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Why Can't I run games smoothly?

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July 14, 2013 10:36:56 AM

I just bought a GTX 770 thinking that would surely eliminate my problems but no.

I was playing Tomb Raider this morning on max settings beautifully. Then some Metro 2033 with some screen tearing but not bad. Then I play sleeping dogs and I get horrible drops in frame-rate and overall laggy/ juttery performance. I went back to Tomb Raider to make sure it still played well and it does. WTH?

My rig is:

8GB 1600 DDR 3 RAM

MD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX

Samsung 840 Pro SSD

I play on a 50 inch 1080P Plasma


This is very frustrating. Please help.

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July 14, 2013 10:42:22 AM

u're probably having a CPU bottleneck
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July 14, 2013 10:58:41 AM

jinayhvora said:
u're probably having a CPU bottleneck


So how do I go about fixing that?
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July 14, 2013 11:02:58 AM

Dan Westmoreland said:
jinayhvora said:
u're probably having a CPU bottleneck


So how do I go about fixing that?


Upgrade your CPU to a FX8350 and get a SDD to store your games on.
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July 14, 2013 11:04:23 AM

look at ur task manager while playing the game (play it windowed) if ur CPU usage is going to 100% then ur CPU is limiting ur GPU, overclock it, if that doesn't help its time to get a new one
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July 14, 2013 11:12:06 AM

haider95 said:
Dan Westmoreland said:
jinayhvora said:
u're probably having a CPU bottleneck


So how do I go about fixing that?


Upgrade your CPU to a FX8350 and get a SDD to store your games on.


I am almost scared to go with AMD again if it is in fact the CPU. You don't foresee any issues with the processor you mentioned?

I do have an SSD.
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July 14, 2013 11:30:12 AM

jinayhvora said:
look at ur task manager while playing the game (play it windowed) if ur CPU usage is going to 100% then ur CPU is limiting ur GPU, overclock it, if that doesn't help its time to get a new one


So CPU usage hangs out at about 50-60% - the "maximum frequency" jumps up to 100% or more quite often. Does that tell us anything?
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July 14, 2013 11:35:28 AM

yes, that means overclocking will help, but not much, in the end u will need an new CPU, but squeeze as much life from it as possible first
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July 15, 2013 10:01:09 AM

jinayhvora said:
yes, that means overclocking will help, but not much, in the end u will need an new CPU, but squeeze as much life from it as possible first


Man, you were dead on. I went and bought a new mobo and intel processor and my rigs flying now!

Thanks a lot!!!
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July 15, 2013 10:13:15 AM

haha, glad to be of help, enjoy ur new rig
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