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5870 seeming a little slow

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April 20, 2010 12:35:54 AM

I have a 5870 xxx edition and i have been feeling a little slow in games, in everquest 2 on high settings i sometimes drop around 20 fps and my average is only about 30 it might just be me but any way to check if somethings wrong? Specs

5870
4g ddr3 xms3 lat 7
cadviar black 7200 rpm 500g
Phenom II 965 @ 3.4
850w x3 ultra psu

Thanks in advance :) 

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a b U Graphics card
April 20, 2010 12:58:19 AM

1. Did you have an Nvidia card before? Or any other ATI card?
2. Resolution?
3. Post a pic of the voltages and temps through HW-monitor
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a b U Graphics card
April 20, 2010 1:40:26 AM

There is either a huge glitch in HW-monitor reading your voltages, or your PSU is almost completely dead. Your 5v rail is reading .45v, and your 12v rail is reading .44 - it's suppose to be ~5v and ~12v respectively.

Again, this could just be HW-monitor incorrectly reading your voltages. And why is your min CPU temp 30'C and max CPU temp 31'C - did you just keep it at idle?
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April 20, 2010 2:23:02 AM

is there anyway to check if that is a bug or if my psu is about to die ? and yeah my cpu isnt oc i really only get to about 38 max ever anyway
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