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February 16, 2011 3:43:26 AM

hello,

recently i have been having trouble with games and fps/frame rate. I recently installed a new cpu and have been having horrible fps in games like, cod bo, Rift, tf2, bad company 2, and many more. Pretty much everything is just a lot slower and more like a slide show. On cod bo i have about 7 fps at the start then it slightly rises to around 15 and drops during shooting or what have you. So heres my specs..

(dual)GTX 260's
ddr2 3g
Phenom II dual 3.5ghz
Crosshair II

I also have 2 hard drives, one for storage and one for running windows. Although i have reformatted the windows hard drive (which seemed to help a little) i haven't reformatted my storage which has like 500g or junk and what not. So i might try that and put a update. Besides that what i'm looking for is if it has to do with my cpu and my motherboard because my mb is a bit old and my cpu is recently new. I will also order some more ram.

Another note, i'm in the rift beta and i get around 2 fps - 5 on min settings! I mean come on! ( I tried lowering all my video settings and also increasing them to take pressure off my cpu (which seemed to work for cod bo a bit) and put it on my gpu's)

Help would be appreciated

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February 16, 2011 7:10:24 AM

You may have installed a CPU that is not supported by your motherboard. If so, it will not go past 800MHz. Did you check for compatibility? What are your exact CPU and mobo model numbers?
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February 16, 2011 1:54:51 PM

Herr_Koos said:
You may have installed a CPU that is not supported by your motherboard. If so, it will not go past 800MHz. Did you check for compatibility? What are your exact CPU and mobo model numbers?


Hey, i'm not completely sure how to find the model number. Also when i first installed my cpu, it wouldn't go past 800mgz, but i updated my bios and it recognized it.
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February 17, 2011 3:34:29 AM

Well Maybe try a bios update/
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February 17, 2011 5:28:45 AM

boothegreat said:
Hey, i'm not completely sure how to find the model number. Also when i first installed my cpu, it wouldn't go past 800mgz, but i updated my bios and it recognized it.



Download and install CPU-Z from cpuid.com. Run it and get back to us.
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February 24, 2011 6:27:21 AM

Herr_Koos said:
Download and install CPU-Z from cpuid.com. Run it and get back to us.


Ok heres a little update. Mainly what i'm trying to figure is why i can't play the most simple of games. It is just mainly my FPS. I mean you look at my hardware and you think, that's not bad it could play a lot of games, maybe not at the highest settings but still not to bad. And yet i have the worst FPS even on low settings (TF2, CSS, HL2, CoD BO, WoW, Rift, and many more).

Ok got CPU Z heres my stuff


CPU


Mainboard


Graphics


Memory


SPD


Cache


System Properties



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February 24, 2011 6:58:56 AM

2.9 rating with a gtx 260 ? !

Well post the test details-. Will find the slow **//
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February 24, 2011 6:00:54 PM

werner123 said:
Does your motherboard natively support your cpu, did you update your bios before or after installing the cpu? Try to test with another power supply,might be your psu is packing up.Remove one of your 260's and test,use updated and older driver versions.Disable everything running in the background using gamebooster.Diasable or uninstall anti-virus/firewall applications.Test with your onboard gfx just to see if you have any, as well as another gfx card.Swap your memory modules around, swap the gfx cards and test each of them on it's own.Unplug your dvd drive, case fans,so that just your gfx cards is running.Disable unnecessary peripherals in you bios that you are not using.Make sure all the power connectors is properly inserted.Disable amd cool&quite in bios look for a bios update maybe there is a update/fix for a related issue.Have you recently installed something or done something different for this to happen or did this started to happen after your bios update? Good luck!



Hey, i have done some of these things but to answer some of your questions i had a mother board problem in the past, happened last September, and i got a RMA on my MB, also replacing my old cpu with a new one. Also replacing some bad memory. So when i first installed my new cpu, my MB did not recognize it, and it only ran at 800mgz. I later updated my bios to the latest one, and now it recognizes it, says it runs at 3.2ghz, but i'm not sure if that is completely true. I never have anything in the background, i formated my hard drives, and i turned off cool and quite. So i did some of these things i'll try more later. Thanks for the input.
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February 25, 2011 6:28:50 AM

boothegreat said:
Ok heres a little update. Mainly what i'm trying to figure is why i can't play the most simple of games. It is just mainly my FPS. I mean you look at my hardware and you think, that's not bad it could play a lot of games, maybe not at the highest settings but still not to bad. And yet i have the worst FPS even on low settings (TF2, CSS, HL2, CoD BO, WoW, Rift, and many more).

