Topic Title: Low FPS, BSOD
Topic Summary: Low FPS in any game
Created On: 10/23/2013 06:11 PM
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 10/23/2013 06:11 PM
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FantaJu1ce
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Graphics Card
- ASUS HD7770-DCT-1GD5 / AMD Radeon HD 7770 / PCI-E 3.0 / 1GB GDDR5 / 128-bit / Core 1120 MHz / Memo 4600 MHz / D-Sub (via adapter) / 2x DVI / HDMI / HDCP


AMD Catalyst Driver Version, and Driver History
- 13.9, 13.152-130830a-163178C-ATI

Operating System
- 32 bit, Windows 7 Home Premium

Issue Details
- Just go and play any game, the FPS drops immediatly.
- With the BSOD, problem arrives in about 30-90 minutes in game.
- Low-Medium, AA and everything else OFF.

Motherboard or System Make & Model
- Motherboard Name ASRock ConRoeXFire-eSATA2  (3 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 1 AGI Express, 4 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394)

Power Supply

- LEPA W500-SA 500W

Display Device(s) and Connection(s) Used
- ViewSonic VA1916w
- DVI to VGA

Applications and Games

- Every game that I've got installed (a bunch of Steam games and another bunch of old games)

CPU Details
- Intel Pentium D 930 (2 Cores)

Motherboard BIOS Version
- According to the MOBO: 2.10

System Memory Type & Amount
- 4 GB A-Data

Additional Hardware
- 1 SATA-3 500 GB(boot), 1 IDE 320 GB, no additional case fans, no additional PCI/PCIe devices.


Additional Details
- System's been clean for a long time from viruses.
- The system has been checked over.

 10/23/2013 08:47 PM
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Thanny
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Most of your poor performance can probably be attributed to that CPU.

The BSOD means you very likely have a hardware problem.  Until you explain what you mean by "checked over", I won't suggest how to proceed.

 

 10/23/2013 08:56 PM
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black_zion
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Slow processor, 3GB RAM, 32 bit Windows, garbage power supply, slow hard drives, and a mid range graphics card, that's why you have such mediocre performance. As for the BSOD, as Thanny said it is most likely a hardware issue, quite possibly due to insufficient power or a faulty RAM module causing data corruption since it happens in every game.

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 10/24/2013 04:11 AM
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FantaJu1ce
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Well...

The Problems started after I changed the GPU.

I had a ASUS GT 520 Silent (1GB DDR3) before, but I replaced it with a HD 7770.

So I don't know how anything would have gone faulty..

Edit: Would this low FPS problem go away, if got a new mobo: ASRock 970 Pro 3, and AMD Athlon II X2 270 cpu?



Edited: 10/24/2013 at 04:21 AM by FantaJu1ce
 10/24/2013 09:14 AM
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black_zion
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Quit thinking cheap. You need something with some actual grunt if you want to play higher end games at higher resolutions and details. Also you need a new power supply, and Windows 7 64 bit. But I would start with the power supply, a good brand (SeaSonic, Enermax, Corsair, PC P&C) 650w can be had pretty inexpensively, and will carry forward to your next upgrade.

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 10/24/2013 06:33 PM
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FantaJu1ce
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I don't have a budget of thousands of €'s.

I'm just barely trying to scrape together money to build myself something, before this Pentium D I had a Pentium 4 ( a year ago ).

The quality products here in Estonia are not cheap. They are quite expensive (for example: The cheapest corsair PSU costs 113€ )

I get +-50€ per month, and by next year's summer I've finished school: which means I will not have any time to deal with computers anymore.

I'm just trying to have a PC which will run games at normal, not at ultra low and 800x600.



Edited: 10/24/2013 at 06:40 PM by FantaJu1ce
 10/24/2013 07:51 PM
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stumped
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Fanta... I appreciate where your at. Get yourself a computer with a Intel I5 processor...or upgrade your processor to at least a first/second generation I5 according to what your MB will handle. The card you have will allow you to play the modern games...just not at a ultra setting. Be sure if you do as I suggest, make sure your power supply is above the minimum required



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 10/25/2013 06:09 AM
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FantaJu1ce
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The mobo is a AM3+ socket.

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