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Steady graphics drop, 6870

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May 28, 2011 3:27:03 AM

A couple of months ago I bought a radeon 6870. I most play world of warcraft and a few other games. When I bought it I was able to raid on ultra setting at 40-60 fps, now im getting 20-30 on good. I've been seeing a steady decline in my fps over time and now it's to the point of performing worse than my old 9800. Is there anything I should check/do?
a c 153 U Graphics card
May 28, 2011 3:51:12 AM

What is the rest of your system specs. have you recently updated your drivers?
a b U Graphics card
May 28, 2011 5:12:19 AM

cjk813 said:
A couple of months ago I bought a radeon 6870. I most play world of warcraft and a few other games. When I bought it I was able to raid on ultra setting at 40-60 fps, now im getting 20-30 on good. I've been seeing a steady decline in my fps over time and now it's to the point of performing worse than my old 9800. Is there anything I should check/do?


Check the temperatures and also, are your drivers up to date ?
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a b U Graphics card
May 28, 2011 11:20:10 AM

drivers, temps, specs?

EDIT: is the card clean from dust?
June 6, 2011 1:19:26 AM

The drivers are updated to the most current. I'm running a quad core q6700, 4 gigs of ddr2, radeon hd 6870, 500w psu and an asus p5q-e mobo. The system is clear of dust and the cards running at 50 degrees celsius under a light load. Nothing has been oc'd, nor do I plan to oc anything.
a b U Graphics card
June 6, 2011 9:59:25 AM

How old is that PSU, just for reference?
June 7, 2011 1:05:51 AM

avast, and im not sure how old the cpu is as i bought the case/cpu from a friends old build, but id guess at least 3 years.
a b U Graphics card
June 7, 2011 10:35:08 AM

I said PSU, not CPU.

Power Supply Unit.
June 8, 2011 7:57:40 PM

Yeah, it was just a mistype, my response was regarding the psu. It's about 3 years old i'd assume.
a b U Graphics card
June 9, 2011 2:18:38 PM

Hmm, well if it's that old and not of reputable brand, i'd maybe suggest trying out a brand new PSU from a good make like Corsair or Antec and see what happens there.
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