Builded my own pc, got all drivers and BIOS updated, but still something is wrong!

Hi! I recently build my own pc, and i've got all drivers and my BIOS updated, but still i get massive lag in games. It's quite strange, because when I play BF3 it works perfectly through the campaign, until I go online. When i do, the fps drops to like maybe 35-40, but in campaign i've got maybe 60-80, and changing the graphics settings doesn't do any good. It looks like i run newer games better than old, like Fallout NV isn't playable at all. When that is said, also when i play Borderlands 2 (wich is one of the newer games), I often get lag. It actually looks like the fps drops when i meet an npc in games. I updated all my drivers and the BIOS multiple times, and then i ran a program called uniblue driverscanner, wich scans your computer for outdated drivers, and then installs them. I'm wondering if this hole problem could be caused by the cpu, but i realy don't know. Iv'e got issue for a looong time, please help! (PS) My specs are:
Gigabyte 970A-UD3-mobo
Asus hd 7850-graphics
GS 600w corsair-psu
4gb XMS3 ddr3-ram
AMD FX 4100-cpu
1TB seagate-hdd
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  1. I am not a hard-core gamer, but to run high FPS in most of the games, the CPU/GPU may be a bottleneck for your build (help me gamers!).

    Your computer specs are in the mid-level builds for games.
  2. overclock your cpu, the reason you are getting lag is because of your gpu mainly tho. in multiplayer there are people playing and the more people and explosions etc the more lag there will be. tweaking the bf3 settings as well as your gpucontrol panel settings will help.
  3. 3nter said:


    Hi! I recently build my own pc, and i've got all drivers and my BIOS updated, but still i get massive lag in games. It's quite strange, because when I play BF3 it works perfectly through the campaign, until I go online. When i do, the fps drops to like maybe 35-40, but in campaign i've got maybe 60-80, and changing the graphics settings doesn't do any good. It looks like i run newer games better than old, like Fallout NV isn't playable at all. When that is said, also when i play Borderlands 2 (wich is one of the newer games), I often get lag. It actually looks like the fps drops when i meet an npc in games. I updated all my drivers and the BIOS multiple times, and then i ran a program called uniblue driverscanner, wich scans your computer for outdated drivers, and then installs them. I'm wondering if this hole problem could be caused by the cpu, but i realy don't know. Iv'e got issue for a looong time, please help! (PS) My specs are:
    Gigabyte 970A-UD3-mobo
    Asus hd 7850-graphics
    GS 600w corsair-psu
    4gb XMS3 ddr3-ram
    AMD FX 4100-cpu
    1TB seagate-hdd


    Offline bf3 is mostly gpu bound, online with all the other people the pendulum swings towards the cpu as limiting factor.

    It's your cpu, its nearly bottom of the barrel for gaming.

    You need to overclock it.
  4. Many thanks for your replys everyone! I will try overclocking my cpu, but i still dont get why i get lag in FalloutNV, witch is a bit old game. Shouldn't i be able to play such with my specs without overclocking?
  5. maxalge said:
    3nter said:


    Hi! I recently build my own pc, and i've got all drivers and my BIOS updated, but still i get massive lag in games. It's quite strange, because when I play BF3 it works perfectly through the campaign, until I go online. When i do, the fps drops to like maybe 35-40, but in campaign i've got maybe 60-80, and changing the graphics settings doesn't do any good. It looks like i run newer games better than old, like Fallout NV isn't playable at all. When that is said, also when i play Borderlands 2 (wich is one of the newer games), I often get lag. It actually looks like the fps drops when i meet an npc in games. I updated all my drivers and the BIOS multiple times, and then i ran a program called uniblue driverscanner, wich scans your computer for outdated drivers, and then installs them. I'm wondering if this hole problem could be caused by the cpu, but i realy don't know. Iv'e got issue for a looong time, please help! (PS) My specs are:
    Gigabyte 970A-UD3-mobo
    Asus hd 7850-graphics
    GS 600w corsair-psu
    4gb XMS3 ddr3-ram
    AMD FX 4100-cpu
    1TB seagate-hdd


    Offline bf3 is mostly gpu bound, online with all the other people the pendulum swings towards the cpu as limiting factor.

    It's your cpu, its nearly bottom of the barrel for gaming.

