Solved Framerate Problems Playing Games

November 23, 2011 at 00:53:55
Specs: Windows 7, i3 8gb
Gday guys, I'm having some frame rate problems playing games, when I'm sure i shouldn't. Mainly i play games on steam like TF2, Dungeon ndefenders, LFD2 etc. My specs are as follows.

Intel Core i3-540 LGA1156
8GB Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
Nvidia GeForce GTS 450
Windows 7 64 bit
22" LG LED backlit LCD
650w power supply

I get no difference in frames on 1920 x 1080 as i do on say 1280 x 1024. which is strange. i thought perhaps overclocking was the problem, but if i overclock i tend to get, not sure how to explain it, graphics and color tearing? and pc shuts down, or just shuts down full stop. Was hoping someone could shed some light on what could be goin on :/ Thanks Guys

Sam


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November 24, 2011 at 04:37:59
Current CPU is throttling means it is running at lower speed to keep the temperature down, it is doing this to protect itself from burning.
Do u have thermal paste?

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#1
November 23, 2011 at 07:19:40
is vertical synchronization enabled in those games? if yes then u will get the same frames per second on all resolutions as Vsync locks the frames to ur monitor's refresh rate.
650W psu is not a psu spec, give us the name and the brand and amps on the 12V rail of ur psu.
since u crash when u overclock then the psu is not enough or ur overclocking too much in a way that is damaging ur graphics card.
u want to overclock please do it safely and dont damage ur card.
also make a quick scan for ur pc using malwarebytes (google)
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#2
November 23, 2011 at 07:39:26
thanks for the run down, ill open her up in the morn and get the deets on the psu for you. I had psu in mind since of course the comp shutting down screams psu, however.... It doesn't explain the frame rate problems. I just use the Msi overclocking tool that came with my GPU drivers btw. Vsync is not enabled either, and i tested it again this afternoon, i actually get worse frames on lower resolutions :/ Done a malwarebytes scan and didnt find anything since i do them fairly regularly. Kinda boned :/ got me at a loss. I will replace the PSU just to be safe, other than that i have no idea whats goin on. >.< Thanks for the input again :)

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#3
November 23, 2011 at 07:49:46
"color tearing"
It called artifacts, when overclock isn't stable u get artifacts.
Toxict51 is right about v-sync. V-sync helps to solve screen tearing problem enable it only if u have screen tearing problem.
Tell us if u still want to overclock your GTS 450.

Edit:
Disable v-sync in game settings.
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#4
November 23, 2011 at 08:27:17
V sync was never enabled :) It's not that i want to overclock my card. All i really want to do is have my pc function as it should and not get framerate problems... Which i should not be getting on this system aside from newer games on high graphic settings.

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#5
November 23, 2011 at 08:44:38
Toxic my PSU is a Shaw ATX12V P4 also 600w not 650 my bad
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#6
November 23, 2011 at 08:58:01
How much FPS do u get in those games? Does the system restart when video card isn't overclocked?
If the answer is NO then PSU isn't to blame even if shaw is a crap unit.
Also make sure V-sync is disabled in nVIdia control panel.

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#7
November 23, 2011 at 15:54:07
No the games don't restart or anything or freeze. I sit on like 30-35 frames when doing nothing if im lucky.... and if a lot is going on i can get as low and 6 or 7 :/ I mean my system is not perfect, far from it... But i strongly believe its better than this for god sake :/

Vsync in the control panel was on Application controlled, but i forced off just to be safe.


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#8
November 23, 2011 at 20:17:07
30 - 35 Fps in both resolutions right?
Download GPUz and check the PCIe speed, it must be PCIe x16 @ x16. or u can take a screenshot and let us see for ourselfes.

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#9
November 23, 2011 at 20:32:10
Yep same on both Resolutions, But strangely slightly lower frames on lower Resolutions :/

Bus Interface: PCIE 2.0x 16 @x 16 2.0

is this a problem?


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#10
November 23, 2011 at 21:58:31
Something must be wrong. Is your CPU also overclocked? Are you sure there aren't any other background services that are using CPU resources while you're gaming?

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#11
November 23, 2011 at 23:38:57
Yea im sure there isnt, i check regularly with Malwarebytes and Process manager. I agree something is wrong. My cpu is not overclocked, if anything underclocked. I looked in the bios, and the SPeed of each core is Min - 100mhz max 600. And theyre sitting on 133 :/

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#12
November 24, 2011 at 02:58:27
Each CPU core should run at 3067 mhz, disable intel speedstep in BIOS.

Make sure the base clock in BIOS is set to 133 mhz and multiplier to x23.
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#13
November 24, 2011 at 03:48:00
Cant find Speedstep in The BIOS is there another way to disable it? Also noticed in BIOS that my cpu is on like 94o C.. ffff is goin on............................

Sorry for the bother guys :/


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#14
November 24, 2011 at 04:37:59
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Current CPU is throttling means it is running at lower speed to keep the temperature down, it is doing this to protect itself from burning.
Do u have thermal paste?

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#15
November 24, 2011 at 08:58:56
right, that makes sense. I don't have thermal paste no :(. Is it worth sending it back to get a new one? or is this not the cpu's fault.

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#16
November 24, 2011 at 09:10:58
Go to the local electronic shop and ask for a thermal paste, it's under 5 bucks. Don't send it back a thermal paste will fix the problem. This isn't CPU fault, the guy who installed CPU is a person to blame.

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#17
November 24, 2011 at 19:39:59
Ah ok, not something that can be fixed by just putting it back in properly if it was installed incorrectly? Ill go and buy that thermal paste first chance i get :)

Thanks very much guys, you've been great :)


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#18
November 24, 2011 at 19:41:21
Also, once the cpu cools. Will it reset itself to run properly? or is it something i need to change back

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#19
November 24, 2011 at 21:52:05
If the temperature is ok, CPU will run at default speed which is 3.06 ghz.
Let us know if u have thermal paste because there's special way to apply it.

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#20
November 24, 2011 at 22:06:42
yea if you could let me know how to apply it that would be awesome. ill be getting some this weekend :)

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#21
November 25, 2011 at 02:26:28
How to Remove and Apply Thermal Compound

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#22
November 25, 2011 at 10:34:09
ta :)

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