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you card might be throttling that way,, please fill in your rig specs smile.gif

Updated specs as best as i can.

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i know what you mean. and i'm 100% aware that a 500W psu will run him fine with any single gpu with plenty of headroom. it's just that the seasonic s12iii is a very well built psu and has headroom for future xfirre-sli and upgrades in general.

The mistake most new PC builders make about PSU´s is when they hear buy a quality PSU they think yeah i need 850 watts PSU for a 400 watts system so they buy the cheapest PSU they can find that is way too overpowered.

No what a quality PSU means is a well made PSU from a compay you can trust and always and i means ALWAYS check who made the PSU you are looking at.

What most dont know is that very few brands sell PSU´s they made themselfs what most do is they buy a design from someone else and put their own sticker on it so you need to check who made the insides of that PSU you are looking at
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post #23 of 38
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I have the card 3rd down and have all the latest drivers etc installed.

Thing that is strange i put a smaller screen 19inch Battlefield 3 runs perfect.

Try putting your GPU in the top most PCIe x16 slot. Some of the x16 slots on that board aren't actually wired with 16 lanes, and several slots share lanes with other slots.

Here's a couple of notes straight out of the motherboard manual to consider:

(Note 2) For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16_1 slot; if you are installing two PCI Express graphics cards, it is recommended that you install them in the PCIEX16_1 and PCIEX16_2 slots.

*** Note that it says "be sure to install it in PCIEX16_1 slot" - not a general recommendation, but a specific direction to do so.

GPU-Z or the NVIDIA control panel should confirm you're running at PCIe 2.0 x16 for max bandwidth.

Greg
Edited by hammong - 3/14/13 at 1:22pm
post #24 of 38
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Try putting your GPU in the top most PCIe x16 slot. Some of the x16 slots on that board aren't actually wired with 16 lanes, and several slots share lanes with other slots.

Here's a couple of notes straight out of the motherboard manual to consider:

(Note 2) For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16_1 slot; if you are installing two PCI Express graphics cards, it is recommended that you install them in the PCIEX16_1 and PCIEX16_2 slots.

*** Note that it says "be sure to install it in PCIEX16_1 slot" - not a general recommendation, but a specific direction to do so.

GPU-Z or the NVIDIA control panel should confirm you're running at PCIe 2.0 x16 for max bandwidth.

Greg

OK I have done that it says in the Nvidia system info:

PCi Express x16 Gen2

Stand by while i test.
    
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i believe this psu isn't 80Plus certified. and if you get a reliable 620 you will be fine.. you can enter your power consumption here and know how many watts you need

anyway get a more reliable psu.. go for the seasonic S12II 620W if you are tight on budget or the M12II if you want semi modular biggrin.gif

hey I just used that calculator and it said I could get away with pushing crossfire set up using corsair 520 with 8 watts to spare.
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post #26 of 38
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The mistake most new PC builders make about PSU´s is when they hear buy a quality PSU they think yeah i need 850 watts PSU for a 400 watts system so they buy the cheapest PSU they can find that is way too overpowered.

No what a quality PSU means is a well made PSU from a compay you can trust and always and i means ALWAYS check who made the PSU you are looking at.

What most dont know is that very few brands sell PSU´s they made themselfs what most do is they buy a design from someone else and put their own sticker on it so you need to check who made the insides of that PSU you are looking at

that's right like some XFX psus are rebranded seasonic biggrin.gif
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post #27 of 38
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hey I just used that calculator and it said I could get away with pushing crossfire set up using corsair 520 with 8 watts to spare.
we already knew that the psu had enough power. my question was does it GIVE OUT this power or not..
that's why i told you to get a 620 seasonic so when you upgrade any component you wont need to change the psu..

I didn't notice you didn't place the gpu in the the 16X pci-e slot though.. that might was the problem.. it will bottleneck if you didn't do it and placed it in a 4x or 8x biggrin.gif
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Seasonic is what I have and will always have - they make their own, just how I like it thumb.gif
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Seasonic is what I have and will always have - they make their own, just how I like it thumb.gif
Think Seasonic is the largest maker of PSU´s in world but even they have some crappy models mostly its some of the older ones
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Originally Posted by ultranutter View Post

OK I have done that it says in the Nvidia system info:

PCi Express x16 Gen2

Stand by while i test.

Excellent. At least we know your card is running at maximum bus speed. =) Waiting with baited breath for the testing results.

Greg
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