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July 30, 2010 4:53:39 PM

Hello,

I am having trouble with my Graphics Card I am getting really low FPS in games,
especially World Of Warcraft. Below is a link with my CPU info and Graphics info.

A friend told me that my CPU might not be allowing my Graphics card to perform
at 100%.

One thing I noticed was that the Mhz (CLock Core)in my Graphics Card is suppsed
to be 600 and as you can see on the link it is 300.

- Is it bottle neckign my graphics?
- If so which processor should I get?

Thank you for all you help.


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http://img529.imageshack.us/i/33350202.png/

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July 30, 2010 5:00:01 PM

You're friend is wrong... The processor will not bottleneck you at all.

What motherboard do you have? Do you have power saver or 'cool and quiet' or anything like that turned on in the bios? If you do, disable that.

What bios are you using? Newest drivers for videocard?
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July 30, 2010 5:02:04 PM

It shouldn't be, the screenshot was taken during idle right?
Both the CPU and the GPU are underclocking itself to save power.
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July 30, 2010 5:04:45 PM

lowriderflow said:
You're friend is wrong... The processor will not bottleneck you at all.

What motherboard do you have? Do you have power saver or 'cool and quiet' or anything like that turned on in the bios? If you do, disable that.

What bios are you using? Newest drivers for videocard?

Its called EIST (Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology) for Intel processors, Cool n' Quiet is for AMDs.
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July 30, 2010 5:05:21 PM

Timop said:
It shouldn't be, the screenshot was taken during idle right?
Both the CPU and the GPU are underclocking itself to save power.


I was not doing anything at all during the screen shot.
Just taking the screen shot.
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July 30, 2010 5:06:54 PM

Mother board: EVGA nForce 750i SLI

I have the latest drivers installed for my Graphics Card.

How do i find out what BIOS im using?

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July 30, 2010 5:08:23 PM

Timop said:
It shouldn't be, the screenshot was taken during idle right?
Both the CPU and the GPU are underclocking itself to save power.


HOw do I make it so that they don't underclock to save power.
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July 30, 2010 5:08:48 PM

lordace said:
I was not doing anything at all during the screen shot.
Just taking the screen shot.

Play a game in windowed mode and see if your CPU goes back to 2667Mhz and the GPU back to 602Mhz/1296Mhz.
If it does, don't worry. Making then run at fullspeed constantly will just increase your power-bill and shorten their lifespan.
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July 30, 2010 5:13:32 PM

Yes they go up. The CPU to 2666 somethign like htat and the Graphics Card goes up to 615Mhz.
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July 30, 2010 5:19:36 PM

Timop said:
Play a game in windowed mode and see if your CPU goes back to 2667Mhz and the GPU back to 602Mhz/1296Mhz.
If it does, don't worry. Making then run at fullspeed constantly will just increase your power-bill and shorten their lifespan.


Do you have any idea what can be affecting my FPS in games. I know it is not over heating, so wierd.
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July 30, 2010 5:19:53 PM

Then the Q9400/GTX280 are perfectly fine.

Is is only on WOW?

Turn off shadows on WOW and see if fps improves. If not, OCing your CPU (GPU also) would help, but it is in no way "bottle-necking" that GTX280.
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July 30, 2010 5:21:41 PM

OK because when I play wow I am good anbd then little by little my FPS get like 7 - 10. I turn everything down to the max. I used to be able to play at max everything, i mean everything and no lag. NOw its like omg what is going on.
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July 30, 2010 5:26:56 PM

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July 30, 2010 5:28:26 PM

Try re-installing drivers? What temps does the 280 hit on maximum? Get GPU-Z and let it log in the background.
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July 30, 2010 5:32:39 PM

Timop said:
Try re-installing drivers? What temps does the 280 hit on maximum? Get GPU-Z and let it log in the background.


I know its not a heat prob the GPU is like mabey 55c and it doesnt go over 60
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