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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi all,

 

Recently my graphics card hasn't been performing like it used to just two weeks earlier. I am now dropping over 15% of frames on Youtube and Warframe is completely unplayable. I also noticed a drop when changing from am i7 4790k (all other specs the same) but most of that was fixed until recently. My GPU is running at 40-50% on Youtube and my screen will sometimes black out completely. I have tried reinstalling all of the drivers for GPU and AM4 chipset. I honestly don't know what is happening and I just want to be able to use my computer. Any thoughts?

 

Specs:

  • Gigabyte Geforce GTX 970 Windforce
  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
  • ASRock AB350 Fatal1ty mini-ITX
  • 8G RAM (I forgot what brand)
  • Corsair SF600 PSU
  • Corsair H75 CPU Cooler
  • Phanteks Evolv Shift Case
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I don't want to insult you or make you feel dumb, but have you tried re-seating the card or monitoring your temperatures?


CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K - Motherboard: EVGA X99 FTW K - RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) - GPU: EVGA GTX 970 SuperSC ACX 2.0+
Case: NZXT Phantom 530 - Storage: 2x WD 1TB HDD - 1x 120GB Kingston HyperX 3K SSD - PSU: Corsair RM750 - Cooling: NZXT Kraken x61

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20 minutes ago, HungarianMafia said:

Hi all,

 

Recently my graphics card hasn't been performing like it used to just two weeks earlier. I am now dropping over 15% of frames on Youtube and Warframe is completely unplayable. I also noticed a drop when changing from am i7 4790k (all other specs the same) but most of that was fixed until recently. My GPU is running at 40-50% on Youtube and my screen will sometimes black out completely. I have tried reinstalling all of the drivers for GPU and AM4 chipset. I honestly don't know what is happening and I just want to be able to use my computer. Any thoughts?

 

Specs:

  • Gigabyte Geforce GTX 970 Windforce
  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
  • ASRock AB350 Fatal1ty mini-ITX
  • 8G RAM (I forgot what brand)
  • Corsair SF600 PSU
  • Corsair H75 CPU Cooler
  • Phanteks Evolv Shift Case

Didn't specify what you have done so far so with that you may have already tried what I am suggesting but here it goes:

 

1.Have you tried updating the drivers to the latest versions?

 

2.Before installing new drivers be sure to use:  http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html to completely uninstall all other display drivers on your computer so you don't install a driver on top of an existing one as that can cause serious problems.

 

3.Like stated above ensure the card is installed properly and ensure power cables on the card and psu are seated correctly.

 

4.Not sure if would make a difference buy check that your power plan is set to "Ryzen balanced power plan" or "High performance".

 

5.Install AMD B350 Chipset drivers from AMD website.

 

6.Get rid of any aftermarket overclocking software while your getting rid of drivers so you can ensure nothing is controlling the card in any way.

 

7.Make sure your running the latest version of windows https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/software-download/windows10 link at the top of the page.

 

8.Do a malware / virus scan.

 

Hope this helps in someway but that's about all I got.

 

Cheers.

 

Edit:

 

I just built a PC for my girlfriend with a Ryzen 1600 B350 MSI gaming pro carbon with a Asus Strix GTX 970 and it seems to run just great with everything on the latest drivers I was playing BF1, COD MW3 @ 60+ FPS on a 1440p Monitor Med/High Settings.  So it should be alright with your other hardware.

 

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34 minutes ago, HungarianMafia said:

 

Possibly reapply thermal paste


I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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Doing anything in the background? What is the usage of GPU when you are just browsing, i.e. not watching Youtube?


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 1/23/2018 at 9:43 PM, NonaHexa said:

I don't want to insult you or make you feel dumb, but have you tried re-seating the card or monitoring your temperatures?

I haven't tried re-seating my card. That's next when I have time (i.e: tomorrow night). Temperatures stay below 60C even under load.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
23 hours ago, Jurrunio said:

Doing anything in the background? What is the usage of GPU when you are just browsing, i.e. not watching Youtube?

Nothing else is using my card when I took those measurements. Browsing gets me 20-30% usage with one window.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 1/23/2018 at 9:55 PM, Tz000 said:

Didn't specify what you have done so far so with that you may have already tried what I am suggesting but here it goes:

 

1.Have you tried updating the drivers to the latest versions?

 

2.Before installing new drivers be sure to use:  http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html to completely uninstall all other display drivers on your computer so you don't install a driver on top of an existing one as that can cause serious problems.

 

3.Like stated above ensure the card is installed properly and ensure power cables on the card and psu are seated correctly.

 

4.Not sure if would make a difference buy check that your power plan is set to "Ryzen balanced power plan" or "High performance".

 

5.Install AMD B350 Chipset drivers from AMD website.

 

6.Get rid of any aftermarket overclocking software while your getting rid of drivers so you can ensure nothing is controlling the card in any way.

 

7.Make sure your running the latest version of windows https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/software-download/windows10 link at the top of the page.

 

8.Do a malware / virus scan.

 

Hope this helps in someway but that's about all I got.

 

Cheers.

 

Edit:

 

I just built a PC for my girlfriend with a Ryzen 1600 B350 MSI gaming pro carbon with a Asus Strix GTX 970 and it seems to run just great with everything on the latest drivers I was playing BF1, COD MW3 @ 60+ FPS on a 1440p Monitor Med/High Settings.  So it should be alright with your other hardware.

 

1. They are updated.

2. I always select to do a clean install. Does that not get rid of enough?

3. I will try re-seating, but it started randomly without me moving the case at all.

4. Both my CPU and GPU are set to performance mode.

5. Already installed. I tried doing a couple clean installs as well.

6. I have no aftermarket OC software.

7. I am running the latest version according to windows update.

8. I've tried. I didn't notice any differences afterwards.

 

Thanks for your help! I'll try re-seating my card tomorrow night. I didn't think that my CPU was bottle-necking, but I'm no expert. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 1/23/2018 at 10:11 PM, Streetguru said:

Possibly reapply thermal paste

If nothing else works, I will think about doing that. I don't know if i have the tools or the skills to do that without fear of breaking something.

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24 minutes ago, HungarianMafia said:

If nothing else works, I will think about doing that. I don't know if i have the tools or the skills to do that without fear of breaking something.

It would be really hard to break something, all you need to take it apart is a screw driver, then you just need something to take the old paste off with some rubbing alcohol, and of course new MX-4 or something
 

 


I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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