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I'm guessing your card's heatsink is coated in dust, fix that.
    
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Well, the only places hosting said software were rapids**t and the like.

I wouldn't want to anger the modgods by posting such heresy.
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But it overheats later I guess?
Has it ever overheated before? This statement seems to me like it hasn't. If it is overheating, crack open your case and blow all the dust out of there with a compressed air can. If you're up to the challenge, replace the thermal paste on the GPU. Also consider a new card, that one is really old.

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Plz explain: OCN's TOS.
"OCN's TOS" means "Overclock.net's Terms of Service" (which you should have read).

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What is RMA?
RMA=Return Merchandise Authorization. If your GPU is still under warranty, and it does not work, you can ask the manufacturer to send you a new one, while you send them this one, for free.
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Thnx for all the replies, but not many help me though. The dust is cleaned out once for 40 bugs, 2 weeks later it sucked again. It looks like some guys lost their sense of reality. The card is maybe 2,5 years old, but an Xbox for instance 5 years. How the hack could it be possible that my card lags while games are still not much better than a few years ago (I mean, compare COD4 to COD7), and the Xbox can run them? There hardly are PC exclusives which pump the PC till the max. Besides, even with that "****" I can play Crysis maxed @ 1680x1050 with no AA.

Actually, my whole question was about my sucky laptop card which is a 8600M GS. Both card and laptop are known for heat issues. They are kinda supposed to get to hot so the shop will say **** you, you should have bought a better laptop and card. And no I do not want a minimum FPS but a maximum. And I have the feeling that if you enable V sync the pc still produces for instance a 100 fps, and it only shows 30 or 60. I want that there really are 30 fps produced. About the console tip: many of my games do not have a console. I will try downloading the tool when I am done learning economics.
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Thnx for all the replies, but not many help me though. The dust is cleaned out once for 40 bugs, 2 weeks later it sucked again. It looks like some guys lost their sense of reality. The card is maybe 2,5 years old, but an Xbox for instance 5 years. How the hack could it be possible that my card lags while games are still not much better than a few years ago (I mean, compare COD4 to COD7), and the Xbox can run them? There hardly are PC exclusives which pump the PC till the max. Besides, even with that "****" I can play Crysis maxed @ 1680x1050 with no AA.
Console games are heavily optimised for console hardware because it doesn't change between systems; it's one static combination. In the enthusiast PC department, everyone has different hardware, so it is hard for a developer to optimise the game specific to one set of hardware.

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Actually, my whole question was about my sucky laptop card which is a 8600M GS. Both card and laptop are known for heat issues. They are kinda supposed to get to hot so the shop will say **** you, you should have bought a better laptop and card. And no I do not want a minimum FPS but a maximum. And I have the feeling that if you enable V sync the pc still produces for instance a 100 fps, and it only shows 30 or 60. I want that there really are 30 fps produced. About the console tip: many of my games do not have a console. I will try downloading the tool when I am done learning economics.
If you enable V-Sync, the PC renders what it says it renders. If it says 60fps, it doesn't render 100fps and tell you it's rendering 60, it renders 60.

Lets face it, it's a laptop. It's supposed to overheat. There's no way you're going to avoid that unless you add extra fans/coolers. Try to stand it on books or something that lets the vents on the bottom of the laptop breathe a little bit more.
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Thnx for all the replies, but not many help me though. The dust is cleaned out once for 40 bugs, 2 weeks later it sucked again. It looks like some guys lost their sense of reality. The card is maybe 2,5 years old, but an Xbox for instance 5 years. How the hack could it be possible that my card lags while games are still not much better than a few years ago (I mean, compare COD4 to COD7), and the Xbox can run them? There hardly are PC exclusives which pump the PC till the max. Besides, even with that "****" I can play Crysis maxed @ 1680x1050 with no AA.
It's simple: PCs have operating systems. Xbox has a specific set of firmware that manages communication between hardware and software; it's a lot faster, and also why the Xbox maintains playable frame rates while using ancient tech.

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Console games are heavily optimised for console hardware because it doesn't change between systems; it's one static combination. In the enthusiast PC department, everyone has different hardware, so it is hard for a developer to optimise the game specific to one set of hardware.



If you enable V-Sync, the PC renders what it says it renders. If it says 60fps, it doesn't render 100fps and tell you it's rendering 60, it renders 60.

Lets face it, it's a laptop. It's supposed to overheat. There's no way you're going to avoid that unless you add extra fans/coolers. Try to stand it on books or something that lets the vents on the bottom of the laptop breathe a little bit more.
Yeah, but this laptop has really big overheating problems. Besides, V sync feels kinda lagging. I just don't like it.
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It's simple: PCs have operating systems. Xbox has a specific set of firmware that manages communication between hardware and software; it's a lot faster, and also why the Xbox maintains playable frame rates while using ancient tech.

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What you say is right, but I suppose a 3870 is much better than the Xbox's card, aint it? (It is like 2,5 years newer or something than the Xbox card). So, it should still perform better, even when a PC gets quite unoptimized games and has to run Windows.
Besides, 2,5 years ago everyone had a 3870 (or something similar) and everyone played for instance COD5 with it easily (@ 90 fps). Right then, the 3870 was top hardware. COD7 for instance looks 1.1 times better than COD5, so it should be easy for my card to run that game as well and it is! So, I really have no idea why you think my card sucks.

On topic: Thnx for the link.
Because the 6870 can run COD7 @ 300 frames per second or something, doesn't say I can not run COD7 anymore at 80 fps because that card can.
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Yeah, but this laptop has really big overheating problems. Besides, V sync feels kinda lagging. I just don't like it.
If VSync feels laggy, limiting your framerate at 30fps will feel twice as laggy.
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You really aren't going to fix any overheating problems on a laptop without:
a) replacing the fans with better ones
b) taking apart your laptop and making sure it's free of dust (which you said you did)
c) making sure you always play on a very good cooling pad

I have an old alienware laptop that overheats playing almost any game because of the poor air flow and high gpu/cpu usage. I have taken it apart many times to find almost 0% dust inside or along the fans/heatsink. It's just one of those things that come with most laptops.

I do say though, playing on my cooling pad (has fans blowing directly onto the bottom of the laptop while having space between the pad and laptop) I am able to play a lot more regularly and it doesn't overheat as often.
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