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May 18, 2012 6:57:10 PM

Motherboard: Asus M4A88T-V Evo/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G
Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thubian 3.3Ghz
Graphics Card: Asus EAH6850 Radeon HD 6850 1GB
CPU Fan: ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm
HDD: WD WD740GD 74GB Sata HDD 10,000RPM
Ram: Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR 1600 (PC3 12800)
PSU: Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W


This is my setup. I went from a Pentium 4 with 4gb ram, agp 1gb radeon hd 4000 series vid card, etc to this and am STILL experiencing major lag when gaming. I have replaced my modem, router, even the cat 5e patch cable and upgraded my internet speed to 20mbps / 4mbps. When I run a speed test, even if I set it clear accross the US, the tests will come back with high results. In addition, when I have checked to see if my equipment was compatible/adequate enough for these games with Can U Run It, the results have come up higher than recommended for each. Here are examples of what I receive as far as lag:

Game A: Requires the most graphics usage out of all 3 examples and am running it on 1920 x 1080 with the Video set to the lowest possible settings. When running around, even though the server population is "low", my screen will freeze approx every 10 seconds for approx 10-30 seconds. This doesn't matter if there are many characters near me or none.
Game B: Think World of Warcraft graphics requirements (approx 1080 x 768 with the Video set to the lowest possible settings). Whenever I go into the main town and into the main bldg the NPCs will take approx 60 seconds or so to start to load. I also lag just randomly running around and my screen will freeze approx every 10 seconds.
Game C: Has MUCH lower graphics requirement than the previous 2 and also set to the lowest possible graphics settings (u only need 32mb) and will my character will move very choppy.

My Core temps are usually from 29'C - 34'C (I don't know if that's good for an AMD)
I have gotten a couple of VCore alerts and was wondering why lol. Don't know much about that either.

I have replaced everything and am at my wits end. I was hoping someone else might have some ideas as to why the SAME lag that I was getting on my old computer, I am getting with the new one and what I could change. I know that my graphics card isn't top of the line, but still... I shouldn't be freezing every 10 seconds. I don't have a lot of money currently, so I don't want to know about crazy expensive top of the line upgrade suggestions (not trying to be mean, just being honest lol). I know that I could go with a water cooling system, but atm that's not possible lol.

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May 18, 2012 7:12:39 PM

34'F ? I've converted that to 1.1'C which doesn't make sense to me
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May 18, 2012 7:18:45 PM

Are you using wireless network adapter? This could be a latency issue. Try using a cable, if this is the situation, just for test. If this work, so might be interference.
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May 18, 2012 7:26:44 PM

just to add I have same CPU same graphics and only 8gb ram even the most demanding of games at high settings at that resolution I would have minimum 25 to 30 fps
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May 18, 2012 7:46:55 PM

Is this a newly built machine, or did you replace the CPU, GPU and RAM? Maybe do a driver sweep and reinstall your video card's drivers. This is all just speculation though, considering you are getting Vcore warnings which is what controls the voltage going to your CPU. If you installed a new CPU it could be related to a mistake you made during the installation.
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May 18, 2012 8:22:31 PM

go into bios and and load optimized defaults and as a test reboot the machine and update the dma data. now go back to bios and disable 3 cores. this will enable amd turbo to kick in to its fullest.
try a few games and see what happens...
you may want to disable auto fan control along with cool & quiet.
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May 19, 2012 12:42:29 AM

Condoriano said:
Are you using wireless network adapter? This could be a latency issue. Try using a cable, if this is the situation, just for test. If this work, so might be interference.


Nope I am hard wired in :) 
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May 19, 2012 12:44:24 AM

johnsonma said:
Is this a newly built machine, or did you replace the CPU, GPU and RAM? Maybe do a driver sweep and reinstall your video card's drivers. This is all just speculation though, considering you are getting Vcore warnings which is what controls the voltage going to your CPU. If you installed a new CPU it could be related to a mistake you made during the installation.


Everything is new. Did the driver sweep and re-installed graphics drivers. I checked the CPU and the pins are not bent, broken, etc.
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May 19, 2012 12:44:49 AM

kiezz said:
34'F ? I've converted that to 1.1'C which doesn't make sense to me

lol Sorry meant Celsius :) 
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May 19, 2012 6:27:25 AM

kiezz said:
just to add I have same CPU same graphics and only 8gb ram even the most demanding of games at high settings at that resolution I would have minimum 25 to 30 fps


Yes, but I stated that I am using the lowest settings and the game is freezing every approx 10 seconds for like 10-30 seconds at a time.
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May 19, 2012 10:36:43 AM

I think the problem is your ram at 1600mhz the motherboard supports 1066 and 1333 MHz you would need to overclock in the bios for your ram
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May 19, 2012 5:06:00 PM

kiezz said:
I think the problem is your ram at 1600mhz the motherboard supports 1066 and 1333 MHz you would need to overclock in the bios for your ram



lol oh my gosh :o  ! You're absolutely right on the wrong type of ram. lol I was so busy checking everything else that it didn't even begin to register in my head to check the type of ram :pt1cable: 
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May 19, 2012 5:09:48 PM

its a good build you will be abe to play all your games on high settings once ou sort out the ram
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May 28, 2012 5:49:50 AM

Ok swapped ram for the 1333 mhz and still no change :( 
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May 28, 2012 8:07:00 AM

how many sticks are using did you get it from the lost of compatible ram in the motherboards book?
if your using 4 sticks try it with just 2
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May 28, 2012 4:31:25 PM

Yes I did get it from the list and tried 2 sticks as well :) 
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May 28, 2012 4:40:15 PM

what operating system are you using and what are the games ?
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May 30, 2012 5:18:04 AM

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Games: Tera, Lineage II, Rift, ... SecondLife even lol
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May 30, 2012 8:49:15 AM

How many hard drives do you have? Also, if the 74GB is your only hard drive, how full is it? How long have you had this problem? There is a performance hit when it gets full.
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May 30, 2012 9:54:34 AM

Sounds like HDD, however I don't hear many good things about Rosewill powersupplies.

Do you get the same 'lag' when playing offline games?
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June 4, 2012 3:27:02 PM

fantastik250 said:
How many hard drives do you have? Also, if the 74GB is your only hard drive, how full is it? How long have you had this problem? There is a performance hit when it gets full.


I currently have 2 hard drives. The one 74 GB and one that is 1 TB. The 74 GB one is only half full.
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June 4, 2012 3:30:46 PM

joedastudd said:
Sounds like HDD, however I don't hear many good things about Rosewill powersupplies.

Do you get the same 'lag' when playing offline games?


I don't own any offline games hehe... works fine with Freecell though ;) . I was considering switching to:

OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
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