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Hey all.

Recently I've been having some issues in games where I'm using ~2400MB of VRAM on my crossfire 6950s (I know they only have 2GB on-board, this is according to OSD in AfterBurner) and it's really putting a damper on my FPS. I'll drop to 15-20 FPS in games and am using all of my VRAM for some reason. I'm playing on 1200p, is 2GB not enough?

I've tried turning down the eye-candy but the usage still stays pretty high (1700MB+).

Any help/tips/ideas would be extremely helpful! I can't enjoy my games at 15 FPS.
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View distance and and shadows kill FPS. Also, overclock that CPU, its lacking a bit
     
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Originally Posted by PedroC1999 View Post

View distance and and shadows kill FPS. Also, overclock that CPU, its lacking a bit

I've tried turning settings like shadows and water effects down and it doesn't have a huge impact.

Also, CPU is at 3.8GHz. Can't do any higher due to summer heat and mediocre overclocking board.
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What does GPU-Z report while playing? (Memory used)
     
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2273MB, which is what AfterBurner was reporting at the time as well.
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post #6 of 7

Doesn't Afterburner have a bug where VRAM usage shown is doubled when in CrossFireX?

 

Meaning you should half what you see when using CrossFireX?

 

What driver version are you using?


Edited by Lifeshield - 6/1/13 at 2:56pm
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Ouch, cam you post your game settings here?
     
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