GTX 690 - HELP!!!

I recently bought a really good gaming PC with a gtx 690.
For the first few days, it ran BF3 at 120FPS without Vsync, and LoL a bit higher I think.
A few days later, my brother, being the idiot that he is, pulled half of the front USB port out of the case. The bottom one still works, top one doesn't.

Ever since then, my FPS in BF3 is 50-60 and in LoL it is 30-40 . . . WITH A GTX 690!!??

Can someone please tell me what the hell is going on.

Rest of Specs:
I7 3970X Extreme 3.50GHZ 12 Core
32GB Ram
2TB Hard Drive
3 Fans + Liquid Cooling
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  1. I highly doubt it was related to the USB incident.

    Check your GTX690 temperatures, if they're too high the card will throttle on purpose to stop from overheating.
  2. you should also be using a program like MSI Afterburner to monitor your GPU usage and see if both your GPUs are being used at 90%+
  3. KK, I dont think so though lol, I had NVidia Inspector running in the background. I minimize LoL and they are both running at 30. How EXACTLY do I make em both run 90+ without blowing up the PC?
  4. Tigerace2712 said:
    KK, I dont think so though lol, I had NVidia Inspector running in the background. I minimize LoL and they are both running at 30. How EXACTLY do I make em both run 90+ without blowing up the PC?


    Try reinstalling drivers.
  5. darksparten said:
    Try reinstalling drivers.


    Got the most recent ones.
    Didnt help
    I set target speed on Nvid Inspectore to 135% and volt to max and it only went up to 50% max.
    I did not change the basic clock.
    Any other ideas?
  6. Please anyone? Me and my family have been saving up for a long time to buy this PC, help us make it worth it, by helping me fix this problem, please
  7. is crossfire on?
  8. Triple buffering only works in OpenGL games and may introduce visual glitches and controller lag. I always leave it set to 'off'.
    http://www.tweakguides.com/Graphics_10.html

    If you do decide to use VSync, then definitely use Adaptive VSync. There is absolutely no reason at all to use regular VSync with an Nvidia card.
    http://hardocp.com/article/2012/04/16/nvidia_adaptive_vsync_technology_review/
  9. Maybe make sure that the front USB ports were the only items damaged? No idea on this one...
  10. samuelohagan said:
    is crossfire on?


    Im pretty sure crossfie is for AMD cards only.
  11. I'd recommend a clean driver install following these steps:
    http://www.overclock.net/t/1150443/how-to-remove-your-nvidia-gpu-drivers#post15432476
  12. BigMack70 said:
    I'd recommend a clean driver install following these steps:
    http://www.overclock.net/t/1150443/how-to-remove-your-nvidia-gpu-drivers#post15432476
    +1 and use Adaptive VSync for christ sake.
  13. Thanks everyone,
    Adaptive Vsync== Enabled
    Triple Buff == Disabled

    Worked, well a little.
    Some lag is gone now,
    But its still not as smooth as it used to be.
    And srsly, a clean driver install, I've done that in the past with other PC's and all that solved was nothing. Sorry, but Ive lost hope in that.
    Any other ideas.
  14. Make sure the machine isn't infected using something like MalwareBytes.
  15. Tigerace2712 said:
    Thanks everyone,
    Adaptive Vsync== Enabled
    Triple Buff == Disabled

    Worked, well a little.
    Some lag is gone now,
    But its still not as smooth as it used to be.
    And srsly, a clean driver install, I've done that in the past with other PC's and all that solved was nothing. Sorry, but Ive lost hope in that.
    Any other ideas.
    Glad it helped some i have no other ideas sorry. :(
  16. The front USB port can't have had anything to do with it. If anything some wires may have been pulled a bit loose. I'd check first that the PCI power cables are properly connected and that the card is seated properly.
  17. Alright, time for operation fix it.
    Im defragging all the drives now, to see if that helps.
    Ill then check the Power Cables inside to see if they are all connected properly.
    One looks a bit loose so yeah.
    Ill then check the temps, to see if it is throttling down on purpose.
    Ill then test it with a few games and post the results here.
  18. Well everyone, I FIXED IT
    Youll never believe what the problem was.
    *Kills Brother*
    Well, my brother thought it would be funny to both pull out my USB ports and also open my case.
    So, I open it myself today, I look inside.
    I see a little line that sais SLOW_MODE
    with a switch next to it . . . which was ON.
    I switched it off
    FPS back at 120 where it belongs.
    Thx everyone!
  19. Tigerace2712 said:
    Well everyone, I FIXED IT
    Youll never believe what the problem was.
    *Kills Brother*
    Well, my brother thought it would be funny to both pull out my USB ports and also open my case.
    So, I open it myself today, I look inside.
    I see a little line that sais SLOW_MODE
    with a switch next to it . . . which was ON.
    I switched it off
    FPS back at 120 where it belongs.
    Thx everyone!
    Kick his ass :lol: glad you figured it out and no problem.Your welcome!
  20. :D
  21. Your family saves up for a top-of-the-range gaming PC (which it sounds like only you really use) and then your brother sabotages it?

    Wow. So many social issues.
  22. People come in here saying "oh my pc needs fixing" with the strangest problems and we do our best to help..My thing theres always a back story some people dont explain or some people trick out they pc in a strange way to where when they have gpu problems no one knows how to fix it. Because mostly with building a str8 up no tricks you most likey will get good results in on out with no problems
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