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GTX 550 Ti Problem

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
November 13, 2012 4:06:18 PM

Hi guys, I brought my GTX 550 Ti yesterday I install it good and download the drivers and began playing Guild Wars 2 normal with fps as 40 to 30. But today I wake up and began playing Guild Wars 2 but I noticed that the fps were 10 to 20 maximum. and something more weird when I make my tower stand the fps go 10 to 20 but if I lie down my tower the fps go up 60. I dont have any idea why is that.

Any advice or help will be much helpful.

Thank you

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a b Î Nvidia
November 13, 2012 4:12:26 PM

What are the specs for your system? Also, did you install the 550 Ti drivers from the provided disk or from
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November 13, 2012 4:17:50 PM

Sorry I forgot to mention my specs

Mobo: EVGA H55V 111-CD-E630-TR
CPU: Intel Core i3
Memory: 4GB
Graphics Card: EVGA GTX 550 Ti

I install the drivers from

My windows is 64 bit
a b Î Nvidia
November 13, 2012 4:22:01 PM

How are you monitoring system temperatures (idle and under load)?
a b Î Nvidia
November 13, 2012 4:31:35 PM

Idle is when you aren't running any applications (like games or office apps).

Load is when you are running the system at/near its processing capacity (like when running a demanding game or benchmark program).
a b Î Nvidia
November 13, 2012 4:32:15 PM

That screen capture looks like a system running near idle. Crank up a game and see how hot it gets.
November 13, 2012 4:33:04 PM

I understand now.

Okay I will open Guild Wars 2. Then send screenshot
a b Î Nvidia
November 13, 2012 4:35:29 PM

Also, what make/model of power supply are you using?

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a b Î Nvidia
November 13, 2012 4:49:18 PM

Your PSU is of VERY questionable quality and is likely providing minimal power to your video card. That can definitely affect performance.

Heat, however, seems to be okay. I would really invest in a better power supply. Consider Corsair, Seasonic, or Antec.
November 13, 2012 4:55:25 PM

So the problem can be my PSU? You say Corsair, Seasonic or Antec.... what about watts? 500w are okay or I buy another one with more watts?
November 13, 2012 5:03:14 PM

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