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My graphics card is working.. like the fans turn on and stuff but its not making my games fast or anything.
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  1. Tainted_Jaguar said:
    My graphics card is working.. like the fans turn on and stuff but its not making my games fast or anything.


    Thanks for sharing.
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    Type|Item|Price
    :----|:----|:----
    **CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) | $231.91 @ OutletPC
    **Motherboard** | [Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-z97a) | $144.99 @ Amazon
    **Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cml8gx3m2a1600c9b) | $94.99 @ Amazon
    **Storage** | [Crucial M550 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-internal-hard-drive-ct128m550ssd1) | $88.00 @ Amazon
    **Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st2000dm001) | $83.49 @ OutletPC
    **Video Card** | [Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn780ghz3gd) | $499.99 @ Newegg
    **Case** | [Rosewill BLACKHAWK-BLUE ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-case-blackhawkblue) | $89.98 @ OutletPC
    **Power Supply** | [EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g20750xr) | $99.99 @ Micro Center
    **Optical Drive** | [LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-gh24ns95) | $21.11 @ Amazon
    **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) | $89.98 @ OutletPC
    **Monitor** | [Philips 242G5DJEB 144Hz 24.0" Monitor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/philips-monitor-242g5djeb) | $269.53 @ TigerDirect
    **Wireless Network Adapter** | [Rosewill RNX-G300LX 802.11b/g PCI Wi-Fi Adapter](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-wireless-network-card-rnxg300lx) | $7.99 @ Newegg
    | | **Total**
    | Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $1721.95
    | Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-19 20:39 EDT-0400 |
  3. damric said:
    Tainted_Jaguar said:
    My graphics card is working.. like the fans turn on and stuff but its not making my games fast or anything.


    Thanks for sharing.

    [PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dK2WBm) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dK2WBm/by_merchant/)

    Type|Item|Price
    :----|:----|:----
    **CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) | $231.91 @ OutletPC
    **Motherboard** | [Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-z97a) | $144.99 @ Amazon
    **Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cml8gx3m2a1600c9b) | $94.99 @ Amazon
    **Storage** | [Crucial M550 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-internal-hard-drive-ct128m550ssd1) | $88.00 @ Amazon
    **Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st2000dm001) | $83.49 @ OutletPC
    **Video Card** | [Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn780ghz3gd) | $499.99 @ Newegg
    **Case** | [Rosewill BLACKHAWK-BLUE ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-case-blackhawkblue) | $89.98 @ OutletPC
    **Power Supply** | [EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g20750xr) | $99.99 @ Micro Center
    **Optical Drive** | [LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-gh24ns95) | $21.11 @ Amazon
    **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) | $89.98 @ OutletPC
    **Monitor** | [Philips 242G5DJEB 144Hz 24.0" Monitor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/philips-monitor-242g5djeb) | $269.53 @ TigerDirect
    **Wireless Network Adapter** | [Rosewill RNX-G300LX 802.11b/g PCI Wi-Fi Adapter](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-wireless-network-card-rnxg300lx) | $7.99 @ Newegg
    | | **Total**
    | Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $1721.95
    | Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-19 20:39 EDT-0400 |
    Tainted_Jaguar said:
    [PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dK2WBm) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dK2WBm/by_merchant/)

    Type|Item|Price
    :----|:----|:----
    **CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) | $231.91 @ OutletPC
    **Motherboard** | [Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-z97a) | $144.99 @ Amazon
    **Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cml8gx3m2a1600c9b) | $94.99 @ Amazon
    **Storage** | [Crucial M550 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-internal-hard-drive-ct128m550ssd1) | $88.00 @ Amazon
    **Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st2000dm001) | $83.49 @ OutletPC
    **Video Card** | [Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn780ghz3gd) | $499.99 @ Newegg
    **Case** | [Rosewill BLACKHAWK-BLUE ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-case-blackhawkblue) | $89.98 @ OutletPC
    **Power Supply** | [EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g20750xr) | $99.99 @ Micro Center
    **Optical Drive** | [LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-gh24ns95) | $21.11 @ Amazon
    **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) | $89.98 @ OutletPC
    **Monitor** | [Philips 242G5DJEB 144Hz 24.0" Monitor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/philips-monitor-242g5djeb) | $269.53 @ TigerDirect
    **Wireless Network Adapter** | [Rosewill RNX-G300LX 802.11b/g PCI Wi-Fi Adapter](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-wireless-network-card-rnxg300lx) | $7.99 @ Newegg
    | | **Total**
    | Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $1721.95
    | Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-19 20:39 EDT-0400 |
  4. When you export your list from pcpartpicker, be sure to select BB code so it doesn't look like an abortion.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($231.91 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($94.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Crucial M550 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($88.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($83.49 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($499.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill BLACKHAWK-BLUE ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Micro Center)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($21.11 @ Amazon)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Philips 242G5DJEB 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($269.53 @ TigerDirect)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-G300LX 802.11b/g PCI Wi-Fi Adapter ($7.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1721.95
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-19 20:45 EDT-0400
  5. You're still not posting enough information for us to help you. :-)

    What games are you trying to play?

