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February 27, 2014 1:31:57 AM

Ok, so yesterday I bought the Asus sabertooth 990fx R2.0 to upgrade from an Asus M5A78L-M LX3, loving the sabertooth so far, the only problem is, I feel like I'm seeing lower fps in games than with my previous motherboard, with my M5A i was getting around 60-80 fps in BF4 now I'm only getting 40-60 sometimes even 30, I didn't do a fresh install of windows 7 when I upgraded the motherboard so that might be the problem (at least that's what I've gathered from researching) I've moved the graphics card to different slots, removed all drivers and installed the latest, used different pcie connections. Now I'm about to format my HDD and do a fresh install, but before I do that I would like to know if there might be any other possible solutions or maybe i just messed something up big time? sorry for the long post. Any advice would be greatly appreciated thank you in advance!
February 27, 2014 1:46:41 AM

your motherboard really can't slow down your fps really unless you are using the motherboard VGA/DVI/HDMI/Display Port Out instead of your graphics card which incidentally would be kinda stupid.
Changing PCI-E slot isn't a good idea as your mobo will only run 1 slot at 16*, check that your gpu is in that slot, check mobo guide book thingo if you are unsure which one.

I doubt formatting your HDD will do much good for FPS, bit extreme really. If you have multiple hard drives make sure to install BF4 on the SSD as that can improve performance a little.

Really FPS has nothing to do with anything but your GPU mainly, if you have V-sync on you can try turning that off

I really did write a lot of different things here, but hey try em all :D 
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February 27, 2014 2:19:46 AM

mcdonh said:
your motherboard really can't slow down your fps really unless you are using the motherboard VGA/DVI/HDMI/Display Port Out instead of your graphics card which incidentally would be kinda stupid.
Changing PCI-E slot isn't a good idea as your mobo will only run 1 slot at 16*, check that your gpu is in that slot, check mobo guide book thingo if you are unsure which one.

I doubt formatting your HDD will do much good for FPS, bit extreme really. If you have multiple hard drives make sure to install BF4 on the SSD as that can improve performance a little.

Really FPS has nothing to do with anything but your GPU mainly, if you have V-sync on you can try turning that off

I really did write a lot of different things here, but hey try em all :D 


I have disabled V-sync and I don't have an SSD, the reason why I was going to format my HDD because I read on a forum that sometimes when you don't install windows fresh it can conflict with something don't remember quite exactly what, and since this is just a gaming PC I don't have anything important really, just my games and music so I was willing to give it a try, the gpu is plugged into the right slot, checked the manual, my HDMI cable is plugged into the graphics card (I double checked, it wouldn't surprise me if I plugged into the wrong spot lol) I'm still stumped lol
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February 27, 2014 2:17:08 PM

I just thought about this a little more, and lower FPS-New mobo suggests that you may have had your GPU overclocked previously. So basically overclock your GPU and it should get better, some nice programs for doing this are MSI After Burner and EVGA Precision X. This should boost your frame rate up to and possibly over your previous experience, you can try overclocking your CPU as well
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February 27, 2014 4:27:08 PM

Clean install , with all the current drivers for the Sabertooth board .
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