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Upgrades seems to have only worsened my system.

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December 13, 2011 12:07:01 AM

Hey guys, my video card had been damage recently so I needed to buy a new one and I looked to upgrade. I figured to just to go big and I also bought some RAM.

I upgraded from 2 x 2GB of Corsair XMS3 DDR3 RAM to 4 x 4GB of Corsair Vengeance RAM

And from a Diamond Radeon HD 5770 to an ASUS Radeon HD 6950

I formatted my HDD and installed Windows 7 64 bit to allow the RAM to be used, and I'm certain I have all the appropriate drivers installed on my computer.

Could it have something to do with the mobo? I've got a Gigabyte P55A-UD4P.

Any answers or leads would be much appreciated, this is such a let down :( 

(Also I wasn't sure which subforum to post this in as I can't figure out which piece of hardware it is)
December 13, 2011 12:18:29 AM

And your problem is?
December 13, 2011 1:12:59 AM

Oh sorry, seems I absently mindedly left out the main issue.

It seems after my upgrades my system isn't as fast as it was. The one game I have re-downloaded so far, League of Legends, runs at a horrible quality compared to what it was like before. Before I could reach 50-60 FPS in game with maybe Firefox and Skype open. Now with the game open alone I cannot get a steady 30. I can't seem to figure which new device is causing the problem either as dxdiag is recognizing all the hardware and its values.

The one thing I have yet to try is swapping the old RAM back in.
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December 13, 2011 1:29:55 AM

Good start
Eliminate one at a time, with no other changes, so you can clarify which one it is.
In game settings the same?
Any heat issues?
Have you done a performance check to see if theres throttling?
Many things you can do, all without having to do much, theres more, but this is a start
December 13, 2011 1:44:25 AM

My thought is PSU issues, Investigate connections to the graphics card and what PSU are you using ? The power draw between the two cards is sizeable.
Also what are the temps like ? Throttling is possible if it is simply too hot.
December 13, 2011 1:48:59 AM

You left a very important thing. What is your CPU?
December 13, 2011 2:04:14 AM

My PSU is a Corsair TX750M (750W as the name implies)

CPU is an Intel i5 660 @ 3.33GHz (if thats what you meant, not sure)
December 13, 2011 2:08:54 AM

I think the CPU is not the limiting factor, have you tries using the latest video ard drivers? Or you might want to rollback to older driver.
December 13, 2011 2:13:21 AM

I've tried the CD, Unofficial Drivers and the Official drivers (Driver Sweeper and Rebooting between). Nothing seemed to differ.
December 13, 2011 2:44:46 AM

All cables are connected ? Reseat them and the card and review the temps on the graphics.
December 13, 2011 2:49:26 AM

So installed the drivers manually (without the Catalyst installer) and now they work.

I'm sorry for kinda wasting your time everyone :/  but I do really appreciate the help.
December 13, 2011 2:51:21 AM

No that's awesome that it works. That is what we all wanted !
Enjoy it I'm getting one soon !