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7870 2GB isnt performing well?

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February 15, 2013 11:58:56 AM

Hello so my recent psu blew out and im really lucky that it didnt take anything with it :)  but i purchased a Graphics card along with a new PSU the both are
Corsair builder series 600cx
7870 2gb xfx

when on world of warcraft i dont see any improvement at all from my old 7750 and aswell as dayz, in fact in some cases Dayz lags even more.
I have got the latest drivers etc and installed it correctly, is there anything i can do ?
a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2013 12:18:46 PM

what are your systems specs
February 15, 2013 12:25:28 PM

alvine said:
what are your systems specs


AMD FX6100 @3.3GHZ
XFX ATI Radeon 2GB 7870 GHZ Edition
Corsair CX600 80+ bronze
8GB Ram DDR3 @ 1333mhz
1TB Seagate
Asus M5A78L-M Motherboard

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a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2013 12:26:58 PM

you should overclock your processor as it might be bottlenecking your new bit faster video card giving you the same or worse performance as you said
February 15, 2013 12:29:02 PM

alvine said:
you should overclock your processor as it might be bottlenecking your new bit faster video card giving you the same or worse performance as you said


i only have a stock cooler and whenever i overclock it using the AMD Overdrive, my windows aero theme dissapears and its really annoying, so is overlocking it the only way? i want to do this as it would help performance in Dayz eitherway.
a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2013 12:34:47 PM

you should do the overclocking in bios as its safer. cpu bottleneck is the only thing i can think of that would give you same or less performance with the newer faster card. you can overclock the cpu to 3.6ghz on stock cooler but beyond that get a better cooler
February 15, 2013 12:37:41 PM

alvine said:
you should do the overclocking in bios as its safer. cpu bottleneck is the only thing i can think of that would give you same or less performance with the newer faster card. you can overclock the cpu to 3.6ghz on stock cooler but beyond that get a better cooler


Ok thanks for the help ! :)  but would you mind running me through on how to overclock it to 3.6ghz in simple steps?
a c 171 U Graphics card
February 15, 2013 12:42:07 PM

You try updating/reinstalling drivers?
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February 15, 2013 12:42:44 PM

I buy a aftermarket cpu cooler first then oc your cpu this will do the trick CPU Cooler:COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
February 15, 2013 12:42:53 PM

4745454b said:
You try updating/reinstalling drivers?


yep
a c 171 U Graphics card
February 15, 2013 12:43:55 PM

Use GPUz to see if anything odd going on with the card?
February 15, 2013 12:44:32 PM

bigcyco1 said:
I buy a aftermarket cpu cooler first then oc your cpu this will do the trick CPU Cooler:COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


im from the UK so i cant order from newegg and secondly i have no money left for more pc parts, i splashed out like 240pounds for the gpu and psu, will i be able to get 3.6 ghz on a stock cooler ?
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February 15, 2013 12:48:30 PM

Tekyteky said:
im from the UK so i cant order from newegg and secondly i have no money left for more pc parts, i splashed out like 240pounds for the gpu and psu, will i be able to get 3.6 ghz on a stock cooler ?
Here uk http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/mr/amazonuk/cooler-master-cp... and i would not ever try overclocking my cpu with a stock cooler so i could not say sorry.
February 15, 2013 12:50:35 PM

bigcyco1 said:
Here uk http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/mr/amazonuk/cooler-master-cp... and i would not ever try overclocking my cpu with a stock cooler so i could not say sorry.


as i said, i've got no money left to get anymore parts for a good month or so, is it really that dangerous to overclock it on a stock cooler ? and if it is am i just going to have to deal with bad performance until i do overclock?
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February 15, 2013 1:05:24 PM

Tekyteky said:
as i said, i've got no money left to get anymore parts for a good month or so, is it really that dangerous to overclock it on a stock cooler ? and if it is am i just going to have to deal with bad performance until i do overclock?
I saw what you said i was just posting a link for reference if you cant afford the proper equipment to overclock, then you should not be overclocking till you can afford it imo.You could also try overclocking your 7870 http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/radeon_hd_7870_ove...

February 15, 2013 1:06:20 PM

you can under-volt the processor and try over-clocking to say 3.6 GHz .. works fine on my ancient phenom II 940. use core temp to keep an eye on temps. as long as it is less than 62 Celsius on full load it should be fine. but a 20 pound after market cooler will be better than the stock one..
February 15, 2013 1:25:29 PM

i've overclocked it to 3.6ghz, just checking the temps at idle and full now, will report back with hopefully good results
a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2013 1:31:03 PM

you can google overclocking guides. i have never messed with amd processors so i can't help with that
February 15, 2013 1:37:34 PM

Ok finished a quick Dayz run and ended up dieing while changing settings :(  but i can see a good improvment of around 5-12fps i've realised alot of fps lag in dayz is due to servers aswell but at the moment im happy with that, except when i zoom in and it foes to around 26-32fps, my temps for my CPU at 3.6ghz are 40-51 degrees is that safe and stable, and now on idle its on 35-40 plus my motherboard is almost 60, currently at 50-55.
i think i expected too much from this card and thats why im abit upset, i wanted to play my games at constant 60+fps without it dropping.
February 15, 2013 1:40:40 PM

processor is not the issue. I went from a 7750 to a 7870. I was having artifact until kicking up the fan speed to 85%. I've had issues with the catalyst driver as well (no hdmi audio right now). You might try upgrading to the beta driver and see if things get fixed.
February 15, 2013 1:41:49 PM

To over clock in the BIOS, when you start your computer go to BIOS (delete or something like that). Go to where your pcu "stuff" are located can be in different places on different mobos. Select the "speed" or something like that (it's been a while since I've overclocked something) and a list should appear and select a higher number and you should see a different Ghz on your processor. Oh and BTW I have the exact same processor as you. Adn exscuse me if I misspell words, I'm from swden :) 
February 15, 2013 1:46:49 PM

i guess ill just get the 13.1 beta drivers or w/e its called to try and see if i can squeeze some more fps out of it
February 15, 2013 8:09:36 PM

overclocked to 3.6ghz being running stable since last post and upgraded to beta driver 13.2 and hardly any improvment
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