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Should I return my gtx 760?

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March 13, 2014 9:54:21 PM

So today I finally got my gtx 760 to work. So I tried minecraft with shaders and only got 50 fps 1920x1080. So I have an APU A8 3850. And with out shaders, I get and additional 20 fps boost, so it's not much. Would I get more if I get a gtx 550 ti? Because I know my APU bottlenecks my gtx to the ground :( . Is there maybe someway to gain some performance? I've heard about unparking CPU cores. Would this help? Because I am pretty sure a 20 fps increase for $260 is ridiculous for me

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March 13, 2014 9:58:10 PM

do that and if you buitlt the system yourself go into your bios and disable the igpu as even if you arent using it, it still tends to hold the apu back when using a dedicated card. also update to the latest nvidia drivers
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March 13, 2014 10:13:19 PM

So should I keep the card or get a 550 ti? Because I did literally 1 month of computer work, had to Rma motherboard for 3 weeks, 2 weeks trying to figure out why it wasn't working. And now finds out I only get very little frames
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March 13, 2014 10:13:37 PM

Is there any other solutions?
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March 13, 2014 10:16:53 PM

keep it and just upgrade the processor when you have a little extra money? OR have it refunded and using that money, upgrade your processor and use the left over money to pick up a cheap graphics card. Is that what you're implying when you say you want to pick up a 550ti?
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March 13, 2014 10:19:32 PM

what pcie slot do you have the card in? and did you try what i posted above...even if you get a 550ti and it is an actual problem with your system it wont matter, so try troubleshooting first.
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March 13, 2014 10:31:13 PM

Raggamuffyn said:
keep it and just upgrade the processor when you have a little extra money? OR have it refunded and using that money, upgrade your processor and use the left over money to pick up a cheap graphics card. Is that what you're implying when you say you want to pick up a 550ti?

Well, I would refund it, but my friend apparently threw the reciept away I idk if best buy will still even take it. And I can't upgrade my processor to any good ones that are fm1. I swear, I'm having a heart attack right now...
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March 13, 2014 10:31:52 PM

Frys* not best buy lol
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March 13, 2014 10:35:54 PM

Could it be my old gpu drivers from my APU conflicting it? I haven't removed my AMD gpu drivers. Will this solve the issue?
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March 13, 2014 11:19:43 PM

then follow this that could be your issue

dl and install http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/display_driver_unin...
power down
power up into safe mode
uninstall graphic drivers new and old (nvidia and amd)
power down
power up into windows
go to nvidias site to dl drivers
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March 14, 2014 6:46:51 AM

Bad_Kitty13 said:
then follow this that could be your issue

dl and install http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/display_driver_unin...
power down
power up into safe mode
uninstall graphic drivers new and old (nvidia and amd)
power down
power up into windows
go to nvidias site to dl drivers


So this would help right?
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March 14, 2014 1:16:03 PM

its worth a shot it wont hurt anything. it could very well be a driver confliction error
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March 14, 2014 3:24:14 PM

Okay. Would windows use their graphics if I don't have AMD or Nvidia?
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March 14, 2014 3:40:42 PM

Isn't the 550ti weaker than a 760?
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March 14, 2014 5:07:34 PM

if the display cable is connected to the 760 it would be using the 760 just not at full potential if you do the steps it will guarantee you are running with the best driver for the 760 without any confliction
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March 14, 2014 5:34:45 PM

Okay, so I just downloaded Display Driver Uninstaller. It only gives one choice, AMD NVDIA, INTEL. Do I uninstall the AMD one and just keep the current Nvidia? Or do I have to uninstall amd drivers, then uninstall nvidia as well?
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March 14, 2014 5:46:17 PM

uninstall both and do a fresh dl for the 760...make sure you are uninstalling in safe mode that is important
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March 14, 2014 6:11:51 PM

Okay, but I don't quite understand why I need to uninstall current Nvidia but I'll do it. Also, should I turn off my lan when uninstalling? It was recommended.
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March 14, 2014 6:15:19 PM

Bad_Kitty13 said:
uninstall both and do a fresh dl for the 760...make sure you are uninstalling in safe mode that is important


Also, does it only remove my old gpu drivers from my apu and not my CPU?
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March 14, 2014 10:25:47 PM

the program i linked is for display drivers only not cpu . you dont have to turn off your lan but do it in safe mode. follow the steps exactly. and you would need to reinstall the new one because the one you have might be corrupted due to the amd driver. they cannot coexist.
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March 14, 2014 11:12:55 PM

Bad_Kitty13 said:
the program i linked is for display drivers only not cpu . you dont have to turn off your lan but do it in safe mode. follow the steps exactly. and you would need to reinstall the new one because the one you have might be corrupted due to the amd driver. they cannot coexist.

I removed all drivers and reinstalled nvidia. Only gain an extra 10+ Fps again. Better than nothing though. Plus, now it's at 60 frames for most games besides bf4 and such
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March 14, 2014 11:25:16 PM

glad it helped some also did you ever try going into your bios and disabling the igpu core(integrated graphics) this should get you some more performance
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March 14, 2014 11:43:10 PM

Bad_Kitty13 said:
glad it helped some also did you ever try going into your bios and disabling the igpu core(integrated graphics) this should get you some more performance


Never heard of that solution but I'll try tomorrow morning and report back!
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March 15, 2014 12:00:20 AM

kk the apu has a nasty habit of even if you arent using the igpu it provides power to it as if it is in idle, therefore somewhat throttling the actual cpu cores. it did it in my 3870k and if you disable it, it just acts as a normal athlon
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March 15, 2014 8:48:00 AM

Ok, we'll my initiate graphics adapter is set to PEG, so this means it's already disabled?
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March 15, 2014 8:53:05 AM

Is there any other fixes I can do to increase peformace? Because I really can't buy a new mobo plus a good $180 CPU
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March 15, 2014 11:23:55 AM

PEG means PCI Express Graphics and it isnt what your looking there should be another option under your cpu tab to disable the igpu. whats your mobo?
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March 15, 2014 1:59:34 PM

Bad_Kitty13 said:
PEG means PCI Express Graphics and it isnt what your looking there should be another option under your cpu tab to disable the igpu. whats your mobo?


MSI A75MA-G55
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March 15, 2014 2:11:57 PM

your mobo may not support it i know when i did it on mine it was a biostar ta75a+ and it had an option under the cpu tab to actually turn off the integrated graphics core
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March 15, 2014 2:12:45 PM

So I can't disable it?
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March 15, 2014 2:19:39 PM

if the options not in your bios you can disable the igpu display in windows in your device manager but i dont think that will actually stop it from drawind voltage to that core
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March 15, 2014 5:50:01 PM

Bad_Kitty13 said:
if the options not in your bios you can disable the igpu display in windows in your device manager but i dont think that will actually stop it from drawind voltage to that core


I think it's already disabled. Since I can't find it in Display Adapters
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March 15, 2014 6:16:14 PM

most likely if you cant find the option then it probably is
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March 15, 2014 6:51:09 PM

Bad_Kitty13 said:
most likely if you cant find the option then it probably is


Ok so there aren't any other solutions right?
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March 15, 2014 7:03:25 PM

not other than the ones i gave you bf4 is very cpu intensive and your cpu is most likely bottleneck your gpu in that title
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March 15, 2014 7:38:53 PM

never ever ever get a apu if you have a discrete gpu because the extra transistors are used for the igp not for the cpu
maybe try find a cheap mobo and get a athlon or phenom
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