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Well.........Due to my low res my graphics card is causing my CPU to be a bottleneck. I have an HD5850 and run a res of 800x600 or 1024x768. I know the reason im getting lag is because my stupid card is forcing my CPU to render ungodly amounts of FPS, ive switched back to my G240 and have had better FPS, any way to artificially put more stress on my 5850?
Edited by Smoblikat - 2/8/11 at 8:10pm
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u have a 5200 which i think would bottleneck a bit less then my e4400 at 2.00 so i think its your cpu and please dont quote me
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i am, so since everyone is PMSing over my sig, even though it was clarafied where my comp is i figure ill attempt to bring everyone out of the flame and back to my question, how do i slow down my GPU?
You cant "slow down" your card. You can however underclock it and undervolt it with MSI Afterburner.
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You cant "slow down" your card. You can however underclock it and undervolt it with MSI Afterburner.
Maybe ill try this, i thought of it but i didnt think it will work because i cant undervolt due to me being cheap and poor and buying a non-ref, but i heard triXX supports non-ref voltage control.
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What speed is the memory running at? If its around 800mghz and the processor is 500-800mghz fsb it may be causing a bottle neck. What slot did you put the new card into(If you have 2 pcie slots) ? If you placed it in the second slot..you may have to move it to the first and the other to the second slot(For phx).
Just an idea to look into.

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Maybe ill try this, i thought of it but i didnt think it will work because i cant undervolt due to me being cheap and poor and buying a non-ref, but i heard triXX supports non-ref voltage control.
Undervolting is going to be less helpful. Its more for lower card temp than anything else.
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memory is at 962mhz and CPU is at 3.7, but the full specs are in my sig.
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What speed is the memory running at? If its around 800mghz and the processor is 500-800mghz fsb it may be causing a bottle neck. What slot did you put the new card into(If you have 2 pcie slots) ? If you placed it in the second slot..you may have to move it to the first and the other to the second slot(For phx).
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But if i underclock doesnt that mean i should undervolt, so i dont OVERvolt?
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Undervolting is going to be less helpful. Its more for lower card temp than anything else.
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memory is at 962mhz and CPU is at 3.7, but the full specs are in my sig.


But if i underclock doesnt that mean i should undervolt, so i dont OVERvolt?
You cant overvolt unless you are intending on raising voltage past stock. Undervolting is lowering the voltage to lower heat. If youre underclocking since you wont need the extra voltage you can go ahead and underclock for added heat benefits.
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Serious question, why do you run at such a low resolution? Seems like the card is overkill for that?

Lack of funds for a monitor, or some sort of competition gaming? Honestly, I would purchase a higher resolution monitor to put more stress on the card. Plus things would look better.
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1. Always get a good CPU before you get a good GPU

2. Get a better monitor with a higher resolution...

3. Only a 580? I mean with an i9 and 400gb of RAM...
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