So I recently swapped my hard drive because of a possible failure, and here is my current build:
CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3
GPU: EVGA Geforce GTX 680
RAM:G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL (2x4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: SAMSUNG HD501LJ(Main boot drive)
Hitachi HDS722020ALA330(Main Storage drive and the one I just put in)
PSU: Corsair HX750 80+ Gold
So I after I swapped out the drives, I installed all the latest drivers and started playing some games. However, upon playing the games, I noticed that my fps is MUCH lower than what I normally got before the hard drive change. For example, upon playing The Sims 4, a game which I used to receive 100+ fps in, I now receive around 10 fps. It seems that my games aren't recognizing the GPU, and using the processor to run graphics instead. Even in things like GeForce Experience, I can't use things like "Game Optimization" because apparently I don't have a 400 series GPU or higher, while I definitely do. The GPU is recognized under device manager.
Many of the google results are saying that I should just go into the nVidia control panel, and under "Mange 3D settings", I can select the preferred GPU. However, this option does not seem to be there. Am I running an older/new version of the control panel?
I would greatly appreciate any answers, and let me know if anything is not clear.
Edited by Logana, 11 October 2014 - 07:38 PM.