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I've got what I consider to be a mid to high end rig. No need to explain the details its in my sig. Anyways, Ive got a 24" Dell Monitor that runs at 1920x1200 which is big, but not massive.

I'm wondering if there is something physically wrong with my system because I am experiencing very poor performance in almost all the games I play. I also don't remember it being this bad. I play alot of LOTRO and I've got it down to medium and high setting (not Ultra high) and I'm still getting 20-30 fps. Even with old engines like Source used in CSS I get liek 60 or 70 at the max.

The only explaination I can come up with is that my chipset is overheating like mad. Ive got an asus A8n-sli prem and it has that passivecooling with the heat pipe up to the mofset. Works great when you have a big cpu fan but I recently switched to a watercooling setup. I dont know the exact temps but I put my finger on that heatsink that the heatpipe winds up to and I can keep my finger on it for more that a few seconds because its too hot. I've had alot of stability isssue as well that may be because of this heating issue.

I've got 700 watts to the system so power isnt the problem. 7900GTX's in SLI should perform a little bit better dont you guys think I'M OUT OF IDEAS, PLEASE HELP
post #2 of 9
That's definately not normal. I usually get 140FPS average in CSS...

But today, I've been getting as low as 10FPS in CSS. I'm starting to wonder myself if something broke...
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yeah, but what resolution are you running? I can expect a performance hit at 1920x1200 but not 20 fps.
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Take a look at this. You may want to try to run your RAM at default if it's loosened or tightened.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-memor...major-lag.html
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Originally Posted by TaiDinh View Post
Is your RAM overclocked?

Take a look at this. You may want to try to run your RAM at default if it's loosened or tightened.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-memor...major-lag.html
Mine is overclocked, but the timings are stock...


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Originally Posted by galil3o View Post
yeah, but what resolution are you running? I can expect a performance hit at 1920x1200 but not 20 fps.
1280x1024 for me. CPU usage log doesn't show any strange spikes either.

Not trying to steal a thread, I'm just having the same issues.
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Mine is overclocked, but the timings are stock...
Sorry, not overclock, I was meaning to say, " Was your RAM timings changed?"

Me and Immoral Gaint have the same problem in that link I posted.
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post #7 of 9
steam just got updated....

never played LOTRO though...so can't say what you should be getting...
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by TaiDinh View Post
Sorry, not overclock, I was meaning to say, " Was your RAM timings changed?"

Me and Immoral Gaint have the same problem in that link I posted.
Looks like I'm probably not having the same issue, as galil3o has his timings posted. My problem didn't start until today, and I haven't changed anything.


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steam just got updated....
Never thought of that...
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A Conroe will pretty much fix that problem.
     
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