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i recently did a full upgrade of my system from and fx-4100 and a radeon 6770 to and fx-8120 and a 7950 i expected my fps to get better not worse i have recently had a voltage warning come up now and then is my psu to weak to the job ? its a thermal take lite power 600 w ? http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=5105 mad.gif
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the 6770 and fx-4100 should not strain a 600W PSU. you must have done something wrong in the installation process, did you install the CPU heatsink on properly?, are the video card drivers up to date?
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i dont have a 6770 or and fx-4100 any more i have and fx-8120 and a 7950 ever since i got them boom low fps
and all drivers are up to date i cant figure out what it is psu is my only guess
post #4 of 10
Ive never heard of a inefficient psu causing low fps. A larger one will have more power and better systen stability, but wont hurt your fps...

600w is cutting it close for that setup but shouldnt be the issue. Assuming its really a 600w unit
Edited by Lazloisdavrock - 11/7/12 at 12:19am
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post #5 of 10
sorry i miss read that. your PSU might be the bottleneck then
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post #6 of 10
Unless you're 8120 is OC'd to 5GHz and using 400W of power itself then you should be absolutely fine..

Check GPU usage during game.
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CCleaner and kill any old video driver and other unneeded stuff. Then try fresh install off AMD/ATi web site and see if that works.
    
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Have a hard time believing the psu is killing his fps


What is this voltage warning you speak of
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post #9 of 10
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i hope that the psu is the issue would hate to go spend a $ 160 on a psu and it not be the problem either way i keep getting voltage warnings so i guess i need it everything is fitted properly all drivers installed ect. frown.gif

the voltage warning is from asus i cant rember the exact text but it said something was only 2.67 volts instead of 3. something
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i hope that the psu is the issue would hate to go spend a $ 160 on a psu and it not be the problem either way i keep getting voltage warnings so i guess i need it everything is fitted properly all drivers installed ect. frown.gif
the voltage warning is from asus i cant rember the exact text but it said something was only 2.67 volts instead of 3. something

You can't trust software to monitor your voltage. Get a multimeter and get an accurate reading.
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