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Losing frames in-game

Discussion in 'Games' started by NIKEZ, Dec 28, 2010.

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  1. NIKEZ

    NIKEZ Thread Starter

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    I'm not sure if this falls in the right category, but I think it's close enough.

    So I'm playing a game on the pc and I'm usually running it at around 100 fps. I turn the pc off, then I turn it back on a day later. I'm playing the same game and the fps dropped to around 50 fps. It's not doing it to just one specific game, but all the games that I play. I restart the pc and try the game again and it's back up at 100 fps. Any solutions? My hard drive has about 15gb left of space left, but I don't think that's the case.

    Specs:
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
    Sapphire HD5870 1GB
    AMD Phenom II x6 Black Edition
    8gb DDR3

    Thanks
     
  2. Couriant

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    i would think maybe the video card is not warming up? That is odd
     
  3. NIKEZ

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    Thanks for the reply. The graphics card probably is cold, but I don't know. It's winter, it's cold. The games are not losing frames right now at least.
     
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    yeah I wondering if the drop in temperature is causing the issue. I would keep an eye on that
     
  5. NIKEZ

    NIKEZ Thread Starter

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    Actually I'm starting to think my graphics card is failing... I'm seeing these strange artifacts while gaming.
     
  6. shihni

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    I agree, it sounds like a dying card to me. Funky pixils are the second sign of the apocalypse.
     
  7. NIKEZ

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    Really? Then what's the third sign?
     
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