New to Building, What should I upgrade or change

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edited July 2023 in Help Choosing Parts
Just published and built my PC, been having issues with slow frame rates and rubber banding on games.   Do not understand why GPU-Z keeps giving me performance cap errors.  Power and Thermal..

* One thing the build profile doesn't describe is there are 7 fans, 3 in front pulling air in, 3 on top venting air, and 1 on the rear also venting. 

Also the monitors are Sceptre 165Hz 25" and Sceptre 32" curve. Both having 145 fPS settings


  • PowerSpec_MikeW
    PowerSpec_MikeW PowerSpec Engineer
    5 Insightfuls First Anniversary First Comment 5 Awesomes
    Greetings @JD3

    Please post a list of your components and screenshots of what you're seeing in GPU-Z. We'll look into this for you.
  • JD3
    CASE- Thermaltake - View 71 RGB ATX Full Tower (Black)
    CASE FANS- Thermal take Pure Plus 7 RGB TT Premium Edition 120mm
    CPU- AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6GHZ
    CPU COOLER- ID-Cooling SE-234-ARGB, 4 Heatpipes CPU Air Cooler 120mm PWM Fan (Arctic MX-4 paste)
    MOBO- Asus X570-E ROG Strix Gaming
    GPU- Asus ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2070 Super Advanced Overclocked 8GB GDDR6 (ROG-STRIX-RTX 2070S-A8G Gaming)
    RAM-  OLOy DDR4 RAM 16GB (2x8GB) Warhawk (Red) Aura Sync RGB 3600 MHz
    SSD- 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, 16GB DDR4 2666 MHz RAM, Windows 10 Home, Gigabit Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
    HD- Internal Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 72RPM Sata III 6Gb/s 3.5"
            *External WD 8TB My Book Desktop, USB 3.0
    POWER SUPPLY- Thermaltake Smart Series 700 Watt 80 Plus ATX Non-Modular
    MONITOR 1- Sceptre E255B-1658A 24.5",  165Hz 1Ms AMD Free Sync gaming LED
    MONITOR 2- Sceptre Curved 32" Gaming Monitor, 185Hz-165Hz-144Hz 1Ms, 1920x1080 AMD Free Sync
    ACCESSORIES- Astro Gaming A50 Wireless Headset Series 3
                           * Corsair K55 RGB Gaming Keyboard.

    I have not seen the Thermal error on GPU-Z since I installed the new ID CPU cooler but here is a picture of the codes and what they mean and the power error I still get.  Hope this what all you need to answer for me.  Thanks again

  • PowerSpec_MikeW
    PowerSpec_MikeW PowerSpec Engineer
    5 Insightfuls First Anniversary First Comment 5 Awesomes

    Well, looking at it the power cap warning looks normal to me. You see the voltage draw, 47W from the slot and 75W from the PCIe(max on a 6 pin). I assume if you change that to #2 it's also in the same range. That would put you in the 200W range. 2070's load at 200-215 watts, so you really are at 100% TDP. This isn't throttling, this is just the power limit of the card and shouldn't incur any performance issues. 

    What are your temps at? Have you monitored the frequencies in a game? Do so in windowed mode, try to correlate if there's a sudden drop in the cards frequency to correspond to your framerate drops. Rubber banding is generally more of an issue with latency than performance.
  • JD3
    Thanks.... I have my frame rates stay in the 140-150 most of the time... and the temps are usually 40-50 C but have climbed in to high 60s and I haven’t noticed anything concerning at the time of issues I’ve listed.... also I do have a gaming router and 400 MB’s connection speed... just wanted to make sure I wasn’t bottle necking or damaging anything... I also assumed it was prolly the Internet provider but wanted to make sure... thanks again   
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