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It's not your FPS performance I'm concerned with directly with what I recommended. It is your GPU core clockspeed. In the report you listed, if you just played Skyrim for the entire time that report was logging and providing the reporting software is accurate, you began recording at time 2:36:04, with your GPU clock recorded at an idle speed of 299 mhz. At time 2:36:37, the GPU clock jumped up to 1039.999 mhz, which is a normal clockspeed for a 7970. However, at time 2:37:00, the GPU clock dropped again to 299 mhz. The log ends at time 2:41:41, and so I have a question.

The time format "#.##.##"- is that "hour:minmin.secsec" meaning that you played Skyrim with it recording hardware info for about 5 minutes, and also that it takes 3 logs per second of the pertinent pieces of hardware it is monitoring?

If you really played for nearly the whole 5 minute period, from the start of the log to the end of it (and the log is accurate), then you have a problem there! Your problem is that your GPU core speed is dropping from a healthy 1040 mhz to a terribly low 300 mhz. As I said before, my 7950 ran much much faster than 40.
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AND ACTUALLY: Give us fellas a more complete rundown of your build: Memory (including speed and capacity), CPU cooler, graphics card type, hard drive(s), power supply.
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See if reducing AA to 4x or 2x generates any improvement. I know that the image degrades slightly when you stand still.

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See if reducing AA to 4x or 2x generates any improvement. I know that the image degrades slightly when you stand still.

Camp less.

I'm not sure that makes sense... Movement causes the GPU/CPU to render new material/shapes/textures, so it would follow that if you aren't moving anything, it isn't rendering new frames. How would not moving lower FPS?
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post #25 of 51
Okay.
a)1st mistake:AMD current FX for gaming
b)We won't go into that too much..OC to 4.6 or so and call it good.
c)It looks like you have to tweak with your BIOS (vga) to get it right..

http://www.overclock.net/t/1453627/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-7-series-card/0_100
 
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post #26 of 51
The reason why the CPU is at 30% is because that is counting all 8 cores, which Skyrim definitely can't use. You have to look at each individual core util to see if the CPU is being used the most it can (I believe it is).

People, with OP's hardware (especially CPU) and current clocks, along with current settings, we've already ascertained that this is about what he should be getting (as in there are no hardware defects).
post #27 of 51
I'm of the opinion something else is going on because on my machine clocked to 4.3 GHz I get between 70 and 90 fps on Skyrim max graphics. Just my 2cents.gif
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post #28 of 51
On phone and can't see sig, what is your CPU + GPU Lazarus?
post #29 of 51
This may be a dumb question but your video card is in the right pcie slot.
post #30 of 51
First of all, don't worry about GTA IV it is a terrible console port. It runs poorly regardless of the hardware in the system. Your framerate for Battlefield 3 seems pretty normal, but I don't play it and haven't had a high end GPU for a while (sold my GTX 670). But Skyrim I have no idea what is going on with, it is a fairly easy game to run.
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