Need help with APU and GTX960 issue

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by InMesh, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. InMesh

    InMesh MDL Novice

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    Hi guys, nice to meet you. This summer I bought some pieces for my pc, I installed all well (I think) but I have problems with fps drops in games like LoL or OW, but I don't know where exactly is the problem located, I give you my components list, and I run W10 at the moment

    AMD A10-7870K 4.1GHz Black Edition
    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 OC WindForce 4GB DDR5
    Tacens Mars Gaming 700W
    Samsung 850 Evo SSD Series 250GB SATA3
    Enermax Liqmax II 120S
    G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 2133 PC3-17000 8GB 2x4GB CL9
    Gigabyte GA-F2A88X-D3H
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB SATA3

    I think that is there some conflict between APU and graphic, or some bad config in BIOS, because i'm newbie in bios, I just flashed for 7870k compatibility, I will appreciate some help and sorry for my bad english -.-'

    Thanks and good afternoon!
     
  2. Joe C

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  3. InMesh

    InMesh MDL Novice

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    So do you think that problem in on PSU? That's why my gtx is not giving real power?
     
  4. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    I'm with Joe C on this one. A good PSU is key here. Start with that.
     
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  5. InMesh

    InMesh MDL Novice

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    So do you suggest me to change the PSU and it maybe will fix the fps drop?
     
  6. Michaela Joy

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    @InMesh: If you current-starve the GPU, it will not run at its' peak.

    As I said. Start with that. If you still have problems, then look at drivers.
     
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  7. InMesh

    InMesh MDL Novice

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    Ok, I will start with that, can you recommend me some nice PSU?

    PD: I have latest drivers, I will check BIOS config to try something, thanks!
     
  8. Michaela Joy

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  9. Joe C

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    #9 Joe C, Oct 13, 2016
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    Do not go "cheap" on your power supply. It's like getting a brand new Maserati car, putting a 3 cylinder engine in it and asking why it can't go up a hill.
    Some popular brand names you should look at would be Corsair, EVGA, Antec and Seasonic. I think Seasonic is probably the better of most brands because they make the power supplies for some of the other manufactures I mentioned, platinum rating is best efficiency, and just plain 80+ lowest. imho...would not consider looking at anything that is not rated 80+. Some low priced PSU's are known to misrepresent their specs and do not preform as advertised. That 700w you have is only rated for 552w. continuous.
     
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  10. Michaela Joy

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    @Joe C: I like Seasonic as well. I bought a Seasonic 525W fanless supply for my recording studio machine. It works great, although I wish I could get it in a 700 Watt version.
    But I only use the stock Intel graphics card, and a SSD. So, 525 Watt is fine for me.

    Joe C is right. You should be looking at 1000 Watt power supplies or better. And 80+ Platinum is the way to go.
     
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  11. InMesh

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    I will take your recommendations, thanks so much, I hope this will fix my problem with fps ^^
     
  12. zen45

    zen45 MDL Senior Member

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    also if you build your own computers a really good power supply is reusable investment ! graphics cards , memory ,ssd's ,cpu's , are always being upgraded and replaced ! :biggrin: