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May 11, 2012 7:56:48 PM

Hello,

To make things brief for all of us,

My computer has been running really crappy when trying to play most moddern games, but what gets me is that I just UPGRADED my pc.

I went from a 5750 AMD gfx card to 2 6850s. I also upgraded my mobo so the pci express outputs were at x16 and x8 which is enough to power the two cards. I also had to upgrade my power supply from a 500 to a 850 watt.

The problem I'm running into is that before, I could play games like Portal 2, on max settings with 30-40 fps on my old build with just one 5750, but now when I go back to play games like portal 2, my fps is 20 on max settings. I'm simply baffled at this and I know something has to be wrong.

Note* This happens in more games than portal two.


The only thing that I can think of is my CPU could of messed something up. I went from an Anthlon II quad to the new FX series quad core, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... this link is to the one I purchased.

If you have any suggestions on how I may fix my computer that would be great, its really annoying that I spent all this money on upgrading my PC just to have it run even worse than before.

Thanks!

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May 11, 2012 9:24:54 PM

Did you change your mobo with your new processor? If no please state the mobo you are using.
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May 11, 2012 10:18:42 PM

collinator said:
Hello,

To make things brief for all of us,

My computer has been running really crappy when trying to play most moddern games, but what gets me is that I just UPGRADED my pc.

I went from a 5750 AMD gfx card to 2 6850s. I also upgraded my mobo so the pci express outputs were at x16 and x8 which is enough to power the two cards. I also had to upgrade my power supply from a 500 to a 850 watt.

The problem I'm running into is that before, I could play games like Portal 2, on max settings with 30-40 fps on my old build with just one 5750, but now when I go back to play games like portal 2, my fps is 20 on max settings. I'm simply baffled at this and I know something has to be wrong.

Note* This happens in more games than portal two.


The only thing that I can think of is my CPU could of messed something up. I went from an Anthlon II quad to the new FX series quad core, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... this link is to the one I purchased.

If you have any suggestions on how I may fix my computer that would be great, its really annoying that I spent all this money on upgrading my PC just to have it run even worse than before.

Thanks!



May I suggest you install and run the PSI software from http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
to ensure all your software is up todate in case something is mising, causing your recurring problem.

Cheers
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May 14, 2012 2:51:13 PM

temperatures? have you confirmed that CF is actually working properly? Have you tried running with only 1 card?

What resolution and in-game settings are you running at? Anything overclocked?
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May 14, 2012 3:05:26 PM

Have you made sure all software was updated and any old software/drivers not needed were removed? Did you do a clean install of the OS for the new hardware?
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May 14, 2012 4:37:05 PM

best get a 960t for the crossfire setup you have. the fx wont cut it as its a poor performer even compared to older athlons and phenoms.
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