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December 23, 2012 7:28:01 AM

HI .............I've bought Galaxy 660ti/2g recently .I hoped that I get much better performance with it than my old 560ti .I only secure like ~8fps in most heavy games FC3/BF3/CRYSIS2 ,and even with old games like N4S hot pursuit\saints row the third\sleeping dogs\ASM I get a disaster frame rate :
N4S hot pursuit 70fps to 28fps ----------------cpu load 40% gpu load 38%
saints row the third 42fps to 25fps-------------cpu load 51% gpu load 67%
sleeping dogs 68fps to 27fps-------------------cpu load 73% gpu load 98%
ASM 78fps to 30fps----------------------------cpu load 53% gpu load 73%
SO why I keep get the frame drop ,its make the games unplayable?
Note that I still use my old sys I3 550@3.2/4M ram4G which I think is good enough for these old games !
PLZ I need help quickly . I feel realy disappointed from the 660ti

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December 23, 2012 9:40:18 AM

Did you reinstall Nvidia drivers when you got your new card?
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December 23, 2012 10:12:12 AM

yes of course
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December 23, 2012 10:16:29 AM

Which driver version are you running? Could you post your full specs?
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December 23, 2012 10:24:04 AM

310.70 - WHQL
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December 23, 2012 10:24:36 AM

310.70 - WHQL
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December 23, 2012 10:35:41 AM

Ok you answered half of my question. Could you post your full specs now?
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December 23, 2012 10:38:01 AM

mhd lord said:
HI .............I've bought Galaxy 660ti/2g recently .I hoped that I get much better performance with it than my old 560ti .I only secure like ~8fps in most heavy games FC3/BF3/CRYSIS2 ,and even with old games like N4S hot pursuit\saints row the third\sleeping dogs\ASM I get a disaster frame rate :
N4S hot pursuit 70fps to 28fps ----------------cpu load 40% gpu load 38%
saints row the third 42fps to 25fps-------------cpu load 51% gpu load 67%
sleeping dogs 68fps to 27fps-------------------cpu load 73% gpu load 98%
ASM 78fps to 30fps----------------------------cpu load 53% gpu load 73%
SO why I keep get the frame drop ,its make the games unplayable?
Note that I still use my old sys I3 550@3.2/4M ram4G which I think is good enough for these old games !
PLZ I need help quickly . I feel realy disappointed from the 660ti


The CPU is fairly weak compared to the GPU I'd say, that is why your framerate hasn't changed that much.

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December 23, 2012 10:41:55 AM

Sunius said:
Ok you answered half of my question. Could you post your full specs now?

MSI H55M
I3 550@3.2/4M
A DATA 2*2G 1333
GALAXY 660TI OC
W.D GREEN 1T
SAMSUNG 1080P
OS WIN7 64bit
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December 23, 2012 10:44:15 AM

lostgamer_03 said:
The CPU is fairly weak compared to the GPU I'd say, that is why your framerate hasn't changed that much.

Maybe 4 the newest games but what about the oldest ones?
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December 23, 2012 10:52:50 AM

mhd lord said:
Maybe 4 the newest games but what about the oldest ones?


those you call old is like 1 year old? Your CPU is even older and most games requires a quad-core CPU to get high details nowadays.
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December 23, 2012 10:56:50 AM

yes but most these games doesn't use 4cores ,some even DX9
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December 23, 2012 11:11:20 AM

What about your power supply unit?
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December 23, 2012 11:18:24 AM

Sunius said:
What about your power supply unit?


If it could power a GTX 560 ti, it will power a GTX 660 ti due to the lower power consumption.
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December 23, 2012 11:26:57 AM

mhd lord said:
yes but most these games dosent use 4cores ,some even DX9


Sleeping Dogs

Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU

Saints Row The Third

Processor: Any Quad Core Processor (Intel® Core i5 or AMD Phenom™ II X4)

N4S only had minimum requirements.

NSM I don't even know about?

So you can see by those two that it is recommended to have a quad-core CPU in "old" games.
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December 23, 2012 11:31:13 AM

lostgamer_03 said:
If it could power a GTX 560 ti, it will power a GTX 660 ti due to the lower power consumption.


That's correct, but better be safe than miss a thing or two. I'm also wondering whether the wiring is correct.

