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May 1, 2013 2:41:53 PM

Hi I bought i5 3750k , gigabyte z77x-ud3h plus 8 gig dominator 1600mgz yesterday to replace my old parts .. I have a amd radeon hd 6870 with 1gig ddr5 .. I was soo disappointed when I played games on it . to me it seems like my old 2010 setup was a lot better at handling game ? I had Asus m3n78-em . Amd phenom x4. plus the same graphic card I mentioned before and 4 gig Kingston ram. I finished far cry3 on it a week ago till it stopped working seemed like motherboard was faulty . I used to fun far cry on high to ultra setting ,without any sort of choppiness or lag on high setting it was a smooth gameplay throughout ..

But now after installing i5 new motherboard and double the ram it is laggy gameplay I am getting 35-50 frames a sec on high setting and on low settings I get around 80-90 frames .what is wrong . ..I am going physco nuts because I spent all my $600 saving on the new setup and I don't feel any difference it's just gotten worse :(  I have not clocked the i5 and never clocked my old CPU .i would have expected a lot better performance for what I paid for . I could have just gone out and bought a second hand asus for $40-50 and carried on .. Y :(  ? . I will really appreciate any help. :) 
May 1, 2013 2:48:49 PM

you probably have but do you have the latest drivers for your graphic card?
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May 1, 2013 2:49:12 PM

Did you reinstall windows when you did the upgrade?
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May 1, 2013 3:05:40 PM

I used to have a 6850 and upgraded to an i5 from an oc'd core 2 quad and I noticed a significant improvement, but the video card was still a bottleneck. I doubt you were running farcry 3 on high-ultra, as much better video cards than yours struggle to run it on that. One of my first questions: did you install any lucid virtu software that came with your motherboard disc? uninstall it, it is poo. I actually found my pc to run faster with only installing the bare minimum drivers from the motherboard disc.
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May 1, 2013 3:29:34 PM

reinstall windows and update everyting(windows, amd drives)
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May 1, 2013 4:33:54 PM

madcap42 said:
you probably have but do you have the latest drivers for your graphic card?


Having trouble installing the latest driver. I will reinstall windows 8 now and start from scratch and see how it goes . :) 
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May 1, 2013 4:35:35 PM

thor220 said:
Did you reinstall windows when you did the upgrade?

Upgraded it last night I hope it's something to do with software than hardware :3
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May 1, 2013 4:39:20 PM

iam2thecrowe said:
I used to have a 6850 and upgraded to an i5 from an oc'd core 2 quad and I noticed a significant improvement, but the video card was still a bottleneck. I doubt you were running farcry 3 on high-ultra, as much better video cards than yours struggle to run it on that. One of my first questions: did you install any lucid virtu software that came with your motherboard disc? uninstall it, it is poo. I actually found my pc to run faster with only installing the bare minimum drivers from the motherboard disc.


It's was running around 35-40 fps on ultra before I upgraded and on high I was getting a good gameplay with decent frame rate without any lag ,that's why I ended up finishing the game. :p  but I can really tell the difference now even on medium it feels a choppy and I get around 45-60 fps . I will uninstall the windows and the try only downloading the software I need for the build :) 

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May 1, 2013 4:40:14 PM

L Helps said:
reinstall windows and update everyting(windows, amd drives)


Roger that :)  just reinstalling it now
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May 1, 2013 5:18:47 PM

Even 35-40 fps seems to high with those setting on a 6870 given it is a some what low end card. I think you are going to need to lower your graphics settings to play the game at a good frame rate.
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May 1, 2013 5:49:56 PM

bryonhowley said:
Even 35-40 fps seems to high with those setting on a 6870 given it is a some what low end card. I think you are going to need to lower your graphics settings to play the game at a good frame rate.


Yeah now it seems strange to me how my setup manged to run that fast ? I will never know lol now another proble came up my the computer keeps freezing happen 5-6 times in last few hours . It's my first ever intel chip I never had any freezing or lag with amd :l
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May 2, 2013 3:26:29 AM

Alliegill said:
bryonhowley said:
Even 35-40 fps seems to high with those setting on a 6870 given it is a some what low end card. I think you are going to need to lower your graphics settings to play the game at a good frame rate.


Yeah now it seems strange to me how my setup manged to run that fast ? I will never know lol now another proble came up my the computer keeps freezing happen 5-6 times in last few hours . It's my first ever intel chip I never had any freezing or lag with amd :l


please don't blame the intel chip for your freezing and lag, there are plenty of others who would say the opposite.
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May 2, 2013 8:18:48 PM

iam2thecrowe said:
Alliegill said:
bryonhowley said:
Even 35-40 fps seems to high with those setting on a 6870 given it is a some what low end card. I think you are going to need to lower your graphics settings to play the game at a good frame rate.


Yeah now it seems strange to me how my setup manged to run that fast ? I will never know lol now another proble came up my the computer keeps freezing happen 5-6 times in last few hours . It's my first ever intel chip I never had any freezing or lag with amd :l


please don't blame the intel chip for your freezing and lag, there are plenty of others who would say the opposite.



I went with intel I know it's good I am just talking from my experience personally. Regarding the problems I am facing ATM :( 

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