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March 5, 2013 6:30:57 PM

Hello,


I just finished building a new rig with the following specs:

MSI Radeon 7950 Twin Frozr. 3gb ddr5 (oc edition)

AMD Fx-8350 4.0 ghz

Ultra LSp 750watt PS

Asus M5A97 R2.0 Mobo

8gb Corsair Vengeance ddr3

Im running on a single monitor in hd 1080p

My fps in most games like secret world, guild wars and wow on ultra setting float around 40... I might be wrong but I figured i would be able to max out and be stable at 60 in most games.

Are my expectations to high for my system or is something going wrong? I though my GPU could atleast handle wow without going under 60.

Thanks anyone in advance for responding. I appreciate it!

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March 6, 2013 8:08:07 AM

i have a sapphire 7950 and an intel i5 - 3470... rest everything matches your config...
and i run most games at a smooth 60 fps...

my guess is vsync... try disabling or enabling it...

and maybe monitor refresh rate... try 60 Hz...

maybe these will help
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March 6, 2013 9:37:13 AM

Low FPS will not be resolved by changing the monitor refresh rate.
If you are using Steam, try verifying the integrity of the game cache, or reinstalling your game.
That card should handle WOW on highest settings no problem.
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March 6, 2013 11:02:24 AM

+1 all the above...you shouldn't be getting issues. Try running Furmark and comparing the FPS you get on that to what you should be getting (check Google). Your GPU may be faulty.

Also...what PSU is that? It's not a brand I recognise...it's a good idea to have a branded PSU in your system. It may be pricier, but generic units can fail and take out multiple components. You ideally want a brand like Corsair. That being said, you may be using a quality brand I've not heard of before...can you provide a link to where it can be bought?
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March 9, 2013 4:31:49 AM

diellur said:
+1 all the above...you shouldn't be getting issues. Try running Furmark and comparing the FPS you get on that to what you should be getting (check Google). Your GPU may be faulty.

Also...what PSU is that? It's not a brand I recognise...it's a good idea to have a branded PSU in your system. It may be pricier, but generic units can fail and take out multiple components. You ideally want a brand like Corsair. That being said, you may be using a quality brand I've not heard of before...can you provide a link to where it can be bought?




http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Here is my power supply, I did try and save some money on it but the reviews were good so I figured why not.

I am downloading furmark now, if there is something wrong with my GPU how can I tell?
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March 9, 2013 5:16:21 AM

I just ran furmark and heres what I got



SCORE: 2819 points (46 FPS)

Submitted by joe (anonymous mode) on March 9 2013, 8:14 am

Bench duration: 60 seconds
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
MSAA samples: 0
Window mode: fullscreen

Primary renderer: AMD Radeon HD 7950
Device ID: 0x1002 - 0x679a
GPU clock: 960 MHz
Memory clock: 1250 MHz
Graphics drivers: Catalyst 13.1 - 9.012-121219a-152192C-ATI 12-19-2012
GPU temperatures (start/end): 33°C / 62°C


Number of GPUs: 1
GPU0 - Vendor: 0x1002 - Device: 0x679a - Max GPU temp: 62 °C - Max GPU load: 100 %

CPU: AMD FXtm-8350 Eight-Core Processor
CPU speed: 4334 MHz
Operating system: Windows 7 64-bit build 7600 No Service Pack
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March 9, 2013 5:23:41 AM

I just putting the idea out there, that there is the slight possibility that the AMD Fx-8350 could be a bottleneck, but even then i am slightly doubtful.

Do you have the latest drivers and how much AA etc do you have on?
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March 9, 2013 3:19:28 PM

deltoran said:
I just putting the idea out there, that there is the slight possibility that the AMD Fx-8350 could be a bottleneck, but even then i am slightly doubtful.

Do you have the latest drivers and how much AA etc do you have on?



I have updated the drivers on everything thinking that may be the problem. In the back of my mind I was thinking the same thing about the FX-8350, the reviews for gaming are spotty at best...but Its not like I am trying to run crysis 3 on ultra...which by the way I can run crysis 3 on very high and pull around 40 frames.

Its actually very strange, I seem to get 40 to 50 frames on everything I play no matter how graphically intensive the game it.

Even on things like league of legends I sit at 60 frames but occasionally jump down to 45.
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March 9, 2013 6:25:05 PM

Obviously you have v-sync on. You also cannot expect to max out all games and maintain 60 FPS. You may be able to play "most" games at ultra, but not with everything turned up like high levels of AA. You CPU is also not a powerhouse and will cause bottlenecking some of the time, depending on the game.
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March 9, 2013 8:11:57 PM

bystander said:
Obviously you have v-sync on. You also cannot expect to max out all games and maintain 60 FPS. You may be able to play "most" games at ultra, but not with everything turned up like high levels of AA. You CPU is also not a powerhouse and will cause bottlenecking some of the time, depending on the game.


Yea I know I wont be running everything on ultra settings, but I figured after dropping 1000+ into building a system I could max out games like wow and get 60 frames.

Should i turn v sync off?
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March 9, 2013 8:19:57 PM

Jehofler said:
Yea I know I wont be running everything on ultra settings, but I figured after dropping 1000+ into building a system I could max out games like wow and get 60 frames.

Should i turn v sync off?


The online nature of WoW will prevent you from maintaining 60 FPS in crowded areas and in large battles. It is more of a CPU issue, rather than a GPU issue. Things have gotten better from in the past. DAoC massive battles would make a slide show out of any system I've ever heard about.

V-sync is good if you hate tearing. I always have it on, though it is less disruptive with a 120hz monitor. Just realize that prevents you from going above 60 FPS and may incur some latency.
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March 10, 2013 3:31:10 AM

Just download a cpu usage program or ctr-alt-del and check your cpu usage if its getting 90% or higher in game. If its not then it could be your cpu.
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March 12, 2013 8:46:05 AM

A stress-test with Prime95 will ID any issues with yout CPU...your GPU seems fine, so I'd try that next. Run it for a few hours and see if your system stays stable.
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March 12, 2013 9:50:44 AM

diellur said:
A stress-test with Prime95 will ID any issues with yout CPU...your GPU seems fine, so I'd try that next. Run it for a few hours and see if your system stays stable.



Well I started prime95 and within a minute 2 of my cores failed. Then after about 3 minutes my entire computer locked up to the point where I had to restart...

So I guess I have a bad processor? I bought it at tigerdirect, anyone have any experience with trying to get a faulty item replaced?
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March 13, 2013 12:46:40 AM

It certainly suggests that's the case. Run it another couple of times to be sure. No experience myself, but hopefully you'll get the return sorted out quickly. Let us know how you get on.
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March 13, 2013 6:29:49 AM

Before immediately blaming the cpu I'd advise you to run memtest also. Could always be a ram problem effecting the cpu. And that would be a heck of a lot easier to fix
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March 13, 2013 6:44:11 AM


I just ran furmark and heres what I got
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