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February 24, 2014 12:11:12 PM

OK so here's the issue. I recently got given the parts from my friend's old gaming rig and have built it with a clean install of windows 7 pro 64 bit (even wiped the HDD and all that jazz).

So far everything seems to be working fine, but when gaming i get terrible performance (no matter what the settings), with like an almost ghosting / lag style effect, even though i get great fps on most games. This is what i've checked so far and there's no problem: -

- made sure the GPU is plugged in properly (right connectors etc.)
- overheating on the CPU and GPU
- different monitors
- correct driver installation (with driver sweeper too)
- ram values are set correctly
- anything Direct X related.
- motherboard drivers

I'm starting to think it could be the PSU, but from what i can see the power output and values are alright.

This system was working perfectly when I tired it at my friend's house so i am completely stumped. All I had to do was dust it off a bit with some compressed air and assemble it into my case (don't worry i was earthed!). I've tried many source games and games such as Warframe, BF3, Loadout Chivalry MEW and so on... still runs badly so it's not the games.

Finally here are the Specs:

AMD FX 6100 - stock clocks (silverstone Argon AR02 cpu cooler)
Sapphire HD 5770 - no OC
8GB Crucial 1333mhz ram
m5a78l-m/usb3
corsair CX430 (not sure which version... maybe V2 modular)

1 in and 1 out fan in an old matrix mesh fireblade case (fits rather well i say)

Any insight would be great thanks and i can provide images if need be (i think...)

Thanks again,

Mike


February 24, 2014 12:12:20 PM

P.S. the HDD is my own (2.5") Toshiba 250GB (soon to get an SSD though)
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February 24, 2014 3:08:26 PM

Your GPU is getting up their in age. Your memory as well 1600 mhz memory is pretty standard now although people may argue for 1866. Idk maybe a fix like a 750Ti would do the trick they are around 150 dollars. Wasn't sure what your budget would be.
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February 24, 2014 5:00:46 PM

yeah it sounds like either one might need replacing... i just hope it's not the GPU (because it's still alright for gaming), but what would be preferable - a new video card or power supply? If it's the GPU i would go with that Nvidia (since i prefer nvidia and that's pretty cheap).

Thanks for the reply, but replacing is a last resort I guess :) 
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February 24, 2014 5:26:02 PM

Vaesor said:
yeah it sounds like either one might need replacing... i just hope it's not the GPU (because it's still alright for gaming), but what would be preferable - a new video card or power supply? If it's the GPU i would go with that Nvidia (since i prefer nvidia and that's pretty cheap).

Thanks for the reply, but replacing is a last resort I guess :) 


Your power supply is fine. I would say just the card.
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February 24, 2014 6:26:29 PM

I guess it's time for a new GPU. Cheers for the help.
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