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MSI GTX 660 TWIN FROZR OC LOW FPS IN NFS AND ALL OTHER GAMES LIFE BLACK OPS II A

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January 11, 2013 5:50:27 AM

I just bought a new msi gtx 660 twin frozr oc edition graphics card and i expected atleast 50-55 fps in games like battlefield 3 and mostwanted 2012 beacause i am playing in 1366 X 768 res, i only get around 10-15 fps in these games at highest possible setting with aa set to 2x wherever possible, when i set the afterburner to show fps, core clock and temperatures, it showed that at loading stages of the game like at menu it gave around 200+ fps and showed 1135 mhz, as soon as i start playing, and the game loads the fps drops to 10 usually and core clock drops to 324 mhz, i have installed all the latest drivers, from both nvidia and msi afterburner and also tried reinstalling them and overclocking a little bit but no good :/ 
my PC specs:-
Core 2 Duo CPU
GTX 660 GPU
2 GB GDDR3 RAM
500GB SEAGATE BARACUDA HD
500W POWER SUPPLY FROM COOLER MASTER
Pls, i am very sad with my results cus i saved up my pocket money for around 2 years to buy this graphics card and now it has brough literaly no improvement to my games pls .........
Also when games stay in the menu and other load screens it uses the correct clock speeds of 1100+ mhz and also the MSI KOMBUSTOR gpu stress tests give good results and shows that the gpu is at 99 % load and gives healthe fps, btw my card hardly ever goes up to 50C +, so high temps aren't a problem:( 
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January 11, 2013 5:54:01 AM

Well I'll tell you I feel the big corporate of your issue is your CPU a core 2 DUO at its youngest is 2008, that is 5 years ago this year So I would say that is part one of the problem. Part 2 of the problem is your memory you are being bottle necked by that as well 4-8 gigabyte would be preferred for you to have to avoid it. I would say you either need to do the following.

1. Overclock your CPU
2. Purchase a New CPU, Motherboard, and RAM.
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January 11, 2013 5:56:16 AM

:(  Damn then it means no gaming for me until i complete studies and start earning money :( 
:pfff:  :pfff:  :pfff:  :pfff:  :sweat:  :sweat: 
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January 11, 2013 5:58:59 AM

bigshootr8 said:
Well I'll tell you I feel the big corporate of your issue is your CPU a core 2 DUO at its youngest is 2008, that is 5 years ago this year So I would say that is part one of the problem. Part 2 of the problem is your memory you are being bottle necked by that as well 4-8 gigabyte would be preferred for you to have to avoid it. I would say you either need to do the following.

1. Overclock your CPU
2. Purchase a New CPU, Motherboard, and RAM.

uhm isnt there a way by which i can force the gpu to use 90-100% of its power like it does in the stress tests and kombustor benchmarks ?
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a b Î Nvidia
January 11, 2013 6:00:44 AM

Yea I'm sorry. There are a lot of gamer's right now who are in your spot where they have a old 4-5 year old processor holding them back as well as a low amount of memory. When you get to the point where you are ready to upgrade the community is here to help or you can message me and I'll see what I can do to assist.
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a b Î Nvidia
January 11, 2013 6:01:40 AM

You can stress test it yes and it will push it yes. However that doesn't equate to how it will result in your games.
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January 11, 2013 6:03:21 AM

Ty for the quick assistance. Maybe i would get better hardware's in the near future..
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a b Î Nvidia
January 11, 2013 6:04:26 AM

You do have a nice card though just wish I had better news for you
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January 11, 2013 9:42:12 AM

Heres an option. You can return it for your money back and purchase a new mobo and cpu i would suggest amd.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And from there you can purchase a new graphics card that will be more in your price range like gtx 550/650.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

With all that you'd spend roughly around the same price as the 660
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January 11, 2013 10:34:25 AM

I wouldn't go with an older AMD chip like that with the future in mind. If you go with AMD you could go other directions for example something like this. Also, I don't care for the 970 Chipset it doesn't have the ability to Crossfire or SLI. And with if you were to go down to a different graphics card I wouldn't go with a 550 I would at least get a 650Ti with 2GB of memory.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also keep in mind that any CPU upgrade would require a ram upgrade as well. As you see both AMD and Intel face similar price ranges. Also, at the moment it sounds like you are unable to do this so at the present moment it may be best just to hold off and wait till you can make a full system upgrade like this. With Haswell down the pipeline and DDR4 as well its probably best just to sit and wait given your budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($125.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $462.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-11 07:30 EST-0500)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $476.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-11 07:33 EST-0500)
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November 9, 2013 8:54:37 AM

bigshootr8 said:
You do have a nice card though just wish I had better news for you


Hi, i have an i3-3220 cpu with about 4gb ram, is this ok?
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