Topic Title: XFX HD7950 DD performance issues(PLEASE HELP!!)
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 04/03/2014 04:04 PM
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Hello guys!

I am currently using XFX HD7950 DD. Ever since the day I put it in my PC, I have been getting many performance issues with my card. The issues are not game specific. There are frame rate drops for 10s or so and these drops keep on repeating after intervals of about 20s or so making my gaming experience quite unpleasant to say the least. My temps are quite low (about 60-70 degree Celcius). Here's some screen shots:-http://imgur.com/594A87i,eqsXHVh,ImjanaL,vLIT2u5,58KQNaF,26ifm3e,O2ACN71,5tuMv4s,XsuaatC#3

Though I am only showing screen shots of only Battlefield 4, this problem persists in all games I play (even much older games like Fallout3 , Fallout New Vegas, Skyrim, Crysis and even Call of Duty).

I have used a wide variety of fixes such as BIOS resetting, placing card in different PCIe slots etc. Here's a screenshot of GPU-Z:-http://gpuz.techpowerup.com/14/04/03/8z3.png

My Hardware specs are as follows:-

1. CPU:-AMD FX 8320 @ 3.5Ghz

2. Processor Cooler:-Cooler Master Hypere 212X Cooler

3. HDD:-WD Caviar Blue 500GB(WD5000AAKX)

4. RAM:- 2x4GB Corsair DDR3 1333MHz(CMV4GX3M1A1333C9)

5. PSU:-Corsair VS650 650Watt PSU

6. GPU:- XFX ATI Radeon R7950 3GB DDR5 Double Dissipation Graphics Card.

7. Motherboard:-ASRock 970 Extreme4

8. Cabinet:-Cooler Master HAF 912

I really hope you guys could help me as I only have a few months of warranty left. And for the record, this problem has been prevalent since Day 1. I am currently using the Catalyst 14.3 Beta. I have tried a variety of drivers starting from Betas to WHQL version but to no avail. 

Thanks for your time and sorry for the long post. Goodbye!

 04/04/2014 12:14 PM
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You mentioned BIOS "resetting"...have you "updated" mb BIOS?  No mention of cpu temps...check for "cpu throttling down".

Other than the AA, what is wrong in the first photo?



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 04/04/2014 01:17 PM
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I assume you have your computer power setting at "performance" ? Do you have cool & quiet disabled? Do you have your power slider in CCC set to +20? If these are not your settings, make them so...each one could be causing the issue you described. Also, you might want to read thru the FAQ. I would think that core parking would be of interest.



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 04/05/2014 10:37 AM
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@UcouldBrong, Well in the first photo I am using the Low settings and in the rest of them, I am using the Ultra settings.  I am currently using the latest BIOS update. I already mentioned in the original post that "My temps are quite low (about 60-70 degree Celcius)".

@stumped, Nope, I am currently using the High Performance power setting and have the power slider all the way to 20%. I have even tried core parking but to no avail. BTW what is the cool and quiet setting? Do you have and idea how to turn off cool and quiet setting and will it hurt my processor. And here's a thread I found in Tom's Hardware:-http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1737138/8320-high-temperatures-performance-issues.html

The thing is I am using a Cooler Master Hyper 212X which is think is better than the one stated as the solution.



Edited: 04/05/2014 at 10:43 AM by XFXHD7950
 04/05/2014 11:46 AM
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Read TFM and then go into your BIOS immediately after starting you computer and before Windows posts.

No..un unh. No mention of your cpu temps...you ONLY mentioned your gpu model and then a temperature in your post. A temp of 60-70 C is quite high for a "cpu" and should be attended to.

Understand that "Celcius" has now been changed to Celsius in popular usage.



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Edited: 04/05/2014 at 11:55 AM by UcouldBrong
 04/05/2014 10:07 PM
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Originally posted by: XFXHD7950 @UcouldBrong, Well in the first photo I am using the Low settings and in the rest of them, I am using the Ultra settings.  I am currently using the latest BIOS update. I already mentioned in the original post that "My temps are quite low (about 60-70 degree Celcius)".

@stumped, Nope, I am currently using the High Performance power setting and have the power slider all the way to 20%. I have even tried core parking but to no avail. BTW what is the cool and quiet setting? Do you have and idea how to turn off cool and quiet setting and will it hurt my processor. And here's a thread I found in Tom's Hardware:-http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1737138/8320-high-temperatures-performance-issues.html

The thing is I am using a Cooler Master Hyper 212X which is think is better than the one stated as the solution.

If you have it, it will be in your computer bios..on/off.



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 04/06/2014 11:29 AM
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@UcouldBrong, here it is man:-http://imgur.com/wy9Fomb,1btM7NV

So, do you think my CPU is the problem or the CPU cooler is the problem?

@stumped, I have to check it then. Will it harm mu CPU though?

 04/07/2014 12:29 AM
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Temps look hot...if my temps hit 60C...guns go off! 

Did you apply the cpu thermal grease, yourself? 

Increase fan speed on cpu cooler...temp go down?  What happens if you leave the case door off?

Recommend water cooling, but it is NOT usually necessary if all components are monitored and cpu is NOT OCd AND there is good case airflow.

ATTEND to that 76C temp.



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 04/11/2014 03:14 PM
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@UcouldBrong, I had my friend appy the thermal paste. He did so on October 2013. Actually, I don't know how to control the CPU cooler fan speed and I did not Overclock the CPU. Well I may have to look into trying to create a good case airflow, maybe get a few more case fans. I didn't attach any more case fans. I am using the 2 Fans I got with the Case preinstalled and the CPU cooler.

 04/11/2014 11:57 PM
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If it is connected to your motherboard...read tfm for the board and use the ASRock utility to adjust the fan speed.



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 04/13/2014 09:38 AM
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@UcouldBrong, ok I will do so.

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