What is wrong with my new custom PC.

I cannot figure out why my new computer is running the way it does. I am getting very poor FPS for what I feel like should be good. SC2 on the lowest settings can go down to 5 fps during heavy fights. Old games like CSS I can only sustain 100 fps (300 if I stare at a wall).

Is something not right about this setup? What am I missing? I do not have a heating issue, I checked it on speedfan and temps are all good. I have all the drivers. Any suggestions?

Here is everything about my PC...

750w high current game from antec. (PSU)
Antec nine hundred case.

Component Details Subscore Base score
Processor AMD FX(tm)-8120 Eight-Core Processor 7.5 5.9
Determined by lowest subscore

Memory (RAM) 16.0 GB 7.5
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 7.8
Gaming graphics 4095 MB Total available graphics memory 7.8
Primary hard disk 851GB Free (931GB Total) 5.9
Windows 7 Professional


Manufacturer System manufacturer
Model System Product Name
Total amount of system memory 16.0 GB RAM
System type 64-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 8


Total size of hard disk(s) 931 GB
Disk partition (C:) 851 GB Free (931 GB Total)
Media drive (D:) CD/DVD


Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Total available graphics memory 4095 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 1024 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 3071 MB
Display adapter driver version
Primary monitor resolution 1920x1200
DirectX version DirectX 10


Network Adapter Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Network Adapter ASUS PCE-N15 11n Wireless LAN PCI-E Card


The gaming graphics score is based on the primary graphics adapter. If this system has linked or multiple graphics adapters, some software applications may see additional performance benefits.
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  1. Oh and my motherboard is M5A88-V evo.

    Thanks for any help!
  2. If it helps, the rest of the my computer responds perfectly snappy, programs are quick and crisp, the ONLY issue is with the FPS. Is it as something as straight forward as the graphics card is bad?
  3. Do you have the latest drivers? Also have any other games acting weird or just SC2 on lowest?
  4. I went through every available driver since its release using Driversweep in between each one to make sure their was no conflict. None of the drivers fixed the issue.

    It is all games, I was just using that as a benchmark.
  5. Wow that is very strange. I would say it is a bottleneck..but there's no way a Bulldozer would bottleneck a 560ti THAT much. The FPS for CSS seems right though.
  6. Try clearing CMOS, i have a GTX 580, and i've been playing around with an overclocking setting for the CPU only. And occasionally, the card would just halve the performance on what it would usually score requiring a CMOS clearing.
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