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Hey guys, I currently own a 1 1/2 year old rig and every game I have on my PC ( FSX/BF3/BFBC2/SHIFT2 ) have been running ever smooth with no fps issues over the past year and the last time I turned it on would be yesterday afternoon.

This morning, I was actually surprised that the fps actually droped by at least 50% in all my games overnight mad.gif I currently have my CPU O.C'ed to 4Ghz, 1.28Vcore and all was fine yesterday...Right now I surely have no idea what could be the culprit. Faulty PSU?Faulty GPU?Insufficient Power?what else?

Note : I'm using 285.62 driver right now and there was never any fps related issues.

Any idea guys?

Thanks


edit: I always have my BF3 well over 100fps at medium settings and now it dropped to 30+- fps, so does my BFBC2 and SHIFT 2

medium with some editing
Edited by O.CModderz - 4/2/12 at 11:42pm
post #2 of 6
Could be an unstable OC. But unsure of how long you've tried it out.

Update to the latest drivers and run a benchmark to see how it performs. The new driver for the 6xx series gave me a performance boost on my 480! rolleyes.gif
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Nope, have been a stable OC for a year though

Btw, thats wayy cool. You can actually use the 6xx series driver on a 4xx series card? Imma try that and see how it goes biggrin.gif:thumb:
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I find 100+ fps BF3 Ultra on that rig a little unbelievable, but maybe it's related to BF3's recent update.

Run something like 3dmark6/Vantage/11. It will help pinpoint if the bottleneck is CPU or CPU related. CPU temps still good, could it be temperature throttling? Take a look with GPU-Z and make sure your PCI-E speed is still running at 16x. Might want to try and reset your CMOS, maybe motherboard has go itself into a funk.
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Here it is biggrin.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kolmain View Post

Here it is biggrin.gif

I tried installing it but it said Nvidia cannot find a compatible xxx so I couldn't install it frown.gif
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