Hello people. i need to no if my system is bottlenecked..im experincing nasty fps drops in most modern games and i need to no if its down to a componet that i need to upgrade..or if somthing is failing.. i game at 1920x1080 on an HDTV
MB:asus crosshair formula iv
gpu:Saphire 7970 ghz edition vapor-x 3GB
Game HD:WDC WD1002FAEX-0023A0
OS HD:SAMSUNG SP2504C
OS:Windows 7 64bit
Monitor temperatures, especially of your CPU. Does it matter if the game is online, i.e. could it be caused by network latency?
A program like HWINFO64 can track temps and clocks over time. You can use that to look for anomalies.
Are you using the latest drivers with your HD7970? Were they cleanly installed? Some HD7xxx cards drop back to 2D clocks under some circumstances (my HD7870 was doing that with the 11.6 and 11.8 Catalyst drivers).
and? have you done any benchmarks or testing? temparatures? voltages? CPU and GPU clocks and loads at the time of stutter?
from the list you've given all I can tell is this machine costs about $1500-2000 and unless something is malfunctioning shouldn't have any problems running games.
Gotta give me something else go on here...
not sure how to go about benchmarking or testing but i normaly use hardware monitor for tempratures of cpu .but for some resson i cant see my tempratures anymore. i think it might be to do with a setting in my bios but i am unable to change anything in my bios :S
i can tell u what my gpu ses on the trixx program witch is reatime that it uses
idel temp around 35 c load temprature when running games 50 c and above
gpu clock is at 1050
gpu memory is at 1500
board power Li 0
I tryed diablo 3 .thats online and the stutter is bad. running the game in windows mode and looking at core temps window frequncy 1 seems to be at 42% and frequancy 5 seems to change from min 15% to %20 frequncy 0 and 3 were 3% to 5% and the others were on 0%... is this normal..i dont no about this stuff at all .looking at hardware moniter my max cpu temp dosent go any higher then 40 c