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GTX970 Not Performing / Broken?


Alex3D

New Member
England

Posts
25
#1
Hello, I have a GTX970 I was running it on my old PC (Can't remember the specs) but I have built my new PC and the person who was helping me said I can reuse my graphics card. So when I play a game called Euro Truck Simulator 2 I get around 20 - 50 FPS how ever my friend has the same card same processor and motherboard and he gets 60FPS at Ultra how ever I struggle to get 30FPS on ultra and I don't know how to fix it. I have checked all drivers updated my BIOS I have tried everything I can think of.

Any help much appreciated.

PC Specs:
Processor - Intel i5-4690k 3.5GHz overclocked to 4.0GHz
GPU - ASUS GTX970 Strix
Memory - 240GB Kingston HyperX SSD, 2TB Seagate Barracuda and 1TB Seagate Barracuda
RAM - 8GB
CPU Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
PSU - Corsair CS750M
Motherboard - MSI Z97 PC Mate
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Professional
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-4790k
    Motherboard
    MSI Z97 PC Mate
    Memory
    2x8GB Kingston HyperX (Blue)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS GTX970 Strix
    Sound Card
    IDK
    Hard Drives
    240GB Kingston HyperX SSD
    1TB Seagate Barracuda
    2TB Seagate Barracuda
    PSU
    Corsair CS750M
    Case
    Corsair Carbide Spec-01
    Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow 2014 Ultimate
    Mouse
    A4Tech Bloody R8
    Internet Speed
    6.5Mb/s Down // 0.35Mb/s Up
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
#3
There is no such thing as a Z79 MOBO btw, also make sure that ur NVIDIA drivers are up to date and that ur maximum frame rate is unlocked (if u can do that)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Standard 64-Bit OEM
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Project Venus(Custom Build)
    CPU
    AMD FX6300 Black Edition @ 3.5GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI 970 Gaming
    Memory
    8GB HyperX Fury Blue 1866Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS GeForce GTX750Ti 2GB OC DirectCU
    Sound Card
    MSI Audio Boost 2
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" Philips 227E4LHA-B
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080, 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    1TB WD Black
    PSU
    EVGA 500White
    Case
    Corsair Carbide SPEC-01
    Cooling
    Corsair H80i, 3 Case Fans(Corsair AF120 Red)
    Keyboard
    Redragon Vajra
    Mouse
    Redragon Centrophorus
    Internet Speed
    30MS Ping, 30 Down, 2 Up(talktalk)
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Internet Security 2015
    Other Info
    Kingston HyperX Cloud 2

Alex3D

New Member
England

Posts
25
#4
Right I have the latest drivers thats not fixing it I also always have vSync off also I have plenty of other games and they run normaly. e.g. Minecraft, CS:GO, Project Car, and many other it's just ETS2 I seem to have an issue with.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Professional
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-4790k
    Motherboard
    MSI Z97 PC Mate
    Memory
    2x8GB Kingston HyperX (Blue)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS GTX970 Strix
    Sound Card
    IDK
    Hard Drives
    240GB Kingston HyperX SSD
    1TB Seagate Barracuda
    2TB Seagate Barracuda
    PSU
    Corsair CS750M
    Case
    Corsair Carbide Spec-01
    Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow 2014 Ultimate
    Mouse
    A4Tech Bloody R8
    Internet Speed
    6.5Mb/s Down // 0.35Mb/s Up
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

Daniel1992

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21
#5
If I were you I would do a couple of things. First run GPU-Z and paste the data in here. Second, update your BIOS. This requires a little bit of knowledge to not screw things up. Third thing, check your computer for any critical errors (especially those hardware based) in event log manager built in your Windows device. Lastly you can open up the case of your computer and try to listen to your card. Are there any weird noises coming from the card ? Coil whistle, broken bearings, buzzes ? Are the fans running at full speed or is it dynamicly adjusted ?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Genuine Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel I3 2x 3.3GHZ (LGA 1155)
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte H61
    Memory
    Geil Dragon 2x4GB 1333mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GT630 1GB
    Sound Card
    Integrated realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq and LG
    Hard Drives
    2SSD's and 1 HDD
    PSU
    Corsair 450 watt
    Case
    Logic B38
    Cooling
    original
    Keyboard
    Logitech K120
    Mouse
    Logitech G5 rev.1
    Internet Speed
    40 mbit
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Avira

