Steady graphics drop, 6870

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?
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  1. What is the rest of your system specs. have you recently updated your drivers?
  2. 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 ?
  3. drivers, temps, specs?

    EDIT: is the card clean from dust?
  4. 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.
  5. How old is that PSU, just for reference?
  6. 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.
  7. I said PSU, not CPU.

    Power Supply Unit.
  8. Yeah, it was just a mistype, my response was regarding the psu. It's about 3 years old i'd assume.
  9. 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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