Sign-in / Sign-up
Your question
Solved

My newly built PC is slower than what I think it should be.

Tags:
  • Gaming
  • Build
  • Systems
Last response: in Systems
April 16, 2014 5:21:46 AM

This is my first PC build and everything, to my surprise, went quite smoothly. Except for the fact that when gaming its a bit slower than I think it could be, by judging it off people who have similar builds or builds with slightly worse specs. Are there any optimizations I can do to make it run that bit faster?

Build:
Intel core i3-4130
Geforce GTX 660
8gb crucial Ballistix Sport (1x 8gb)
Seagate Barracuda 1TB
MSI B85I
Corsair 500w PSU

More about : newly built slower

a c 299 4 Gaming
April 16, 2014 5:30:56 AM

Did you install the latest drivers from the manufacturer's website (not the cd drivers)?
Also what do you mean by slow performance? FPS? Loading times? etc...
m
0
l
April 16, 2014 5:33:50 AM

What games have you been playing?

The i3 is a dual core processor. It has hyperthreading enabled, however it's always best that you select a quad core processor.
With games like BF4 it's essential that you have a quad core.

The rest of the specs look good.
m
0
l
Related resources
April 16, 2014 5:34:10 AM

Suztera said:
Did you install the latest drivers from the manufacturer's website (not the cd drivers)?
Also what do you mean by slow performance? FPS? Loading times? etc...

Lower fps (10-20 fps lower)
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
April 16, 2014 5:38:41 AM

you have an i3 if you are playing current or recently released AAA titles it's going to stuggle...
m
0
l
April 16, 2014 5:39:43 AM

I based my PC off this build -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43pXorOZ3MQ except I changed the Gpu and power supply from 430w+750ti -> 500w+660 I would assume the gtx 660 is faster than the 750ti?

On this build the guy gets 50 fps on bf4 on high on 1080p, whereas I don't get that whilst playing at 1366x768
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
April 16, 2014 5:49:16 AM

Oh my hell no.... 50 FPS with a 750 Ti with an i3 on BF4 with High settings.... this guy lied.... severely
m
0
l

Best solution

a b 4 Gaming
April 16, 2014 5:51:34 AM

Games like BF4 in multiplayer require 4+ core CPU's to handle all the other players and bells and whistles and the 750 Ti is only slighty better than a 650 Ti That I had and played BF4 on.... i played on medium-ish with AA off and Ambient occlusion set to SSAO....
Share