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So I swapped out my motherboard and CPU for a new Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H + 4770K. First order of business was Overclocking. I settled on a stable 4.6 Ghz with 4.0 uncore multiplier (all power savings features, and iGPU disabled). Once done with that, I proceeded to download and install BF3 and BF4 along with the latest Afterburner Beta (18) and Fraps.

The first time I got around to playing both games, everything was great. FPS were in the 100's with high settings. Then a day later, without doing anything, I fired up the game, and I was getting 4-5 FPS. Thats right, single digit frames. I restarted, tried again, and I was still getting only 15-16 FPS. In both situations, I checked GPU usage, and it was pinned in the 98-99 range the whole time.

I tried un-installing the video drivers and re installing older drivers, and no luck. Following day, upon startup, games worked fine!?!?! I restarted the computer and all of a sudden, frames are way back down on the ground. I did a clean install of Windows and installed all the latest drivers and the issue is still there... One startup, its stellar, the next, its sub-par.

I dont know what else to try. The only thing that's changed is the Motherboard and CPU. System was solid prior to this "upgrade." Any ideas? Any input is appreciated.

System Specs are;

-Gigabyte UD4H + 4770K (latest drivers installed)
-8GB G-Skill Sniper 2133
-OCZ Vertex 4 SSD 256GB
-OCZ Fatal1ty 750W PS
-Windows 8.1 Pro
-Diamond 7970 Under Custom Water Loop (13.12 Drivers)
-Asus VG248QE Monitor








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What was the previous Motherboard and CPU?

Did you check the Windows Event Logs for any problems logged there?
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What was the previous Motherboard and CPU?

Did you check the Windows Event Logs for any problems logged there?
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What was the previous Motherboard and CPU?

Did you check the Windows Event Logs for any problems logged there?

FX-8350 + UD5. I did a clean install of 8.1 when I installed the new stuff. Most of the problems on the log are related to crappy Gigabyte Appcenter and Easy tune occasionally crashing when trying to set custom fan profiles, and Corsair Link and its incompatibility with 8.1.

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I'm going to bet it's one of those software that isn't a driver.
Do a fresh install, disable unused hardware in bios, then only install the required drivers (chipset, management engine, LAN, graphics, directx) then try a game.
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I'm going to bet it's one of those software that isn't a driver.
Do a fresh install, disable unused hardware in bios, then only install the required drivers (chipset, management engine, LAN, graphics, directx) then try a game.

Thanks for the suggestion. Oddly enough, putting all the bios settings back to their defaults seems to eliminate the extremely low FPS, so ill keep trying....
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How did you test the OC stability?
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Is that the old or new OCZ Fatal1ty you have?
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How did you test the OC stability?

2 hours of Prime95 Small FFT, 2 Hours of Prime95 Blend. 10 passes of IBT.
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Is that the old or new OCZ Fatal1ty you have?

Not sure, but I think its the old one. Its this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341041

I tried uninstalling everything but the drivers, and still getting anywhere from great to not so great frames. Im gonna do a secure erase and load the OS again and install things one by one to see if I can find the culprit.
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Updated the BIOS?
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Updated the BIOS?

Yeah, unfortunately the latest bios a BETA version and wouldn't allow me to overclock the CPU without crashing, so I reverted to F7 Version Bios that I originally had. I re-installed OS and so far, it looks like the problem might be Gigabytes' AppCenter..... mad.gif
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