Graphic Cards :: Low FPS With New GTX 980 Graphics Card
Feb 23, 2016
In October I bought the MSI GTX 980 graphics card as an upgrade for my Radeon R9 280x. I presumed that I would be getting a lot better performance in games since the 980 is a much more powerful card, this was the case in some games like GTA 5 where I can run the game at much higher settings. However I have found that in a lot of other games my performance seems to have gone down, as an example I will use Borderlands 2 as I have been playing this a lot recently.
Using my old card I was getting pretty much a constant 90+FPS when playing Borderlands 2 but with my current card I am currently getting less than 60 at most times and during combat it can drop to 20's. This doesn't make any sense to me as I have not changed any other hardware other than the graphics card and somehow It is performing worse than my old card.
I understand that the CPU is one of the biggest FPS factors and know that an upgrade to that would be needed for a lot higher FPS but surely an upgrade shouldn't cause an FPS decrease.
My graphics driver crashes very often, followed by a message saying that the graphics driver has crashed and recovered. This never happened before upgrading to Windows 10. It happens most often when I'm playing Hearthstone, but also occasionally elsewhere. Today my computer itself crashed due to this for the first time, giving me an error message that I don't remember. When I'm playing Hearthstone, it sometimes happens every 5 seconds or so, being frozen for about 5-10 seconds. My computer prompted me to upgrade to Windows 10, saying it was compatible, so I don't understand why this is happening.
Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Microprocessor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200M CPU @ 2.50GHz
I upgraded both my desktop and laptop to Windows 10 recently. The desktop's upgrade went smoothly; NVIDIA already has Windows 10-compatible drivers. However, my laptop with Intel HD Graphics is a different story. I've tried the Dell-certified drivers as well as the latest ones directly from Intel, and neither work.
When I attempt to install the driver, I get an error message stating "This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software."
So, my old 670 burnt out in a weird way where it would do basic video but only if nvidia drivers werent installed, if they were installed then the system with that card was a brick. Was using a 550 while waiting on shipping, works fine but obviously can't have good settings with it. My new Gigabyte gtx 960 windforce 4GB just arrived, I let it get up to room temperature since it had been outside in the cold for a little bit, then plugged it in. Through HDMI and both DVI ports the only output is a blank screen with a " _ " at the top and nothing else. Looks like a prompt but does nothing. It does not even boot the bios that I can tell. Even if the old 670 had a problem it at least did basic video and showed the bios.
Windows 10 64 Bit Intel i7 3770 @ 3.4 GHz Gigabyte g1.sniper m3 BIOS F10f Gigabyte gtx 960 Windforce 4GB HP Pavilion 27xi 27"
I recently updated to windows 10 from windows 8.1 and I have encountered lots of issues,
Firstly, my graphics card (GeForce gtx 760) isn't detected at all! Judging by the frame rate in the few games I can run, it seems to be just using the Intel built in graphics in my cpu. I can't open GeForce experience to update my driver.
Secondly, My computer is booting and running far slower than it was with windows 8.1 and a lot of programs won't open.
I was recently playing a game and realize my graphics card wasn't running as good as I would like. Realized i hadn't updated the drivers in sometime so I went ahead and did. After restarting my computer after the updates like it told me too, my screen was pushed in 1in. on both sides and 1/2in. on the top and bottom. Along with skype and steam not opening, even though I was on it right up until I restarted my computer.
I have an nvidia 860m graphics card (Lenovo Y50 Laptop with an i5 processor) and I cannot launch any games with it. I've uninstalled and re downloaded everything from the drivers to the games. My final conclusion is that something is wrong when my computer tries to use my graphics card, but I don't know how to fix it.
For when I launch Witcher 2, it says "Direct3D 9 device initialization error".For when I launch The Legend of Korra (game) it says "Error : Graphic::Startup() FAILED. No Graphic Memory".I looked at other threads, but I don't know how to reset a graphic card's BIOS.
I recently bought a reconditioned Desktop, (Hewlett Packard xw6400 workstation). It came with pre-installed Windows 7 premium and a Nvidia Quadro NVS 440 graphics card.
Once I had downloaded and installed all the available updates, I had the W10 icon in the taskbar. Fine!
But when I tried to install W10, a message told me that my version of Windows 7 was incompatible. I upgraded to Windows 7 professional and tried again. This time I was told that my graphics card was incompatible, so I changed it to a Nvidia GeForce GT610.
Following this I uninstalled the Windows 10 icon (KB3035583) completely from my machine. The following day the icon had re-appeared on my taskbar. When I tried again to download W10, I was again told my graphics card was incompatible, but although I had changed and discarded completely the offending graphic's card the W10 app was still seeing the Nvidia Quadro NVS 440 and not the GeForce GT610 which is now installed.
