Radeon hd 6670 1gb ddr5 is laggy on any game what could be the problem

I bought a xfx radeon hd 6670 1gb ddr5 a couple of weeks ago, but for some reason any game i play even dirt 2 on low settings has lagging and screen tearing and only 20fps, these are my specs.

System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: p6-2022uk
BIOS: BIOS Date: 10/21/2011 CUP_714.rom Ver: 7.14
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.3GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8172MB RAM
Page File: 2219MB used, 14124MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 120 DPI (125 percent)
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled

Card name: AMD Radeon HD 6670
Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x6758)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6758&SUBSYS_23091787&REV_00
Display Memory: 742 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1008 MB
Shared Memory: 3830 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: SyncMaster SA100_S22A100N
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  1. according to http://widescreengamingforum.com/book/export/html/18136 with an unknown processor, at 1920x1080, it says dirt 2 should be running around 34~ frames. have you logged the temperature of the card while playing?
  2. Hello,

    Have you tried running driver sweeper - uninstall your graphics driver (amd and nvidia if you had an nvidia card previously) and re-install the latest drivers?
  3. PSU?
  4. Thanks for replies, i have a 300w psu which im sure was enough when i read up on the 6670 power usage, as for temperature im getting around 50-60 ive tried uninstall and reinstall but still the same. ive tried 1280 720 but then i just get black borders which is not great.
  5. Check your processes. There might be something robbing you of CPU power. Remember to enable all processes so you can actually see if there's a program draining some Juice.
  6. i never go over 50% of cpu usage whilst playing games how do i enable all processes i thought they were all on.
  7. 300W PSU.. while it meets min video card spec, what brand is PSU? it could be the PSU is under-performing, you can see multiple Toms articles on how many PSU brands are substandard.

    I'm guessing that at 300W it is likely a low grade chinese part which came with the case. A decent ~400 PSU can be found in the 20-30 dollar range, or you can test your current PSU to make sure it is outputting correct voltages.

    Also, do you have many PCI components / drives? all components eat away at the available power, and a 300W PSU is 270-330W max. (10% tolerance is standard on power units, though some are rated for +/-20%)

    If your positive it is not the PSU, what video driver are you installing?
  8. hwangchan said:
    A decent ~400 PSU can be found in the 20-30 dollar range

    No, any PSU in the $20-$30 range is not decent, I don't care what the wattage is. Unless it's on sale, it's almost impossible to find decent PSUs for less than $50 at any wattage.

    For example, the cheapest units from various reputable brands on Newegg:

    Corsair 430W: $49.99
    SeaSonic 300W: $43.99
    Antec 350W: $39.99
    PC Power and Cooling 400W: $69.99

    Good PSUs cost a lot more than $30.
  9. its just a psu that came with the pc and all ive done is add 4gb ram and the graphics card. Here is the website with all the specs. http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c03013679&lang=en&cc=us&contentType=SupportFAQ&prodSeriesId=5151865&prodTypeId=12454
  10. the reason why usually built in psu in cases are bad is because they aren't certified. A company can sell you a 700w psu, but it not being certified means no one can guarantee that that psu will hold out at 700w, heck maybe not even at 400w. Certifications are there to prove that a psu can at least have 80% efficiency during load. if your psu cannot supply enough power to the computer at a steady rate, performance is drained. I have seen it myself first hand when my friend stuck a 8400 gs in his old sony desktop.

    A would be a good idea to swap psu. 40-50$ can shell out a good low end bronze certified psu (Antec Earthwat 380w)
  11. so in theory then it is definately to do with the psu nothing else? So what would be the watts i would need to have this gpu running perfectly, and maybe be able to run other graphics cards like radeon hd 6850 because this will be my next card within the next year.
  12. furry87 said:
    so in theory then it is definately to do with the psu nothing else? So what would be the watts i would need to have this gpu running perfectly, and maybe be able to run other graphics cards like radeon hd 6850 because this will be my next card within the next year.



    heres two tools that lead you to a general idea of what you need

    http://images10.newegg.com/BizIntell/tool/psucalc/index.html

    http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
  13. Thanks so much for the info its very appreciated.
  14. willard said:
    No, any PSU in the $20-$30 range is not decent, I don't care what the wattage is. Unless it's on sale, it's almost impossible to find decent PSUs for less than $50 at any wattage.

    For example, the cheapest units from various reputable brands on Newegg:

    Corsair 430W: $49.99
    SeaSonic 300W: $43.99
    Antec 350W: $39.99
    PC Power and Cooling 400W: $69.99

    Good PSUs cost a lot more than $30.


    Agreed, Good (80% efficiency) PSUs do cost 50, i said decent, and i was thinking of a 70% efficiency name brand I have had good experience with, but admittedly, I was thinking of sale prices I saw 2 weeks ago.

    Back on topic, here are good guides to help you decide on a new PSU.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-oem-manufacturer,2913.html

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-psu-review,2916-5.html

    As to other causes for your errors, PSU is first point, but could be graphics driver or as eluded to, processor bottleneck. Seeing your system specs, and age of card vs # of drivers released since launch, i would lean towards PSU.
  15. And I would bet money that its not a PSU problem. The problem is the 50% CPU load. Virus, heat causing throttling, PCIe slot issues, detail settings to high for the 6670 are far more likely.
  16. ^ Agreed. I have some experience with upgrading HP systems and I know that these 300w PSUs can handle a 6670, especially since he's rocking a i3-2120. It's not a power issue.
  17. im kinda lost at what is wrong then ive tried clean install of windows so no virus, so is there anything else i can try before i go and buy a corsair psu from amazon.
  18. I also stated earlier that i am never reaching over 50% whilst playing games and not over 1% while doing nothing, i played the witcher 2 on lowest still lag so i thought could be the game so i tried dirt 2 on low and nfs the run still all screen tearing and jumpy on even the lowest settings, ive uninstalled all drivers and reinstalled again with no prevail so its kinda bugging me.
  19. Could it be screen resolution or my vga cable, i have tried different resolutions but every resolution apart from standard 1920x1080 60hz has huge borders round it so i cant get it full screen.
  20. Thats the point of the boarders however. To bring the res down. Try it at a lower res as your 6670 is not good for 1080 gaming.

