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Very low frame rate with GTX 980 and I5 4690K

Q: Very low frame rate with GTX 980 and I5 4690K

Ever since I got my parts and built my computer, I had noticed that when i first started playing games, It had been obvious that I wasn't getting the correct amount of frames for what I had bought and built. I really only played two games (Counterstrike and League of Legends) and since it wasn't a huge problem, I didn't try to solve it right away. Just recently, I had bought Overwatch and noticed that even on lowest settings, I would be getting 10-30 frames during fights with a number of people around.

CPU : I5 4690K
RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8GB (2x4gb)
MoBo: MSI Z97 Gaming 7
Power Supply: EVGA Bronze 600W Power Supply
HDD: Seagate 1TB Harddrive
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A:SSD slow read rate 264mb/sec

There's a known issue with SSD storage:

SSDs degrade in performance overtime - -
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A:Routers & 'jumbo frame'

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GPU : GTX 750ti / 750 since this is a value oriented and energy efficient video card ( less fps but saves on power bills ).
Games : BF4 / far cry 4 and multiplayer titles.

A:Which cpu is overall better in value and fps results on modern games , i5 4460 or i5 4690k?

The I5 4690K would be better and should be able to be overclocked if u are interested in that.
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We are seeing lots of posts on issues of low or variable FPS rates being observed so it begs the topic question Going to Microsoft s http support microsoft com kb we see these comments There are primarily three factors that affect the frame rate and they are all interrelated CPU A general rule of thumb for this is FPS factors What influence rate? the the higher the frame rate the higher the CPU requirement For the Windows Media Encoder to keep up with the data that is being sent to it from the capture card a fast CPU is required To keep synchronized with the audio stream the Encoder will start dropping video frames to keep up with the data input When frames are dropped the Current FPS statistic is lower than the Expected FPS statistic on the monitor panel Note that some capture cards are only able What factors influence the FPS rate? to capture at FPS while What factors influence the FPS rate? others are able to capture at the full FPS Consult your What factors influence the FPS rate? card s manufacturer for specific details about your card Content Type As stated previously high-motion content requires more resources than low-motion video Therefore it is more important to properly select a CPU to handle the task and to choose the right profile and key frame rate If the encoding process cannot keep up with the content it starts dropping frames One exception to this is static content If the content is a stationary object such as a wall or an empty room the frame rate may be lower because the Encoder does not need to capture any deltas Selected Profile Each profile has frame size and frame rate determined If you select a profile that the Encoder cannot keep up with then select a lower quality profile Multiple Bitrate profiles can also affect the Encoder performance If the Encoder starts dropping frames you may need to remove a stream from the profile or adjust the frame size Click to expand nbsp

A:What factors influence the FPS rate?

There have also been a lot of questions about refresh rates, which are very reliant on FPS. If anyone cares for a simple and easy to understand video on refresh rates, here is one.
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So in the forum I ran across two ways for dealing with this limitation.

The first and I think most common is VSync which synchronizes the FPS to the monitor.
The second is a Frames Limiter such as is one of the features found in DXTORY

Yesterday I installed Crysis and Thank Gosh for DXTORY, Crysis came without VSync enabled and it went haywire. Over 1000 frames a second and locked my KB and Mouse.

I figured out the problem, set up DXtory at 60FPS and Crysis played great.

So my question is which is going to give me a better quality gaming experience in normal games. Frame LImiting or VSync.?

A:Vsync Verse Frame Limiter-Which is better?

Isn't it the same thing?

My understanding is that Vsync outputs 60fps (or whatever) and discards the extra frames.
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A:Vid Card with high enough refresh rate for 64-inch screen?

Something is wrong with your connections. 60Hz is plenty.
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A:Relation between fps and refresh rate

Refresh rate is the number of times your monitor can refresh the screen per second, and FPS is how many frames per second your PC is outputting.

It means that if your monitor is 60hz, it can display up to 60 FPS, and not above. But will not affect the systems performance directly, and just means that if your system is outputting 67 fps, then your monitor will not be able to show all those frames, and you will need to turn Vsync on in your games.
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A:Frame skipping in most games

I assume you used Asus GPU Tweak during game play to monitor frame rate and clocks, and that everything looks good. It's possible the card itself has a problem, but more likely its a bottleneck somewhere. Have you tried unplugging everything that's not absolutely required (other PCI/PCIe cards, drives, USB peripherals). Could also be a weird driver issue (some other hardware's driver conflicting with the 580's driver). A bad stick of RAM could also cause this. Did the problem arise after a hardware change 3 months ago? Was it working fine before with all the same hardware? You may want to consider a clean install of Windows (time-consuming but if you can't play games you should have plenty of time on your hands).
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other info:
2 x quad core i7 cpu
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windows 7 64bit


A:Better frame rate on Radeon HD 4600

Get a new videocard. That's where the bottleneck is. But make sure your power supply can supply enough consistent power.

