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GTX 560 TI lagging after 10-15 minutes

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July 17, 2012 2:51:28 PM

I have not had my GTX 560 TI long and after playing about 10-15 minutes of most games it begins to lag and it's really annoying, for battlefield 3 its 5 minutes then it lags. I have put everything on low and all the drivers are up to date. my specs are

asus gtx 560 ti directcu ii
ATX PSU 650W
amd phenom ii x4 960t black edition 3GHz (overclocked to 3.2GHz)
Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
8GB of RAM
July 17, 2012 2:55:58 PM

I have the same card as you in sli dude. What make and model of PSU do you have?
July 17, 2012 2:58:17 PM

MEMOFLEX said:
I have the same card as you in sli dude. What make and model of PSU do you have?

It's EVO labs
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July 17, 2012 3:06:36 PM

Have tried to find some info on the PSU but cant find much in regards to them so not sure whether that could be a problem (supply on 12v rail is important. If you have box it will tell you or on side of PSU itself)

Had a look to see if a CPU bottleneck could be a problem but according to link below it wont be.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1159617/will-phenom-ii-x4-96...

What kind of temps are you reaching?

Did you have a previous card installed that was a replacement or was it an install into a fresh system?
July 17, 2012 3:10:35 PM

I've never heard of evo labs so if its a cheap PSU that could be part of the problem. Have you been monitoring the cards temps?
July 17, 2012 3:12:18 PM

Ooops. Forgot to ask the most important question of all which is what resolution and settings are you playing at? Battlefield 3 can use a lot of vram on ultra settings and you can quickly exceed your 1gb on your card especially in multiplayer. Sorry should have asked this first. My bad
July 17, 2012 3:18:49 PM

MEMOFLEX said:
Have tried to find some info on the PSU but cant find much in regards to them so not sure whether that could be a problem (supply on 12v rail is important. If you have box it will tell you or on side of PSU itself)

Had a look to see if a CPU bottleneck could be a problem but according to link below it wont be.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1159617/will-phenom-ii-x4-96...

What kind of temps are you reaching?

Did you have a previous card installed that was a replacement or was it an install into a fresh system?

in game my GTX 560 ti is usually about 60 degrees and before i had a GTX 560 TI, i was using a ATI radeon hd 4250 onboard graphics before
July 17, 2012 3:20:15 PM

MEMOFLEX said:
Ooops. Forgot to ask the most important question of all which is what resolution and settings are you playing at? Battlefield 3 can use a lot of vram on ultra settings and you can quickly exceed your 1gb on your card especially in multiplayer. Sorry should have asked this first. My bad

I am running everything on low and my resolution is 1440 x 900
July 17, 2012 4:40:40 PM

The only thing I can think of is its either your psu not giving enough or unstable amount of power to the gfx, although I would assume that this may cause a reboot rather than a fps drop, or a possible driver conflict. I believe your new gfx card should automatically disable the onboard graphics but have you checked your bios to ensure its disabled?

Have you tried using driver sweeper to get rid of previous nvidia / amd drivers?

July 17, 2012 4:44:18 PM

MEMOFLEX said:
The only thing I can think of is its either your psu not giving enough or unstable amount of power to the gfx, although I would assume that this may cause a reboot rather than a fps drop, or a possible driver conflict. I believe your new gfx card should automatically disable the onboard graphics but have you checked your bios to ensure its disabled?

Have you tried using driver sweeper to get rid of previous nvidia / amd drivers?

I'll download driver sweeper now, i was thinking of getting a new PSU ( http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-memory-800w-gaming... ) would that be a good PSU?
July 17, 2012 5:02:32 PM

corsair are great PSU manufacturers (I use one myself :D ) and a good PSU is such an important part of your system build. The reviews on that PSU are good and the power on the 12v rail seems solid.

Another option would be the :

http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-memory-tx850-v2-85...

which is the psu i use for an 560 ti sli setup with o/c cpu, 6 hard disks etc and has plenty to spare. A little more expensive but I think either would do your system justice and will be there for you should you ever upgrade.

Hope that helps
a c 536 U Graphics card
July 17, 2012 5:09:04 PM

Update your drivers to the latest 304.79's with a clean install.
July 17, 2012 5:22:13 PM

MEMOFLEX said:
corsair are great PSU manufacturers (I use one myself :D ) and a good PSU is such an important part of your system build. The reviews on that PSU are good and the power on the 12v rail seems solid.

Another option would be the :

http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-memory-tx850-v2-85...

which is the psu i use for an 560 ti sli setup with o/c cpu, 6 hard disks etc and has plenty to spare. A little more expensive but I think either would do your system justice and will be there for you should you ever upgrade.

Hope that helps

That is a really great price for a really good PSU :) 
July 17, 2012 5:29:30 PM

Try driiver sweeper first to see if it helps though and as matto said if you could do a fresh OS install then its always good to start with a fresh slate. I would still swap that PSU though as I have had one go and take a few other components with it.
a c 536 U Graphics card
July 17, 2012 5:32:54 PM

You see, I'm thinking you may be suffering from a common bug with the 300 series drivers which causes your video card to run at half speed. If so, the solution is to update your drivers and/or restart the game and/or PC.
July 17, 2012 5:39:42 PM

17seconds said:
You see, I'm thinking you may be suffering from a common bug with the 300 series drivers which causes your video card to run at half speed. If so, the solution is to update your drivers and/or restart the game and/or PC.

i deleted and re-installed all the drivers, i think i will have to buy a new PSU
July 17, 2012 6:13:58 PM

Hey buddy at least you have tried. I havent had any problems with the drivers so wouldn't have known about that bug. I hope the PSU change resolves your problem matey.

Drop us a message when you have your new PSU dude as would like to know if the problem has been sorted.

Cheers
July 17, 2012 6:37:34 PM

MEMOFLEX said:
Hey buddy at least you have tried. I havent had any problems with the drivers so wouldn't have known about that bug. I hope the PSU change resolves your problem matey.

Drop us a message when you have your new PSU dude as would like to know if the problem has been sorted.

Cheers

OK :) 
August 26, 2012 12:26:53 PM

MEMOFLEX said:
Hey buddy at least you have tried. I havent had any problems with the drivers so wouldn't have known about that bug. I hope the PSU change resolves your problem matey.

Drop us a message when you have your new PSU dude as would like to know if the problem has been sorted.

Cheers

I got my new PSU and the problem is still not fixed :(  i am going to try and under-clock my GPU
December 18, 2012 10:07:49 PM

Dude, it's not the PSU, you need to upgrade your OS to 64 Bit. Your system is good enough to play the game in Ultra considering the resolution you have.
a b U Graphics card
December 19, 2012 12:09:13 AM

icebox19 said:
Dude, it's not the PSU, you need to upgrade your OS to 64 Bit. Your system is good enough to play the game in Ultra considering the resolution you have.



I still wouldnt recommend a crap psu to no one even if they dont have any problems good to be safe then sorry
July 4, 2013 11:53:55 PM

Also try this.

Go to Firefox settings and UNTICK "Use hardware acceleration if available" and you may have to do this for other browsers if they have the setting. I had this problem and I couldn't believe GTX560 lags on such games. Thanks

Sanjay
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