I just started using my custom built pc started on December 26th 2015 (built in 2015 summer) because I finally got my monitor. After downloading my drivers for my video card (gigabyte amd r9 280x), everything worked fine. After downloading some games from steam, I played games from steam for like 2 days until my computer started to crash constantly when I turn on my computer (it does not crash when the computer starts but it crashes few minute later after I get into my computer). It crashes at random times, when I open files, device manager, browsers, games and even when I don't do anything on it. When I get really lucky, I could actually play games for a while but it always ends up with a crash.
Sometimes it's a BSOD but 80% of the times its vertical stripes, sometimes blue, black and white, and other different colours. Today it crashed over 10 times... and I gave up with my computer until I found out about this website.
I used whocrashed program to find out why it was crashing.
On Mon 1/4/2016 5:08:21 AM GMT your computer crashed crash dump file: C:WINDOWSMinidump10416-21125-01.dmp This was probably caused by the following module: atikmdag.sys (atikmdag+0x42003) Bugcheck code: 0x100000EA (0xFFFFE0005A351840, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0) Error: THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER_M
I am using the MSI X99s Gaming 7 motherboard with the GTX 980 video card.I am having trouble obtaining the correct driver for the GTX 980 and the msi motherboard.What I want is the best resolution. I need the video memory to show exactly 4GB in dxdiag but instead it shows as 20000MB which is obviously a windows glitch. I have the Nvidia control panel. It is showing 4GB of vram. However the dxdiag utility is not showing this correctly. So I guess there is still some problem with the driver.
- Since I have windows 10 I need the update for the driver but that driver I installed specifically made for windows 10, has given me very poor results since my resolution has dramatically changed. I have used the Nvidia software to search for the windows 10 driver and it has found it but the driver is not very well coded. I am using DVI-VGA connection not HDMI however it should not matter because they output the same resolution anyway. The only difference is that hdmi also includes HD sound.
So I use a VGA 15" monitor. It should not be that that's the problem because even I use my banq 2024HD monitor (4K) it still happens. Maybe GTX 980 is not made for windows 10. That's why the new drivers are realy badly made?
I can roll back the windows 10 driver to the windows 8.1 one that gives me the best resolution. I can change the resolution to high so that everything looks nice and clean and the text is nice clear and small and not TOO large.When I play a game, it says that the video card is not compatible. I do not have on-board graphics.
Today I noticed an eject media icon on my task bar, and when I click on it, it shows an option to eject my gtx 970 which is plugged into the motherboard, should I be worried and is there anything that can be done?
I am using windows 10 as my operating system, as well as the latest nvidia drivers.
I am having a scary situation with my wife's notebook (which keeps our family photos) after installing Windows 10.
Her notebook is an ASUS G53JQ-A1 and the installation went through fine, except for the graphics card. The logos on screen were enormous and the resolution could not be improved through the menus.
On the Device Manager, the GPU was not even listed. The notebook was running the on-board GPU, which explains the bad resolution. Anyways, I, then, proceeded to the NVIDIA website and downloaded the latest driver, already compatible with Windows 10: [URL] ....
After the installation was complete, I had a black screen after the short boot and Asus logo. No mouse cursor.
Since nothing happened, after 15 minutes I force-restarted the notebook, only to have it go to the same black screen again. This went on for 30 mins, so I tried to hit F8 with no results.
Then the Auto Repair kicked in, but none of the options (short of REMOVE EVERYTHING) have worked so far. I will list everithing I have tried so far:
1. Reset this PC --> Keep my files 2. Advanced Options --> System Restore 3. Advanced Options --> System Image Recovery 4. Advanced Options --> Startup Repair 5. Advanced Options --> Startup Settings (just goes back to the Auto Repair main menu after a boot) 6. Advanced Options --> Go Back to Previous Build
The command prompt does open fine, but I have no clue as to what should I do there.
My questions are:
1. How do I get out of this situation without formatting the PC? 2. Is it possible that there was a conflict between the GPU driver (and all the auto-update and performance software that come along with the driver)?
I have a windows 7 system that I want to upgrade to Win10. The advisor says that the old on-board graphics card (built into the mobo) is not compatible. I went out and purchased a new PCI-e card that is compatible but the advisor continues to say that I can't upgrade. There appears to be no way for me to disable the old graphics chip in the BIOS.
I also tried to re-run the advisor analysis tool via the command line as mentioned in this post: Solved Cannot update to Windows 10 due to old video card - Windows 10 Forums
But the advisor still says that I can't update due to the old card.
Can I still upgrade to windows 10? If so what should I do?
