:00:39 PM

Hello I have been having issues with my gpu not giving soild performance

GPU is the Gigabyte HD7770 1GB GHz Edition
CPU E8400 Core 2 Duo oced to 3.9GHz
Ram 4GB OZC 1066 DDR2

game that is giving the issues is Mechwarrior on line I have it set at 1280x1024 on High and I start off at 50fps but soon as I start moving I drop way down to 20 then it with jump up to 40 and back down and do the same pattern for the hole game. I tryed overclocking the gpu but it crashed the drivers even after only a 50Mhz ingress should I take this card back or could it be another issue.

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September 20, 2013 12:06:47 PM

1gig of system ram is useless. that would be the first upgrade I would make.

I don't know how the game reacts to dual core processors so can't opine.

when on line gaming, turn settings back a little to give better performance....

( BUY 2 - 2GIG STICKS OF RAM THAT FIT YOUR MOTHERBOARD............. OR AT LEAST A 2 - 1GIG MATCHED SET ) then get back to us on the results.


i looked up mechwarrior requirements................... says 4gigs of ram...................... you should google it too.
September 20, 2013 12:09:41 PM

The Graphics card is the best component in your entire system.
You first need to upgrade your RAM.
4GB's should be enough as a starting point.
Then, if you still aren't satisfied with your PC's performance, upgrade to a better CPU.
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September 20, 2013 12:36:25 PM

Yeah I made a typo I don't have 1gb of ram the system has 4gbs but any was still getting around 20/25 fps then the spike up then back down I tossed my 9800gt back in because it was giving me 25/30 fps depending on the map with high settings at 1280/1024 so it seems its back to the store the card also started to crash and recover from crashing with newest at I drivers so think the card just might have a issue

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September 20, 2013 12:55:41 PM
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clean out nvidia drivers before install amd card.

9800gt doesn't render DX11. try disabling DX11 attributes within amd's control panel or in games control panel.
September 20, 2013 1:44:49 PM

Seems it was just the card they sold me they did not have any other gigabyte cards so I was given the sapphire and its working vary well now
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