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Radeon 6850 running sloww in games

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January 4, 2012 12:48:20 AM

I recently installed a Radeon 6850 and now i'm finding my games lag.

Here are my specs:

AMD FX 4100 (Bulldozer) Processor @ 3.6Ghz
8Gb DDR3 Ram
MSI G31M3-L V2 Dual Channel Motherboard
AMD Radeon HD 6850

I have enough in my system to run games but I'm getting a lot of lag since installing this card.
Anyone have any ideas?
January 4, 2012 12:58:28 AM

What card did you have before? Did you completely uninstall the prvious video drivers with drive sweeper? Did you get the latest video card drivers from the ATI website?
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January 4, 2012 1:15:29 AM

netops07 said:
What card did you have before? Did you completely uninstall the prvious video drivers with drive sweeper? Did you get the latest video card drivers from the ATI website?


When I changed cards I was cleaning up my system and decided to reformat my drive and re-install Windows 7. I installed the latest catalyst drivers for the Radeon card.
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January 4, 2012 1:42:11 AM

How are the temperatures under load?
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January 4, 2012 2:51:48 AM

Core temps are 38 idle and 61 under load
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January 4, 2012 10:25:15 AM

Your motherboard is socket 775 and your CPU is AM3+?
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January 4, 2012 7:54:24 PM

You know...I wondered about that but the computer store who sold me this stuff told me it would match up.
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January 4, 2012 8:46:46 PM

Power supply? Need the brand, wattage, and amps on the 12v rails if possible, this can all be found on the label, which is located on the power supply.
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January 4, 2012 9:19:06 PM

The core temp probably refers to the CPU. What's important here is the GPU temp.
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January 5, 2012 4:52:15 AM

trogdor796 said:
Power supply? Need the brand, wattage, and amps on the 12v rails if possible, this can all be found on the label, which is located on the power supply.


I don't understand what the power supply would have to do with this. I't a 500 watt supply that is new and working fine. I don't want to sound rude but I don't see what the brand name has to do with it.
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January 5, 2012 4:53:05 AM

kajabla said:
The core temp probably refers to the CPU. What's important here is the GPU temp.


I'm not sure how to check the load temp of the GPU.
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January 5, 2012 6:31:56 AM

simon12 said:
Your motherboard is socket 775 and your CPU is AM3+?



I'm an idiot who stands corrected. I looked at the box and not the board itself.

The board is MSI 970A-G45
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January 5, 2012 6:27:21 PM

The brand of the PSU is very important, actually. The PSU is generally considered (or should be) the most important piece of hardware in any build. A no-name PSU can actually damage your other components with voltage fluctuations, and some can actually explode. We need to know what yours is.
Get MSI Afterburner. It has a stress tester that will display the GPU's temperature while pushing your card just about to its limit.
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January 5, 2012 10:52:20 PM

kajabla said:
The brand of the PSU is very important, actually. The PSU is generally considered (or should be) the most important piece of hardware in any build. A no-name PSU can actually damage your other components with voltage fluctuations, and some can actually explode. We need to know what yours is.
Get MSI Afterburner. It has a stress tester that will display the GPU's temperature while pushing your card just about to its limit.




I remembered a program I know of called Furmark. I ran a test on that. It ran for 15 minutes at 99% load and the temp was steady at 66c-68c.
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January 5, 2012 10:57:41 PM

That shouldn't be a problem, then. How about the 4100? Run Prime95 for 15 minutes or so and leave Speedfan or HWMonitor open.
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