Alex3D

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England

Posts
25
#6
Most of that I don't understand but I did upgrade my BIOS a couple months ago.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Professional
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-4790k
    Motherboard
    MSI Z97 PC Mate
    Memory
    2x8GB Kingston HyperX (Blue)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS GTX970 Strix
    Sound Card
    IDK
    Hard Drives
    240GB Kingston HyperX SSD
    1TB Seagate Barracuda
    2TB Seagate Barracuda
    PSU
    Corsair CS750M
    Case
    Corsair Carbide Spec-01
    Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow 2014 Ultimate
    Mouse
    A4Tech Bloody R8
    Internet Speed
    6.5Mb/s Down // 0.35Mb/s Up
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

Alex3D

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England

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25
#7
GPU-Z Result.gif
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Professional
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-4790k
    Motherboard
    MSI Z97 PC Mate
    Memory
    2x8GB Kingston HyperX (Blue)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS GTX970 Strix
    Sound Card
    IDK
    Hard Drives
    240GB Kingston HyperX SSD
    1TB Seagate Barracuda
    2TB Seagate Barracuda
    PSU
    Corsair CS750M
    Case
    Corsair Carbide Spec-01
    Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow 2014 Ultimate
    Mouse
    A4Tech Bloody R8
    Internet Speed
    6.5Mb/s Down // 0.35Mb/s Up
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

Helmut

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#8
As the release date was 2-3 years ago then you should be looking for an Nvidia driver from just after that time say mid 2013.
Latest drivers tend to be optimised for the popular games released at the time (sales hype....) and maybe worse for some older games.

A factor like you are experiencing in one game is well within that possibility. A simple change in monitor resolution, a particular graphics effect, can also make a difference.

I have used Nvidia graphics cards for some 12 years and I mark known good driver versions by testing with a favourite game and some of those benchmark tests. Looking for strange artifacts, changes in FPS and so forth.
The result of doing that gave the impression that only about 20% of drivers were OK. Nvidia releases versions about every 1-2 months or something like that, so realistically that's actually only two drivers a year.
Indeed if you go back thru versions in their archive many versions simply disappear.

So do your own driver tests and don't auto-follow popular assumptions about what is 'best'.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

Alex3D

New Member
England

Posts
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#9

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Professional
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-4790k
    Motherboard
    MSI Z97 PC Mate
    Memory
    2x8GB Kingston HyperX (Blue)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS GTX970 Strix
    Sound Card
    IDK
    Hard Drives
    240GB Kingston HyperX SSD
    1TB Seagate Barracuda
    2TB Seagate Barracuda
    PSU
    Corsair CS750M
    Case
    Corsair Carbide Spec-01
    Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow 2014 Ultimate
    Mouse
    A4Tech Bloody R8
    Internet Speed
    6.5Mb/s Down // 0.35Mb/s Up
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

Alex3D

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England

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#10
**NEW Account** I have fixed the issue there were 2 contributing factors I had only 1x8GB stick of old rubbish RAM and my GPU was in my 2nd PCI-E Slot.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Professional
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-4790k
    Motherboard
    MSI Z97 PC Mate
    Memory
    2x8GB Kingston HyperX (Blue)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS GTX970 Strix
    Sound Card
    IDK
    Hard Drives
    240GB Kingston HyperX SSD
    1TB Seagate Barracuda
    2TB Seagate Barracuda
    PSU
    Corsair CS750M
    Case
    Corsair Carbide Spec-01
    Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow 2014 Ultimate
    Mouse
    A4Tech Bloody R8
    Internet Speed
    6.5Mb/s Down // 0.35Mb/s Up
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

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