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January 14, 2012 1:18:56 AM

I have a Gigabyte HD Radeon 6870 Windforce Edition, and I'm getting low fps on Battlefield 3. I checked my device manager and for some reason, it says I have an Intel (R) HD Graphics Family driver along with the Gigabyte 6870 driver.

My friend has the same system specs and he is getting over 80FPS on Battlefield 3 and we even have the same user config for that game. He checked it and thinks that something is wrong with the drivers. I get like 30-40 fps.. :bounce: 

Please help me! :fou: 

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January 14, 2012 2:57:57 AM

Try putting the clocks back to stock. My GTX 460 cut the performance exactly in half when OCed, but by rolling back clock speed and restarting, it ran fine. I have heard the same with other cards. Also, try setting your video card to only the hd6870.
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January 14, 2012 3:00:55 AM

What do you mean try setting it to only hd6870? I disabled the intel r graphics and i still have the same issue. should i unsintall it?
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January 14, 2012 3:03:44 AM

Yeah, uninstall the drivers, re-install, restart, and if that doesn't work, reduce the clock back to stock and restart. It worked for me.
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January 14, 2012 3:05:18 AM

Alright I will uninstall the intel r drivers. btw, how do I reset the clocks?
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January 14, 2012 3:23:10 AM

nickazzo123 said:
Alright I will uninstall the intel r drivers. btw, how do I reset the clocks?

MSI AFterburner will help you with that. Here is a link to it. http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm Right on the left. Also, what resolution are you and your fiend playing with? He may be using a low resolution and you may be using a resolution and getting lower FPS.
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January 14, 2012 3:30:57 AM

He plays on Full HD monitor highest resolution, same as me. I will look into that MSI afterburner.
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January 14, 2012 3:43:30 AM

yea bud, i dont remember overclocking anything and when i click reset, nothing changes. Restarted the computer, went into battlefield 3 and im still getting bad FPS.

But I really love the afterburner's GUI ;D
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January 14, 2012 2:24:39 PM

Yes, but that is because you have not manually overclocked it before. Manually reduce it to lower clocks. If that doesn't work, I am not sure. What are the rest of your specs?
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January 14, 2012 6:34:05 PM

I did manually reset it, nothing happened.

Specs:
i5 3.4GHz
Radeon 6870
8GB Memory
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
500 GB HDD 7200RPM Western Digital Caviar Blue
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January 14, 2012 6:40:18 PM

That is really strange. I don't know what to tell you. I am not an expert, it just sounded like an issue I had, so I thought a may be able to help, but there is nothing bottlenecking your system. The on;ly thing I could think of is that your CPU may be getting too hot and it is thermal throttling.
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January 14, 2012 7:47:08 PM

HostileDonut said:
That is really strange. I don't know what to tell you. I am not an expert, it just sounded like an issue I had, so I thought a may be able to help, but there is nothing bottlenecking your system. The on;ly thing I could think of is that your CPU may be getting too hot and it is thermal throttling.


Nah.. temp. is around 30 all the time. I hope somebody else responds.. why only you?! xD

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January 14, 2012 9:29:19 PM

That is weird. You guys are running same settings? Are you sure he isn't running medium and you are running ultra?
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January 14, 2012 10:06:07 PM

Same settings I assure you that. He also teamviewed me and I played on his computer at his house a couple times. Same settings man :/  All on ultra but v-sync and anti aliasing is off.
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January 14, 2012 10:08:20 PM

nickazzo123 said:
Same settings I assure you that. He also teamviewed me and I played on his computer at his house a couple times. Same settings man :/  All on ultra but v-sync and anti aliasing is off.

Wait, so you are telling me he runs without AA and V-Sync? If so, then that is the issue. If you run with V-sync and you cannot maintain 60FPS, then your machine will run at something lower that it can sustain such as 30-40. AA adds a lot of load by the way.
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January 14, 2012 10:10:42 PM

Man I just got confused. Both of us have v-sync and AA turned off because it takes a lot of FPS
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January 14, 2012 10:34:05 PM

Oh, okay, I thought you said you were running v-sync and AA, but he wasn't. Man, I just don't know...... If everything is exactly the same in the hardware and settings, I have no clue. That is just weird.
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January 29, 2012 12:06:45 AM

Make sure you update your drivers and that your monitor is plugged into your graphics card and not your motherboard.
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January 29, 2012 12:10:38 AM

have you checked his fps? seems like 40 fps on ultra with a 6870 is normal.
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