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Frame rate drops after installing Evo 212

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So I installed an Evo 212 cpu cooler on my 8350. After doing so I will randomly in BF4 get drops down to <30 FPS. Before adding the cooler my fps would never go below 60. When looking at the HWinfo recording my cpu stays ~15 degrees cooler than with stock cooler. I am really curious as to why this is happening..
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  1. Is it possible that you took out the RAM to install the cooler, and then didnt put one of the sticks back in right?
  2. Thank you for your response! But no its not that as i never removed ram to install and it also says that i still have 8gb's installed. I have not idea why this would be happening
  3. Tmuck44 said:
    Thank you for your response! But no its not that as i never removed ram to install and it also says that i still have 8gb's installed. I have not idea why this would be happening

    Well, the next thing that I wouldhave said is that It could be that when you installed the cooler, it is not on all the way, or that the thermal compound isn't right, so your cpu would be running hot, but it HWinfo puts it 15 degrees cooler, than cant be it. Hmm. Ill have to do a bit more research on this one. Meanwhile, reset your BIOS, and take out all the ram and gpu(s). Make sure you have tight connections everyehere, and then put back in everything you took out.
  4. Some more research found that it may be one of two things-
    1) "Orphaned" drivers: a corrupted driver does't know what hardware to work with, so it's just whizzing around your PC looking for the right home, but it can't find it. You can check for this by either running Resource Monitor, and checking to see if your CPU usage is spiking for no reason (close all background stuff when you are doing this), or you can download and run whats called a "driver sweeper" program, that will check for any "orphaned" drivers, and then remove them.
    2) Windows is messed up. This could just be a problem that would have happened had you installed a new heat sink or not, but if you still have the cd that Windows came on and the product key, use that to re install Windows on your machine.

    On a side note, what are your specs?
  5. Some specs quick cause I have to leave for class. I will be doing what you suggested when I get out of class and lacrosse practice tonight.

    Haf 912 case
    Fx8350
    Evo 212
    Sabertooth 990fx
    8 gb GSkill 1600
    Asus R9 280x
    Os on Hyper x ssd

    I also replaced 3 120mm fans for 2 200mm fans but i dont think that a case fan would be doing this.

    Also can we post pictures on here? Because when I compare FPS to CPU usage or CPU temp, higher fps spikes are at low CPU usage which I think it would be the other way around.
  6. Tmuck44 said:
    Some specs quick cause I have to leave for class. I will be doing what you suggested when I get out of class and lacrosse practice tonight.

    Haf 912 case
    Fx8350
    Evo 212
    Sabertooth 990fx
    8 gb GSkill 1600
    Asus R9 280x
    Os on Hyper x ssd

    I also replaced 3 120mm fans for 2 200mm fans but i dont think that a case fan would be doing this.

    Also can we post pictures on here? Because when I compare FPS to CPU usage or CPU temp, higher fps spikes are at low CPU usage which I think it would be the other way around.


    yea, you can post pictures, but they need to be uploaded to some website first. Then just press Ctrl+P, and paste the link o the picture. Pictures would actualy be great. If you could get some of the cpu cooler too please.
  7. Here's the pic of the cpu(looks angled but that cause of the way I took the pic) http://imgur.com/R3222k1. Also when looking at the resource monitor it stays at 1-2% with nothing going on.
  8. So I went on systemrequirementslab and before my computer was past the recommended. Well when I checked today it was only past the minimal saying that I only had Pixel and Vertex Shader 5 when I need 5.1. I dont know why this would change on me or if this would cause the fps drops. Currently while gaming im not really getting the drops anymore but i still lost like 10 FPS or so
  9. Best answer
    From here, I have two things that I want you to do.
    1) Re install Windows. This will reset everything, and then make sure to install all of your drivers for everything.
    2) Re build your pc. Take EVERYTHING apart and but it all back together. It is possible that something isn't connected all the way after you put in the EVO. I'd also like you to re-do your wiring, as it is a bit messy.

    If those 2 things still don't work, than i'm just about stumped. But I'll keep looking.
  10. Hi Tmuck44-
    I haven't gotten a response yet, and I was just wondering if you got the problem fixed.
  11. Hey sorry about that, got busy with school and lacrosse. But I pulled everything out and re-installed everything including the cpu. After everything was installed there was no more throttling and everything seems to have returned pretty much to normal. Thank you so much for helping me out!
  12. No problem! I figured it was something not connected properly. Even the best builders make a mistake from time to time! :)
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