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GTS 250 Low Source Engine FPS

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
June 29, 2010 3:48:37 AM

I recently upgraded my PNY 9800GT to an EVGA GTS 250. I play a lot of source games and used to get 150 FPS or so on my 9800GT. When I first used the GTS 250 I was getting close to 200 FPS. For some reason now, I am getting around 20 FPS. I have no idea what is happening. Any ideas?

CPU: AMD Phenom X4 9150e
OS: Windows 7 32bit Ultimate

My 3DMark Bench:
a b Î Nvidia
June 29, 2010 4:59:17 AM

First I'd check the temperatures of your GPU, it may be overheating. Secondly I'd check the case for any dust which may be restricting airflow, causing the GPU to overheat. Lastly, I'd uninstall all nVidia drivers, completely remove them then install the newest ones available.
June 29, 2010 6:12:00 AM

It runs pretty steadily at 60C while in game. I reinstalled the drivers like you said and will test it out in the morn. Thanks for your reply.
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June 30, 2010 9:32:28 PM

Why upgrade from a g92 to a g92?
June 30, 2010 9:58:06 PM

I got it for free. lol
July 1, 2010 6:42:49 PM

Yeah, probably a drivers problem. Did you install any other drivers recently? That GTS 250 should run like a charm in all source games, even at 1900 x 1200