Is this the first graphics card in this system, or did you buy this to upgrade from another card?
If it's an upgrade, you have to uninstall the old drivers. Then use Driver Cleaner from Safe Mode to totally remove them. Then reboot and install the new drivers. Then of course reboot and see if it's changed anything.
I noticed that you didn't give the model or your Giga-Byte motherboard *No i didn't , because it has nothing to do with the issue at hand the mobo is fine for this gpu*, nor did you mention what your PSU was *Again because i know the Watts are fine*. PSU can have a big impact on video performance.
To the person who last replied , i think you may just be right . I don't used PC wizard i use everest . But here's a screenshot for you .
The 12v rail is being read as 2.62 V . I don't know much about powersupplys , but i know enough to know that isn't good . For my own knowledge what sort of issues can that cause , I'm buying a new one on Saturday anyhow but i really didn't think this would have lowered the performance of my GPU.
Did you try swapping connections. You may be running too much off "one rail". Hook one up directly from the power supply to the video card. if that doesn't work swap for another. Did the video card come with a "y" splitter ? If it did, try and connect 2 - 4 pin molex connectors into it and then into the video card. Did you try and disconnect some of the non essentials ? dvd rom/extra memory/floppy/etc to see if you get enough power ?
Tried what you said , took out things i could of lived without . It didn't work i changed the rams back slots to see if that would of made a difference and i also tried my computer without a gig of ram , still no joy . My case is pretty flashy , so i unplugged all the external fans and lights , still no luck .
The power supply hasn't never been abused in anyway , so i don't understand how its failing . Its a 500w psu which i know should power all the components in the computer . I'm going to dish out for a new one from dabs.com . I'm going up a extra 100W's in power this time just to see if it does make a difference ....
To the poster above me , amps are derived from watts divided by voltage, or P=I*V (P=watts, I=amps, V=voltage)
I understand where you are coming from though , if theres to much power on the rail is going to drain it. There isn't many attachments on this psu , so i couldn't really do much . I did swap some of the 4 pin connectors round , but still no luck like i said . Very annoying issue , it seems the PSU is still the most controversial commpent in todays desktop and self built computers , the psu i currently have isn't a brand name but i genrally don't belive it makes a difference Ive seen people go on with a psu's now that have lasted years and only paid a very small price for such a shoddy brand .
I think getting the 2nd opinion really pushed me a step futher now to getting my new psu for my system , i just wanted to see if it could be resloved without having to spend more money on a every growing pricey set up i have here.
Once again thanks for the useful replies . Means a lot
That +12v reading doesn't look right at all. I don't know how you can get a reading of 2.6v on a 12v rail, maybe the program is just reading it wrong. I'd check it with a second program to make sure it's right, cause I don't see how you could run Crysis extremely well on 2.6v
It should be reading 12.0v +- 0.5 or so. If another program shows it off by much more than that then it might be what's causing the trouble after all.
Well 12.39 looks a lot more realistic, 13.65 is off by too much to be healthy. If the 12.39 reading is right (I think it is, the other is still too strange for me to believe) then I have my doubts that a new PSU will fix your problem. The more I think about it the more it looks like a driver issue after all, especially since it only seems to affect COD2. If the power supply really was the problem I'd expect all kinds of issues with any game, especially Crysis when it's taxing the system.