CPU running very slow and unstabile

July 10, 2011 at 04:36:21
Specs: Windows 7 ulti 64-bit, AMD Phenom2 Quad 965 3.4GHz AM3 S-940 / 8 gigs
Hello guys,

I bought a new PC 3.5 month ago, back then it had a ATI gfx card, but was then switched to a gigabyte 1280mb gtx 570. (computer was formatted afterwards - so no driver issue would occour)

My computer is however very slow in games, loadings are fast. Fx when I play Dark age of Camelot, It lags/freezes when I turn around, it shows a lot in borderlands aswell. Fear 3 is completely unplayable because of the Driver kernel error so many 560,570,580 GTX users have atm. You could say it is like Framerate drop from 100 to 1-3 when turning around. It also has some problems when facing areas or items in games, EVEN if the item/area cannot be seeing on the screen, by is showing later when progressing throu' a game like borderlands.

The CPU is currently running on factory settings, as I just formatted it. (drivers are updated however) - tried Dark age of camelot and its the same resultats.

I've tried pretty much everything on the rig now, and i'm getting very frustrated by this. The computer specs are as follows:

AMD Phenom2 Quad 965 3.4GHz AM3 S-940

ASUS M4A77TD PRO DDR3 S-AM3

8GB DDR3 1600MHz Kingston HyperX (4x2GB)

2048MB ASUS EAH6950 2DI2S GDDR5 PCI-E- THIS was switched out with the GIGABYTE Nvidia 1280mb GTX 570

NZXT Hades Sort u/PS

1000W Energon EPS-1000 140mm

Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro S-939/940

500 gb sata

Maximum heat encountered: 45 Celsius (35-40 when running idle.)

Any ideas or solutions are very apreciated!


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#1
July 10, 2011 at 05:48:15
what makes u think its not a driver issue? even if u reformated. what driver version are u using? download the latest driver from nvidia website
did u have that kind of issue on ur AMD radeon card?
are those temps for the graphics card or cpu?
the power supply could be damaged or defective and not giving enough power to the card or the cpu

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#2
July 10, 2011 at 07:02:21
computer was formatted afterwards - so no driver issue would occour
This was completely un-necessary.

1000W Energon EPS-1000 140mm
This isn't a good psu, get a high quality unit from corsair etc.
http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?...

How did u know CPU running very slow? Use CPUz to check if CPU is running at full speed http://filehippo.com/download_cpuz/
I suspect video card, use GPUz to check if the v-card running @ x16(Bus Interface PCI-Ex16@16) http://filehippo.com/download_gpuz/

Did u download v-card driver from nVidia website?

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.


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#3
July 10, 2011 at 07:29:01
Taking a cue from kuwese:

"computer was formatted afterwards - so no driver issue would occour
This was completely un-necessary."

Yep. Absolutely unnecessary & a complete waste of time. I'm in 100% agreement with kuwese.

1000W Energon EPS-1000

Why would you spend all that money on the CPU, board, RAM, graphics card, etc, then connect it all to such a low end piece of garbage that doesn't even have active PFC? When it blows (& it will), you'll be replacing a lot more than just the power supply.

BTW, your CPU is an AMD Phenom2 Quad 965 3.4GHz AM3 S-940. What makes you think it's running slowly?


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#4
July 10, 2011 at 08:25:59
Looks like i'm going to replace the 1000w energon for sure.

I downloaded CPU-Z and GPU-Z.

The V-card is running with: bus int(PCI-E 16 x @ 16x) and the latest drivers are from Nvidia's website.

i've uploaded the validations here:
CPU-Z : http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.p...
GPU-Z: http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/9ezau/

the CPU might not be slow, but something isn't working for sure, since it has troubles with almost every new game, even Titan quest runs slow at some points. (again when standing still, then move OR simply just keep run fast somewhere in the game makes the game run slow or even freeze for 1-2 sec)

The RADEON card simply couldn't play Dark age of Camelot at all, so i did a little research and saw that it had terrible reviews on many sites. therefore I got a replacement :)


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#5
July 10, 2011 at 10:40:14
CPU and v-card are ok. Dark age of camelot is old game(old games have issue with newer hardware), iam sure my intel xtreme graphics can run it.
I still suspect this is soft issue, try to uninstall nvidia driver and use ms driver then run your games.
Btw hd 6950 is a high-end gaming card.

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.


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#6
July 10, 2011 at 10:47:17
thanks for your reply Kuwese.

Dark age is old yes, but what about the new games?
Could it be something with my directX settings or some other Software that is causing my games to run slow?

The CPU runs Desktop, browser etc Very fast, loads games fast and so on.
It's only when graphic needs to be displayed that it starts the slowing.. :)

btw removed the Nvidia driver and Microsoft Visuel C++ Runtime Library pop'ed says that service is not compatible with Windows.

Service: C:\Windows\system32\ATKFUSSservice.exe

I have no idea what this is, so im just putting it in here :)


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#7
July 10, 2011 at 11:00:38
like mentioned before ur power supply might blow up on u. u should change the power supply ASAP. btw why did u change from an HD 6950 to a gtx 570 they are so closely alike

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#8
July 10, 2011 at 11:10:15
Hi toxict51,

Thanks for the heads up, funny thing is my old PC's supply blew up and thats why I got this new pc.

Short story is that its bought from an online store, This computer has not been customized very much, only the ram. My old PC was bought at the same store and it ran the games perfect with just a nvidia 8800.

The store however are building customized pro gaming CPU's and so on, so I thought I could trust the store with its offers. I now know that is not the case, as i've been looking around researching other peoples experience with this power supply, first thing i'm going to do it to go the store Monday and try to get a replacement.

Answer to why I switched:

I researched the net to find out more about the RADEON, after it was tried in Dark age of Camelot. The game lag so much it almost couldn't log out again.


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#9
July 10, 2011 at 11:10:33
Don't touch c++(install it again) also install ms xna framework. After uninstalling nvidia driver restart the system then run a game and post the results.

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.


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#10
July 10, 2011 at 11:47:52
UPDATE:

Dark age of camelot runs Smoothly now. tested at the zones where it would freeze or run extremely slow.

However I experienced a very slow start on windows and long load times, Because its the first time since installments maybe?

Diablo 2 even had a 70 fps increase. so now its about 460 fps ingame.


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#11
July 10, 2011 at 12:05:48
were glad the problem is solved.i also forgot to mention in my previous response kuwese said it install c++ again dont touch that program.
even though the games are working again i suggest u change psu for ur pc's safety.
460fps?its either impossible or ur just playing the game on low settings..lol
dark age of camlot lags because its an old game and its not programmed to run on new hardware there was nothing wrong with the HD 6950. i bet ur question would be now then why isnt it lagging on the gtx570, im not sure looks like nvidia pays more attention in their drivers
computers are a second home
NVIDIA GeForce
toxict51


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#12
July 10, 2011 at 16:01:44
Games are running well with ms driver right? It's important to install driver from nVidia, here is 64bit win vista/7 driver http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-w...
When u install choose Custom (Advanced) and make sure to tick PhysX System Software.

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.


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#13
July 12, 2011 at 06:31:53
what were u thinking replacing a hd 6950 with a gtx 570.lust unlock that 6950 to a 6970 and you could have gotten a card at par with the gtx 580

Intel Core 2 Duo E2180 @ 2.00 GHz

2 GB DDR2 DAM

XFX Radeon HD 4650

250 GB HDD


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