Posted 08 June 2012 - 08:56 AM
First of all my PC specs are:
E6600 2.4Ghz dual core processor
4GB ram @ 667Mhz
GTS 250 1GB memory
HEC Cougar 550W (the orange one, if it matters)
Few days ago I found out I had no PCI-E connected to my graphics card, I found one in the box of the same PSU mentioned above and connected it.
Later on I wanted to try some games to see how my fps has improved, I tried: BF:Bad Company 2, Team Fortress 2, Battlefield 2, SWAT4.
Instead of having my fps increased I had it decreased by around 30%-50% at every game mentioned above.
A friend of mine told me he had this problem and told me I should close my PC, hold the power button and wait for it to turn on and turn off, do it around 5 times, then remove the PSU cable, redo it and then connect the cable again, repeat it 2 more times and start the computer normally, sadly my performance didn't improve for abit.
This pretty much frustrated me because people always say that PCI-E cables are giving more power to the graphics card & the games are working better because I always had this popup saying that my GPU isn't receiving enough power, therefore the performance will be lower, and finally when this popup is gone (after having this popup appearing every startup in the last 2 years) everything works worse instead of better.
I'll appreciate any help.