Framerate drops by half after a few minutes Tags: Nvidia Framerate Graphics Last response: January 15, 2013 1:19 AM in Graphics & Displays Share Creep_00 January 13, 2013 10:31:18 PM Hey all, I'm having a problem with my setup, first things first; i7 3770k clocked to 4.0ghz asrock extreme9 mobo 32gig corsair vengsance 1866 ram 3x evga gtx 670 sc 4gb corsair psu 1200w samsung ssd 256g 3tb hdd 3x ASUS vg278h latest nvidia drivers installed (310.90) I seem to get good performance for about 5 mins then framerate drops by roughly half. (example) Farcry 3 will run high settings 2d surround 60+ fps for 5 mins then drop to 30 - 35 fps Temps don't get much higher than 70 degrees although usage does seem to be up and down on all cards I am new to multi monitor and sli gaming so If more info is needed please tell me rather than flame. Any help is very much appreciated as I paid a sh*tload of $$$ for what I thought would be a beast of a pc. Cheers More about : framerate drops half minutes | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to Creep_00 Register or log in to remove EzioAs January 14, 2013 2:15:51 AM It could be the problem with 3-way SLI. Does the problem occurs in other titles as well or just FC3? | Report abuse Reply to EzioAs Creep_00 January 14, 2013 2:53:51 AM Happens with bf3 also, runs perfect for a while then drops to 20 or under. Any ideas? Gpu's overheating? | Report abuse Reply to Creep_00 EzioAs January 14, 2013 2:58:17 AM Could be. How are temps when you're running a game? Use MSI afterburner to find out. Open Afterburner>Go to Settings>Monitoring>Click on GPU Temperature and tick Show in On-Screen Display. You could check GPU usage, memory usage as well. | Report abuse Reply to EzioAs Related ressources Asus g72gx framerate drops - Forum GTX 680 FTW+ 4GB Random Framerate drops - Forum Lost half of my framerates on 6850 after playing game - Forum Framerate drops after a minute or so (when I don't move mouse) - Forum Framerate drop at beggining of game. - Forum Ask the community Publish Creep_00 January 14, 2013 3:03:16 AM ok thanks, i'll check it out when i get home tonight (still at work for a few hrs) and i'll post the readings | Report abuse Reply to Creep_00 Cons29 January 14, 2013 3:27:37 AM try using 2 cards for a bit maybe? | Report abuse Reply to Cons29 Creep_00 January 14, 2013 3:47:43 AM I just realised something completely noobish. All my fans are set to intake. Could this be the issue? Also how can i turn 1 of the 3 cards off? | Report abuse Reply to Creep_00 Cons29 January 14, 2013 3:52:16 AM i'm not sure if that is possible, the only thing i know is to physically remove the card. sorry, never used more than 1 gpu before | Report abuse Reply to Cons29 Creep_00 January 14, 2013 5:56:39 AM Actually no there is a fan set to exhaust | Report abuse Reply to Creep_00 Creep_00 January 15, 2013 12:30:25 AM Solved. My cpu cooler was faulty | Report abuse Reply to Creep_00 EzioAs January 15, 2013 12:35:49 AM So your CPU overheats is that what you're saying? | Report abuse Reply to EzioAs Creep_00 January 15, 2013 12:54:54 AM Yeah apologies for the lack of info this thread, i spend the whole of last night trying to figure the problem and i noticed cpu temp was 99c at idle. Long story short - removed corsair h70 and reinstalled stock intel as well as downclocked to stock 3.5ghz Runs nice and cool at 47c (idle) | Report abuse Reply to Creep_00 EzioAs January 15, 2013 12:58:12 AM Good job on solving the problem then. Is the H70 still under warranty? | Report abuse Reply to EzioAs Creep_00 January 15, 2013 1:19:18 AM Yeah its less than a month old thankfully. Thankyou for taking the time to help me | Report abuse Reply to Creep_00 Register or log in to remove Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>Graphics & Displays>Framerate drops by half after a few minutes> Related ressources: ForumTemporary framerate drops on Windows 7 ForumBF3 Graphic Lag Every 5-10 Minutes CPU/GPU Spikes ForumWireless speed drops after a few minutes after boot ForumFramerate issues Crysis, dual 5970s ForumEVGA gtx570 dropping to 1.9 fps after 20-30 minutes of play ForumDropped computer, now turns off after a few minutes ForumWeird framerate drops ForumFPS drops to 1 every 3 minutes . ForumDial up line dropping or freezing after half to one minute ForumGtx 560 se: framerate plumits after several hours ForumRandom FPS drops + mouse issue; vsync helps ForumConcerned 7970 Forum[Solved] Win 7 won't start after new video card installed ForumAfter market or Stock XFX 6870 cooler? ForumNew Monitor & Black Screen just after logging in More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !