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Massive cpu lag in BF4, think its time for a new cpu?

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July 21, 2014 6:07:23 PM

I am running a fx-6120 (bleh) with a 7870 and I am getting massive lag spikes that render multiplayer unplayable to less than 5 fps. Is it time for a new cpu, I was thinking about the fx-8320 (mobo supports it and its what I can afford).

These lag spikes happen when I am in a multiplayer game with plenty of action going on. 100% cpu usage all cores maxed out.
Its not my GPU, can run bf3/crysis 3/skyrim on high.
Neither is overheating a problem, temps stay below 70 celsius.
Not sure if the game is still broken, its been about a year since release. But you never know with that one.
I have all the latest drives and updates.
Bf3 and other games run like a dream.

Is it time for a new cpu or is the game still broken and nothing I can do?
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July 21, 2014 6:17:05 PM

try turning down the graphics a bit, see if it lessens the CPU overhead.
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July 21, 2014 6:18:33 PM

Fullmetal_Alchemist said:
I am running a fx-6120 (bleh) with a 7870 and I am getting massive lag spikes that render multiplayer unplayable to less than 5 fps. Is it time for a new cpu, I was thinking about the fx-8320 (mobo supports it and its what I can afford).

These lag spikes happen when I am in a multiplayer game with plenty of action going on. 100% cpu usage all cores maxed out.
Its not my GPU, can run bf3/crysis 3/skyrim on high.
Neither is overheating a problem, temps stay below 70 celsius.
Not sure if the game is still broken, its been about a year since release. But you never know with that one.
I have all the latest drives and updates.
Bf3 and other games run like a dream.

Is it time for a new cpu or is the game still broken and nothing I can do?
If you need more information please let me know



From what I've seen the AMD FX 6120 doesn't have any compatibility issues with BF4. And it's not because the processor is bad. To be honest I don't know, if everything else works well it's not hardware problem I suppose.
With that GPU you should at least be able to run the game at High settings with relative ease.
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July 21, 2014 6:18:49 PM

Well I last tried it on low settings, on less than hd, 1440 by 900 to be exact, (also time for a new moniter) and still had lag
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July 21, 2014 6:21:20 PM

Fullmetal_Alchemist said:
Well I last tried it on low settings, on less than hd, 1440 by 900 to be exact, (also time for a new moniter) and still had lag


Does it only happen in multiplayer? It can also be a internet connection problem, but that is very unlikely.
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July 21, 2014 6:25:18 PM

Is it time for a system clean up? Run CCleaner and do the Clean and Registry portions both. https://www.piriform.com/CCLEANER
Disable as much stuff starting with Windows as possible. Is your tray loaded with apps running in the background?
Are these high CPU usage results on a busy 64 player server?
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July 21, 2014 7:17:42 PM

clutchc said:
Is it time for a system clean up? Run CCleaner and do the Clean and Registry portions both. https://www.piriform.com/CCLEANER
Disable as much stuff starting with Windows as possible. Is your tray loaded with apps running in the background?
Are these high CPU usage results on a busy 64 player server?


I have glary utilities to take care of that stuff, I will have to close out of everything and see if that solves it, usually have chrome and minecraft open to play in between matches. And yes it is on the 64 servers (only ones I play because I like the massive action)
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July 22, 2014 10:42:59 AM

Fullmetal_Alchemist said:
clutchc said:
Is it time for a system clean up? Run CCleaner and do the Clean and Registry portions both. https://www.piriform.com/CCLEANER
Disable as much stuff starting with Windows as possible. Is your tray loaded with apps running in the background?
Are these high CPU usage results on a busy 64 player server?


I have glary utilities to take care of that stuff, I will have to close out of everything and see if that solves it, usually have chrome and minecraft open to play in between matches. And yes it is on the 64 servers (only ones I play because I like the massive action)


All that stuff running in the background steals clock cycles and resources. And a busy server puts a heavy demand on processor time keeping track of all the players in the map.
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July 22, 2014 11:54:55 AM

clutchc said:


All that stuff running in the background steals clock cycles and resources. And a busy server puts a heavy demand on processor time keeping track of all the players in the map.


This sounds promising, I will try that next time I have time I will try doing that when I play bf4
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