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S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow Of Chernobyl Won't recognise more than 2 of my cores.

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May 28, 2013 10:07:19 AM

Hi, I have An AMD Fx-8120 CPU @ 3.1GHz. It's an 8 core processor which is very nice for some recent games that can take advantage of all of the cores (such as BF3) but for older games (which can only take advantage of 1-2 cores) it doesn't run smoothly. This is because 3.1GHz isn't very powerful on its own but 8 cores @ 3.1GHz is pretty fast. Since the old games only run with 3.1GHz/6.2GHz they don't work too well. Can somebody help me by linking me to a core optimiser for old games or even just S.T.A.L.K.E.R. K, thanks. Bye. :D 

P.S. My GPU is an AMD Radeon HD 7950 OC'ed @ 900MHz and I have 8GB of ram running @ 1600MHz. If required I'll post more details. Bye again.
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May 28, 2013 10:12:35 AM

Uhm. What frames are you getting in Stalker?
There is no "core optimizer"... You OC your CPU if you need more power. But I do not think that applies here.
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May 28, 2013 10:15:35 AM

Novuake said:
Uhm. What frames are you getting in Stalker?
There is no "core optimizer"... You OC your CPU if you need more power. But I do not think that applies here.


Thanks for replying so quickly, I get an average of 40 FPS at maxed out but it fluctuates so much that it's unplayable. It goes down to about 15 then up to 50 then to 80 then back down to 40 or whatever.
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May 28, 2013 10:21:43 AM

Does not sound like a CPU issue. Do you have the latest patches for the game and the latest AMD drivers?
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May 28, 2013 10:29:15 AM

Novuake said:
Does not sound like a CPU issue. Do you have the latest patches for the game and the latest AMD drivers?


Got the latest AMD drivers but not the newest patch, I'll try that.
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May 28, 2013 10:32:54 AM

drcheeks2112 said:
Novuake said:
Does not sound like a CPU issue. Do you have the latest patches for the game and the latest AMD drivers?


Got the latest AMD drivers but not the newest patch, I'll try that.


Cool, let us know what the outcome is.
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May 28, 2013 10:37:06 AM

Agree that does not sound like a CPU issue. I have a FX-8120 rig with a Crossfire Sapphre HD 7950 and I get a very smooth 60fps Vsync'ed on that rig no problems 1080p max/ultra settings. As for OC'ing that CPU is very easy to overclock and can hit 4GHz with just raising the multiplyer in the BIOS. What GPU do you have on that rig?
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May 28, 2013 10:41:42 AM

bryonhowley said:
Agree that does not sound like a CPU issue. I have a FX-8120 rig with a Crossfire Sapphre HD 7950 and I get a very smooth 60fps Vsync'ed on that rig no problems 1080p max/ultra settings. As for OC'ing that CPU is very easy to overclock and can hit 4GHz with just raising the multiplyer in the BIOS. What GPU do you have on that rig?


I have a Radeon hd 7950 OC'd at 900MHz
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