    You need to overclock it.



    I overclocked my cpu from 3,6ghz to 4ghz, but still no change...
  6. 3nter said:
    maxalge said:
    3nter said:


    Hi! I recently build my own pc, and i've got all drivers and my BIOS updated, but still i get massive lag in games. It's quite strange, because when I play BF3 it works perfectly through the campaign, until I go online. When i do, the fps drops to like maybe 35-40, but in campaign i've got maybe 60-80, and changing the graphics settings doesn't do any good. It looks like i run newer games better than old, like Fallout NV isn't playable at all. When that is said, also when i play Borderlands 2 (wich is one of the newer games), I often get lag. It actually looks like the fps drops when i meet an npc in games. I updated all my drivers and the BIOS multiple times, and then i ran a program called uniblue driverscanner, wich scans your computer for outdated drivers, and then installs them. I'm wondering if this hole problem could be caused by the cpu, but i realy don't know. Iv'e got issue for a looong time, please help! (PS) My specs are:
    Gigabyte 970A-UD3-mobo
    Asus hd 7850-graphics
    GS 600w corsair-psu
    4gb XMS3 ddr3-ram
    AMD FX 4100-cpu
    1TB seagate-hdd


    Offline bf3 is mostly gpu bound, online with all the other people the pendulum swings towards the cpu as limiting factor.

    It's your cpu, its nearly bottom of the barrel for gaming.

    You need to overclock it.



    I overclocked my cpu from 3,6ghz to 4ghz, but still no change...



    Well at least we know it is not the cpu then.


    If you have installed all the motherboard drivers, direct x, video drivers.


    Have you run a ram or hard drive check recently?


    Could also be a virus or other thing running in the background.


    Try to close all programs before running a game.
  7. Does lowering settings help or fix the problem in games other than BF3? I would expect that drop in BF3 from the single to multiplayer (much more CPU intensive) but Fallout NV should run fine on any modern CPU (and GPU for that matter).
  8. maxalge said:
    3nter said:
    maxalge said:
    3nter said:


    Hi! I recently build my own pc, and i've got all drivers and my BIOS updated, but still i get massive lag in games. It's quite strange, because when I play BF3 it works perfectly through the campaign, until I go online. When i do, the fps drops to like maybe 35-40, but in campaign i've got maybe 60-80, and changing the graphics settings doesn't do any good. It looks like i run newer games better than old, like Fallout NV isn't playable at all. When that is said, also when i play Borderlands 2 (wich is one of the newer games), I often get lag. It actually looks like the fps drops when i meet an npc in games. I updated all my drivers and the BIOS multiple times, and then i ran a program called uniblue driverscanner, wich scans your computer for outdated drivers, and then installs them. I'm wondering if this hole problem could be caused by the cpu, but i realy don't know. Iv'e got issue for a looong time, please help! (PS) My specs are:
    Gigabyte 970A-UD3-mobo
    Asus hd 7850-graphics
    GS 600w corsair-psu
    4gb XMS3 ddr3-ram
    AMD FX 4100-cpu
    1TB seagate-hdd


    Offline bf3 is mostly gpu bound, online with all the other people the pendulum swings towards the cpu as limiting factor.

    It's your cpu, its nearly bottom of the barrel for gaming.

    You need to overclock it.



    I overclocked my cpu from 3,6ghz to 4ghz, but still no change...



    Well at least we know it is not the cpu then.


    If you have installed all the motherboard drivers, direct x, video drivers.


    Have you run a ram or hard drive check recently?


    Could also be a virus or other thing running in the background.


    Try to close all programs before running a game.



    Do you mean like memtest? I don't realy think i have tested my ram or harddrive at all actually, but i will try.
  9. simon12 said:
    Does lowering settings help or fix the problem in games other than BF3? I would expect that drop in BF3 from the single to multiplayer (much more CPU intensive) but Fallout NV should run fine on any modern CPU (and GPU for that matter).

