video card fps question...

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by IceMurder, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. IceMurder

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    so recently i've been playing CS and before i play i've noticed if I run the video stress test my card will do about 120-130 fps but after i've been playing cs for awhile my card only does like 70-80 fps...why is it doing this? it's a brand new computer and a brand new video card (geforce 7900GT)...anyone know?
     
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  3. IceMurder

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    thats what i was thinking but idk, the computer is very well ventilated... :dunno:
     
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    You're playing online, I assume? Could be just network overhead. An offline stress test doesn't have to wait for a server for information on which objects to render.
     
  5. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    What make of card is that? I've got an eVga 7900GT and I can check the temps in display properties.

    Control panel > display properties > settings tab > advanced > GeForce tab.
     
  6. IceMurder

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    ive got the same card, what does your temp usually stay around?
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Mine is running at 38-39c with a Zalman VF900 cooler.

    I don't know what it was with the factory cooler.
     
  8. IceMurder

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    hmmm well mines running 50-55c with the stock cooler...is there any way to make the temp in F instead of C?
     
  9. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I don't know if there's a setting for that, but it shows the threshold as 130c.

    I'd say 50-55c (122f - 131f) is fairly safe.

    If it's an online game then it's probably like skinjob said.

    Maybe you run a 3DMark benchmark when the machine is cold, and when it's hot
    and see if you're really dropping frames from temps or not.
     
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    I'd like to point out at this time, that your screen is probably only capable of displaying 60fps, so who gives a goddamn if your video card isn't exceeding your screen's capabilities by as much as you'd like?
     
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    That's a good point.
     

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