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I didn't know where to post this because I don't know what's causing the problem. My sig rig should be able to run any game at max with at least 60 frames per sec, I play at 1080p. In all my games I get only frames per second in the teens!! and if I'm lucky 30s for a few seconds. I play games such as BC2, Stalker, GTA4, The witcher, Just Cause 2 etc... I don't know if I'm bottlenecked somewhere. It's been going on for many months and at first I thought the 5850 I had before was just not powerful enough so I bought a 580, to my dismay nothing changed at all I would buy a second 580 but on second thought I don't think I would get better fps. Does any one think they know what's wrong with my rig? I did all kinds of trouble shooting...

delete and reinstall drivers
format hard drive and reinstall Windows
Bought a new hard drive and reinstalled windows
Got rid of 5850 and got a 580 GTX
completely disassembled rig, put it back together and reinstall windows
bought a new Windows key and reinstalled Windows
run rig with everything at stock speed.

I tried all of these things and my games still run painfully slow. The only thing I can think of is to go Intel but I'm buying a new car so money is a bit tight right now. Help please
My 3.8 overclock is 12 prime stable
I run the 580 at stock, I tried OCing it to 850 core clock, 1.050 volts, 1700 shader clock, 2200 mem, max fan.

I know this is long winded so I appreciate those who read all of it and helped me out, I really want to enjoy my rig.
Edited by Saiyansnake - 2/19/11 at 8:28pm
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Only thing i can think of in your case is either the mobo or psu failing at it's job...
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EDIT : on second thought maybe you have a faulty drive? Have you tried using either of your hdd's w/o the other plugged in?
Edited by SiraX - 2/19/11 at 10:49am
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Quote:
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Only thing i can think of in your case is either the mobo or psu failing at it's job...
I could try buying a new PSU and MoBo but the only thing performing poorly is gaming, otherwhise everything works like it's supposed to.
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When you say deleted and install drivers are you talking about graphics card drivers or all drivers? (chipset, mobo etc.) Theres definitely a problem somewhere but I'm not sure where. That cpu and gfx card combo should be fine for gaming.I see you have 2 monitors listed. Have you tried just running 1 to see if there is any change?
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BC2, Stalker, GTA4.

The first three games you mention are very CPU dependant. GTA 4 will only use 3 cores (needs very high clock speed for 60fps 4.2ghz+); BC2, well, it should be all right I suppose.., but with Stalker, I recall people seem to have issues on your processor.

With Just Cause 2, you might've enabled the nvidia-exclusive graphical features (water simulation and cuda) without realising and they carry a large performance hit even for the GTX 580.

Have you tried monitoring your 'Performance' tab on Windows Task Manager and GPU usage on MSIAfterburner to find which one is the cause of low FPS? Another thing you should monitor on MSIAfterburner is your clocks to verify they aren't fluctating because of some random feature or something like that.


Hey, until you fix it, you could use the GTX 580 for dedicated physx and use your 5850 for gaming haha.
Edited by OverTheBelow - 2/19/11 at 10:53am
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Sounds like a driver problem to me. You're certainly not bottlenecked at all.
    
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you have all the 4GB of your RAM in windows ?

i noticed beeing slowed once and later i noticed i was only using 2gb instead of 4gb ram. [1 faulty stick]

try with stock settings, maybe your O.C not as stable as you think.

Otherwise psu maybe
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run vantage and post the results
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run vantage and post the results
^ This.
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are you gaming only on your asus 23'' monitor or on that 40'' too
run some benchmarks and post resultts
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