    Lowering settings does no good, im affraid, but actually TF2 runs pretty smood on highest settings tho
  10. maxalge said:
    3nter said:
    maxalge said:
    3nter said:


    Hi! I recently build my own pc, and i've got all drivers and my BIOS updated, but still i get massive lag in games. It's quite strange, because when I play BF3 it works perfectly through the campaign, until I go online. When i do, the fps drops to like maybe 35-40, but in campaign i've got maybe 60-80, and changing the graphics settings doesn't do any good. It looks like i run newer games better than old, like Fallout NV isn't playable at all. When that is said, also when i play Borderlands 2 (wich is one of the newer games), I often get lag. It actually looks like the fps drops when i meet an npc in games. I updated all my drivers and the BIOS multiple times, and then i ran a program called uniblue driverscanner, wich scans your computer for outdated drivers, and then installs them. I'm wondering if this hole problem could be caused by the cpu, but i realy don't know. Iv'e got issue for a looong time, please help! (PS) My specs are:
    Gigabyte 970A-UD3-mobo
    Asus hd 7850-graphics
    GS 600w corsair-psu
    4gb XMS3 ddr3-ram
    AMD FX 4100-cpu
    1TB seagate-hdd


    Offline bf3 is mostly gpu bound, online with all the other people the pendulum swings towards the cpu as limiting factor.

    It's your cpu, its nearly bottom of the barrel for gaming.

    You need to overclock it.



    I overclocked my cpu from 3,6ghz to 4ghz, but still no change...



    Well at least we know it is not the cpu then.


    If you have installed all the motherboard drivers, direct x, video drivers.


    Have you run a ram or hard drive check recently?


    Could also be a virus or other thing running in the background.


    Try to close all programs before running a game.



    I ran memtest and seagatetools to test both the ram and hdd. No errors. Perfectly fine. I have also tried closing all programs before playing a game, but no difference.
  11. Use GPUz & task manager to see if you CPU or GPU are running at close to 100%
  12. simon12 said:
    Use GPUz & task manager to see if you CPU or GPU are running at close to 100%


    I ran task manager when playing bf3 on high settings on metro. The cpu went almost at 100% all the time, but not the GPU tho. The GPU were at 50%.
  13. Thats expected in BF3 but not Metro try Fallout NV. Was the GPU any higher in Metro than BF3 also is it different in BF3 single and multiplayer?
  14. simon12 said:
    Thats expected in BF3 but not Metro try Fallout NV. Was the GPU any higher in Metro than BF3 also is it different in BF3 single and multiplayer?


    The cpu drops to about 50% when playing FalloutNV. In single player BF3, the cpu still is very active, but it drops much more often and not quite as stressed as in multiplayer. The GPU usage was not so different from multiplayer to single player tho.
  15. maxalge said:
    3nter said:
    maxalge said:
    3nter said:


    Hi! I recently build my own pc, and i've got all drivers and my BIOS updated, but still i get massive lag in games. It's quite strange, because when I play BF3 it works perfectly through the campaign, until I go online. When i do, the fps drops to like maybe 35-40, but in campaign i've got maybe 60-80, and changing the graphics settings doesn't do any good. It looks like i run newer games better than old, like Fallout NV isn't playable at all. When that is said, also when i play Borderlands 2 (wich is one of the newer games), I often get lag. It actually looks like the fps drops when i meet an npc in games. I updated all my drivers and the BIOS multiple times, and then i ran a program called uniblue driverscanner, wich scans your computer for outdated drivers, and then installs them. I'm wondering if this hole problem could be caused by the cpu, but i realy don't know. Iv'e got issue for a looong time, please help! (PS) My specs are:
    Gigabyte 970A-UD3-mobo
    Asus hd 7850-graphics
    GS 600w corsair-psu
    4gb XMS3 ddr3-ram
    AMD FX 4100-cpu
    1TB seagate-hdd


    Offline bf3 is mostly gpu bound, online with all the other people the pendulum swings towards the cpu as limiting factor.

    It's your cpu, its nearly bottom of the barrel for gaming.

    You need to overclock it.



    I overclocked my cpu from 3,6ghz to 4ghz, but still no change...



    Well at least we know it is not the cpu then.


    If you have installed all the motherboard drivers, direct x, video drivers.


    Have you run a ram or hard drive check recently?


    Could also be a virus or other thing running in the background.


    Try to close all programs before running a game.



    I just reinstalled my hole pc and got a clean install of all games and stuff. All is the same as it were before, so it's obviesly not a virus or something...
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