Im thinking of doing something that sounds stupid but im hoping may actually be beneficial.
Ive just setup my new rig after a good couple of years away from PC gaming and im loving it compared to my PS3. Anyway....
Currently running 6950CF on a 1080p 50" 60hz TV. TBH its overkill. Wish id researched a bit more and gone with 1 7970.
Mainly playing Battleforge, SC2, SWOTR and a bit of crysis. Now im easily getting 80+ fps on all of them maxed however this is causing horrible tearing (esp crysis) so i switch vsync on.....
Now most of them run happily at 60 fps but the fans kick in and is a little too loud for me. However crysis suddenly drops to 35-45 fps which i understand is a limitation of vsync and TB.
So what im suggesting to do is run both GPUs a little slower using CCC without using vsync and hopefully get better performance then a single 6950 and hit a constant 60 fps on all games.
What you guys think?Waste of time or worth a shot?
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Hello. First open CCC and max fan (is gonna be noise i know) and try playing Crysis (or any other game that you know that drops frame rate after a while) and give it a go have fun with it for some time . If there is no frame rate drop then you have heat problem. Btw did you try any old drivers ?
yeah ive got a slight heat problem. running on Asus Gene Z. the first GPU under load hits about 72-73 while the second is a cool 50.
One of the reasons i want to underclock really. I dont need the 130 fps im getting, 60 is fine. just want to keep the temps and noise down