I have a PC running Windows 7 Pro. I ran the 'Get Windows 10' app and it reported that it was not possible to upgrade because my graphics card (Geforce 7300LE) was not supported. I bought a new graphics card (Geforce GT610) and re-ran the app.
Despite the removal and replacement of the old card, the app still says I can't upgrade because the old card is unsupported. It appears that it hasn't detected the change. Is there any way to make the app 'forget' the original card? As far as I can see in device manager the driver for the old card has gone so what is the app looking at?
I'm currently using an NVDIA GTX 780, however upon upgrading to Windows 10, it doesn't recognize my graphics card or second monitor. When I open Geforce Experience, for some reason it appears to open on the unrecognized monitor so I cant update the driver.
I downloaded the latest 780 driver from NVIDIA's site, only to be told that it's incompatible with my rig...
I am running windows 10, and have just upgraded from an Nvidia geforce gtx evga 670 2GB, to a Nvidia geforce gtx evga 980ti hybrid. But now my computer wont shut-down properly, what happens is I click shut-down and windows 10 shut-downs (black screen), but then my fans on the computer are still running. I can restart the computer fine it just won't shut-down properly, also nothing is showing up in event viewer for kernel-power.
My system specs: Case: Thermaltake level 10GT Motherboard: Asus sabertooth z77 PSU: Cosair 1200 GPU: Nvidia geforce gtx evga 980ti hybrid CPU: Intel core i7 3770k ivy bridge Sound card: Xonar D2X asus SSD: 120GB corsair neutron ss Hard-drive: 1TB
I just updated from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Here's my specs:
Alienware M15x - R1 Notebook Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT Intel Core2 Duo CPU T8100 @ 2.10GHz (if you need more specs let me know)
So, I had problems going from Vista to windows 7 because of graphics drivers in the past, and I assume this is the same problem. What happened was I installed everything, came back and my screen was black, no cursor, with the laptop still on. I turned it off and turned it back on, and after the windows load-up it goes black again.
I tried using windows + p to project to a different monitor, but no luck. I tried a lot of different things that I won't bore you with.
Here's my guesses: My graphics driver is out of date, so once I get that up to date I think I might be good, but I'm not sure.
I'm currently on integrated graphics mode, which I think is working as well. I think the other setting is called external, but I'm not positive. I think when my battery is low and I start up my laptop, it switches to inegrated to conserve power, which is why I'm able to be on here right now.
I just downloaded & installed a driver for my graphics card from Geforce.com, and am gonna reboot, which is why I posted this now in case I can't make it back, lol. If you post though I'll be able to see it on my phone, but I might not be able to respond (I can't type sometimes - it closes my keyboard).
So I recently had to reinstall Windows 10 to resolve an issue I was having, so my Nvidia drivers were deleted in that process. When I went to turn my computer back on after i was finished, there was no display on the screen so I took out my GPU and plugged the VGA into the integrated graphics and it worked fine. This just made me think I have to install the Nvidia drivers again but then I found out that you need the GPU in your computer to install the drivers, but My display won't work anymore with the GPU inside and no drivers for it.
I upgrade my Win7 Pro to Win10 Pro last night and lost my 3840x2160x30 setup, being reduced back to 1980x1200. I've since done a clean install and reinstalled the latest drivers for my Samsung U28D590D and My ATI Radeon HD 5770.Nothing i have done has given me back my 4K resolution.
I am cleaning out and setting up an old-ish PC and whenever I connect it to my TV or Monitor it says either "No Input to TV" or it is just black when I turn it on, I am using VGA to connect it, I tried with a GTX 650 and with just the built in graphics, and still no luck, any reason why?
whenever I try to install the AMD drivers either via running the installer or auto detect, in the end I'm getting a message saying files did not install and to check the log file. I've got an Asus r9 280x. Control panel says "microsoft basic display adapter" under display adapters.
I have an Asus Desktop. I plugged a working HDMI cord into my older Sony Bravia TV (Smart TV). I have a GTX 760 192 Bit NVIDIA graphics card. I went to the NVIDIA control panel, and it wont read the TV. I tried going through the windows 10 64 bit version of trying to find connected devices, and the TV shows up but as a media streaming device. It almost seems like the PC itself doesn't know it has an HDMI slot.
I have temporarily connected a 22 inch LCD tv monitor( until i get a new one) to pc via HDMI lead but i cannot get resolution set right.The recommended native makes the taskbar disappear of screen and the desktop icons are barely visible on left side of screen.
I have tried various resolution settings but all are no good apart from one which makes the desktop look like like a laptop screen.
I have reset Windows 10 and updated Intel Graphic Card drivers to the latest but still resolution cannot be set correctly for monitor and used a VGA lead aswell.
Is it because you need a proper pc monitor to have correct resolution ?