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Old 07-14-2007, 08:47 PM   #1
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I have been having some problems while playing some games recently, this started happening last week.

In games such as CS:S I have been suffering a great deal of FPS loss from where I was a month ago.

At first I thought my card was dieing, so I pop'd in my bothers card (same as mine) and the performance results were the same.

So I have eliminated the problem as being the videocard.

Do you think that the pcie slot on my mobo is going bad, or my powersupply is not giving out enough juice to the card anymore?

I'm leaning more towards the powersupply being bad
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Old 07-14-2007, 09:08 PM   #2
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Can you borrow your buddys PSU and put it in yours and test it? If the problem goes away your PSU needs replaced.
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Old 07-14-2007, 09:09 PM   #3
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When is the last time you did a general cleanup on your HDD? Remove any unneeded proggies, run a defrag. Clean up the registry, internet cache, etc. Maybe even check for any programs running in the backgound.
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Old 07-14-2007, 09:13 PM   #4
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Do you have a multimeter?? It's a good investment, you can get them pretty cheap. Check out this guide for testing a PSU with a multimeter:
http://forums.extremeoverclocking.co...d.php?t=137886
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Old 07-15-2007, 02:28 AM   #5
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well i'm looking at voltage settings with Everest Pro:
CPU Core - 1.35V
+3.3V - 3.15V
+5V - 5.05V
+12V - 12.63V
+5V Standby - 4.68V
VBAT Battery - 2.99V

Any of those look bad?
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Not going to post my CPU voltage cause thats totally different. Your 5V standby looks low and your 12V looks high. I know they very slightly i'm not sure what the total tolerance is. Well my voltages are a little tighter.

+3.3V - 3.30V
+5V - 4.99V
+12V - 12.09V
+5V Standby - 4.99V
VBAT Battery - 3.06V
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Old 07-15-2007, 11:30 AM   #7
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You shouldn't use software tools. If you actually read the guide I posted, you'll see they can be very inaccurate.

But the tolerance is usually 5%.
So by that, it looks like your 12V and 5V are a little off.
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