[SOLVED] Bad 1070 performance

noswad22

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So I picked up a Gigabyte GTX 1070 8GB WINDFORCE OC REV 2.0 (Or something close to that name) for $200. And its being super weird, I get a lot of screen tearing with it in half of my games. If I turn on VSYNC from game it doesn't help. But if I turn it on in the Nvidia Control Panel it gets rid of the screen tearing, but now it just makes my games have a lot of frame drops. Which makes them unplayable (to me). And theirs a few games that run bad altogether. "7 days to die" being one of them, I get the same fps on all settings low or high. With A LOT of frame drops.

i've tried removing gpu drivers with DDU and reinstalling them but that didnt help

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Thanks
 
You might have to manually put your RAM settings in. Set it for rated speeds and timings. It could just be possible that you have bad RAM. Additionally, you could look at your power supply. If it is having problems it could affect many other components, but as the video card benchmarked good, I'm not leaning towards that yet. I still think it is a configuration problem or RAM issue. Ryzen is very sensitive to RAM so a RAM issue could explain everything.

So, manually set your speed on the RAM and get the trial of AIDA 64 and do a RAM stress test. Then do a memory test and see what you see.
 

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I assume you got the 1070 used and it's no longer under warranty? What is your average framerate and what are your settings? Have you tried running a benchmark to see how your card compares vs other systems with similar specs? That might give you some clues about what problems you are having.
 


Do you only have one stick of RAM installed on the machine? Your userbenchmark shows only 1 DIMM is populated and given how Ryzen CPUs need high memory bandwidth that may be the reason your are seeing poor performance.

If you have 2 sticks of RAM installed, maybe you pulled one out when you installed the 1070 and did not insert it fully into the DIMM.

One other thing I see is your CPU is not boosting. It is running at 3.2ghz base, but the boost is only showing 3.15ghz average. The boost should be higher than the base clock unless there is an issue with throttling or you are running a power management feature. What are your CPU load temps in Ryzen Master?
 

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First of all, yes I only I have one stick. And temps seem fine, I use MSI afterburner and the CPU stays under 70. And the GPU is under 85 while gaming. Also, I don't know what Ryzen Master is. It's an overclocking program right? I just use the BIOS
 

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Also, I opened MSI Kombuster and let it run for 10min, my GPU max temp was 82 while my CPU max temp was 83 while 81 seemed to be the average. Is that too hot?
 
The 80's aren't bad for CPU temps in and of themselves, but if it isn't boosting then it shouldn't be anywhere near that. In fact, I'd dare say that it is the reason it isn't boosting. What are you using as a cooler?

The GPU temp is fine too. It seems like the GPU is doing what it is supposed to, so I don't think your problem is there.

You could stand to upgrade to an SSD though. The stuttering in games could be a storage bottleneck, as in it can't load things in fast enough... but that doesn't explain the CPU not boosting.

Finally, your RAM seems clocked REALLY low. "8GB DIMM DDR4 2733 MHz clocked @ 1367 MHz" is not a good thing. It isn't even running at the memory's base clock. That will degrade performance quite a bit.
 

noswad22

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Ok I'll buy an SSD, and i'm using the Stock cooler. And I'll put my CPU back to base speed. And how would I go about fixing my RAM speeds? In the BIOS I have it set to 2733, When its rated for 2400. Why is it running at 1367?
 
I would say, load the defaults in your BIOS and that should set things back to stock. I would try the system with everything in the BIOS set to auto. See if that corrects your problems.

The stock cooler should be able to handle the 1700 with absolutely no problem. So I'm not worried about that. Overclocking will heat things up to a slightly uncomfortable temp though. Although, 3.8 GHz should be easy to hit with moderately comfortable temps.

For the RAM running the speed that it is... I have no idea. My only guess is that you changed the frequency, and it tried to compensate instability by dropping the multiplier. 1367 is just about half of 2733. So, I'm thinking you aren't going to get an overclock out of your RAM.
 
You might have to manually put your RAM settings in. Set it for rated speeds and timings. It could just be possible that you have bad RAM. Additionally, you could look at your power supply. If it is having problems it could affect many other components, but as the video card benchmarked good, I'm not leaning towards that yet. I still think it is a configuration problem or RAM issue. Ryzen is very sensitive to RAM so a RAM issue could explain everything.

So, manually set your speed on the RAM and get the trial of AIDA 64 and do a RAM stress test. Then do a memory test and see what you see.
 

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