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Help! Low Performance and Crashing

Atanner

25 months ago

I have had my PC for a few years and until I upgraded the GPU I didn't have issues of crashing. I wanted to get a little more quality and Im really looking for 60fps at 1080p. I am no where near that. After doing a benchmark, I would find myself getting only 15-50 fps, usually below 20. I have gotten a blue screen with "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL", or "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA". And it occasionally crashes with no blue screen (scaring me it's the PSU). What should I start with? My drivers are all updated. I was going to try 16GB of RAM.

CPU: AMD - FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor Motherboard: Asus - M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard Memory: Team - Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Video Card: Asus - Radeon R9 380 4GB Video Card Case: Apevia - X-SNIPER2-GN ATX Mid Tower Case Power Supply: EVGA - 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply Optical Drive: LG - GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit

Comments

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

new GPU crashes the PC sounds like a driver confilct to me.

Backup your important data to an external harddrive and install a clean windows. If that doesn't change it, then your RAM is most likely "broken".

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the help.

Should I upgrade to Windows 10? I acquired my operating system through alternative means, it may not be clean regardless of what I do

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

updating from a "broken" Win7 might just port the problem over to Win10

you can try, but no success guaranteed

imagine what can appen if your PC crashes inmid of the update

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

At the very least, do a clean install of Windows 7 if not 10. I doubt your memory suddenly failed due to new GPU. Both those errors are often caused by driver problems. Always reinstall windows when upgrading video cards.

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