This is my PC description:
Core i5 760
4GB Kingstone 1333Mhz
G skill 60 GB SSD
1 TB western digital
Hec 550w p.s
Up until now I had a graphic car of 5770 – and I decided to upgrade this to GTC 570 OC of sparkle.
When I am playing in new games like Battlefield 3 I can see some lags sometimes
I am using the highest details and aa on 1080p
Can someone tell me what can be the problem?
Thanks to all of the answers
a.I already downloaded the last update for the card
b.The Gtx 570 does not suppose to go lower than 30 fps within this computer...(according to benchmarks by toms hardware)
c. The PSU has unused 400 watt and according to manufacturing the card on load is 350 max
What am I missing?
Did you run Driver Sweeper or something similar when installing the GTX 570? Going from Nvidia to Nvidia I had to do it. But going from AMD to Nvidia you absolutely have to run something like that to clean out the remnants of the AMD drivers.
Yea, 350 is only the card. Anything else may add up to 200 watts in your case, it will be 550W. And because your PSU is a no-name PSU, it is maybe rated at 550W but only giving output at 250W, so yeah you get the idea.
Well first run Driver Sweeper, then test to see if it alleviates the issue. If it does don't worry about the PSU right now, if your still having issues afterwards, try using a P3 Kill-a-watt and seeing how much your system is consuming, if it's around 500-550 you will need a bigger PSU for sure.
I'll do as you say
As for the lag - well, it is kind of hard to explain... If I am looking around fast, I will freeze for a moment yet the FPS matter does not show very low FPS on that exact time...
I see a few things wrong with your system besides that generic psu. As bad low quality generic psu can kill your system if it were to fail. Second 4gb barely cuts the mustard these days and a second 4gb kit is very cheap now days. I'll guess that most of your apps and games are on the 1TB WD drive so I will say that if you got a slow sub par sample that drive could be one reason more why you are getting low fps when loading textures and models in game.
By the way overclock that cpu as it can be a real beast when pushed to around 4ghz give or take 200mhz.
Well, first of all II would like to say great thanks to everyone that helped me with the lag problem.
The things I've done in the last week:
1. I have noticed that my CPU is running on very high temps on heavy load so I installed the Noctua NH d14 Fan – that is a real beast!!!!
2. I overclocked my CPU from 2.8 to 4 GHz – it was early easy due to the great fan
3. I installed a new update to my bios
4. I've done a clean install to the GPU driver
Now< the computer is working preaty well and w/o lags…
The next Upgrade will be a bigger SSD (~120GB) for the most played games and a set of 4 X 4 GB of memory sets that are prepared for O.C with higher speed..
It was great talking to you guys