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Is my CPU bottlenecking me? Blops2

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April 29, 2013 5:54:34 AM

So i just picked up Blops2 and i notice when i walk or turn or any movement like i can walk for a second then all of sudden some frames go missing so i like pulsate foward and it will keep repeating. hopefully this explains it good i would take a vid but i dont know if it will show up good on it

i have a e5700 and a hd6670
April 29, 2013 5:59:18 AM

It could be your entire system as a whole, but that depends on your resolution and the settings you're playing at. What's the rest of your rig like?
April 29, 2013 6:02:01 AM

faster23rd said:
It could be your entire system as a whole, but that depends on your resolution and the settings you're playing at. What's the rest of your rig like?


besides my upgraded GPU its a stock dell inspiron 560 -_-

And i play at 1080p. i just tweaking the aa and vsync. maybe playing at a lower res might help
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April 29, 2013 6:15:23 AM

So it has 4 gb of RAM? Hmmmm. The 6670 was an entry level card of its time, nonetheless, mind cheking if it's DDR3 or DDR5? Checking the game's system requirements, the 6670 is just above the minimum specs so I'm banking that the trouble you're seeing is because of a lacking graphics card.
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April 29, 2013 6:16:12 AM

MDXX said:
faster23rd said:
It could be your entire system as a whole, but that depends on your resolution and the settings you're playing at. What's the rest of your rig like?


besides my upgraded GPU its a stock dell inspiron 560 -_-

And i play at 1080p. i just tweaking the aa and vsync. maybe playing at a lower res might help


idk if your cpu and gou are strong enough for 1080. you might have to do an overclock on both and put everything to performance in catalyst
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April 29, 2013 6:22:42 AM

Yes - playing in DX9 should fix the stuttering. I had an Inspiron 546 with an Athlon II X2 in it, but had terrible stuttering in Crysis 2, Dirt 3, and Blacklight: Retribution when playing in DX11. But DX9 ran smoothly - those games want a CPU that can handle more than 2 threads at a time.

I built my own rig last summer and my i3 can handle anything.
April 29, 2013 6:24:37 AM

jessterman21 said:
Yes - playing in DX9 should fix the stuttering. I had an Inspiron 546 with an Athlon II X2 in it, but had terrible stuttering in Crysis 2, Dirt 3, and Blacklight: Retribution when playing in DX11. But DX9 ran smoothly - those games want a CPU that can handle more than 2 threads at a time.

I built my own rig last summer and my i3 can handle anything.


can i toggle between dx 11 and 9?
April 29, 2013 6:24:56 AM

faster23rd said:
So it has 4 gb of RAM? Hmmmm. The 6670 was an entry level card of its time, nonetheless, mind cheking if it's DDR3 or DDR5? Checking the game's system requirements, the 6670 is just above the minimum specs so I'm banking that the trouble you're seeing is because of a lacking graphics card.


i have the ddr5
April 29, 2013 6:30:47 AM

MDXX said:
faster23rd said:
So it has 4 gb of RAM? Hmmmm. The 6670 was an entry level card of its time, nonetheless, mind cheking if it's DDR3 or DDR5? Checking the game's system requirements, the 6670 is just above the minimum specs so I'm banking that the trouble you're seeing is because of a lacking graphics card.


i have the ddr5


Then it has at least a bit more power in it. Short of upgrading, try OCing your card and/or CPU, getting the latest drivers, and turning down settings for a smooth gameplay.
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April 29, 2013 6:34:30 AM

MDXX said:
jessterman21 said:
Yes - playing in DX9 should fix the stuttering. I had an Inspiron 546 with an Athlon II X2 in it, but had terrible stuttering in Crysis 2, Dirt 3, and Blacklight: Retribution when playing in DX11. But DX9 ran smoothly - those games want a CPU that can handle more than 2 threads at a time.

I built my own rig last summer and my i3 can handle anything.


can i toggle between dx 11 and 9?


Toggle? Probably not - just Google it for the game you're tweaking - you may have to change a config file. But yes, it's easily doable.
April 29, 2013 7:20:30 AM

Yeah i dont know about overclocking. I dont think my psu has much power left to dish out
April 29, 2013 7:38:44 AM

MDXX said:
Yeah i dont know about overclocking. I dont think my psu has much power left to dish out


OCing a GPU is easier than a OCing a CPU and there are a lot of folks here that will help you, but that said, the stock 300w PSU of your Dell might not be able to handle the rigors of OCing. So the best short-term solution for you is to tone down on the graphics settings of your game.
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April 29, 2013 8:04:30 AM

faster23rd said:
MDXX said:
Yeah i dont know about overclocking. I dont think my psu has much power left to dish out


OCing a GPU is easier than a OCing a CPU and there are a lot of folks here that will help you, but that said, the stock 300w PSU of your Dell might not be able to handle the rigors of OCing. So the best short-term solution for you is to tone down on the graphics settings of your game.


Those PSUs are good. I had an overclocked HD 5670 in my Inspiron and never ran into any issues with power. The most that system will draw anyway is like 150w. Overclocking is easy - go into CCC by right-clicking on your desktop, and go to Overdrive. Unlock Overdrive - ignore the warning message, and crank the clockspeeds up about 10% each. Should give you close to 10% more performance.

The real problem here is your CPU - believe me, I had the same issue with my dual-core. Change the game from DX11 to DX9 and you're good. Or sell the Dell and build your own rig with an i3 or better.
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April 29, 2013 1:16:47 PM

jessterman21 said:
faster23rd said:
MDXX said:
Yeah i dont know about overclocking. I dont think my psu has much power left to dish out


OCing a GPU is easier than a OCing a CPU and there are a lot of folks here that will help you, but that said, the stock 300w PSU of your Dell might not be able to handle the rigors of OCing. So the best short-term solution for you is to tone down on the graphics settings of your game.


Those PSUs are good. I had an overclocked HD 5670 in my Inspiron and never ran into any issues with power. The most that system will draw anyway is like 150w. Overclocking is easy - go into CCC by right-clicking on your desktop, and go to Overdrive. Unlock Overdrive - ignore the warning message, and crank the clockspeeds up about 10% each. Should give you close to 10% more performance.

The real problem here is your CPU - believe me, I had the same issue with my dual-core. Change the game from DX11 to DX9 and you're good. Or sell the Dell and build your own rig with an i3 or better.


And one more thing - you can not just overclock Dell CPU that easy, it is just not going to happened, only AMD based Dells can be overclocked relatevely easy.
Just FYI, so you know.
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