    You might also want to try one of those driver sweeper/cleaning programs.
  21. if i bring the resolution down is there any way to keep it fullscreen the black borders are kinda annoying.
  22. Who cares, you are just testing at this point.
  23. first of all have you plugged the wire in correct port and i think u must upgrade your power supplier as the AMD cards eats a lot of power so i recommend you to buy 450 above power supplier

    your computer is far good enough to play battlefield 3 at high settings..

    i think this might help..... :)
  24. Lower resolutions doesnt help whatsoever, as for the wire it doesnt have one, power consumption is 280 max i have 300watts so it should be fine. but i will buy a new psu anyways 500watt corsair from amazon.
  25. Come back and read my first post when that doesn't change anything.

    Good luck.
  26. 4745454b said:
    Come back and read my first post when that doesn't change anything.

    Good luck.


    If its not psu then i will try your technique but there is no virus, no where near 50% cpu load, tried all graphics settings still laggy, so that takes that out of the equation.
  27. Also temp is never above 50 and that would leave pcie slot problems but surely the card wouldnt work at all then but it does.
  28. Its the 50% CPU load thats the problem. Its not feeding data to the card fast enough, so frames are dropped. Buying a new PSU isn't likely to fix this.
  29. i dont get it my cpu is at 0% and goes to around 30-40% while playing a game is that gonna cause a problem.
  30. U sure u plugged the vga to ur graphics card and not the mobo vga slot? Cause if it's plug on ur stock/mobo gpu, that will really cause some laggy issues. That's the only thing i can think of since u already did a clean install with no virus and cpu usage is 30-40%. :)
  31. I agree with the poster above. Where are you connecting the monitor to?
  32. Quick check: I haven't dealt with a board with on board video in a while, but you used to have to disable the on board video in the hardware manager. Not sure if windows or the motherboard does this for you now, as the hp site mentions the on board will disable if another video card is present, but its worth a check.

    Also, confirm the driver you are using in dxdiag's display1 page.. make sure the main driver is an amd one not an intel one.
  33. How do i disable onboard graphics, plus if i put vga in other port i just get a black screen is that normal thanks.
  34. Card name: AMD Radeon HD 6670
    Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x6758)
    DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6758&SUBSYS_23091787&REV_00
    Display Memory: 742 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 1008 MB
    Shared Memory: 3830 MB
    Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor Name: Generic Non-PnP Monitor
  35. Driver File Version: 8.17.0010.1119 (English)
    Driver Version: 8.951.0.0

    This is all i have
  36. Disable in the bios. And make sure you have it plugged into the card and not the motherboard header.
  37. it was already disabled so i thought id try it on and believe it or not my gaming performance has doubled which i find quite odd.
  38. Very. But if its working then leave it alone.
  39. Same problem here , plz let me know the solution !!
  40. I had the exact same problem when i first got my 6670.

    It's usually caused by the Catalyst AI which is part of the ATI software that comes bundled with the driver.
    The Application settings conflict with the driver settings, sometimes even when you set the driver to "use application settings".

    Two things I've found that worked to fix this were:
    1. Uninstall Catalyst Control Centre and the driver.
    Reinstall just the diriver.
    Install RadeonPro. This allows you to set configure graphics settings and turn off the Catalyst AI on a game by game basis.

    2. (method I'm currently using)
    In Catalyst Control Centre under tab for Gaming, set to the following:
    Anti-Aliasing mode : Use application settings
    Anti-Aliasing Samples : Use application settings
    Filter : Standard
    Anti-Aliasing Method : Multisampling
    Anisotropic filtering mode : Use application settings
    Anisotropic Filtering level : Use application settings
    Texture filtering quality : High quality
    Surface format optimization : On
    Wait for vertical refresh : Off, unless application specifies (This is the one which causes most problems for screen tearing as it conflicts with in game settings when set to on)
    OpenGL triple buffering : Off (this causes most of the lag when set to on)
    Tesselation mode : Use application settings
    Maximum tesselation level : Use application settings

    Then it's just a case of tweaking in-game settings until you get it looking the way you like it.

    Using these settings I've been able to run Crysis 2 on maximum graphics at 1920x1080 even with the Directx 11 patch. I can run it on high with the Hi-res texture pack as well.

    My system specs:
    Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130708-1532)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Me
    System Model: P5Q-VM
    BIOS: BIOS Date: 11/04/08 12:33:35 Ver: 08.00.14
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
    Memory: 4096MB RAM
    Available OS Memory: 4096MB RAM
    Page File: 2887MB used, 9397MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
    System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
    DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit UnicodU

    Card name: AMD Radeon HD 6670
    Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Chip type: AMD Radeon Graphics Processor (0x6758)
    DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6758&SUBSYS_E194174B&REV_00
    Display Memory: 2807 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 1015 MB
    Shared Memory: 1791 MB
    Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor Name: LG 23EA63(Digital)


    Hope this helps ;)
  41. Your PSU is the main problem try to buy 500w or above
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