    What settings are you trying to play these games at (graphics settings in particular?)

    Your CPU has a built in graphics device. Are you using that instead of the graphics card?

    Which connector did you attach your display to, the one on the motherboard or the one on your graphics card?

    What frame rates are you seeing?

    On another note, how have you determined your graphics card isn't helping speed things up?
  6. damric said:
    When you export your list from pcpartpicker, be sure to select BB code so it doesn't look like an abortion.
    Ok thanks Im a little new to this

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($231.91 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($94.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Crucial M550 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($88.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($83.49 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($499.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill BLACKHAWK-BLUE ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Micro Center)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($21.11 @ Amazon)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Philips 242G5DJEB 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($269.53 @ TigerDirect)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-G300LX 802.11b/g PCI Wi-Fi Adapter ($7.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1721.95
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-19 20:45 EDT-0400


    Ok thanks im a little new to this
  7. bigpinkdragon286 said:
    You're still not posting enough information for us to help you. :-)

    What games are you trying to play?

    What settings are you trying to play these games at (graphics settings in particular?)

    Your CPU has a built in graphics device. Are you using that instead of the graphics card?

    Which connector did you attach your display to, the one on the motherboard or the one on your graphics card?

    What frame rates are you seeing?

    On another note, how have you determined your graphics card isn't helping speed things up?


    Trying to play Dayz, ARMA, and just cause on high. The GPU was working well but lately it hasn't been only the fans have, I get really low frames and it is plugged into the gpu itself
  8. That's a very powerful rig. Could you elaborate on your problem?
  9. everything is working but the gpu. It starts up and runs but its not running through the dvi cable. like it doesn't play games well right now and it was before
  10. Tainted_Jaguar said:
    everything is working but the gpu. It starts up and runs but its not running through the dvi cable. like it doesn't play games well right now and it was before


    Have you tried tuning your driver settings such as anti-aliasing, anisotropic filtering, ect?
  11. damric said:
    Tainted_Jaguar said:
    everything is working but the gpu. It starts up and runs but its not running through the dvi cable. like it doesn't play games well right now and it was before


    Have you tried tuning your driver settings such as anti-aliasing, anisotropic filtering, ect?



    nope and I don't know how to. heres the thing it was working yesterday then I had to put in a new wifi card so I moved the graphics card to make room and when I put it back in it didn't help my games run like I would get 5fps on just cause and things like that
  12. Tainted_Jaguar said:
    bigpinkdragon286 said:
    You're still not posting enough information for us to help you. :-)

    What games are you trying to play?

    What settings are you trying to play these games at (graphics settings in particular?)

    Your CPU has a built in graphics device. Are you using that instead of the graphics card?

    Which connector did you attach your display to, the one on the motherboard or the one on your graphics card?

    What frame rates are you seeing?

    On another note, how have you determined your graphics card isn't helping speed things up?


    Trying to play Dayz, ARMA, and just cause on high. The GPU was working well but lately it hasn't been only the fans have, I get really low frames and it is plugged into the gpu itself


    Have you tried installing older versions of the drivers? Have you checked Device Manager for any issues?
  13. sora said:
    Tainted_Jaguar said:
    bigpinkdragon286 said:
    You're still not posting enough information for us to help you. :-)

    What games are you trying to play?

    What settings are you trying to play these games at (graphics settings in particular?)

    Your CPU has a built in graphics device. Are you using that instead of the graphics card?

    Which connector did you attach your display to, the one on the motherboard or the one on your graphics card?

    What frame rates are you seeing?

    On another note, how have you determined your graphics card isn't helping speed things up?


    Trying to play Dayz, ARMA, and just cause on high. The GPU was working well but lately it hasn't been only the fans have, I get really low frames and it is plugged into the gpu itself


    Have you tried installing older versions of the drivers? Have you checked Device Manager for any issues?
    its not showing up in devices
  14. DayZ and the ARMA engine in general is a VERY CPU hungry game, you could have a gtx 780, but only get 40 frames per second on medium to low settings if yo udo not have a good processor.
  15. Tainted_Jaguar said:
    sora said:
    Tainted_Jaguar said:
    bigpinkdragon286 said:
    You're still not posting enough information for us to help you. :-)

    What games are you trying to play?

    What settings are you trying to play these games at (graphics settings in particular?)

    Your CPU has a built in graphics device. Are you using that instead of the graphics card?

    Which connector did you attach your display to, the one on the motherboard or the one on your graphics card?

    What frame rates are you seeing?

    On another note, how have you determined your graphics card isn't helping speed things up?


