Why are so some games choppy, and will these improve my gaming? Tags: PC gaming Games Video Games Last response: January 10, 2012 7:15 PM in Video Games Share lurks3 December 31, 2011 1:36:59 PM System Specs: core 2 duo e6550 @ 2.33 GHz (OC to 2.6 Ghz) ASus 6970 P5GC-MX/1333 motherboard 4 GB Ram Seagate 300 GB HDD Antec Truepower 550w So I've been playing Saints row 3 and Dead Rising 2, and these games lag on the highest settings 1920 x 1080. I have 32 Bit Windows XP and the system is about 4 years old (6970 + PSU brand new) I know it should be running smoothly considering i'm playing in Directx 9 and on a 6970, but I get an average 25 fps on both games, with the occasional lag spike to load up areas and stuff (I think) Next week I am planning to get: NZXT Phantom FULL TOWER white OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 120GB SSD Samsung spinpoint 1TB 7200 rpm Upgrading to windows 7 ultimate 64 bit Can someone please tell me if purchasing these parts will improve my fps at all? More about : games choppy improve gaming 13thmonkey December 31, 2011 1:59:57 PM I'd say no, the cpu is bottlenecking the GPU a lot. casualcolors December 31, 2011 2:56:04 PM Definitely replace the CPU instead of those components you listed. It will take you miles further toward smooth gaming. For the price of all those components there you could go to an i5-2500k and then some leftover. Related resources My saphire 5770 running WoW choppy why ? - Forum choppy games - Forum Choppy framerate at 60fps? - Forum Choppy Mouse in all games . - Forum Framerate choppy in online games - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer venjhammet December 31, 2011 11:09:54 PM You're pushing your processor to the limit. It's bottlenecking on your gpu. And yes an Corei5 2500k is the perfect choice for an upgrade cile007 January 10, 2012 7:08:40 PM Beter for you too use Upgrading to windows 7 ultimate 32 bit work easier for windows and games I was tested if you want Upgrading windows 7 ultimate 32 casualcolors January 10, 2012 7:15:16 PM win 7 32bit won't even recognize his full 4gb of ram lol. What are you even talking about man? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumGreat FPS but Choppy on Directx11 ForumChoppy Games ForumPC requirements lag/ choppy gameplay ForumHigh FPS but choppy graphics on gaming system please help =/ ForumAMD Athlon x4 630 causing choppiness when playing games on ForumSlow / Choppy Video and slow window redraw ForumSome effects in Oblivion are choppy - using mods ForumWays to improve Skyrim performance? ForumPS3, and Wii adding to wired network. ForumWill my pc run FSX well? ForumCan I play Skyrim on my computer at high to ultra settings with these specs? ForumDo japanese games work in australian consoles ForumWhat resolution will i be able to use Skyrim ForumHighest graphics games for pc ForumComputer games Lag.. Skyrim, Battlefield 3, Etc. More resources Read discussions in other Video Games categories Console Gaming PC Gaming Handheld Gaming Nintendo Playstation Servers Sims World of Warcraft Xbox 360 !