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Low FPS during gaming

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January 8, 2013 5:23:51 PM

Hey. I very recently bought a i5-3570k CPU to replace my older i3-2100 based on advice that my the i3 was the cause of some irregular fps issues I was facing in certain games (Shogun 2, Napoleon TW). I also replaced my 6850 with my current one a few weeks earlier. My most pressing concern is the slowdown in Shogun 2, which is particularly strange considering I get decent fps (50+) yet unbearable lag.

After installing these new parts I'm still facing massive fps issues during play on the likes of Shogun 2. While I only seem to face extreme lag while playing Total War games, my FPS is unusually low in the likes of ARMA 2 (30-45 even when not in combat/idle). Anyway here are my specs:

4GB 1333 DDR3 RAM
Radeon HD 7870
i3-3570k
Windows 7
P8Z77-V-LX mobo
Antec TruePower 650w

I usually play on ultra/high settings at 1920x1080 resolution. My CPU/GPU/RAM usage during periods of slowdown looks like this:

GPU: 25-29%
CPU: 58%
RAM: 76%


Tried using DX9 rather than 11 to no avail. Latest drivers installed for my graphics card. Temps are fine. It may also be worth mentioning that after quitting a battle in Shogun 2 the program immediately stops responding. Just spent upward of £400 worth of hardware for what seems like absolutely no gain so any advice would be greatly appreciated. Please tell me if you need me to post any other information.

Cheers.

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January 8, 2013 11:37:59 PM

Does lowering settings help? BTW bumping is not allowed.
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January 8, 2013 11:49:00 PM

Nope. Would you rather I just make a new thread?
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