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I switched from an aging MSi GTX 560ti to a Zotac GTX 770 Amp!, and in World of Warcraft, not only don't I have gain fps, it seems I lost some! With the exact same graphical settings, I'm getting the same fps, or less. What could be wrong here?

I thought it could be MSi Afterburner, that I've used to overclock my GTX560 ever so slightly. Now I start it up with the GTX770 and this is what I see:



Unless I got an old version or something, those numbers seem to miss something... or am I wrong? I'm only talking about Afterburner since I thought I'd be transfering the same speeds from the previous card to the new, that that could explain the low fps.

How can I establish my GTX770 is running 100% efficiently?
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When you installed the 770, did you reinstall the driver?

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When you installed the 770, did you reinstall the driver?
No.
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No.

 

I think that's why. (but I'm not 100% sure)

 

First, download the NVIDIA driver that you'd like to have installed.

 

Then, install Driver Sweeper 3.2.0 (it's the last version released before it became Driver Fusion): http://www.techspot.com/downloads/4266-driver-sweeper.html

 

Then, open the Programs and Features control panel and use that to uninstall the NVIDIA Graphics Driver and PhysX.

 

Then, reboot into Safe Mode.

 

Once you're in Safe Mode, open Driver Sweeper.

 

Select "NVIDIA - Display" and "NVIDIA - PhysX".

 

Now, click Clean on the lower-right corner.

 

It will ask you if you want to reboot, so say yes.

 

Once you're back into Windows, install the driver. Use the custom installation and deselect anything that you don't need. Then, install. You do NOT need to use the Clean Install because you already did that (and more) with Driver Sweeper.

 

Now, reboot after the installation is complete and you should be all set.


Edited by TwoCables - 3/18/14 at 9:33pm
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Might it be WoW framerates being limited by the CPU? I'm saying the GTX 560 Ti might have already been enough. If it also was not challenged by the game's graphics, it would explain the FPS numbers not improving at all.

I would check the graphics card working right with a test like "Unigine Heaven", then look up what other people with GTX 770 usually get for the score. Choose the same preset that other people are using so that you can compare (I guess people usually use the "Extreme" preset).
Edited by deepor - 3/18/14 at 9:41pm
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Might it be WoW framerates being limited by the CPU? I'm saying the GTX 560 Ti might have already been enough. If it also was not challenged by the game's graphics, it would explain the FPS numbers not improving at all.

I would check the graphics card working right with a test like Heaven, then look up what other people with GTX 770 usually score. Choose the same preset that other people are using so that you can compare the score (I guess usually the "Extreme" preset).

 

Look at his screenshot. He just needs to reinstall the driver.

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Might it be WoW framerates being limited by the CPU? I'm saying the GTX 560 Ti might have already been enough. If it also was not challenged by the game's graphics, it would explain the FPS numbers not improving at all.

I would check the graphics card working right with a test like Heaven, then look up what other people with GTX 770 usually get for the score. Choose the same preset that other people are using so that you can compare (I guess people usually use the "Extreme" preset).

The 770 has some CPU overhead optimizations that should get you slightly better framerates, if anything.

You should definitely uninstall the drivers before you install any new card. You don't have to use driver sweeper, but you should absolutely uninstall them with the Nvidia utility and re-install afterwards.
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The 770 has some CPU overhead optimizations that should get you slightly better framerates, if anything.

You should definitely uninstall the drivers before you install any new card. You don't have to use driver sweeper, but you should absolutely uninstall them with the Nvidia utility and re-install afterwards.

 

I'm just guaranteeing that this problem will not still be there afterward.

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Driver needs to be reinstalled... first and foremost.
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Also, isn't DDU the recommended tool nowadays since driver sweeper is old? I honestly don't know which is best, I've used DDU once but haven't tried driver sweeper.
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