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First pc build, low FPS?

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February 1, 2013 1:43:40 AM

Hello everyone, I recently built my first PC because I wanted to run high end games, here are the specs

AMD FX-8120 8-core @3.1MHz
VTX AMD Radeon HD 7950 x-edition
AsRock 970 extreme3 motherboard
8gb ram

The first game I tested was borderlands 2 which ran at a constant 60fps. Today I tried new vegas with max settings at 1080p, some areas ran at 55-60fps, but most areas I was getting 15-30fps! I tried lowering the AA and such but it didn't help. I thought my system would be able to handle games like this fine! Could anyone give me some advice?

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a b U Graphics card
February 1, 2013 2:33:46 AM

It should be able to handle those fine. Download afterburner to check temps, clocks, and gpu usage.
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February 1, 2013 2:46:40 AM

GPU is running at 42 C
CPU is at 30 C
motherboard is at 37 C

I just tried running new vegas, it was running at about 15fps and the GPU was under 13% load.

I also tried running the kombustor benchmark utility, it started off at about 100fps but by the end when lots of objects started to appear it dropped way down to 11, gpu load percent was switching rapidly from the 90s to the 50s
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a b U Graphics card
February 1, 2013 3:13:02 AM

Use furmark. It might have a throttling issue. On furmark it tells you if it is throttling.
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February 1, 2013 4:44:59 AM

lt_dan_zsu said:
Use furmark. It might have a throttling issue. On furmark it tells you if it is throttling.

So I did what you said and ran furmark and it gave me this score...

[screenshot]http://gyazo.com/8cdc70e257c069bd55e4e8e42283dda3

So what does this mean? What am I going to have to do to fix my issue?
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a b U Graphics card
February 2, 2013 3:55:22 AM

Run the benchmark and look at the top left hand menu. It will say your card's clocks and if it is throttling.
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