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January 12, 2014 1:53:45 PM

Hey i've recently picked up battlefield 4 and have been experiencing issues with my frame rate as i'll constantly get lag spikes in both the campaign and multi-player and it makes the game barely playable even when settings are on their lowest. I've checked to make sure all my drivers are up to date and have Nadia's Ge force experience to automatically install new updates when available. If anyone knows a way to fix this that would great. The specs of my PC are......

CPU: AMD FX 6100 6 core processor at stock clock 3.3GHz
GPU:GTX 770 4gb
RAM:16gb
OS;WIn 7 home premium
storage: 2TB

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January 12, 2014 2:00:21 PM

What about your PSU? How much wattage does it have? Maybe it needs more power and has no room left.
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January 12, 2014 2:00:26 PM

cpu, 6100 not very good for gaming.
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January 12, 2014 2:06:24 PM

OH just to add I know Windows 8 is recommended however I've only had my pc for a year now and I don't want to have to pay £75 for windows again as my PC didn't come with windows. so if anything I want that to be a last resort.
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January 12, 2014 2:08:10 PM

RulesSpew said:
What about your PSU? How much wattage does it have? Maybe it needs more power and has no room left.


My power supply is a cosair 750watt power supply
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January 12, 2014 2:15:23 PM

6 core for gaming? wow, much future proof. It is good and even better in the future. ( all games will be using more cores )
You don't need win8. Cmon, win7 is a great OS and it will have support in the future for gaming.
Try some high intense graphics games like crysis 3.
If it's not the PSU, it might be a bad or broken 770.
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January 12, 2014 2:16:37 PM

6 cores means nothing. the cpu is bottlenecking the gpu.
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January 12, 2014 2:17:58 PM

daswilhelm said:
6 cores means nothing. the cpu is bottlenecking the gpu.

try gaming without a cpu, still means nothing? lol

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January 12, 2014 2:20:39 PM

RulesSpew said:
daswilhelm said:
6 cores means nothing. the cpu is bottlenecking the gpu.

try gaming without a cpu, still means nothing? lol



"wow, much future proof"

actually, that cpu is already outdated, and terrible for gaming. do some research before giving advice.
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January 12, 2014 2:23:52 PM

daswilhelm said:
cpu, 6100 not very good for gaming.


RulesSpew said:
6 core for gaming? wow, much future proof. It is good and even better in the future. ( all games will be using more cores )
You don't need win8. Cmon, win7 is a great OS and it will have support in the future for gaming.
Try some high intense graphics games like crysis 3.
If it's not the PSU, it might be a bad or broken 770.

I got the gtx 770 three weeks ago and I have been playing alot of games after the steam winter sale like far cry 3, Bioshock infinite, tomb raider (the new one) and I had no problems with any of those games and I had them all on their highest settings. but yeah thats one game I need to pick up crysis 3 when i have the chance
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January 12, 2014 2:25:07 PM

if your motherboard supports it, step up to a 6300, or a 8300 series. much better for gaming. and then overclock it.
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January 12, 2014 2:29:41 PM

daswilhelm said:
if your motherboard supports it, step up to a 6300, or a 8300 series. much better for gaming. and then overclock it.

something i've been thinking about however and yes it does but would getting a better heat sink (as i'm still using the stock heatsink) and overclock the cpu be a good idea?
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January 12, 2014 2:31:24 PM

you can, but the x1xx series chips from amd weren't good for gaming, overclocked or not. but you'd need a decent heatsink to overclock either chip, so it would be a good investment.
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January 12, 2014 3:10:24 PM

daswilhelm said:
you can, but the x1xx series chips from amd weren't good for gaming, overclocked or not. but you'd need a decent heatsink to overclock either chip, so it would be a good investment.

thanks for the response just wanted to know if this video on youtube is legit it claims to be able to reduce the lage spikes i've been getting in bf4 because if it is I might be able to get away with just buying a new heatsink and overclocking the cpu.

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xON84eBg_dk
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January 13, 2014 1:33:36 PM

hack the registry all you want, the cpu will still bottleneck your gpu.
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January 15, 2014 8:26:57 PM

I'm sorry to say it but Windows 8 is a HUGE improvement. I had so much stuttering playing on windows 7 and most of my deaths happened because of a stutter right when I found an enemy. I took the advice of the forums and tried 8 and it doesnt stutter at all. The fx-6100 does still bottleneck it a little but it only brings the frames down to like 40 every once and a while. I can pretty much guarantee that Windows 8 will solve your problem or at least make it totally ignorable.

Also I forgot to mention you should try the Windows 8 trial edition if you want to check before you buy it. Its free to install and you have plenty of time to make sure your problem is fixed.
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January 15, 2014 11:31:34 PM

Had the same problem with my i7 4770k yesterday problem was 3 cores from 4 were parked.
Unparked the cores and now the game's running smooth as butter.
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January 19, 2014 5:45:45 AM

daswilhelm said:
hack the registry all you want, the cpu will still bottleneck your gpu.


istari675 said:
I'm sorry to say it but Windows 8 is a HUGE improvement. I had so much stuttering playing on windows 7 and most of my deaths happened because of a stutter right when I found an enemy. I took the advice of the forums and tried 8 and it doesnt stutter at all. The fx-6100 does still bottleneck it a little but it only brings the frames down to like 40 every once and a while. I can pretty much guarantee that Windows 8 will solve your problem or at least make it totally ignorable.

Also I forgot to mention you should try the Windows 8 trial edition if you want to check before you buy it. Its free to install and you have plenty of time to make sure your problem is fixed.

thanks for the suggestion will have to try that trial out. because like you said its more stable and in bf4 at least you get a 20 percent increase in performance however i still have the feeling that i'll have to upgrade cpu.
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January 19, 2014 6:03:51 AM

AlexanderHUN said:
Had the same problem with my i7 4770k yesterday problem was 3 cores from 4 were parked.
Unparked the cores and now the game's running smooth as butter.


i did un-park all cores and tried out bf4 and it did improve stuttering a bit but unfortunately still got lag spikes and i tried again running the game on it's lowest settings but still ended up with the same result however i did manage to get tresfx working in tomb raider which was pretty cool hadn't Finnish the game completely but yeah thanks for the suggestion.
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