I had made a computer a year ago. I've had issues but i never got around to it so I want to ask now.
My specs are:i-750,4g RAM,ga-p55-usb3, Sapphire radeon 5870 1gb, OCZ 700w.
My problem is that i have low fps. Even on older games that the 5870 is supposed to be awesome, I have to lower my settings, which is really lame considering the build. I was told it's drivers. I updated at each new driver but to no avail. The strangest thing is that i am running on 1280x1024 which shouldnt bog down the system at all, all things considered. Please help me Tom's Hardware community, I don't know what to do
What information is available from the catalyst control center? Can you check the clocks speeds on the card? Could you try running a benchmark and seeing exactly how poor the performance is?
Thanks for the extensive help you are trying to offer!
The clocks on my 5870 are I think on their defaul (875/1250) Could you point out which benchmark program would be most suitable for that? Thanks again
If you have a lot of cards in your slots, you could be starving your GPU of lanes, I believe. Someone will correct me if I'm wrong.
Sometimes the newest driver is worse than an older one. They stop trying to accommodate past cards in favor of the newer ones, and you get left in the lurch. Try archived drivers starting with the one just after your card hit the market.