So I recently bought a Radeon HD5570. My problem now is The Witcher 2 , and bfbc2 run at about 20-30fps no matter what settings I put the graphics at. I have tried to reinstall the drivers about three times, tried to clean out with Ccleaner. Can anyone help?
Also, I'm guessing you upgraded from something? Simply reinstalling isn't necessarily enough. Instead, completely uninstall all old video drivers (ATI and if applicable, Nvidia) and even run Driver Sweeper to clean them out fully. After that, restart and install the latest drivers.
You might also want to download MSI Afterburner as it is great for monitoring your hardware. It might be that the clocks aren't coming out of idle, or maybe it's just maxed out. Try gaming with your task manager (performance tab) and MSI running and after a few minutes alt-tab out and see what the graphs are showing you. High CPU? High GPU? Low clocks?
Black bars huh? Could be the 9800 dying, or it could have just been a glitch with those drivers. Anyway yeah, the 5570 is a bit of a downgrade, so expecting it to preform better in games where the 9800GTX struggles isn't going to make it better. I think you're card simply can't take it. Now I'm sure that the card is just being bogged down and while 15FPS is 50% faster than 10FPS, both still suck for gaming .
You shoulda gotten a GTs 450 for $80 from newegg.com, type it in search bar in newegg.com and scroll down to the last one which is $80 and also look for the 822MHz because there's another one at 786MHz...
Did what you said wolfram and it helped out a lot but as everyone said, its a bad card. This was the only time I didn't do my research and it shows. I would like to thank everyone for their help and next time ill do some research. Hopefully I can return it but not sure looking into that now. This time im going to spend more than $100 and research.
Well, to make it an upgrade you should get at the least a 6970 or a 550TI. A 450Ti or Radeon 5770 will only seem like a mild upgrade and while faster than a 9800GT they might fall a little short of what you wanted.
A 6970 huh? Wow, what a huge jump ^_^. Just make sure you have a good PSU in your system. If you have a crappy or weak PSU then you should cut back a little and get a 6870 or 6950 along with a good PSU.