I've been having some issues with my computer, especially when playing 3d games. I figure the problem is hardware related and has to do with the graphics adapter which is the HD4870x2. For instance its temps when idling is around 80-90 degrees, fan speed is around 30%. The temps does'nt really drop when ingame, and the fan speed does'nt go up much. I really can't figure out whether its defective or not. The problem is a follows:
When playing 3d games Im getting some frame hangs at somewhat regular intervals. Also to mention when I go to the graphic settings all settings are recommended high, but anti alliasing is recommended to none and filtering to trillinear.
Also in 3dmark06 its struggling to keep the fps up at a decent level, which is somewhere between 20-80 fps in most of the test at full settings. At 1440x900.
Im very certain my system should be capable of running these tests at these settings without troubles, and yet it can't.
It seems to me its not the temps that are causing the 3dgame problems, but something different. Perhaps something to do with the detection of the hardware? For instance, CounterStrike:Source, which is a rather old game, the settings that are recommended is high but NO AA or filtering higher than Trillinear. In Day of Defeat:Source the same there, but options such a motion blur are recommeded to be disabled. Even with the multicore support enabled, and its even worse in that game than CSS. But I really don't know whats causing this, could it be software related? Conflicting programs? Driver issue? Could this be related to the error posted below? Could it be other hardware causing the problems?
I don't know if this is worth mentioning, but in the event viewer I get this error which seems to be related to Catalyst Control Center:
0000000040: 2009-04-13 22:50:12:134 Exception : Cannot access a disposed object.--Objektnavn: 'DashboardForm'.
Exception Called by: System.Runtime.Remoting.Messaging.AsyncResult::SyncProcessMessage processID:03928 threadID
CCC.exe ) assemblyName
mscorlib, Version=126.96.36.199, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089)
Your help is much appreciated.