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Poor performance on new custom build

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June 18, 2014 9:36:01 AM

Recently built my own pc and expected it to perform better than it does it struggles to play many games such as it experiences lag on many games even on the lowest settings some to the point that they are not even playable.
Example of games it struggles with:
Skyrim
Deus ex
Thief
Fifa 14
Shogun 2
GTA 4
And a few more
(by struggle and lag gameplay is generally slowed as if slow motion or it jumps from one picture to another ,not smooth.)

Parts include:
ASRock Z77 Extreme 4
Intel i5 - 3570K
Geforce GTX 760 (windforce)
Samsung EVO 840 SSD
Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD
G.Skill Ripjaw 8GB (2x4GB)
Antec TP-650C (650Watt)

Can anybody tell me what is causing the poor performance what is causing the bottle neck and what I can do to atleast make some of these games playable even if just on low settings.

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June 18, 2014 9:38:15 AM

1. what is resolution

2. Is your video out plugged into the video card or motherboard ?
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June 18, 2014 9:42:11 AM

Download NVIDIA GeForce Experience and make sure you install the latest driver through that program.

Also make sure your motherboard driver is the latest, and be sure to have it plugged into the GPU like said above.
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June 18, 2014 9:45:11 AM

sla70r said:
1. what is resolution

2. Is your video out plugged into the video card or motherboard ?


I have two monitors plugged in
one into the motherboard via HDMI displaying at 1600x1200
the other into the graphics card via DVI displaying at 1280x1024
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June 18, 2014 9:51:15 AM

Mikechumba said:
sla70r said:
1. what is resolution

2. Is your video out plugged into the video card or motherboard ?


I have two monitors plugged in
one into the motherboard via HDMI displaying at 1600x1200
the other into the graphics card via DVI displaying at 1280x1024


Both must be plugged to the GPU in order for it to work properly.
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June 18, 2014 10:00:10 AM

ya... you're currently using the CPU's onboard video if you have anythign connected to the mobo.

and of course, the onboard video is crap compared to the 760
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June 18, 2014 2:18:14 PM

Thank you everybody must seem like a foolish mistake but i appreciate the time spent to help!
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June 18, 2014 2:18:43 PM

No problem :) 
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