Low end games slowing down high end computer.

Hey all, for the past little while i've been experiencing something where in, I will launch a game I have always been able to play, I will hardly be able to run it, and it will completely slow down everything else, temps are within reasonable levels so i've ruled that out. Any help would be good, thanks.

Specs:

Motherboard:GA-Z87x-D3H
Graphics:MSI Radeon 7970 Ghz Edition
Processor:Intel i5 4670k
Power Supply:Antec HCG 750W
Memory:16gb(2x8gb)DDR3 Ripjaw Ram
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  1. Razor88 said:



    Yes, I do have the latest drivers.
  2. THe problem is not with your gpu exactly, but with the game itself, it doensn't matter if you have a high end rig like I do, if the game is old and has no support for crossfire or newer computer it won't run well, for instance, I have Far Cry 2 installed in my low end and high end computers and incredibly, teh low end has more performance over the high end. Pure optimization
  3. Batguerra said:
    THe problem is not with your gpu exactly, but with the game itself, it doensn't matter if you have a high end rig like I do, if the game is old and has no support for crossfire or newer computer it won't run well, for instance, I have Far Cry 2 installed in my low end and high end computers and incredibly, teh low end has more performance over the high end. Pure optimization



    I understand optimization, but that's not the problem, I can also normally run Battlefield 4 on high across my 3 screens, now I can hardly run it on low on 1 screen.
  4. Pangamini-II said:
    Batguerra said:
    THe problem is not with your gpu exactly, but with the game itself, it doensn't matter if you have a high end rig like I do, if the game is old and has no support for crossfire or newer computer it won't run well, for instance, I have Far Cry 2 installed in my low end and high end computers and incredibly, teh low end has more performance over the high end. Pure optimization



    I understand optimization, but that's not the problem, I can also normally run Battlefield 4 on high across my 3 screens, now I can hardly run it on low on 1 screen.


    Strange, what's the temp of your gpu's, check driver updates and if you overclocked your gpu, setit default and see what happens.
  5. Drivers are updated, GPU Temp, around 65C, CPU, about 50C.
  6. Pangamini-II said:
    Drivers are updated, GPU Temp, around 65C, CPU, about 50C.


    maybe try downclocking your gpu's?
  7. Batguerra said:
    Pangamini-II said:
    Drivers are updated, GPU Temp, around 65C, CPU, about 50C.


    maybe try downclocking your gpu's?


    I've never had this problem before though and ive never overclocked or down clock it so I'm not sure what that would do, I will also mention that if I restart the computer a few times it fixes it very temporarily
  8. Little update for anyone willing to help, I formatted my computer, reinstalled windows, fixed it for a few hours, now i'm back to how it was.
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