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A:New computer HD 6970 unable to rate system or play games

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A:Inconsistent frame rate in games on brand new gaming PC

Hope ya got the latest video card drivers n windows updates. Really do you even notice the fps drop or are you staring the fps numbers? Also you can go into your power management and adjust your settings so your cpu is running above the normal 5% on idle.
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get a screenshot on a Win/7 which shows the devices and the router.
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What is the model number and name of your monitor?
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and yes ive tried to start in safemode but same message comes :/

so yes i need help!

A:Black screen after changing refresh rate

Hi Pot
Welcome to Techspot.

Is there an auto button on your monito? Try turning the monitor off then back on and also try hitting the auto button. Sometimes this resets the monitor.

Do you have integrated graphics on your mobo? If you do unplug the graphics card plug your monitor onto you mobo and try rebooting.

You should be able to uninstall the graphics drivers and ATI Catalyst Center.

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A:Dragon Age dropped frame rate

Did you install it recently? Have you got the latest update? Have you configured/modded the game in any way?
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A:Yet another external HDD slow transfer rate under Vista

Try How to Reinstall Your USB Controllers and Motherboard Chipset Drivers

And you don't say, or i missed in my skim of your post, but does your HD work consistently as USB 2.0 on other computers???
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As per title really.

After my somewhat suprising Crysis experiement earlier, I'm curious to find out the most reliable way of finding out frame rates whilst its playing.

Its basic I know - But prior to joining here in May (I think!) , I'd not touched a PC game in over 15 years... Your all slowly converting me! Pmsl.

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Newbie questions!!

A:Calculating frame rates in games questions

hi Leeky,
you can use this utility to see what your running while playing, it hasa benchmark feature as well that will give you min/max/avg and record a log to your desltop. it depends on the type of game really. 30FPS is widely considered playable for semi smooth play. P(ersonally I think its at least 60FPS) for First person shooters 60fps is the goal for smooth, MMo's don't require that to play okay.The biggest issue is the minimum FPS. if it dips below 30 while you get to the 'action' portions, it gets really chunky looking. What was the "Crysis experiement" you were speaking of ?
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A:Monitor refresh rate

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DeepMartin said:

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PS i havent really checked on the cable what it says so could i perhaps be misssing a setting in my bios that limits the cable and transfer to be ata33?Click to expand...

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A:Severe frame rate issues and 2nd rail 3.3v drops to 3.28v

Also realize that Crysis does have a DirectX 10 path of the game which do provide some visual improvements, but at the cost of some very measurable performance. You can see the improvements by mousing-over the images on this page:

As you can see on this set of benchmarks (which have come up for both NV and ATI with newer drivers), DX10 mode does trail DX9 mode of the game:,1697,2222417,00.asp
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A:Increase frame rate for gaming/drivers/general confusion!

Your monitor doing 60Hz is just the refresh rate. When playing games with v-sync enables your framerate will not go higher than your refresh rate which is 60Hz (hence won't go higher than 60fps). If you disable v-sync (won't necessarily increase performance if you have low framerates already) than your framerate can go higher than the refresh rate (virtually unlimited) for even smoother gameplay BUT you get what is called horizontal tearing which can kinda suck in a lot of games.

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In your case your running an old Intel with a rather crappy graphics card. You can try overclocking your CPU but I don't think it will help much. You PC (no offence) is rather crap when it comes to performance. The only real viable chance of geting higher framerates is to buy a new PC, or at least get a more powerful graphics card. But your CPU being at 1.6GHz will be a bottle neck for it.

Your pretty much screwed. Buy a new PC, make sure its custom built as custom builds are the best (You know what your getting).

EDIT: Sorry if spelling is off. I got up REAL early to get the papers from the garage and am really tired.
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A:Refresh Rate

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thanks in advance

A:Recommended refresh rate?

You don't get that option with LCD. Only CRT.

Leave it alone.
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A:Stuck frame per second rate

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A:DRAM Command Rate BIOS setting Problem with Installation of New Memory Module

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u might give the details of the computer, video card, drivers installed for all and any other thing that could be effecting this. we might need a few details.

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A:refresh rate

Yes. This message was too short - dumb rule when the answer is simple.

However - YES!
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A:RAID worth it? Perf gain qustionable. Failure rate doubled.

