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June 25, 2014 5:26:56 PM

I just bought DayZ and it runs horribly! I don't know why though?!
Specs:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-Core Processor
6GB RAM
500W PSU
1TB HDD

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June 25, 2014 5:28:15 PM

Even on low settings?
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June 25, 2014 5:29:17 PM

ah, there are a few possibilities, the most likely one is that your 560 is running out of vram, also your cpu is kinda buggy. run the game and see what the vram usage is on your 560, if it goes above 95%, thats the problem.
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June 25, 2014 5:30:50 PM

If you don't know what program to use to monitor vram and other stuff, use MSI Afterburner.
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June 25, 2014 5:33:09 PM

Danbuscus25 said:
ah, there are a few possibilities, the most likely one is that your 560 is running out of vram, also your cpu is kinda buggy. run the game and see what the vram usage is on your 560, if it goes above 95%, thats the problem.


If that is the problem how would I fix it?
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June 25, 2014 5:34:43 PM

well, lower all the settings that take a lot of vram, such as AA and resolution, but if you want those settings turned up, and it is maxing your vram, the only way to fix it is to get a new graphics card.
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June 25, 2014 5:42:13 PM

Danbuscus25 said:
well, lower all the settings that take a lot of vram, such as AA and resolution, but if you want those settings turned up, and it is maxing your vram, the only way to fix it is to get a new graphics card.


the GPU never passed 50%
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June 25, 2014 5:43:11 PM

the vram? well then, check to see if the gpu or cpu max out, i suspect the cpu at this point.
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June 25, 2014 5:44:54 PM

icarsis said:
Danbuscus25 said:
well, lower all the settings that take a lot of vram, such as AA and resolution, but if you want those settings turned up, and it is maxing your vram, the only way to fix it is to get a new graphics card.


the GPU never passed 50%

It means that your CPU is bottlenecking the GPU.
Dayz is unoptimized, your CPU is weak. Even the i7 and i5 only get 25-40 fps in cities.

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June 25, 2014 5:46:04 PM

Danbuscus25 said:
the vram? well then, check to see if the gpu or cpu max out, i suspect the cpu at this point.


Very weird! I changed servers and my FPS has risen? Can servers lag you?
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June 25, 2014 5:46:50 PM

deusimpervius said:
icarsis said:
Danbuscus25 said:
well, lower all the settings that take a lot of vram, such as AA and resolution, but if you want those settings turned up, and it is maxing your vram, the only way to fix it is to get a new graphics card.


the GPU never passed 50%

It means that your CPU is bottlenecking the GPU.
Dayz is unoptimized, your CPU is weak. Even the i7 and i5 only get 25-40 fps in cities.



Wait... My CPU is pretty good though, I would think my GFX is bottle necking ...
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June 25, 2014 5:47:59 PM

yes, especially if you have a slow internet connection.
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June 25, 2014 5:49:22 PM

Danbuscus25 said:
yes, especially if you have a slow internet connection.


As the game updates and gets better, will they make it less heavy on one piece of hardware and balance it out?
So it can run smoothly for a lot more people?
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June 25, 2014 5:49:44 PM

the fx 6100 is not very good anymore, i would look at upgrading to the 8320, or an i5 4xxx if you can afford it.
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June 25, 2014 5:51:36 PM

@icarsis
no.. the fx 6100 is a weak CPU, it's not a true 6 core, and has lower instructions per cycle/clock/seconds compared to i3/fx-6300. I can't say about the server can make lower fps

and also please notice the difference between lag and low fps. Lag = connection/network problem. Low FPS = poor hardware, which is your problem
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June 25, 2014 5:51:56 PM

Danbuscus25 said:
the fx 6100 is not very good anymore, i would look at upgrading to the 8320, or an i5 4xxx if you can afford it.


What do you prefer AMD or INTEL and why? I never got the reasoning! (Solution after this answer) :) 
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June 25, 2014 5:52:47 PM

first of all, a fx 6100 IS a true 6-core cpu. and in general, intel is faster and more expensive than amd.
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June 25, 2014 5:53:29 PM

Danbuscus25 said:
first of all, a fx 6100 IS a true 6-core cpu. and in general, intel is faster and more expensive than amd.


Thank you for your help! :) 
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June 25, 2014 5:53:57 PM

no problem :) 
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June 25, 2014 5:56:39 PM

Danbuscus25 said:
first of all, a fx 6100 IS a true 6-core cpu. and in general, intel is faster and more expensive than amd.

no it's not... read this. It has 3 modules, consisting with 2 integer and 1 FP cores per module, the cache and the pipeline is also shared within the module...

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June 25, 2014 6:02:26 PM

yes, 3 modules with 2 cores each, it has 6 cores, but it pairs 2 cores per module. it still has 6 threads, the only real difference is that 2 cores will share cache.
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June 25, 2014 6:11:23 PM

Danbuscus25 said:
yes, 3 modules with 2 cores each, it has 6 cores, but it pairs 2 cores per module. it still has 6 threads, the only real difference is that 2 cores will share cache.

yes that means not a true 6 core processor, what am i missing here? threads are logical, cores are physical, 1 true core means 1 integer and 1 FP and the pipeline and cache must not be shared. Even the windows 8.1 stated that fx 6xxx has 3 cores, and fx-8xxx has 4 cores

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