I had the same trouble as you at some point....i remember doing a fresh windows install and it fixed it, but i never really figured out what was causing it. Good luck!
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either way, this is my next gpu upgrade...
if you do the video edditing etc, why are you using the X51 that is focused more on gaming?....Also, even towards the question of 8gb vs 16gb for video edditing, here you go.
Just not worth it to me. Much love everybody!! Later!!
I said I do video editing on the side. My main usages are programming and gaming. The main argument here is not that 16 GB of RAM is overkill or not (because it's not for me). It's whether adding 8 more gigs of RAM will significantly increase the system's watt draw, which it most definitely does not.
I would try a reinstall as suggested....with several others having the 670 installed and claiming headroom it makes sense to try. I think it was sandman who had the same issues as you initially - the reinstall fixed it. A pain. It worth a shot.
Hey Krusty, didn't realise you already had an x51, there was me thinking you might be about to get one :)
Cool. How do you find it with the 660ti? Fortunately I am used to single screen set up so dropping down wont feel so bad. I was also thinking that games are not getting much more gpu intensive these days due to the development pull towards consoles, but given they are way past retirement now the pc does seem to be seeing a revival with the likes of steam....heck the Xbox 360 controller features are already integral in a lot of games and even an Xbox game app is coming to windows 8. The new Xbox sounds like an x51 type machine with probable upgrade ability sans windows os.
Nice scores! What are your overclocked settings in MSI? I just want a boundary. Did you increase the power limit to 125%? And I def agree with you on not overclocking a card all the way. I would like some longevity out of it and keep it a SLI option down the road. I think I'll save some money for now too.
Thanks for the advice and OC formula! ;)
Hey Hey Virtua4. To my mind the 660Ti is the safest upgrade path for the X51. I have an EVGA GTX660Ti SC and it's a revelation compared to the stock GTX555. No doubt a 670 offers superior performance but if you're risk averse like me the 660Ti is the plug and play option to go for. I thought about getting the EVGA 660 FTW but didn't relish the thought of possibly having to mod the X51 to make it fit. Big respect to everyone who has blazed the trail here though!
You're absolutely right about consoles and game development. I've never been a fan of consoles so it's great to see the pc revival. The X51 is leading the charge
@krusty fps difference between 555 and your 660ti and on what game? and at what settings
worked for me too.
guy si have a new Alienware x51, i7, Vertex 4 SSD, GTX 660 OEM.
It struggles to play BF3 on my 30" dell @ 2560x1600. even if i turn the res down and settings still crap FPS.
Thinking of swapping out the 660 OEM for a 670 FTW card but some stories of it not working.... i need something more powerful care wise, Irishlad has had good results but i cant find many benchmarks at my res....
not sure what todo, im commited to the x51 now.
Seems for most its working with either gtx670 galaxy or evga gtx670 ftw - the evga running cooler with the 680 fans it has and improved base clock speeds. I've heard of 2 with problems - sandman fixed his with a reinstall which may fix the other. For me its working on enough machines to do it. Mine comes this week, so I'll let you know how I go :)
hmm i dont have exact figures but some tech sites claimed the 660 ti pulled 50-60 fps on ultra, 4xmsaa at 1080p?
Running a higher res will drop frames massively offcourse. Try with MSAA off, MSAA is the biggest fps killer. Keep post AA on medium or low as on high it blurs allot of the image and you lose detail.
My Alienware x51 - Core i7 2600, EVGA GTX 660Ti, 8GB RAM, Crucial m4 256GB SSD (replaces HDD for better cooling)
Just copying my post from your other thread thomas:
Hey mate i posted in the other GPU thread. I misunderstood and i now see what the problem is. The gtx 660 ti and 670 have 2gb of ram. BF3 at 1080p ultra + 4xMSAA will actually use 1.5gb -2gb of ram. This is why your fps are poor.
Playing at a res ABOVE 1080p will almost always need more than 2gb + of ram. This is why AMD's 7970 normally has better performance at super high res gaming because it has 3gb of mem.
As i said in the other thread, turning off MSAA will reduce mem usage and boost your frames at 1080p. Otherwise you needa 660ti or 670...
Of course every card is different and will not react the same (even if we have the same type of card) but here is the clocks that I found stable with no artifacts in Furmark. And yes I used 125% power limit.
any1 can tell me what is TMP1 in Speedfan for the x51?