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Hi, I recently bought a few games off steam and both have been giving me a bit of hassle. First would be Saints row 2 which apparently is very badly optimised and everyone has problems, blah blah I get it.

Secondly would be Red Faction Armageddon. This is where im getting a little concerned.

On normal settings, 1080, Dx11, im getting 8 Fps. I used to run BadCompany 2 at about 100fps so im not sure if something is wrong.

I decided then to turn everything down and put it in 720 mode where I got about 30 fps, which seemed very underwhelming.

I think my specs are still in my sig or what not, but Should I be concerned?

I will be running a few benchmarks later when I install them.


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What are the speeds of your card showing in MSI afterburner while under load in that game? What's the GPU usage?
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I just realised its stuck in power saving mode. I just tried to take it out using the nvidia power saving options but its stuck there.

Its reporting 405/810/324

Any idea how to get it out of Powersaving?
    
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It's stuck there? Does it become unstuck with a reboot of the machine? Is the card overclocked? Try going into the Nvidia Control Panel and under 3d settings, global 3d settings change power management mode from adaptive to prefer maximum performance.
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ah there we go. Turned it to Maximum power and rebooted and its become unstuck. got about 30 - 45 Fps on max, 1080p as apposed to 8

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Okay I'm glad there is an improvement but to know if the problem is fixed permanently rather than just temporarily I still need to know if the card if overclocked.
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Sorry was enjoying it working for a change.

Yeah its overclocked like this

Core Voltage: 1050Mv
Core Clock: 880
Shader: 1760
Memory: 2200

and Cpu is at 4.02Ghz

I believe my Ram is at default timings, and I have 8gb as opposed to 4gb which is in my profile (Need to change that)
    
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Mmm Hmm I don't know if that card is stable at those clocks, so that may be the issue as well. What did you use to determine stability?
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3d Mark 11, 06, cinemark and Ati tool for "Synthetic tests".
I also like to use Crysis because it shows artifacts much more frequently then any tools I have used in the past. I have been running at a higher clock then this in the past, but I formatted recently and lost that "Sweet spot" of 900 and 2200 +.
    
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I like Unigine heaven for 15-45 minutes better than all of those tests. OCCT GPU with error checking on is my favorite pure load tester but I'd only run that for about 10 minutes.

But if you are really stable at 880 with just 1.05v then that's a great clock for that voltage. My Asus card does 900 at 1.1v.
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