Ok got CPU Z heres my stuff


CPU
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o267/Boothegreat/cpu.png

Mainboard
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o267/Boothegreat/mainboard.png

Graphics
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o267/Boothegreat/graphics.png

Memory
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o267/Boothegreat/memory.png

SPD
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o267/Boothegreat/SPD.png

Cache
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o267/Boothegreat/cache.png

System Properties
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o267/Boothegreat/Systemproperties.png


Show the details of the System Properites rating. It will show, what is at the lowest score.
To do that retake the test and take SS. (You probably know that already :D )
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February 26, 2011 7:10:17 PM

werner123 said:
when did this started happening? after you installed the new cpu and updated your bios or what.

Have you loaded setup defaults in your bios after you updated your bios? do that if you have not.

Clear your cmos, look in motherboard manual how to do that.Your board probably has a button you can push to clear cmos

Have a look at this for your motherboard http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/cpusupport.aspx?SLan... according to this your cpu is not listed as supported THAT COULD MAY AS WELL BE THE PROBLEM. And the following is a list of bios updates for your board http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguag... look at version 2402 it fixes stability issues with some cpu's


Your cpu information is way off/wrong, i've used cpu-z v 1.55 and this is what mine says

Processors Information
Processor 1 ID = 0
Number of cores 2 (max 2)
Number of threads 2 (max 2)
Name AMD Phenom II X2 550
Codename Callisto
Specification AMD Phenom(tm) II X2 550 Processor
Package Socket AM3 (938)
CPUID F.4.2
Extended CPUID 10.4
Brand ID 29
Core Stepping RB-C2
Technology 45 nm
Core Speed 3117.0 MHz
Multiplier x FSB 15.5 x 201.1 MHz
HT Link speed 2011.0 MHz
Instructions sets MMX (+), 3DNow! (+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4A, x86-64, AMD-V
L1 Data cache 2 x 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L1 Instruction cache 2 x 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L2 cache 2 x 512 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L3 cache 6 MBytes, 48-way set associative, 64-byte line size
FID/VID Control yes
Min FID 4.0x
P-State FID 0xF - VID 0x14 - IDD 32 (15.5x - 1.300 V)
P-State FID 0x8 - VID 0x1C - IDD 23 (12.0x - 1.200 V)
P-State FID 0x3 - VID 0x24 - IDD 19 (9.5x - 1.100 V)
P-State FID 0x100 - VID 0x30 - IDD 12 (4.0x - 0.950 V)

Compare this to yours then you'll see, something very wrong with yours. So firstly try cpu-z v 1.55 that i used to see, maybe v 1.57 is just incompatible with your hardware, so try atleast 2 or 3 different versions of cpu-z and get back to me with more screen shots. The other info seems to be fine.

I think you should just return the cpu to where you bought it from and ask for a replacement,it's not listed as supported according to your motherboards cpu support list


Ok i think i found my problem. When i updated my bios i used Crosshair II Formula BIOS 2607, Phenom IIX2 555, which is the highest one my MB can support. My CPU is a 560, so do you think this is the case?
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February 26, 2011 8:58:59 PM

mhenri2200 said:
Show the details of the System Properites rating. It will show, what is at the lowest score.
To do that retake the test and take SS. (You probably know that already :D )


Yeah... I see what you man. Rates my cpu horrible, but like i said to the other guy, probably has to do with my bios update.



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February 28, 2011 2:04:08 AM

werner123 said:
Exactly, the 560 is the same chip as the 555 just with a higher clockspeed, so it is strange that it is not working properly. But if it's not listed as supported in your motherboards cpu support list it's not going to work. So yeah replace it with the 555 or something else that is listed in your motherboards cpu support list and you'll be fine


Well actually i was thinking about getting a new mother board. If mine seriously can't handle that one, i might as well just get a better one. Have any suggestions that would work well with my 560?
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