Originally Posted by Fire0fear
Alright so i bought ffxiv and for the last month ive been trying to play it how i should be able to, up until yesterday i had a 965 be quad core oc'd to 4ghz and a ssd main neutron drive with a 670 ftw sli configuration, in the game i was always getting low frames like 40-60 with constant drops when i should be at least 100+, all benchs are low compared to when i put them in my friends system and in the game he is getting 120+ fps with MY cards.. i stick his gtx titan in mine and his runs like garbage *his setup is a 2nd gen i7 16gb ram, ssd main drive and i cant remember board*, so i decide to buy a new haswell system, 4770k with 16gb of 1866 dominator plat ram with a z87 g45 gaming board with a h100i liquid cool, i re use my sli config, my ssd and my 2tb backup drive. get home last night, set it all up, get into the game.. 20 ******* fps... max like 40.... no matter what i do, updating bios, checking settings, oc'ing it does not change.. *** am i cursed? im also using a 750w psu, is that too low? could it be my ssd or my backup drive doing that? this seems so strange to me as people with crappier rigs are running high frames np, just bought this brand new rig and a 8800 gt could outperform me... anyone?
...as has been suggested, a clean OS re-install might be an option. But is also may be a PARTIAL explanation that you have some app(s) running at all times that might be wrecking things. Use Windows resource manager to look at processes running and try to identify any potential culprits.
...next I would use something like PrecisionX or MSI Afterburner to log GPU usage, CPU and VRAM speed during your game...those will in itself slow down things just a touch but will in turn give you some more clues as to how the GPUs and SLI are performing