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have overclocked the memory clock of gpu by 35.75 %

and i also have overclocked the 3d clock of my gpu by 38.67 %

is the overclocking fine???or is there more scope???

i have only the default cooler and 4 fans in the cabinet.

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The overclocking is completely stable.

finally plz rate the overclocking.

Thanking you in Advance
-- Abhinit

A:Plz rate my overclocking.

not bad for a stock heatsink/fan overclock

any amount of overclock is good really (as long as the component still works afterwards)

and it is still the same as a 6600 but just slightly faster clocks, its the gpu design and overall design of the card that makes it unique.

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A:How would you rate my computer?

Link your system Cfitzarl because im too lazy to look on Newegg at all the products :haha:

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I rate it a 9.99999991/10!
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A:I think i have a decent build... please rate it

First, for the sound card, try to look for something from Creative Labs (SB Audigy), they should be considerably better.

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A:Building a portable PC rate it and give suggestions

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Here is a llink a board with the AMD Geode: $74
Or you could get an AMD Duron and a mATX board:
CPU: $18
Motherboard: $43
CPU Fan: $10
Total: $71

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A:Low frame rates and many beeps...

The first two things I'd check are your CPU temps and your PSU voltage.

To check your CPU temps (if you don't aleady have some monitoring software) download and run speedfan:

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A:My burning rate has drop...

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any help would be great.

A:Can high RAM latencies cause bad frame rates in games?

What's the rest of your machine line? CPU, etc?
Having 512MB of ram isn't helping anything but having questionable memory could be causing some problems.
You can get 1GB of good ram for under $80 now.
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A:refresh rate override

Setting the refresh rate to higher than 60 Hz allows for a higher frame rate (especially with Vsync enabled); when benchmarking vsync should be disabled - that way refresh rate won't have any effect on performance.

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A:Hard Drive transfer rate very slow (Seagate Barracuda 120GB)

Make sure you have hard disk DMA enabled in BIOS and see if Windows is using it.
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A:Adapter Refresh Rate

If your monitor is a standard CRT monitor it should run on 60 hz without a problem.

When you say it has "scanlines" across the top? does your monitor have a slightly bright look to it. are these lines say small red or green lines that apear to be about the same distance apart from each other, probably about 1/4 inch.

if so your "backlight" brightness for a lack of better terms is set way to high and thats your problem, I dont recommend doing this but you can adjust your brightness by removing the case on it and you will have a POT, variable resistor, actually you will have up to possibly 10 depending on what type/model the monitor is, you will be able to adjust these with a screwdriver. You can play around with them to find which one is the correct one, but for a non technical person, and for most that are avid pc modders I still do not recommend doing this... if you touch the flyback,(produces above 150k voltes depending on make/model can lay an ***** whipping you.
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One of the reasons i bought a compaq P1100 was because it could do 1600x1200 at 95hz. The problem is that for some reason the drivers don't have this option to choose from so even using most of the refresh forcing methods like ReForce or rage3dtweak don't work. The only one that's let me do 1600x1200 at 95hz has been powerstrip but now my trial period has ended and it seems silly to buy such a large program for just this tiny little reason.

Does anyone know of any other programs that let you force odd refresh rates?

A:Anyone know of any CUSTOM refresh rate forcing programs other than powerstrip?

You can do it in the registry, doesn't cost you anything.
Go her and scroll down to VIDEO CARDS
Substitute the videocard-names found there, and Bob's your uncle.
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How FPS effect gaming? What is healthy FPS for playing game? Is the slowness of the game is due to low FPS? How can i check FPS of the game that i am playing?

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I would like to know if i can have the next thing:

I have 2 pcs and a router, but would like to put a smc jumbo frame support switch 8 ports between the PCs and connect the switch to the router.

I know that a jumbo frame means a large packet but would like to know if i can still connect with the router without any problem!

Is there any problem in connecting a jumbo frame switch and a router???

Also, i would need 2 network cards with jumbo frames, sure???
Thanks a lot!

A:Jumbo frame switch - router question

Yes you can connect the switch just fine. It will/should auto-detect the peers capable of jumbo frames and use the feature on those ports.

Jumbo frames are a feature of gigabit ethernet so if you have 1000Mbit NICs then you probably already have jumbo frame support - just enable it in the driver properties. Your switch will work just fine with any other ethernet card with no problems too so there is no need to go out and buy anything.
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What would be faster....

A Maxtor drive with 9.3 ms seek time and SATA 150 mb transter rate


Western digitial with 8.9ms seek time and ATA 100 mb transfer rate.

