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Good specs, but low FPS? Help?

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  • Nvidia
  • Low FPS
  • World Of Warcraft
  • Graphics
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September 30, 2012 1:36:27 AM

Hey ladies and gents,

Recently purchased a GTX 660 Ti (uprade from my GTS 450), thinking it should fix my low FPS woes.

Unfortunately, I'm getting stuttering/low fps all through my SC2 (at Medium settings) and only 10fps in WoW (at Good settings).

Here's the specs for my pc at the moment:

i5 760 @ 2.8ghz
GTX 660 Ti
4GB Corsair RAM
1TB Western Digitial Black (fresh install of Windows 7)
ASUS P7P55 LX Motherboard

Happy to post screenshots of GPU-z and CPU-z and even task manager if so needed.

I've recently downloaded new drivers for the card and did the "Clean Install" option in the installer it provided.

So to sum up: I'm getting remarkably low fps in both SC2 and WoW (haven't really tested any other games) despite having a fantastic machine. Any advice would be greatly appreciated as spending $330 on a new GPU that hasn't solved my issue isn't exactly my idea of fun.

Thanks.

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September 30, 2012 1:57:33 AM

So you had the problems before your new GPU? What are your CPU and GPU temps under load?
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September 30, 2012 2:13:54 AM

Yeah, but I thought it may have been my graphics card.

Starcraft 2
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GPU temp: 33.0^C with a 44% load
CPU temp: 99^C at ~23% load
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September 30, 2012 2:18:02 AM

CPU temp at 99C? That's absolutely insane. That might be your problem right there. What are you using to monitor the temperatures?

What power supply are you using?
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September 30, 2012 2:21:16 AM

Could be the CPU heatsink isn't seated properly. With such a high temperature the CPU is probably throttling back and therefore performing far below its potential.
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September 30, 2012 2:23:16 AM

Yeah this temp is ridiculous. Using Realtemp 3.70.

PSU: Silverstone 500W SST-ST50F-ES

Guessing I should reseat my heatsink?
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September 30, 2012 2:38:30 AM

Holy smokes. Reseat your HSF or get an aftermarket one. That CPU throttles down at 75C I think, so you're not getting full performance out of it, much less your graphics card.
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September 30, 2012 2:41:56 AM

Well, embarrassingly enough, it looks as though my problem SHOULD be solved. It is a Sunday (Australia) so finding heatsink is going to be tricky. I'll post again later to see if it fixes the issue. Thanks everyone.
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September 30, 2012 2:49:13 AM

Turbonerdular said:
Well, embarrassingly enough, it looks as though my problem SHOULD be solved. It is a Sunday (Australia) so finding heatsink is going to be tricky. I'll post again later to see if it fixes the issue. Thanks everyone.

http://youtu.be/mqVzRD_nWLQ?t=44s
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September 30, 2012 2:59:53 AM

That link is so relevant it hurts.
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September 30, 2012 3:09:06 AM

Turbonerdular said:
Well, embarrassingly enough, it looks as though my problem SHOULD be solved. It is a Sunday (Australia) so finding heatsink is going to be tricky. I'll post again later to see if it fixes the issue. Thanks everyone.



what do you mean finding one ? you already have one. just pull it of, clean up, reapply thermal paste and re-seat the heat sink and fan.......... but do it right this time.
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September 30, 2012 3:13:42 AM

Was referring to the thermal paste, not heatsink. Sorry for the confusion.
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September 30, 2012 3:19:42 AM

Turbonerdular said:
Was referring to the thermal paste, not heatsink. Sorry for the confusion.


You can order it online if you want. Arctic Silver 5 is good.
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September 30, 2012 3:34:28 AM

Roommate is getting someone on his way home from work. Should be fixed in the next few hours. Thanks again!
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September 30, 2012 3:42:31 AM

No problem. Just make sure the heatsink is seated properly.
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September 30, 2012 3:51:58 AM

What heatsink are you using by the way? Stock, or an aftermarket? If the latter, what brand?
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September 30, 2012 4:59:31 AM

Heatsink is stock. Worth it to invest in an aftermarket?
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September 30, 2012 11:41:26 AM

A decent aftermarket cooler will keep your CPU cooler than the stock one, often making less noise too.
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September 30, 2012 2:13:00 PM

Good advice. Might get myself one, considering Summer is approaching.
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September 30, 2012 2:47:36 PM

there are cheap aftermarket coolers but are still very decent like some from cooler master
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September 30, 2012 3:52:01 PM

Best answer selected by Turbonerdular.
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