Problems with pc performance

Ive been getting a lot of stuttering in my games like sonic generation and alice madness returns no matter the settings. I had a friend overclock my cpu to 3.6 not too long ago. Here is my setup.

Mainboard : Asus M4A79XTD EVO
Chipset : AMD 790X
Processor : AMD Phenom II X4 955e @ 3600MHz 1.4v
Physical Memory : 4096MB (2 x 2048 DDR3-SDRAM )
Video Card : ATI Radeon HD 5770
Hard Disk : Seagate ST3500418AS ATA Device (500GB)
DVD-Rom Drive : Toshiba-Samsung CDDVDW SH-S223C
Monitor Type : Gateway FHX2300 - 23 inches
Network Card : Realtek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCIe Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate Professional Media Center 6.01.7601 Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
DirectX : Version 11.00

i have pc wizard and cpuz if you need me to post any more info.
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  1. Someone else was complaining about low FPS on Alice Madness Returns (10 FPS) on a GTX 460 and an Athalon 2 640. Maybe this game just tortures systems very harshly.

    What FPS are you getting on that game exactly?

    Also, what exactly is that 5700 series card? Is it a 5750?

    Also, make sure you have defragged recently, and run check disk (error checking) and that you set it to do it during the next restart and then restart. The page file can get hugely fragmented and regular defrag can't touch it because it is in use 24/7 by windows.

    Check disk can fix it because it happens before windows loads.

    Also, Windows 7 works best with 2 x 4 GBs, just sayin.
  2. I get 50-60fps but then it will randomly drop to like 15 for a second. I defragged today but will try the check disk

    i have a 5770
  3. Are both sticks of ram showing up when you go into cpuz or task manager? If one of your sticks died you could be having low memory stuttering. Otherwise if both sticks are present then I'd look at your vram on your card. Can you give the exact type you have? I'd lower your resolution and see if the stuttering goes away otherwise you might have to get a new card.
  4. Ooops you replied since I started my message :P I wouldn't expect your 5770 to have issues.
  5. what psu are you using? how many amps does your psu have on it's +12v rail?
    it could be the game as well. check the game publishers support forums and look for people with problems similar to yours. also check tom's video games section.
    if you play games at full 1080p res with all gfx settings to highest, the 5770 might stutter. it's gpu isnt that powerful.
  6. Your processor, motherboard, and RAM are all way better than the other guy's stuff.

    Maybe the game is hugely CPU dependent or something.

    If it was all video card I would think his 460 would get more than 10 FPS is your 5770 can get into the 50+ range.

    Anyway, let me know how the checkdisk thing works out.
  7. just ran check disk. still having the same problems
  8. Do you have any access to a better video card temporarily?

    Perhaps you could borrow a 6850 or something for a few hours to test with?
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