A:Seek time verse transfer rate

HD performance factors

oh these are fun; HD performance stats.
Some basic issues
three factors determine HD performance (ignore caching).
..1) seek time; moving the arm to the correct location and
......setting the head to be used
..2) rotational delay (also called latency).
......when the arm/head arrive on the correct track,
......(on avg) we wait for 1/2 a revolution to get the precise record
..3) the electronic transfer time

to relate these three factors to one another, time > 10* (latency + transfer time)

if one COULD do nothing but sequential reads, then transfer time becomes the issue.
However, most HDs are fragment AND reads/writes ususally occur
for few records at a time and then another seek occurs.

Big Blue (ie IBM main frames) and some larger Unix systems have techniques
like ordered seeks to reduce random seeks to linear progressions to-fro the
surface, but that's another story

get 7200 rpm hd to reduce latency
get good size on-board cach enabled HDs
keep your system to less than 10 fragmentation

ps: laptops still use the 5400 rpm HDs to save power
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Hello everyone o I m a noob so please be gentle I have a WinFast A TDH nVidia GeForce FX an Athlon XP and MB of RAM running a DVD burner and x IDE hd s For some time now I have had some issues with FMV s in a few of my games I have listed SOME of the effected games below there rates Please GeForce FMV's help! and frame more... - in Bad 5700 are others but these are off the top of my head -Driv r -X-Men Wolverine s Revenge -Mashed -Onimusha Warlords -Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Now when I say issues I m talkin around fps You could almost make a coffee in between frames The games run fine well fine for an older card but it s just the intro and ingame movies that are shockingly slow You have to repeatedly tap esc and ret to try and skip them at the frame shift which really sucks Especially with Driv r because it has movies running behind the menu so it s pretty much unusable Also all of the decent nvidia tech demo s run pretty average on it too like Ogre Dawn Clear Sailing and Time Machine Any thoughts Just another thing I just got Juiced and I am getting really bad frame rate spikes I ve been tweaking the options all night but I m still getting sudden bursts of frame rate increases and decreases all over the place Like hooning down at fps then slides into about fps then quickly bursts up to fps for a Please help! GeForce 5700 - Bad frame rates in FMV's and more... bit which throws me into a wall or a Please help! GeForce 5700 - Bad frame rates in FMV's and more... spin because of being Please help! GeForce 5700 - Bad frame rates in FMV's and more... unprepared for the sudden game speed increase Really annoying o Well there s my sad tale Any help on any of these issues would be greatly appreciated o P S Please try and avoid the obvious get a new card thing because something ain t right here Why would nvidia release a tech demo for the if my runs it at fps Not a good way to promote your product nbsp

A:Please help! GeForce 5700 - Bad frame rates in FMV's and more...

Make sure the cards fan is working right and free of dust. Usually when a video card runs hot it will slow down game play. Is it set to run at 8x AGP? Also go into the BIOS and increase the AGP aperature to 256mb. If the card is a regular 5700 and not an LE version you should be getting decent performance. If it is an LE some of them have 64bit memory which cripples the card for game playing and the rest have very low clock and memory speeds.
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I'm currently using a Radeon 9700 Pro and it has been working fine for quite some time (I forget exactly how long). But it?s been misbehaving lately. Colored (blue and yellow, to be specific) lines run vertically across the screen, congregating around things like desktop icons and my pointer. Polygons are stretched to some infinitely distant point. And my frame rate drops to nearly nothing. The first problem has been rather on and off, while the second two inevitably happen a few minutes into almost any of my games. Any help?

A:Dots and Distortion and Frame Rate, oh my! (Assistance Required)

Your GPU may be overheating. Is the fan on your graphics card still working properly? I say properly because just because it turns doesn't mean it's turning fast enough.
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Does anyone know if there is such a setting in the P4C800-E Deluxe's BIOS and, if so, where it can be found?



A:AUUS P4C800-E Deluxe - Is there a setting for Command Rate?

I think the 1T-2T Command Rate is an AMD only function.
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For example, Is there any disadvantage running a refresh rate of 120 Hertz versus 60 Herts?

I'm not sure if it's me but, the graphics seem to differ slightly, (deeper and clearer at 60Hz) yes/no?? I did notice the mouse moved quicker across the screen from 60 to 120hz. No biggy, if I change the mouse settings, though I can't come to realize the which I prefer? I'm running a 19"" Sony Trinitron CRT.


A:Refresh Rate question..........

As far as I know, not, only if your monitor and graphics card can do them natively, there's no real risk whatsoever.
if they can't display them, the screen will appear garbled and difficult to work with.