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GTX 770 Low GPU Usage and FPS Drops

Hi. I have been getting some annoying frame drops with my new MSI GTX 770 2GB. When I play Battlefield 4 especially, compared to my R9 270X, which I sold to a friend, I get very low GPU usage equating to a low FPS and when the GPU usage really dips down, very bad from drops. I have seen online people getting great frame rates with this card but I don't seem to get them consistently. I do get high FPS, but alongside very low and annoying frame drops. In BF4, many times it drops all the way down to about 15 FPS for like 10 seconds. I play on a crappy, old 1600x900 monitor. Could the monitor affect the FPS? I have tried a few different versions of drivers, all seem to give about the same result. But BF4 is definately the worst, I don't notice it as much in other games, but it's still there. It does the same thing on BF3 as well. Does anyone know what is to blame here, it makes BF4 practically unplayable. Thanks.

Specs:

AMD FX 8350 at stock 4.0 GHz
MSI GTX 770 2GB
Corsair XMS3 8gb RAM
ASRock 970 Extreme4
Corsair CX750M
Fractal Design Define R4
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  1. Is this happening in any other games? And if not, try using VSync on BF4. Normally that helps with FPS drops.
  2. Man I'm having the same issues and a few other people were as well, what the hell is going on with this card...?
  3. Also my rig is almost the same as yours
    8350
    750w psu
    etc etc...
  4. I have the exact problem! My rig is also the same. HELP US PLEASE. I wonder if it is you CPUs?
  5. I feel like it shouldn't be the CPU because the 8350 is right on par with the 4670 and they're both great cpu's especially for value gaming, I just see people posting these videos on benchmarking and the setup is almost exactly the same stock 8350 and stock 770, but they're getting better performance than me which is like... wtf is going on? I checked usage and everything and I have a 4gb OC'd windforce card!
  6. Best answer
    I3lood Eagle said:
    I feel like it shouldn't be the CPU because the 8350 is right on par with the 4670 and they're both great cpu's especially for value gaming, I just see people posting these videos on benchmarking and the setup is almost exactly the same stock 8350 and stock 770, but they're getting better performance than me which is like... wtf is going on? I checked usage and everything and I have a 4gb OC'd windforce card!



    It was the CPU actually. I had to unpark all of the cores, because only 2 of them were in use. I only have a 2gb card also. I can get like 55-80 fps now on ultra.
  7. UNPARK YOUR CORES! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20v3lZuUi1s
    Fixed for me!
  8. anoori9000 said:
    UNPARK YOUR CORES! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20v3lZuUi1s
    Fixed for me!


    It didn't exactly work for me do I have to restart for this to take affect and he also did the regedit thing like 4 time mine only did it twice?
  9. And now I feel like a total PC noob, I have no idea why I didn't think of that sooner. Man I really appreciate the help the Tech Gods smile upon you today. BIG UPS to you @anoori9000 (y) (y)
  10. I3lood Eagle said:
    anoori9000 said:
    UNPARK YOUR CORES! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20v3lZuUi1s
    Fixed for me!


    It didn't exactly work for me do I have to restart for this to take affect and he also did the regedit thing like 4 time mine only did it twice?


    This one is an easier method: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP92GzDz7h8
    Follow the directions and download the thing. It does the same thing as the first one, just u don't have a chance of fucking your computer up.
    You must restart your computer.
  11. anoori9000 said:
    I3lood Eagle said:
    anoori9000 said:
    UNPARK YOUR CORES! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20v3lZuUi1s
    Fixed for me!


    It didn't exactly work for me do I have to restart for this to take affect and he also did the regedit thing like 4 time mine only did it twice?


    This one is an easier method: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP92GzDz7h8
    Follow the directions and download the thing. It does the same thing as the first one, just u don't have a chance of fucking your computer up.
    You must restart your computer.


    It worked I just had to restart, It worked the first time I did it sorry I had to repost to tell you it worked the first time :P
    Thanks for the help man much appreciated
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