    Trying to play Dayz, ARMA, and just cause on high. The GPU was working well but lately it hasn't been only the fans have, I get really low frames and it is plugged into the gpu itself


    Have you tried installing older versions of the drivers? Have you checked Device Manager for any issues?
    its not showing up in devices



    Verify that it is seated correctly by removing then re-inseting it. Verify your power cables are plugged into the card. Install latest Nvidia Geforce drivers.
  16. damric said:
    Tainted_Jaguar said:
    sora said:
    Tainted_Jaguar said:
    bigpinkdragon286 said:
    You're still not posting enough information for us to help you. :-)

    What games are you trying to play?

    What settings are you trying to play these games at (graphics settings in particular?)

    Your CPU has a built in graphics device. Are you using that instead of the graphics card?

    Which connector did you attach your display to, the one on the motherboard or the one on your graphics card?

    What frame rates are you seeing?

    On another note, how have you determined your graphics card isn't helping speed things up?


    Trying to play Dayz, ARMA, and just cause on high. The GPU was working well but lately it hasn't been only the fans have, I get really low frames and it is plugged into the gpu itself


    Have you tried installing older versions of the drivers? Have you checked Device Manager for any issues?
    its not showing up in devices



    Verify that it is seated correctly by removing then re-inseting it. Verify your power cables are plugged into the card. Install latest Nvidia Geforce drivers.
    I have seated it a bunch and it only runs it like doesn't show up in device manager
  17. Also, I suggest running a virus scan with Malwarebytes, coming from someone whom used to do it (got busted basically) you may have a RAT on your computer. Someone may be using your computer's specs to their advantage such as mining a Virtual Currency from it. Also, if they were to go onto your computer and stream your desktop to their computer, your frame-rate would die. Another thing to do is close everything on your computer that uses internet, through task manager. Then, go into CMD and type "netstat -ano" If it comes up "Established" then you have someone connected to your computer. (Make sure to type "netstat -ano" without quotes.
  18. icybow14 said:
    DayZ and the ARMA engine in general is a VERY CPU hungry game, you could have a gtx 780, but only get 40 frames per second on medium to low settings if yo udo not have a good processor.
    I got 50 on very high settings now only about 6
  19. im pretty sure its something to do with the dvi part
  20. icybow14 said:
    Also, I suggest running a virus scan with Malwarebytes, coming from someone whom used to do it (got busted basically) you may have a RAT on your computer. Someone may be using your computer's specs to their advantage such as mining a Virtual Currency from it. Also, if they were to go onto your computer and stream your desktop to their computer, your frame-rate would die. Another thing to do is close everything on your computer that uses internet, through task manager. Then, go into CMD and type "netstat -ano" If it comes up "Established" then you have someone connected to your computer. (Make sure to type "netstat -ano" without quotes.
    some things say established
  21. With everything closed? including a browser? If so I suggest finding a strong antivirus such as malwarebytes and running it.
  22. icybow14 said:
    With everything closed? including a browser? If so I suggest finding a strong antivirus such as malwarebytes and running it.
    send me a link
  23. my graphics card runs but does not send any signals through the cables plugged in the back
    how do I fix it and were would I bring it or can anyone tell me the problem\
    I think its something to do with the vga cables plugged into it because it runs without them
  24. Your statement that: your graphics card runs, but doesn't send any signals, makes no sense. How does a graphics card run but not send signals? Fans on the graphics card spinning does not mean that the graphics card is working. That means it has power, and that's about all it means. If the fan speed changes, you may be able to go so far as to assume that the graphics card has loaded it's own BIOS, but you still can't assume it's working, or properly working in the system in which it's installed. Generally speaking though, it either works or it doesn't.

    Can you turn your computer on and have Windows load, and have a display on your screen, or can't you?

    If your computer doesn't send any signals when you plug your display into your graphics card, how are you running software such as Malware Bytes?
  25. bigpinkdragon286 said:
    Your statement that: your graphics card runs, but doesn't send any signals, makes no sense. How does a graphics card run but not send signals? Fans on the graphics card spinning does not mean that the graphics card is working. That means it has power, and that's about all it means. If the fan speed changes, you may be able to go so far as to assume that the graphics card has loaded it's own BIOS, but you still can't assume it's working, or properly working in the system in which it's installed. Generally speaking though, it either works or it doesn't.

    Can you turn your computer on and have Windows load, and have a display on your screen, or can't you?

    If your computer doesn't send any signals when you plug your display into your graphics card, how are you running software such as Malware Bytes?
    im running it through the motherboard right now since the gpu isn't sending signals
  26. its almost like it isn't loading through it
  27. Best answer
    Then your add-in board graphics card is not working. Sounds like you need to reseat it, as has been previously mentioned, or RMA it for a replacement. There is no good reason for you to complain of your add-in graphics card not working, if you're not even using it to play your games. Either you're plugged into and using it to play your games, or not, and at this point, you're using the HD graphics from your processor, which by no means can play your games at decent frame rates. So, the first thing to do is troubleshoot your add-in graphics board problems so you can boot to Windows and have display when your display device is plugged into it, instead of the graphics from the motherboard.
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