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I3 -2100 low performance and lags in games

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March 26, 2012 6:09:04 AM

hi , recently i build my pc . i mostly play games ,watch movies ,surf internet .

My PC Specs :
CPU: intel i3-2100 @3.10 GHz (3mb L3 cache ,LGA 1155)

HDD: WESTERN GIGITAL 1TB @7200rpm

RAM: trancent 4GB (1X4gb) @1333mhz

GPU : ZOTAC GTX 560 1GB

MOBO: INTEL H67

POWER SUPPLY :Cooler master extreme power

OS : Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

MONITER :hp res 1280x1024

i am facing lags while playing games or opening to many windows .I only playing nfs run and batman arkham city
a b K Overclocking
March 26, 2012 6:51:18 AM

are you on power saver mode? power saved mode down clocks your CPU a lot. Ex: my i3 370m runs at 2.4 GHz, on power saver mode it runs at 0.911. (911MHz)
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March 26, 2012 11:19:45 AM

I seriously doubt the CPU is the problem. What graphic settings are you using on the 560? As I understand it, Batman AC is a video hog in DX11 and can give really low FPS and doesn't allow you to set the graphics level ingame. NFS, I don't know. A 560 isn't exactly a very high end video card and both of those games are fairly recent.
I don't know how serious your lag is but I would think you should be able to play either game reasonably well in 1280x1024 res.
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March 26, 2012 11:36:46 AM

dude i have no problems running 40+FPS in crysis 2 or BF2BC with my 2120 undervolted. granted i ain't got ultra settings but 1900x1080.
my 550ti is running 99% and my CPU doesn't go over 50%

and my PSU is a pos cooler master like yours (extremepowerplus700w)
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a b K Overclocking
March 26, 2012 12:57:25 PM

use high performance power plan in windows and turn off any power saving in bios.
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March 26, 2012 3:28:47 PM

i am getting 36 to 29 fps with all settings cranked up to max and physx at high ,i saw these settings on nvidia site running ai 1650 x 1050 at 46fps .i dont understand that why i am not getting +40 fps . later i will try with crysis 2 and bf3
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March 26, 2012 3:50:12 PM

You are using only 1 stick of ram? It is running at single channel which is bottlenecking your performance, you need 2 sticks for dual channel.
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March 26, 2012 4:14:03 PM

i suspect its a virus. or your CPU is not properly seated. check if the cooler of your CPU is pushed in. i used to ran a single channel memory and i did not experience any lag.

also try turning off PhysX and run Arkham City on DX9/10 mode.
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a b K Overclocking
March 26, 2012 4:31:44 PM

amuffin said:
You are using only 1 stick of ram? It is running at single channel which is bottlenecking your performance, you need 2 sticks for dual channel.


^this.

with only 4 gigs of ram theres a good chance your ram is doing a lot of swapping of information. with only one channel to do so, it would cause serious lag problems. hell, dual channel causes lag problems if u fill the ram up and it has to do lots of swapping.
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March 26, 2012 4:40:47 PM

should i get another 4gb ram or do anything else
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a b K Overclocking
March 26, 2012 5:13:35 PM

even if thats not your problem (good chance it is) you should DEFINATELY get another stick of ram
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a b K Overclocking
March 26, 2012 5:19:57 PM

I missed that 1x4GB RAM. Add another identical stick and you should definitely see improvement as others have stated.
BTW, dual channel means leave an empty RAM slot between sticks when using only 2 on a 4 slot board. Slots are usually color coded.
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a b K Overclocking
March 26, 2012 6:50:14 PM

8GB is the default standard for most now days and it will make a lot of difference for you. Reply back to the thread when it comes in just in case that it doesn't solve the problem or not as much that you expect.

BTW WD drives suck now days, slow and often pretty flaky.
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March 26, 2012 7:12:17 PM

aniruddhsingh, you will have to switch to Windows 64 bit OS or you won't be able to use more than `3.5 OF THOSE 8GB.
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a b K Overclocking
March 26, 2012 7:27:06 PM

Tom's just put up a I3-2120 review. A 2120 is slightly faster than a 2100 and a 560Ti is faster than a 560 but it should give you some idea of what to expect. An I5-2400 and a 560Ti were getting 49FPS in BF3 on Ultra. If you're getting 36FPS with your current setup you are probably at about the limit of your rig.
Get the RAM!
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March 27, 2012 5:26:30 AM

i will be getting the ram in a few days , so which one do i chose the same that is installed or i was thinking of buying gskill ripjawz 4gb 1333mhz
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March 27, 2012 5:51:48 AM

First upgrade to windows 7 64bit.
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a b K Overclocking
March 27, 2012 5:57:00 AM

amuffin said:
First upgrade to windows 7 64bit.

are you a 64 or 128 bit muffin?
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March 27, 2012 6:01:30 AM

Anonymous said:
are you a 64 or 128 bit muffin?

8 bit :na: 
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May 14, 2013 3:45:26 PM

aniruddhsingh said:
hi , recently i build my pc . i mostly play games ,watch movies ,surf internet .

My PC Specs :
CPU: intel i3-2100 @3.10 GHz (3mb L3 cache ,LGA 1155)

HDD: WESTERN GIGITAL 1TB @7200rpm

RAM: trancent 4GB (1X4gb) @1333mhz

GPU : ZOTAC GTX 560 1GB

MOBO: INTEL H67

POWER SUPPLY :Cooler master extreme power

OS : Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

MONITER :hp res 1280x1024

i am facing lags while playing games or opening to many windows .I only playing nfs run and batman arkham city


Let me tell you the i3-2100 IS THE PROBLEM. I have an EVGA GTX 670 which I have overclocked. i have upgraded all of my parts except the i3-2100 and it still performs really bad. I would consider going for an i7 (that's what i am doing) or upgrade motherboard and CPU to a new AMDFX core.
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