@OP: Could you list all the connectors you have connected somewhere from the power supply unit to something in your PC?
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December 23, 2012 11:36:23 AM

lostgamer_03 said:
The CPU is fairly weak compared to the GPU I'd say, that is why your framerate hasn't changed that much.


I disagree, the frame rate has dropped considerably in a number of cases, that is not a bottleneck issue.
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December 23, 2012 11:38:31 AM

did you un-install old drivers first? reboot and then install new? I know its a dumb question, but this sounds exactly like that kind of issue.
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December 23, 2012 11:39:44 AM

13thmonkey said:
I disagree, the frame rate has dropped considerably in a number of cases, that is not a bottleneck issue.


I don't even mention the drops. He doesn't see a big increase with the average FPS, and that is because of the CPU. Read his thread again.
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December 23, 2012 11:44:37 AM

lostgamer_03 said:
The CPU is fairly weak compared to the GPU I'd say, that is why your framerate hasn't changed that much.


I'll quote you again.

the frame rates have changed a lot, they have roughly halved (not what you said above), above you were answering as if he had asked the question why hasn't my frame rate increased.
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December 23, 2012 12:36:47 PM

13thmonkey said:
I'll quote you again.

the frame rates have changed a lot, they have roughly halved (not what you said above), above you were answering as if he had asked the question why hasn't my frame rate increased.


"I hoped that I get much better performance with it than my old 560ti .I only secure like ~8fps in most heavy games "

Stop being ignorant and try to help, instead of arguing with me.
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December 23, 2012 12:49:17 PM

If the OP could resolve this argument by clearly stating what's wrong would be great - that way we could help him much faster. As it stands now, the problem may be understood in more than one way.
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December 24, 2012 5:37:57 AM

Actually I'm facing more than one problem ;the first is the the poor increasing in the frame rate ,but the real problem is the fps goes to ~ 75 then drops again to ~30 in no time which makes any game unplayable. If I am suffering form bottle-neck ,I don't suppose to reach any high frame like the 75 and just stuck with a low fps ,and lets not forget that I never suffered from instability in 560ti performance . I used to get 35~50 in most games e.g BF3-maxed settings/AA off/1080p 38~50 .My real problem was with FC3 /23fps and 4 that I've to change my gpu
About my PWR is OCZ 500w 80+ ,is more than good to 660ti that only consumes ~150w not like my old 560ti that consumes ~180w,and believe me the power pins are connected correctly to the VGI card 6pin/8pin.
For the driver installation ,there an option in nvidia driver which allows u to clean the old and reinstall a new automaticly .So yes I uninstalled the old driver first.
More than that I tried to install different version of DX that may solve the problem and guess what it didn't work either ! :cry: 
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December 24, 2012 7:22:04 AM

Maybe there incompatibility between the PCI Express input (pciE2)and the card(pciE3) :heink: 
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December 24, 2012 10:49:23 AM

Thanks for telling us exactly what's wrong.

I now suspect overheating. Could you download HWMonitor (http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html), install it and run it before launching the game? Then, could you play the game until it lags, minimize the game, maximize the HWMonitor window (the one you launched before the game) and take a screenshot? Finally, could you upload the screenshot to www.imageshack.us (don't forget to select "Do not resize" option!) and post the link to the uploaded image here?
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December 24, 2012 2:44:07 PM

Sunius said:
Thanks for telling us exactly what's wrong.

I now suspect overheating. Could you download HWMonitor (http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html), install it and run it before launching the game? Then, could you play the game until it lags, minimize the game, maximize the HWMonitor window (the one you launched before the game) and take a screenshot? Finally, could you upload the screenshot to www.imageshack.us (don't forget to select "Do not resize" option!) and post the link to the uploaded image here?

Dear sir about my sys overheating I sure that I've never suffered from such thing espeically I.ve just changed my old card from two days which was worked just fine;these results have been taken by AIDA64 Extreme Edition and PLAYCLAW3:-
(mother=25\cpu=38\gpu64)degree . So as u see its not a matter of overheating ,its still something else. :( 
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December 24, 2012 9:37:39 PM

Could you do exactly what I asked? Seriously, why don't you want to show us the screen shot or do anything that requires even a little bit effort from your side?
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