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Problem with my ASUS GTX 550 TI

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September 4, 2012 2:18:50 PM

Hello all,

I have just purchased a Asus GTX 550ti to replace my 9600 as it was getting a tad old.

I plugged it in all dandy and set it all up however I tryed to play Dayz and I got 20 fps on the lowest settings possible. I used to be able to play the game on around 20-30 fps on my old card. I though it was alittle weird plus most other games there are not huge improvements. I also looked and it did say something about the cpu bottlenecking the gpu ?

I noticed on Idle it runs at 55C andfull load around 65-70 which is high compared to my old card. I have a 120mm fan at the front bringing air in and one 120mm fan at the back pulling out with a small 80mm on the side pushing air out.

I also read that the graphics card uses alot of power in 12v Rails ?
I was wondering if you could tell me if this PSU I have will be able to cope with it.
http://www.dabs.com/products/best-value-alpine-700w-psu...

My Specs are currently

Gigabyte 970-ud3A
4GB of Ram ( Got with the system)
Alpine 700W Red thingy Links - http://www.dabs.com/products/best-value-alpine-700w-psu...
500gb Seagate Baracuda HDD
ASUS GTX 550 TI
Athlon X2 220 2.8ghz

Any help would be nice.

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a b Î Nvidia
September 4, 2012 2:30:10 PM

Did you connect a 6-pin power connector from your power supply unit directly to your graphics card?

Did you install new drivers for the card?
a b Î Nvidia
a c 111 Ĉ ASUS
September 4, 2012 2:31:51 PM

have you installed the newest nvidia drivers??? download gpu-z and see what the card fan speed is. i have a 550ti and it sit at 32c non load with fan at 2000 rmp (30) percent speed. if the gpu running hot it going to slow itself down from cooking.
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September 4, 2012 2:34:01 PM


Sunius said:
Did you connect a 6-pin power connector from your power supply unit directly to your graphics card?

Did you install new drivers for the card?


Hello,

Yes I used the 6pin connection from the power supply although I did get a molex connector in the box should I use that ?

Cheers
September 4, 2012 2:34:54 PM

Hello,

I will download it and let you know what the fan is at.

Cheers
a b Î Nvidia
a c 111 Ĉ ASUS
September 4, 2012 3:01:48 PM

check your video card. some have one 6 pin plug some have two. if your video card has one plug then you dont need the other one installed (molex).
September 4, 2012 3:21:14 PM

smorizio said:
check your video card. some have one 6 pin plug some have two. if your video card has one plug then you dont need the other one installed (molex).



I think it only has one, Would you recommend using the molex connection instead ?
a b Î Nvidia
September 4, 2012 3:33:08 PM

No, don't do that.
September 4, 2012 3:53:37 PM

Ah right,

Is my PSU good enough for the Card and do you think my CPU will bottleneck it ?
a b Î Nvidia
September 4, 2012 4:28:04 PM

Bottleneck wouldn't reduce performance. Did you install the drivers?

According to written specs, the power supply should support it, but it's from a very crap manufacturer, so you cannot be certain.
September 4, 2012 4:59:11 PM

Sunius said:
Bottleneck wouldn't reduce performance.


How do you figure? Moving to the lowest graphic settings without an increase in framerate certainly sounds like a CPU bottleneck to me.
September 4, 2012 5:00:34 PM

Yeah I mean I used to play Dayz alot on my old 9600 and it wasn't too bad now all of a sudden with a newer card its worse
September 4, 2012 5:22:46 PM

smorizio said:
have you installed the newest nvidia drivers??? download gpu-z and see what the card fan speed is. i have a 550ti and it sit at 32c non load with fan at 2000 rmp (30) percent speed. if the gpu running hot it going to slow itself down from cooking.



Hello Checked GPU z and its running at 1200rpm.

How do I up this ?
September 4, 2012 5:25:54 PM

Right,

How the hell do I fix it my fans are at 1200rpm atm around 30% how would I up this?

Does it matter that im using two screens ?
September 4, 2012 5:26:27 PM

gazum123 said:
Yeah I mean I used to play Dayz alot on my old 9600 and it wasn't too bad now all of a sudden with a newer card its worse


getting worse with a stronger graphics card & the same processor points more to a heat issue.
a b Î Nvidia
September 4, 2012 5:51:55 PM

Check temperatures instead of trying to make the fans go faster. You can use HWMonitor for that. www.cpuid.com

I doubt it's overheating though. Download MSI Afterburner and check GPU usage during lag.
September 4, 2012 6:19:17 PM

Hello I have checked and MW2 really high settings I got 90 fps multiplayer in populated areas with the card at 53C after I upped it to 40% idle its got alot better heat wise however it seems choppy when playing and not smooth when im getting 90fps
a b Î Nvidia
September 4, 2012 6:39:21 PM

Enable Vertical sync. It will make it smooth!
September 4, 2012 7:25:23 PM

Ah yeah seems so much better.

I don't know what I have done bt dayz is up to around 25 fps now :p 

I think it may be my settings I never really had to touch anything with my old card but may need to here any suggestions ?
a b Î Nvidia
a c 111 Ĉ ASUS
September 5, 2012 4:07:08 AM

under mviida control pannel there an energy setting set the video card to performance. also check your fxaa and aa settings. on some lower end cards like ours it better to turn them off for higher frame rate.
September 5, 2012 6:35:00 PM

Hello,

I can seem to find the option to do so. Does anyone have skype to have alook for me ?
If so Add gazum123
Cheers
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