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December 5, 2012 10:44:02 PM

Hi,

Long time lurker, recently upgraded my system to this.

P8H77-v motherboard
i5 ivy bridge 3570k
8GB corsair vengeance RAM
GPU Ati radeon 5770
power supply is 750w

Monitor i use is my 37" tv if that has any relevance.

The frame rate is awful and from what i gather this GPU should play it. 0.5 whether at very high or very low settings.

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December 5, 2012 11:00:20 PM

Hi :) 

The frame rate is awful because your graphics card is ancient...you NEED A much better card like a 7970...

All the best Brett :) 
December 5, 2012 11:12:17 PM

Your graphics card should be fine @ low+ settings. Do other games have issues? Check for overheating and run a program to monitor GPU useage to see if its always at 100%.
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December 6, 2012 1:16:09 AM

Let's keep this clean.
December 6, 2012 3:09:39 PM

Damn, i was afraid of that. Thanks Brett, new card it is. Im using only the stock cooler and three case fans, temps seem to be 65 approx on idle, seems high.
December 6, 2012 3:27:28 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

The frame rate is awful because your graphics card is ancient...you NEED A much better card like a 7970...

All the best Brett :) 


Bro seriously.
Think before you post.

Yes, a HD 7970 would play Battlefield 3 very well at Ultra, but that doesnt mean that the HD 5770 can't run it on low.
The HD 5770 can actually play Battlefield 3 @ 1080p at high with more than 30 FPS avarage.
The HD 5770 is by no means ancient its marely 2 years old.

And now for the post.
Reinstall the game and your graphics card's drivers.It may help.
December 6, 2012 3:35:00 PM

Hi :) 

Hes a gamer he doesnt want anything on low....

A 7970 or even a 7950 would make a HUGE improvement to all his games...

All the best Brett :) 
December 7, 2012 9:45:11 AM

65C is very high for idle with no overclock assuming its the cpu temp also if you are getting the same FPS at all settings its likely the CPU is overheating and throttling causing the low FPS. Run task manager when playing and see if the CPU gets to 100% useage and run HWMonitor to check the max temp it reaches. If the CPU reaches 100% useage then its a heat problem and you could try reinstalling the heat sink with new thermal paste or getting a better cooler.
December 7, 2012 10:07:30 AM

For a more cost-effective option that can still handle anything at 1080p, AA and high settings, GTX660 is a really excellent option. I'm using an even more ancient Radeon than you (since my newer one broke!), but higher end for its time, so same speed as your's. I wouldn't try Battlefield 3 on it though. It did Borderlands 2 pretty well at 1080p, MSAA and high, but with some slowdowns. I'm buying a new card next year so holding off on the more demanding games until then.
December 7, 2012 12:53:53 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Hes a gamer he doesnt want anything on low....

A 7970 or even a 7950 would make a HUGE improvement to all his games...

All the best Brett :) 


However, it might not be a graphics card problem after all. Despite he would have to upgrade if he wants to play at max settings, something is definitely wrong with his PC if he's getting 0.5 fps on lowest settings. I think it would be wise fixing that first before spending money on upgrades.

@OP: what did you upgrade exactly? Is anything overclocked? Did you reinstall windows when you upgraded the PC?
December 7, 2012 5:42:25 PM

My friend has a 7570 and can play BF3 on low. A 5770 should be able to manage at least medium.
December 7, 2012 9:28:04 PM

I changed the fans in the bios to turbo, got it down nicely. Used OCCT and my temps are normal now, a bit chilly even. Defrag'd the hard drive (haven't upgraded this yet but formatted it) and i could play bf3 on low reasonably well. Ill consider upgrading the card very soon, willing to fork about £150 if any has any suggestions?
December 7, 2012 9:42:20 PM

The Radeon 7850 2Gb is by far the best card under £150,
December 7, 2012 10:28:40 PM

Ill buy that heat sink if i ever consider overclocking, thank you for the link. I only have a mid tower case i bought cheap from amazon (vantage saturn) nice case good airflow if the harddrive doesnt fit as well as it should, i doubt there would be enough space to install a heat sink. I would perhaps need to cut a square from the sidepanel.

Thanks for the help and suggestions gents, really helped with my first full build.
December 8, 2012 8:36:00 AM

Generally the 212 Evo will fit in the case if it has a 120mm rear fan though you will likely need to remove the side fan. The radeon 7850 2Gb and even 1Gb is much better than the 650Ti see
December 8, 2012 9:27:39 AM

I'm really glad you were able to fix the 0.5 fps issue. It's great it wasn't hardware problem after all. At that price range, you should definitely get an HD 7850 2GB. I personally suggest this one:

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-msi-r7850-power-edit...

It has a very nice cooler and overclocks very well.
December 16, 2012 10:18:27 PM

Hey again guys my hardware is overheating randomly again, rather odd. 40 odd on idle and when i get it going on eve or ARMA 2 it was up to 79. the fans are still set to turbo :/ 
December 17, 2012 12:40:58 AM

i can also vouch for the 212 evo being a good cooler,my prime 95 temps at a 41x multiplier only hit low 60s
December 21, 2012 9:08:52 PM

Disaster, installed it, PC didnt boot, checked everything. Reinstalled the stock cooler, it didnt boot.
December 21, 2012 9:16:02 PM

Did you apply thermal paste? Is the CPU cooler seated firmly? Could you try lifting the PC while holding only the CPU cooler? Don't lift it high, just to see whether it's seated tight.
December 21, 2012 9:19:21 PM

Kamen_BG said:
Bro seriously.
Think before you post.

Yes, a HD 7970 would play Battlefield 3 very well at Ultra, but that doesnt mean that the HD 5770 can't run it on low.
The HD 5770 can actually play Battlefield 3 @ 1080p at high with more than 30 FPS avarage.
The HD 5770 is by no means ancient its marely 2 years old.

And now for the post.
Reinstall the game and your graphics card's drivers.It may help.


30 fps? You must be kidding me. For a gamer, anything below 60 is terribly annoying.
December 21, 2012 10:56:42 PM

its starting to sound more like a motherboard cpu socket/cpu failure problem than just a heat problem ,and the heat is just a result of this.
December 21, 2012 10:58:53 PM

Commandermadi said:
30 fps? You must be kidding me. For a gamer, anything below 60 is terribly annoying.


i agree 100% i don't ever like seeing my frames go below 45 if they do i down the resolution to an extent depending on the game,casuals ill play at those frames but shooters i need 55 or above to feel smooth.
December 21, 2012 11:00:14 PM

Did the system even post or nothing at all?
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