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Powerful GPU causing LAG?!

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  • ATI
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October 24, 2012 11:48:24 PM

Hey forum,

For the last couple of months I tried to find out why my PC lags every 30 seconds ...I upgraded RAM the PSU and GPU, I also have a sound card on a crappy asus micro-atx board.
Found out after switching my Ati 5670 with a Nvidia 8400gs that the lag was caused by the GPU .

My question is what can I do to use the ATI card without lags?

specs: AMD Atlon 64x2 2.9 Ghz, 3 G Ram, 600W CM PSU, ATI 5670, Asus Xonar DS

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October 24, 2012 11:54:27 PM

What game are you trying to play? That cannot run bf3, or any game up on that tier.

Try updating drivers, maybe that'll help.
October 24, 2012 11:58:35 PM

I updated everything, formatted, removed hardware.

Lately I tried playing starcraft 2 ...tried it on low for example...it gives 100 and some fps....after aprox. 30 sec it lags for about 10-15 sec

lags at the exact seconds...just like clockwork
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October 24, 2012 11:59:29 PM

I also say update your drivers. They are the first thing that usually cause issues. lchrsk is right, you cannot expect either of those gpus to play newer games. You can try running them at 1024*768 with the lowest settings, but that still may not make them playable.
October 25, 2012 12:07:38 AM

maestro0428 said:
I also say update your drivers. They are the first thing that usually cause issues. lchrsk is right, you cannot expect either of those gpus to play newer games. You can try running them at 1024*768 with the lowest settings, but that still may not make them playable.



I play them fine I don't run them at 1080 and ultra cuz I have an older 17 inch lcd.
plus how do u explain high fps then down to 1?

I have the latest drivers.
thanks for the responses.
October 25, 2012 12:13:51 AM

check the temperature on the 5670
October 25, 2012 12:19:55 AM

crank your settings way back and run at lower resolution. your card isn't the greatest and neither is your processor.
October 25, 2012 1:57:10 AM

swifty_morgan said:
crank your settings way back and run at lower resolution. your card isn't the greatest and neither is your processor.

That would be all you really can do as your GPU is nowhere near "Powerful".
October 25, 2012 2:14:18 AM

Don't worry about your graphics card. It's fine for any game you want to play (albeit at lower settings). To me, it sounds like there is some background process/application that is taking priority and available memory.

1) What Anti-Virus/PC Protection software are you using? Test to see what happens if you shut it down while gaming.
2) Do you have any BitTorrent type software running? Test to see what happens if you shut it down while gaming.
3) 3G of RAM seems a bit odd. If you're running 2x512MB of RAM plus 2x1GB of RAM, try removing the 2x512MB and see if that improves things.
4) As a last resort (and I do mean LAST), format and re-install Windows.

-Wolf sends
October 25, 2012 10:42:04 PM

Wolfshadw said:
Don't worry about your graphics card. It's fine for any game you want to play (albeit at lower settings). To me, it sounds like there is some background process/application that is taking priority and available memory.

1) What Anti-Virus/PC Protection software are you using? Test to see what happens if you shut it down while gaming.
2) Do you have any BitTorrent type software running? Test to see what happens if you shut it down while gaming.
3) 3G of RAM seems a bit odd. If you're running 2x512MB of RAM plus 2x1GB of RAM, try removing the 2x512MB and see if that improves things.
4) As a last resort (and I do mean LAST), format and re-install Windows.

-Wolf sends


hi,

I have 1x 2Gb and 1x1 Gb RAM cuz I only have 2 slots. You might be right, when I tried the memory for the first time, I had issues starting the PC...after switching back and forth it started.

Might be something there...thanks :D .
October 25, 2012 10:47:56 PM

rgd1101 said:
check the temperature on the 5670


I only checked it once ...I should look into it.
thing is it's a brand new card....how bad could it be?!
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