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Problem with my new Sapphire HD7770 OC

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 24, 2012 5:11:57 PM


I've replaced my broken videocard Asus 9800GT Top with the following card: Sapphire HD7770 OC Edition. I switched the cards and then afterwards I removed the nvidia drivers (in the configuration screen) and installed the latest drivers for my new card.
Everything looked ok, but when i play Modern Warfare 3 for example, I notice that it doesn't run as smooth as with my Asus 9800GT, even when i reduce the advanced video settings.

What can be the cause or what can I do to fix this problem?
I was thinking to format my pc, but i'm afraid that the problem won't be solved.
Can there be a conflict with my old Nvidia drivers?
Is my system to weak for the HD7770 card (PCI-e 3.0)? Or is the 9800GT a better card (=256 bit)?
Can there be a conflict with my motherboard?

If someone can give me some solutions or answers...

My computer system:

* CPU: Intel core 2 duo E4400
* 4 GB Ram DDR2
* Motherboard: Asus P5N-E SLI
* Videocard: Sapphire HD7770 GHz Edition Overclocked
* PSU: Antec Earthwatts 500W

Thanks in advance !!

August 24, 2012 5:20:45 PM

Did you connect the 6-pin adapter from the power supply directly to the graphics card? Are you plugging the monitor directly to the graphics card and not the motherboard?
August 24, 2012 5:23:30 PM

The 6-pin adapter comes directly from the PSU to the videocard and my monitor is directly connected to my new videocard with the DVI cable (my motherboard doesn't have a GPU on board).
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August 24, 2012 5:27:56 PM

I think it's a severe case of driver conflict then. I'd strongly suggest reinstalling windows.
August 24, 2012 5:32:56 PM

I read a lot of things of driver conflicts when replacing a videocard from another type (AMD - Nvidia). But i find it odd that my "normal" activities on the pc such as Office, internet, mail, Photoshop,... runs smooth with the new card and when i play games the framerate is very poor.
August 24, 2012 5:42:04 PM

Well, other activities you described don't really use a graphics card ;) .
August 24, 2012 5:54:32 PM

So you think my CPU isn't the bottleneck for the new videocard?

Thanks for the reactions !
August 24, 2012 5:58:46 PM

If you had a bottleneck, you'd at least see the same performance. Bottleneck doesn't reduce performance, just limits how hard you can go.

Of course, you can always check the CPU usage: but beware, high CPU usage might mean driver conflict as well.
August 24, 2012 6:24:02 PM

Thanks, i'm going to do some tests when i get home.
I hope that my problem is a driver issue and that it can be solved when i format my pc (= final solution).
August 24, 2012 9:00:09 PM

i got same problem except that i had no past Discrete Cards
August 24, 2012 9:23:41 PM

^ make your own thread.