I just finished building a desktop and it seems I have a choke pont somewhere. I was hoping some of you might have some suggestions. My build consistes of the following:
Asus Rampage Extreme III MOBO
Intel I7 950
Asus GTX 470 GPU
Corsair Dominator 3x2 1600 RAM
Thermaltake 850W PSU
Raptor 8500RPM HD
Windows 7 64 bit
Just as a benchmark I am trying to play Crysis on the machine and it is almost unplayable when I get into the larger maps at even a medium graphics setting. I have downloaded the lates bios for the MOBO and GPU, but no improvement. Should this combination not do better? Obviously I bought these items to overclock in the near future, but I thought it would perform much better out of the box.....
ANy help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Yes both power connectors are plugged in, and temps on the cpu is getting a bit warm (65c) or so, but not enough for the system to slow down during havy loads in game.
I agree that the HD is getting old, but I did not think that would slow down the in game performance as much as just cause slower boot times etc..
Probably not a very helpful tip but I have noticed that several games that do not really stress the cpu do not make it go to it's normal clock speed and leave it on idle.That makes some of my games lag so make sure you don't have power saver enabled on windows 7.
I noticed that there was a new driver release for 64 bit windows 7 for my GT470 so i uninstalled old driver and ran driver sweep then reinstalled new driver. Now the game seems to be performing as it should however my computer will all of a suden freeze in game. Nothing including ctrl alt del works to exit the game. The screen will freeze on a frame of the game, but sound continues. The colours in the game seems polarized and there are a bunch of lighter squares in a pattern....... Is this still a driver issue or could there be some kind of hardware issue?
Well can we run a memory checker and rule out any problems with that. Also check the settings for the memory in the BIOS and make sure that they meet the specs of the chips, voltage and timings. Also did you plug in the additional power supply to the mother board. I am not familiar with that motherboard but I think there is a additional power supply near the CPU that needs to be pluged in. There is also a checklist we should do I will post when I find it.
Yeah, I don't think it could be anything else. I think a quick scan of the hard drive and make sure no errors. Check the temps of the GPU under load and see if that is an issue, but if it is, I still think a bad card. One more question. Is this hard drive from another (computer) system with the operating system already installed (previous motherboard/graphics board)? That is the only thing left that we did not disscuss, a clean install of the Operating system, on a clean drive, with all new drivers..bios ect.