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Dude I bet you anything its your PSU. Buy a Corsair 850 and try it. If it fix's it then keep it if not return it. Microcenter is good like that smile.gif

The reason why your FPS went up is the PSU had more room to breath when you downclocked your CPU. Very obvious that your PSU is maybe old and not working as well so it is under powering your video card causing the slow FPS. Simple fix really. Enjoy the gtx580 awesome card.
Edited by SimplyTheBest - 2/20/11 at 9:32am
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It is actually quite possible that your PSU si not able to power your GPU. When you OC your CPU it takes A LOT more power from the PSU than it would if it were at stock. I know if my PSU were any less It would probably not be enough for my GPU + CPU OC.

Other than that ... you have tried using different Nvidia drivers right? If you have not please do this ASAP. I remember one of the recent Nvidia drivers game me a huge drop in FPS and I had to go back to the previous driver.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Saiyansnake;12453526 
HHmmm I think I may be on to something here. I kicked my overclock down to 3.5Ghz from 3.8Ghz, set the northbridge to 2Ghz, reset the voltage to stock. Played BC2 with Max settings, AA max and it ran smoothly 80-113 FPS with lots of explosions, turned on Vsync and it never dipped below 60. Then I played STALKER: CoP with Max settings, AA max, DX11 and it ran smoothly at 50-84 FPS at night, with rain and lightning. I'm going to do another Vantage run and test some more games.

Well its about time you figured out what was up. So your Overclock borked your performance.
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Honestly there is no real difference between 8x & 16x performance wise at all. My board runs 8x when I turn on my sata 6 but when im not using sata 6 i can use 16x.
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Originally Posted by Kirby1;12457354 
It is actually quite possible that your PSU si not able to power your GPU. When you OC your CPU it takes A LOT more power from the PSU than it would if it were at stock. I know if my PSU were any less It would probably not be enough for my GPU + CPU OC.

Other than that ... you have tried using different Nvidia drivers right? If you have not please do this ASAP. I remember one of the recent Nvidia drivers game me a huge drop in FPS and I had to go back to the previous driver.

Unless his PSU has something seriously wrong with it, its way more than enough for his rig.

OP, going by what you've said it's likely that your overclock was unstable.
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post #55 of 69
I would set everything back to stock, check that and then start a new OC. Try gaming at stock settings 1st and see how your FPS are compared to before.
post #56 of 69
Download MSI Kombustor and run it-watch your GPU load in Afterburner.Make sure it goes to 100%.Also open Windows performance monitor and run a bench and note the CPU load and HDD activity.You should be getting decent FPS even at completely stock settings.I am inclined to think this is a driver problem.This will tell you for sure.
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Originally Posted by EVILNOK;12457612 
I would set everything back to stock, check that and then start a new OC. Try gaming at stock settings 1st and see how your FPS are compared to before.

The thing about doing that is that the processor at 2.8Ghz bottlenecks the 580 so performance still sucks.
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Originally Posted by SimplyTheBest;12457010 
Dude I bet you anything its your PSU. Buy a Corsair 850 and try it. If it fix's it then keep it if not return it. Microcenter is good like that smile.gif

The reason why your FPS went up is the PSU had more room to breath when you downclocked your CPU. Very obvious that your PSU is maybe old and not working as well so it is under powering your video card causing the slow FPS. Simple fix really. Enjoy the gtx580 awesome card.
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Originally Posted by Kirby1;12457354 
It is actually quite possible that your PSU si not able to power your GPU. When you OC your CPU it takes A LOT more power from the PSU than it would if it were at stock. I know if my PSU were any less It would probably not be enough for my GPU + CPU OC.

Other than that ... you have tried using different Nvidia drivers right? If you have not please do this ASAP. I remember one of the recent Nvidia drivers game me a huge drop in FPS and I had to go back to the previous driver.
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Originally Posted by Fusion Racing;12457518 
Unless his PSU has something seriously wrong with it, its way more than enough for his rig.

OP, going by what you've said it's likely that your overclock was unstable.


Hmmm now that so many of you guys are mentioning a possible PSU issue, I think I have everything in my rig hooked up on the same rail..... could that be the cause? facepalm me if it is. The reason I think everything is on the same rail is because I didn't use any of the extra connectors that came with the PSU.
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that very wellc ould be the issue. YOur psu has 4 total rails, and if you're only on one of them, you're not getting enough amperage through it to power the card, mobo, optical drives, hard drives, etc.. Try moving the gpu to a separate rail and see if that fixes the issue
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post #60 of 69
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Originally Posted by Saiyansnake;12457945 
Hmmm now that so many of you guys are mentioning a possible PSU issue, I think I have everything in my rig hooked up on the same rail..... could that be the cause? facepalm me if it is. The reason I think everything is on the same rail is because I didn't use any of the extra connectors that came with the PSU.

If thats the case I'd say that is whats causing your problem. Hook it all up correctly then run Vantage again.
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