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GTX770 Poor usage and FPS

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18 October 2013 19:10:21

My GTX 770 never goes above 40% usage in any game, and I get low FPS because of it.

LoL: 4% usage - 50FPS
Skyrim: 30% usage - 40-70FPS
ARMA3: 40% usage - ~50FPS

My power supply is a corsair tx850, more then capable.
My card will hit 100% usage under FurMark. So not a PSU problem.

I'm using a 8350FX, not being CPU limited either.

Temps are never over 80C, with furmark running. Not a temp problem.
Never over ~58C in games.

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18 October 2013 19:26:27

Sorry to hear that, mate.

What are the CPU speed and temps?

Also, are you using a 990FX MoBo?

Cheers!

EDIT: LoL doesn't use much GPU power, so you can leave it out. Skyrim is CPU limited (in particular, favors Intel) and ARMA3 looks like it's also CPU bound, but I don't have it to compare by myself.
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18 October 2013 19:34:37

Yuka said:
Sorry to hear that, mate.

What are the CPU speed and temps?

Also, are you using a 990FX MoBo?

Cheers!

EDIT: LoL doesn't use much GPU power, so you can leave it out. Skyrim is CPU limited (in particular, favors Intel) and ARMA3 looks like it's also CPU bound, but I don't have it to compare by myself.

I am using a 990FX
I used to get 500+ fps on LoL, dont tell me it doesnt count, as its the worst offender.
My Skyrim is not CPU bound, I'm not hitting anywhere over 60% on any core, and I used to get higher fps then I am now with 460's in SLI. So Don't say its irrelevant either.

I'm not sure about A3, but I would agree with you.

CPU is stock and always under 55c
I've gone to 4.6ghz before to test to see if my games were being cpu bottlenecked. It did nothing. Thats how I know.
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18 October 2013 19:42:26

Ah, nice piece of information then.

At first glance you could have an issue with the drivers themselves. How did you swap the previous video cards? A full re-install of Windows?

Also, you could go check the PCIe config inside the UEFI (BIOS) just to make sure there's nothing weird there. And this reminds me, you did put the video card in a X16 slot, right? Some other slots are X16 in size, but operate at x4 or even x1 in some MoBos.

Since you already discarded it's not a CPU issue, we can go faster.

Cheers!
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18 October 2013 19:52:35

Yuka said:
Ah, nice piece of information then.

At first glance you could have an issue with the drivers themselves. How did you swap the previous video cards? A full re-install of Windows?

Also, you could go check the PCIe config inside the UEFI (BIOS) just to make sure there's nothing weird there. And this reminds me, you did put the video card in a X16 slot, right? Some other slots are X16 in size, but operate at x4 or even x1 in some MoBos.

Since you already discarded it's not a CPU issue, we can go faster.

Cheers!

PCI settings in BIOS are default.
Card is in 16x slot. (Top slot.)
Only thing leftover from 460 machine is the RAM. New OS and everything.
Could be driver issue, but not from left-overs.
CPU Parking is off, so that's not and issue with bottlenecking.

I have a soundblaster sound card plugged into the last PCi 2.0 slot, could this be interfering with something? (Sound card has short connector (4x??) but fit in the 16x slot fine and works normally. So it seemed fine.)
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18 October 2013 19:54:41

A clean sweep of the drivers is always a good idea. Download the latest and launch the installer, should have the complete re-install option in there.

When in doubt, start updating motherboard drivers. Uninstalling recent programs, and as a last resort, updating the BIOS to the latest.
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18 October 2013 20:05:01

What brand GTX 770? I'm leaning towards a warranty resolution.
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18 October 2013 20:06:28

Captdonno said:
What brand GTX 770? I'm leaning towards a warranty resolution.


Zotac. Not under neweggs 30day anymore. Problem started about the time that wore off -_-
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18 October 2013 20:11:57

And what about driver config? Do you have the drivers set up for "max performance"? Also, do you have something like Afterburner or something installed that can give you a more detailed run (speed, vram, voltage, etc) while running games or tests?

I'm beginning to think it has to do with Turbo Boost and the other power states the GTX770 has. Maybe there's something going weird in that department.

Cheers!
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18 October 2013 20:16:57

Yuka said:
And what about driver config? Do you have the drivers set up for "max performance"? Also, do you have something like Afterburner or something installed that can give you a more detailed run (speed, vram, voltage, etc) while running games or tests?

I'm beginning to think it has to do with Turbo Boost and the other power states the GTX770 has. Maybe there's something going weird in that department.

Cheers!

I've tried max and adaptive. Like always they do nothing.
I've tried the different displaymode states. (Multi-mon, single, compat, perf)
I do use 2 monitors. Main at 120, side at 60.
I've tried using NVI to force all the power states to full clocks. Doesn't help.
I use afterburner to monitor settings.
Base goes to 1137 (Or close) During usage. Mem to 3,753(Or about), Power to 97-100.
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18 October 2013 20:17:50

delta404 said:
Captdonno said:
What brand GTX 770? I'm leaning towards a warranty resolution.


Zotac. Not under neweggs 30day anymore. Problem started about the time that wore off -_-


You may have to contact Zotac. They carry a standard 2 year warranty for parts and labor for that card. support@zotacusa.com or by phone: 1-909-594-4300
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18 October 2013 20:23:39

Captdonno said:
delta404 said:
Captdonno said:
What brand GTX 770? I'm leaning towards a warranty resolution.


Zotac. Not under neweggs 30day anymore. Problem started about the time that wore off -_-


You may have to contact Zotac. They carry a standard 2 year warranty for parts and labor for that card. support@zotacusa.com or by phone: 1-909-594-4300

Last resort :( 
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18 October 2013 20:32:52

I know it hurts dude, but sometimes it saves you a ton of frustration. That's what warranties are for, so you don't have to pull your hair out for two years!
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18 October 2013 21:15:43

Oh, you have 2 mons with different refresh rate...

Can you disable the second display or fully disconnect it and test some?

After that, I'll agree with Captdonno to contact support if it doesn't work.

Cheers!
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18 January 2014 23:36:01

Bumping old question here but it might help someone else. Upgraded from a MSI 660ti PE to a MSI 770 gamer. At first I had major problems crashing @stock on desktop. I thought it might be a PSU problem or a faulty card. I started by taking everything out of my PC including a soundblaster xfi card which turned out to be the my problem. I'm am now running my 770 @ 1300 core 7512 on the memory 24/7 with no changes to max power or voltage. My temps never go above 50 and the power usage is a avg. 47 (unless I run a FurMark when the power hits 99% and the temps hit 70)
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25 February 2014 04:36:58

sorry wrong post.
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